Andrea Navedo is an American actress, most prominently known for her role as Xiomara “Xo” Villanueva in the CW television series “Jane the Virgin.” With a career that spans theater, television, and film, Navedo has captivated audiences through a variety of roles that range from the stage to the small and big screens. Some of her notable works include her participation in “Law & Order,” where she played Detective Ana Cordova, and the daytime soap opera “One Life to Live,” in which she portrayed Linda Soto.
Navedo shared the screen with Gina Rodriguez in “Jane the Virgin,” showing a unique mother-daughter dynamic that resonated with fans. Other collaborations include Justin Baldoni, Yael Grobglas, Ivonne Coll, Jaime Camil, and Brett Dier in the same series. On the set of “Law & Order,” she worked closely with Jerry Orbach, Jesse L. Martin, and S. Epatha Merkerson. In film, she has appeared alongside actors like Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray in “The Way, Way Back.”
While awards and distinctions have been an integral part of Navedo’s career, one that stands out is her Imagen Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress – Television for her role in “Jane the Virgin.” This acknowledgment underscored her skillful portrayal of a complex character, adding gravitas to a comedy-drama series that itself received critical acclaim.