Ah, Friends! ‘Jane The Virgin’ Cast: Where Are They Now?

The CW’s Jane the Virgin was a telenovela-inspired romantic comedy that enthralled fans with its soapy plot twists and love triangles. Created by Jennie Snyder Urman, the Golden Globe-nominated TV show first came on the scene in 2014 and lasted for five seasons before its satisfying conclusion.

The series’ cast was led by Gina Rodriguez, Justin Baldoni and Brett Dier in main roles, with scene-stealing supporting performances by Yara Martinez, Bridget Regan, Anthony Mendez and so many more. Rodriguez, for her part, starred as the titular character, Jane Villanueva. In the series premiere, Jane is a 23-year-old virgin who learns she’s pregnant after accidentally being artificially inseminated by her doctor. In a split second, Jane’s entire life changes — as do her relationships with her boyfriend (and eventual husband), Michael Cordero (Dier), and the baby’s father, Rafael Solano (Baldoni).

The show became a major hit and led plenty of its cast members to stardom, including a Golden Globe trophy for Rodriguez.

“It’s interesting — but fun! This is a real thing families deal with this all the time, new people coming in. I love the way our show delicately and educationally the subject,” the Man Enough author exclusively told Us Weekly in October 2017 of playing Rafael and working on the dramedy. “[Rafael and I would] both take a bullet for our children. We want them to have better lives and opportunities than we did. But I wouldn’t compromise my beliefs or morals because I don’t place the same value on wealth and financial security that he does. The biggest difference is that I have a strong spiritual belief and Rafael doesn’t because he’s so hurt and broken.”

One thing that Baldoni wasn’t as excited about? Whenever the hotel owner needed to strip down. “I cringe when there’s a shirtless scene because I never feel I am in good enough shape,” he told Us at the time. “I struggle with the difference between how Justin looks and how Rafael is supposed to look. To me, I’ll always be the skinny kid with the narrow shoulders. I think it’s cool to talk about because a lot of men don’t.”

Jane the Virgin, which takes inspiration from classic telenovelas, aired its final episode in July 2019.

“We started shooting the first season of Jane in July 2014. A few days into shooting I turned 30 on set. Yesterday I turned 35. And today is the very last episodes, 99 and 100 airing of Jane The Virgin. Five years. Five years of love, laughter, growth, pain, surprises, deaths, new births and a s—t ton of memories,” Rodriguez wrote via Instagram amid the series finale. “I will never stop making art to bring Joy and Laughter into your home/train ride/plane ride or classroom! Art is my savior. Art is what makes me feel like I can fly. … I will always love you, Jane.”

Jane the Virgin launched plenty of careers and captured many hearts during its television tenure. Scroll down for a behind-the-scenes look at what the show’s stars have been up to since leaving the Marbella:

Gina Rodriguez
Since the ending of Jane the Virgin, Rodriguez has been booked and busy. The Lost Ollie star has not only maintained her status as a wildly popular actor, but she has also ventured into producing and directing.
Rodriguez has served as an executive producer on Disney+’s Diary of a Future President since its 2020 premiere. She has also made brief cameos as the adult version of the main character, Elena. Additionally, Rodriguez headed up the Netflix rom-com Someone Great alongside Brittany Snow, LaKeith Stanfield and Rosario Dawson.
Rodriguez has tried her hand at voice acting too, portraying Gina Alvarez on Big Mouth and the titular character in Netflix’s Carmen Santiago. Rodriguez also voiced Velma in Scoob!, released in 2020, and starred in Awake, which debuted in 2021.
The Golden Globe winner married Joe LoCicero in May 2019, nearly three years before they announced they were expecting their first child. Rodriguez, who returned to TV in 2023’s Not Dead Yet, gave birth in early 2023.
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Brett Dier
Dier played Jane’s boyfriend, Michael Cordero Jr., who was a Miami-based cop struggling to cope with his love’s mysterious pregnancy and all of the obstacles that came with it.
Dier has starred in several shows since Jane’s ending, including Hulu’s Fresh alongside Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones, as well as After Yang and Schooled, the latter being a 1990s-era spin-off of The Goldbergs.
Actress Haley Lu Richardson proposed to Dier in 2019 after several years together. The pair announced in October 2022 that they called off their engagement two years prior.
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Justin Baldoni
Baldoni’s Rafael is the father of Jane’s miracle baby and the love of her life — depending on who you ask.
Since the ending of Jane, Baldoni has stepped into the role of producer and director. He cofounded the Wayfarer Studios with Ahmed Musiol in 2019 before making his directorial debut with Five Feet Apart, starring Cole Sprouse and Richardson. Baldoni also directed the Disney+ musical Clouds and is set to helm the forthcoming It Ends With Us adaptation of Colleen Hoover’s novel.
The California native hosts the “Man Enough” podcast, which inspired his memoir of the same name.
Baldoni wed Emily Baldoni (née Foxler) in 2013 before welcoming daughter Maiya and son Maxwell in 2015 and 2017, respectively.
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Andrea Navedo
Navedo starred as Xiomara Villanueva, the young mother to the titular hero and an aspiring singer.
Before the end of Jane the Virgin, Navedo acted alongside Will Smith and Joel Edgerton in the Netflix movie Bright. In 2022, Navedo starred in Smile or Hug, a film that Baldoni produced. On TV, she’s had arcs on several shows, including The Good Fight and Mrs. America.
The New York native and her husband, who wed in 2000, share daughter Ava and son Nico.
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Jaime Camil
In a twist you could only expect in a telenovela, Camil plays a famous telenovela star — who happens to be Jane’s biological father. Rogelio de la Vega struggles to balance the responsibility of his calling as an actor and his intention to have a relationship with his daughter.
Camil has had several prominent gigs since Jane the Virgin ended, including voice acting roles on the likes of Bojack Horseman, DuckTales and Elena of Avalor. Camil is also featured on Broke, Schmigadoon! and Kimi.
The Mexico native wed Heidi Balvanera in 2013. The twosome share daughter Elena and son Jaime.
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Jenna Ortega
Ortega played young Jane in flashback sequences on the CW series. Since leaving Jane, the Stuck in the Middle alum has starred in several major productions. Ortega starred in the most recent installment in the Scream franchise — alongside Courteney Cox, Neve Campbell and David Arquette — and in A24’s X opposite Kid Cudi. The Fallout star is set to star as Wednesday Addams in Netflix’s upcoming Addams Family spinoff.
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Yael Grobglas
Grobglas played Petra Solano, Rafael’s wife at the beginning of the series.
Grobglas also appeared on CW shows Reign and Supergirl before landing a role in An Interview with God opposite Brenton Thwaites.
The Israeli actress and businessman Artem Kroupenev wed in 2006 before welcoming their first child, daughter Arielle, in January 2020.
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Ivonne Coll
Coll plays the stern but loving grandmother of the Villanova family, Alba.
The Switched at Birth alum starred as the lead role in a series of television shorts called Fancy Nancy after the ending of Jane the Virgin, in addition to booking roles on Lucifer and Counterpunch. The former Glee guest star produced a historical musical drama about the struggle of Puerto Rican people, titled Calle de la Resistencia, in 2021.
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