Andrea Navedo was born in The Bronx neighborhood of New York City USA, on 10 October 1977 – her zodiac sign is Libra, she holds American nationality, and is of Puerto Rican ethnicity. She’s an actress and a singer, with 33 acting credits to her name, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Caroline’s Teacher, in the 2010 romantic drama movie “Remember Me”, written by Will Fetters, directed by Allen Coulter, and which starred Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin and Caitlyn Rund. The story follows Tyler and Ally who have fallen in love, and the movie won four of the nine awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Andrea was raised in New York City by her Puerto Rican mother, as her father abandoned the family not long after she was born. She hasn’t mentioned having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.
Andrea grew up being interested in acting, and spent nearly every night watching movies and TV series with her mother. She studied at DeWitt Clinton High School, at which she was a member of the school’s drama club, and appeared in various school plays. Upon matriculating in 1995, Andrea made her debut TV series appearance, with her portrayal of Linda Soto in 22 episodes of the soap opera “One Life to Live”.
The following year saw her make her debut film appearance, with her portrayal of Phone Girl in the comedy drama “Girl 6”, and in 1997, she made a guest appearance as Clerk, in the episode “Is It a Crime” of the crime series “New York Undercover”.
She studied at the State University of New York, Old Westbury, from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communicative and Creative Arts in 1998.
Roles in TV series
Andrea has appeared in 21 TV series and 12 movies. In 1999 and 2000, she played Theresa Sandoval in the soap opera “Guiding Light”, and then made a guest appearance as Debbie, in the episode “Pilot” of the crime comedy drama “The District”. Between 2001 and 2004, she starred as Detective Ana Cordova in the mystery crime drama “Law & Order”, created by Dick Wolf, and which also starred Jerry Orbach and Dennis Farina.
The series was popular, winning 53 awards including six Primetime Emmys, while it was nominated for 203 other awards.
The following years saw Andrea appear in an episode or two of various series, such as the mystery crime dramas “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, “Blue Bloods” and “Damages”.
In 2011, we saw her star as Debbie Dominguez, in the comedy drama “How to Make It in America”, created by Ian Edelman, and which also starred Bryan Greenberg and Victor Rasuk. It follows a group of people in their 20s living in New York City, and the series won one of the six awards for which it was nominated. Andrea was then invited to make a guest appearance in the crime comedy drama “White Collar”, and a couple of her following roles were in the crime drama “Golden Boy”, the fantasy mystery drama “The Leftovers”, and the comedy “The Public Access Olympics”.
From 2014 to 2019, she played Xiomara Villanueva, one of the lead characters in the hit comedy “Jane the Virgin”, created by Jennie Snyder Urman, and which also starred Gina Rodriguez and Yael Grobglas. It follows the life of a Catholic woman, who has been accidentally artificially inseminated; the series won 21 of the 95 awards for which it was nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations.
Three of Andrea’s most recent roles in TV series have been in the biographical historical drama “Mrs America”, the animated action adventure “Elena of Avalor” (voice role), and the mystery crime thriller “Leverage: Redemption”.
Roles in movies
In 2001, Andrea was cast to play Marque Sanchez, in the action crime comedy “Double Take”, directed by George Gallo, and which starred Orlando Jones, Eddie Griffin and Gary Grubbs.
It follows a man who has stolen another man’s passport to hide from the government, while he has now discovered that the other man’s also a wanted person.
The following year saw Andrea play Maggie, in the romantic drama “Washington Heights”, as well as Lucy Sanchez, in the comedy “Porn ‘n Chicken”. In 2006, she starred as Zaida in the biographical musical drama “El Cantante”, written and directed by Leon Ichaso, and which also starred Marc Anthony and Jennifer Lopez. It tells the story of Hector Lavoe, who brought the salsa movement to the US in 1975. In 2013, Andrea played Anna Vasco, in the comedy drama “Once Upon a Time in Queens”, while she also starred in the short comedy “Stereotypically Me”.
The year 2015 saw her portray Michelle, in the comedy “Superfast!”, written and directed by Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, which starred Alex Ashbaugh, Dale Pavinski and Lili Mirojnick, and parodies the franchise “Fast and Furious”.
Two of Andrea’s most recent roles in movies have been in the 2017 action fantasy thriller “Bright”, and the 2021 comedy drama “Before I Go”. As of mid-2021, she’s shooting for the upcoming comedy “Smile or Hug”.
Andrea wrote and produced the 2018 short drama film “Love Spoken”.
She sang seven songs in seven episodes of the series “Jane the Virgin”, between 2014 and 2019.
Andrea has made a guest appearance in a number of talk-shows, such as “The Talk”, “Home & Family” and “Celebrity Page”.
Awards and nominations
For her performance in the series “Jane the Virgin”, Andrea was nominated for two Imagen Foundation Awards for Best Supporting Actress – Television, winning one in 2015.
She also won a 2019 Westfield International Film Festival Woman in Film Award.
Love life and husband
Andrea’s highly secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t spoken of any men or women whom she has perhaps been with, however, it’s widely known that she has been married since 2000.
She hasn’t shared any details concerning her husband, and his name and profession thus remain unknown. Not long after they exchanged vows, Andrea gave birth to their daughter Ava, while their son Nico followed two years later. The family of four seems to be leading a happy life in New York City.
As Andrea hasn’t been seen spending time with her husband, some people believe that the two might have divorced, and that Andrea prefers not to share this with the public, however, no evidence has been provided to support these claims, nor has Andrea commented on the rumors.
As of August 2021, she’s married to a man name unknown, and has two children.
Hobbies and other interests
Andrea’s a huge dog-lover, and her pet dog Theo can be seen featured in many of her Instagram pictures and videos.
She’s physically highly active, and has multiple training sessions at the gym each week. Andrea also enjoys working out outdoors, especially running in a park close to her home.
— Andrea Navedo (@AndreaNavedo) November 3, 2019
She likes to read books in her spare time, and her favorite is “Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia” by Elizabeth Gilbert.
Andrea has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Will Smith, Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried, and a couple of her favorite films are “Bad Boys”, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Letters to Juliette”.
She’s a philanthropist, and has worked with various charity organizations, mostly with those which aim to improve the quality of life of underprivileged children, and war veterans.
Age, height and net worth
Andrea’s age is 43. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighs around 134lbs (61kgs).
As of August 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $3 million.