Andrea Navedo She/Her

Acclaimed Actress and Author

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Andrea is an acclaimed actress and author, born and raised in the Bronx, New York, to Puerto Rican parents. She has been celebrated for her honest portrayals of Latinas in the media, with her most recognized role as Xiomara, a multifaceted Latina character on The CW series, “Jane the Virgin”. This performance has earned her critical acclaim and the 2015 Imagen Award for Best Supporting Actress — Television.
In addition to her successful acting career, which includes roles in soap operas such as “One Life to Live” and “Guiding Light”, as well as primetime television series like “Law & Order”, Navedo has turned her attention to writing. Her book, “Our Otherness is Our Strength”, chronicles her experiences of growing up in the South Bronx and the challenges she faced in her personal life and career. Navedo shares insights and lessons from surviving abusive relationships, facing repeated rejection, and ultimately achieving success in the entertainment industry.
In her writing and speaking, Navedo advocates for compassionate self-dialogue, and cautions against seeking validation through fame. She emphasizes the importance of not playing the victim, instead using personal trials and tribulations as catalysts for growth and self-actualization. Her book aims to inspire those who grew up in similar circumstances and were determined to succeed despite adversity.
Beyond her acting and writing and speaking, Navedo dedicates her time to various charities, including A Place Called Home in South Central Los Angeles and the Fresh Air Fund in New York City. These commitments underscore her passion for self-improvement, growth, healing, and assisting those who see themselves on the outside looking in.
Navedo currently splits her time between homes in Toronto and Connecticut with her family. Overall, Andrea Navedo’s career, both on-screen and off, reflects her commitment to authenticity, self-empowerment, and providing a positive representation of her community and culture.


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