When Jane the Virgin premiered back in 2014 on The CW, it gained a dedicated following almost instantly. The story of a Latina virgin who was accidentally artificially inseminated by her gynecologist was so unique and different that it made for great TV, with loving romances, and plenty of hysterical moments. For five seasons, the show delighted viewers until its finale in 2019.
But, with a cast as diverse as the Jane the Virgin cast, what have they been up to since the show’s ended? Are they going to be a part of any of the 2023 TV schedules or the 2024 movie release schedule coming up? Do they have some awesome original Netflix films we could view? Well, look no further, because this is what the cast of Jane the Virgin, including Gina Rodriguez, has been up to and what they’re doing now.
Gina Rodriguez (Jane Villanueva)
As the titular Jane, we all fell in love with Gina Rodriguez playing the character, from her sweet moments to her laugh-out-loud ones as well. Rodriguez has been keeping busy since Jane the Virgin ended, with plenty of projects that have come out in the last couple of years. She was in the romantic comedy, Someone Great, in 2019, and she had a role in the crime comedy-drama, Kajillionaire in 2020.
Gina Rodriguez also tried out voice work when she voiced the classic character, Velma Dinkley, in the film, Scoob!, where we got to follow the classic Scooby-Doo gang in another crazy adventure. She’s also had a recurring role on the Netflix original TV show, Big Mouth, as Gina Alvarez, further expanding her voiceover talents. She also starred in the sci-fi film, Awake, in 2021. In 2022, Rodriguez finished up her role in the Disney+ original show, Diary of a Future President. And she continued her recurring role on Big Mouth.
In 2022, she was in the movie, I Want You Back, and a new TV series called Lost Ollie, and was in the TV series Not Dead Yet. Coming up, she is set to appear in the rebooted Spy Kids film, as well as the films Players, and Like It Used To Be. Truly, this actress is just getting started in Hollywood, and I can’t wait to see where she goes from here.
Andrea Navedo (Xiomara Villanueva)
Xiomara, otherwise known as “Xo” in Jane the Virgin, is the mother a lot of us wish that we had, honestly. Her outgoing personality plus the love that she has for her daughter makes her one of my favorite TV characters, hands-down. Andrea Navedo portrays Xo in Jane the Virgin, and she’s done plenty after the conclusion of the show.
Prior to Jane the Virgin ending, Andrea Navedo had a part in the Netflix film, Bright, alongside Will Smith and Joel Edgerton. She also had a role in the film Smile or Hug. However, it seems that Navedo has been keeping her focus on television, as she’s guest starred in several shows, such as The Good Fight, Mrs. America, and more. In 2022, she was in a movie called The Royal, and had a guest role on the popular show, A Million Little Things. Most recently in 2023, she did some additional voice work for the popular 2023 superhero film, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
Justin Baldoni (Rafael Solano)
Rafael is honestly one of the best characters in Jane the Virgin and I’m happy that his story ended the way it did when the show concluded. Justin Baldoni, who portrayed Rafael all throughout the show, has been super active following Jane the Virgin’s ending, but mainly behind the camera.
Since the show’s end, he’s produced and directed both the romantic drama, Five Feet Apart, and the Disney+ original musical drama, Clouds. He also directed a film titled Hold Back the Stars and produced Smile or Hug, which Andrea Navedo had a role in.
If you were wondering if he was going to be rejoining the acting scene, Baldoni is going to be starring in the film adaptation of It Ends With Us, alongside Blake Lively, so you’ll get to see him back on the big screen soon enough.
Yael Grobglas (Petra Solano)
Good God, I hated Petra. I don’t think there was someone I hated more in Jane the Virgin. But, just because we hated Petra does not mean that we hated Yael Grobglas, the actress behind her. While playing Rafael’s ex-wife in the show, she had a couple of great roles in both TV and film.
Grobglas had a recurring role in the medieval fantasy show, Reign, and a recurring role on Supergirl. She also had a guest spot on the popular reality cooking competition, Hell’s Kitchen, and was in the TV film, An Interview with God. In 2022, she was a part of the television series, Undone, as well as the TV movie, Hanukkah on Rye. Coming up, she is set to appear in the film, Jerusalem ‘67, so keep an eye out for her.
Ivonne Coll (Alba Villanueva)
Another member of the Villanueva family, Alba is that grandmother that so many of us know: pious and loving, but strict. Even so, that didn’t mean we didn’t all love her. Ivonne Coll portrayed Alba Villanueva from the beginning of the show and continued to do so until the very end, and since Jane the Virgin concluded, she’s had a couple of bigger roles and minor roles in both TV and film.
Coll had a guest role on the popular fantasy crime drama, Lucifer, as well as a lead role in a TV series of shorts, called Fancy Nancy. She was also in Counterpunch in 2019, a sports drama starring Alvaro Orlando and Danny Trejo. She produced Calle de la Resistencia, a historical musical drama that takes a look at the struggle of Puerto Rican people in 2021, and had voice roles in shows such as Karam’s World, and The Fungies!. In 2022, she had a role in the TV film, Love in the Limelight, where she played Grandma Rivers.
Brett Dier (Michael Cordero Jr.)
Michael’s story in Jane the Virgin was a crazy one from beginning to end, but that’s what makes for amazing television, am I right? Brett Dier played Michael from the very start, and continued through the end of the show, and Dier has gone on to work on some exciting projects.
After Jane the Virgin, he starred in another television series, Schooled, a spinoff of ABC's The Goldbergs. He also had a role in the 2021 A24 sci-fi drama, After Yang, alongside co-stars like Colin Farrell and Jodie Turner-Smith. He appeared in the popular Hulu original film, Fresh, alongside Sebastian Stan and Daisy Edgar-Jones, in 2022. He was also in the 2023 films Scrambled as well as About My Father, which was released in May 2022. Coming up, he is set to have roles in the films Platonic, as well as Good Bad Things.
Jaime Camil (Rogelio de la Vega)
Since Jane the Virgin is sort of a parody of telenovelas, it makes sense that Rogelio de la Vega would appear here as a famous telenovela star, who is Jane’s biological father. Jaime Camil played Rogelio for the entirety of the show and has been extremely busy since Jane the Virgin ended.
Like some of his other castmates, Camil dove into voice-acting roles, with recurring parts on The Lion Guard, the Netflix original BoJack Horseman, the Disney series Elena of Avalor, and the Disney reboot of Ducktales. But, even if his voice has been active, that doesn’t mean his live-action skills have taken a dip.
He portrayed Javier in the TV series Broke, and went on to have a leading role in the Apple TV+ original series, Schmigadoon!, one that he actually ended up doing again in the second season, where he played a completely different character. He was also in Kimi. Coming up, he is set to have a role in a new television series called Guerillas, so keep an eye out for him soon enough.
Elias Janssen (Mateo Villanueva)
Mateo Villanueva was an adorable little kid throughout the time he was on the show, and while I do wish he had more screen time, I’m thankful for what we did see of him on Jane the Virgin.
Since the series ended, Elias Janssen, who played Mateo, was in a small short called Mimetic in 2022, and also had a small guest role in NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Since he’s still so young, I have a feeling we’ll be seeing a lot more from Janssen as time goes on.
Yara Martinez (Dr. Luisa Alver)
Dr. Luisa Alver was just a mess throughout the whole series – plus, she was also the person who inseminated Jane, so there’s that. Regardless, she was still an interesting character, and that’s thanks to Yara Martinez. Since her role on Jane the Virgin, Martinez has stayed active in television, with a guest spot on the NBC drama This Is Us, and a main role on the Amazon original series, The Tick.
She also had a recurring role on the crime drama, True Detective, and was a series regular on the procedural drama, Deputy. In 2022, she had a role in the comedy film, Good Egg, and finished up a television series called Bull. Most recently in 2023, she guest starred as Valentina Perez in True Lies, and is set to play a role in the upcoming film, Junction.
Jane the Virgin was a great show, and I’m sure we're all happy to see the cast succeeding post-finale. I can’t wait to see what else they’ll be doing next! If you want to check out the show now that you have an idea of where all the cast is, Jane the Virgin is available to stream on Netflix.
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