Golden Globe Award, Critics’ Choice Award, Teen Choice Award nominee and Imagen Award winner Jaime Camil, named by Vanity Fair as one of the Best New TV Characters of 2014, plays “the scene-stealing comedic bright spot,” Rogelio de la Vega-the supremely vain, but totally well-meaning, famous telenovela star and Gina Rodriguez’s father on the CW hit series Jane the Virgin. Read More
Camil began his career as a singer performing alongside Cuban icons Amaury Gutierrez and Pancho Cespedes before going on to star in the mega hit telenovelas Mi Destino Eres Tú and La Fea Más Bella in his native Mexico. He has starred in a multitude of award-winning films including Pulling Strings, 200 Cartas (alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda), and 7 Dias (which earned him the “Best Supporting Actor” honors from the Premios ACE and the Mexican Cinema Journalists respectively). Camil’s career continued to skyrocket following star turns in the gender-bending comedy Por Ella Soy Eva and the fish-out-of-water romp Que Pobres Tan Ricos. He has recorded four platinum selling albums and has led many musicals in Mexico City including West Side Story, Hook, Aladdin, El diluvio que viene and more.
In 2005 he led the Broadway-bound musical The Mambo Kings. Camil currently stars on the hit CW sitcom Jane The Virgin, where he has quickly become a fan-favorite, and he recently wrapped a two month run on Broadway starring as “Billy Flynn” in America’s longest-running hit musical Chicago.
Up next, Camil will appear in the indie boxing film Glass Jaw, which is currently shooting in Los Angeles and is directed by Jeff Celentano (Breaking Point). Camil, along with his wife and two children, currently reside in Los Angeles.
In The CW’s Golden Globe nominated comedy series Jane The Virgin, Gina Rodriguez stars as Jane Villanueva, whose meticulous life plans are suddenly turned upside down when she is accidentally artificially inseminated. Golden Globe winner Gina Rodriguez’s profile has been rising steadily since her breakout performance as the titular character in Filly Brown at the Sundance Film Festival in 2012. Named the “Next Big Thing” and one of the “Top 35 Latinos Under 35” by The Hollywood Reporter, Rodriguez continues to be noticed by many due to her incredible acting chops, raw talent and addicting personality. Read More
The Los Angeles Times has referred to her as “forthright and formidable, a festival ingénue who deserves to be discussed in the same breath as Elizabeth Olsen and Jennifer Lawrence.” She was recently named by Time Magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Growing up, Rodriguez started performing at age seven with the Chicago-based salsa dance company Fantasia Juvenil. She went on to work with other companies including Los Soneros Del Swing, performing at several Salsa Congress’ in Chicago, California, New York and Puerto Rico. At 16, Rodriguez was one of 13 teens to be accepted into Columbia University NY- Theatrical Collaboration taught by Richard Niles. She wrote, directed and performed original work with 12 other kids from around the world. She fell in love with New York and NYU called her name — she was accepted into the Tisch School of the Arts, and the calling was clear, theatre was it.
Rodriguez had four years of intense theatre training at both the Atlantic Theatre Company and Experimental Theatre Wing, working with David Mamet and William H. Macy, the brilliant guidance of Rosemary Quinn and other wonderful professors. Directly after graduation, Rodriguez booked her first lead role in the feature film Tiny Dancer. After, she originated the role of Frida Kahlo in the world premiere of Casa Blue: The Last Moments in the Life of Frida Kahlo, at the American Stage Theatre. She continued to work in NY with multiple theatres and her work in film and TV steadily grew, including shows Jonny Zero, Army Wives, and Law and Order, in addition to several short and indie films. One in particular, Osvaldos, was accepted into festivals including ABFF, NY HBO Latino Film Fest, Chicago International Film Fest, Urbanworld. Rodriguez was named winner of the “Best Actor” award at the First Run Film Festival in NY. The film aired on HBO in 2010 and was named one of the “Five Best Shorts.”
After the years of success in New York, Rodriguez booked a lead role in a feature film Go For It (Lionsgate) in which she received a 2011 Imagen Awards nomination. After this, she booked her first co-star TV role on Eleventh Hour. She went on to book series regular roles on web series Eden’s Court and No Names; her first studio film Our Family Wedding with America Ferrera; and a lead in film Superchicas. Since then she has also guest starred on the TV shows: The Mentalist, Happy Endings and Ten Things I Hate About You.
Next up came one of Rodriguez’s most exciting roles to date, Filly Brown (Pantellion/Lionsgate.) Originally, this role had been written as a spoken word artist, an area that she had experience, but upon meeting the directors and producers, they informed her that they were changing the part to a rapper. After an outstanding audition, in which she provided an impromptu rap performance, she secured the role. Rodriguez collaborated with music producers, E Dub and Khoolaid from Silent Giant, to come up with over five original songs for the film.
Following the success of Filly Brown, she went on to star in the indie dark comedy Sleeping With Fishes, written and directed by Nicole Gomez Fisher. The film focuses on Alexis Rodriguez Fish, who returns home to her family after the death of her cheating husband, the film also stars Anna Ortiz who plays her sister. She also starred in a supporting role in Snap, which reunited her withFilly Brown director Youssef Delara, and had its world premiere at SXSW in March 2015. Her indie films California Winter with Rutina Wesley and Sticky Notes, starring Ray Liotta, are pending release.
Rodriguez won the Golden Globe for “Best Actress – Television Series Musical or Comedy” in 2015 for her portrayal of Jane Villanueva on Jane The Virgin. Jane The Virgin has also gained recognition and been honored with a Golden Globe nomination for “Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy” and a Critics’ Choice Award for “Best Comedy Series” in 2015 and 2016 as well as an America Film Institute Award, People’s Choice Award and Peabody Award. Based on the successful Venezuelan telenovela, Juana la Virgen centers on Jane, a hard working religious girl who, due to a series of outrageous events, is accidentally artificially inseminated.
Rodriguez will soon be seen in Peter Berg’s Deepwater Horizon opposite Mark Wahlberg. Due out September 30th, the film details the 2010 explosion on the BP rig that resulted in the biggest oil spill in U.S. history. Rodriguez will play Andrea Fleytas, the 23 year old, who was monitoring the oil rig’s safety systems in the moments before the explosion.
She recently wrapped production on Annihilation alongside Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tessa Thompson. The film is slated for a 2017 release.
Rodriguez is a grand supporter of the Latino community and is actively involved with the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts, NCLR, CHCI, NALIP and Votolatino. Additionally, she also recently established her We Will foundation, which is designed to focus on arts education and scholarship funding for the less fortunate, with the aim of empowering young woman.
Rodriguez recently announced a partnership with Clinique for the brand’s new global campaign, Difference Maker. Led by Rodriguez and five other inspirational women, the campaign encourages fans to create positive change in their communities and supports charities focusing on education and women’s healthcare through the brand’s philanthropic platform, The Clinique Difference Initiative.
In addition to filming and her many projects, Rodriguez is currently working on publishing a book encompassing all of the lessons she has learned from her father, Genaro Rodriguez. The book titled, “I Can And I Will: Tools My Daddy Gave Me,” is expected to be released in 2017 by Simon & Schuster.
Born and raised in Chicago, Rodriguez currently lives in Los Angeles.
In The CW’s Golden Globe nominated comedy series Jane The Virgin, Justin Baldoni stars as Rafael, the rich, hotel owner who has a complicated relationship with baby mama Jane (Gina Rodriguez). To make matters even more difficult, Rafael also has twins with his ex-wife Petra (Yael Grobglas). Baldoni’s spectacular performance in Jane The Virgin recently earned him a 2015 Imagen Award nomination for “Best Supporting Actor.”Read More
Further, the onscreen chemistry between Baldoni’s Rafael and Rodriguez’s Jane garnered them 2015 and 2016 Teen Choice Award nominations for #ChoiceLipLock. The show itself continues to receive numerous nominations and build visibility and recognition among both fans and critics.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Medford, Oregon, Baldoni grew up wanting to direct. In 2004, he won guest starring roles on television series such as The Young and the Restless, Charmed and The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, as well as a series regular role on Everwood, that had him starting to think about a life in front of the camera. At the same time, he was on the path to success as a commercial and music video director.
This prompted Baldoni to start his own production company, Wayfarer Entertainment. Wayfarer Entertainment is a digital film and television production company focused on what he calls “Chocolate Covered Broccoli,” celebrating and elevating the human spirit through socially conscious and inspirational media. That focus has served Baldoni well. In 2012, he created the Award-Winning web-series My Last Days, celebrating the lives and legacy of the terminally ill. The first season garnered 30 million views and to date has helped raised over one-million dollars for various charitable foundations and individual families. The second season of My Last Days broadcast aired on The CW in August 2016 in conjunction with the network’s new digital vertical, co-created by Baldoni and Wayfarer, CWGOOD, which highlights the causes that CW stars and fans care about with content that will both entertain and inspire. The series has already been picked up for a third season and past episodes can be viewed online at CWTV.com (http://www.cwtv.com/shows/my-last-days/).
Additionally, Baldoni is slated to produce and direct his first feature film, based on the Zach Sobiech story currently titled Clouds, for Warner Bros. Studios, as well as other television and film projects in development at various networks and studios.
As a positive influence in media and rooted in a faith that believes in being of service to mankind, Baldoni has been invited to share his views on compassion with His Holiness The Dalai Lama as part of the Youth Leadership Panel on the Significance of Education in Advancing Universal Human Values. He also currently travels the country speaking about his take on the future of the entertainment industry and content creation spreading the message of making one’s work a form of service.
Baldoni currently resides in Los Angeles with his family; wife Emily and baby daughter Maiya Baldoni.
In The CW’s Golden Globe nominated comedy series Jane The Virgin, Andrea Navedo plays Xiomara, Jane’s (Gina Rodriguez) young and hip mom, who wants her daughter to have all the opportunities she wasn’t given. Navedo is enjoying a thriving career. The Puerto Rican beauty has garnered glowing accolades for her role as Xiomara Villanueva. She recently accepted the 2015 Imagen Award for Best Supporting TV Actress as well as the Elizabeth Pena Breakthrough Artist Award at the 2015 HOLA Awards. Read More
She portrayed Debbie Dominguez on the hit series, How to Make It In America and recurred heavily on the various Law & Order shows. She has also starred in films such as Superfast, Once Upon a Time in Queens alongside Paul Sorvino, as well as the romantic drama Remember Me, opposite Robert Pattinson.
Navedo is a Bronx native, she divides her time between New York and Los Angeles where she lives with her husband and two kids. In her spare time, she loves taking salsa lessons and enjoys hiking and camping with her family.
In The CW’s Golden Globe nominated comedy series Jane The Virgin, Yael Grobglas stars as Petra, the scheming ex-wife and now mother of twins with Rafael (Justin Baldoni). Grobglas also portrays Petra’s long lost twin Anezka who is not all that she appears to be. In October 2014, Jane The Virgin premiered to positive reviews on The CW. The series was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for a comedy and won an AFI Award for “TV Program of the Year,” People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Comedy” and Peabody Award. Read More
Grobglas recently completed filming An Interview with God for director Perry Lang, starring opposite Brenton Thwaites. The film follows an up-and-coming journalist who finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he is granted an interview with someone who claims to be God. The film is slated to release in 2017.
In January 2016, Grobglas starred opposite Yon Tumarkin and Danielle Jadelyn in the Israeli horror film JeruZalem. The story follows two American teenagers, Grobglas and Jadelyn, who visit Jerusalem on Yom Kippur when they are caught in the middle of a Biblical apocalypse. The film was directed by brothers Yoav and Doron Paz and produced through Epic Pictures.
In 2013, Grobglas was cast as the lead central character America Singer in The CW pilot The Selection that was based off the young adult novel by Kiera Cass. That same year, Grobglas was cast in a recurring role on The CW historical fantasy romance series Reign as Olivia.
Raised in Israel where she studied dance and acting, Grobglas appeared in several of her home country’s popular television series’ including Ha’ Yi (The Island), Ha-Shualim (the Foxes) and Tanuhi (Give It A Rest) as well as gained international recognition starring in the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival official selection Israeli horror film, Kalevet (Rabies).
Grobglas currently resides in Los Angeles.
Jennie Snyder Urman developed and executive produces The CW’s Golden-Globe nominated Jane The Virgin. The show has been honored with a Peabody Award, three TCA nominations, six Critics Choice nominations, three NAACP Image Award nominations, as well as multiple Teen Choice nominations, a People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Comedy,” the Planned Parenthood “Maggie Award for Television,” and an Imagen Award for best Primetime Comedy. Additionally, the show was named one of AFI’s Top Television Programs of the Year. Read More
Prior to Jane The Virgin, Urman created Emily Owens, MD, also for The CW. Other credits include Reign, Gilmore Girls, Men in Trees, Lipstick Jungle, 90210 and Hope and Faith. She was also named one of Variety’s “10 TV Writer’s to Watch” in 2012. Additionally, she wrote the screenplay for the feature film Something Borrowed based on the Emily Giffin novel.
Snyder Urman grew up in Rye, New York and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University. She is married to Jamie Urman, a cinematographer, and is the proud (and tired) mommy to Theo and Poppy.