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The cast of Jane the Virgin

Jane the virgin is an American comedy-drama series. The show, which is a loose adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela called Juana la Virgen. Set in Miami, the series molds itself around the strange and rather sudden events that take place in the life of Jane Villanueva.

Jane is a a hard-working, religious young latino whose family tradition and vow to save her virginity, until her marriage to a detective who she believes is the love of her life. This dream is shattered when an unsuspecting gynecologist accidentally inseminates her during a check-up.

The show’s plot is told to us by a  warm third person, omniscient narrator voiced by Anthony Mendez. The show first directs it attention on Jane’s matriarchal family, and how they exist together. Jane lives with her mum Xiomara and her grandmother Alba. She has a long time boyfriend who works as a detective and she works at a hotel where she gets the money pay for school where she is studying to become teacher.

The Cast

Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva, 23 year old religious young Latina lady who becomes pregnant by mistake after being artificially inseminated during a check-up. The baby daddy turns out to be Jane’s teenage crush and he has a wife. After meeting with the apparent father of the kid and the wife, she is convinced to keep the baby   and give it to the family because she wanted the baby to grow in a happy and loving family. As time fades away during the pregnancy her feelings with the baby daddy come back alive, the two bring out humor in from each other.

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Andrea Navedo as Xiomara ‘Xo’ Gloriana Villanueva, Jane’s mum. She is a free spirited woman who swallows up men like hot air. Her frivolous ways and happy go lucky view of life pushes Jane into the unlikely position of being the ‘grown up’ in their mother-daughter duo.

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Yael Grobglas who plays Petra Solano, Rafael’s wife. Her self-preservation makes her almost incapable of having meaningful human connections with those around her. In spite of her headstrong ways, she is incapable of making decisions as she is heavily influenced by her mother. Her deep affection for her mother allows us a glimpse of her underlying. They are affiliated with a shady Czech crime cartel.

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Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano who is the hotel owner as well as the unexpected sire to Jane’s unborn child.

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Ivonne Coll who plays Alba, Jane’s beloved grandmother. She a very pious woman who encourages Jane to stay pure till marriage.

jane the virgin6P.S Jane the Virgin star recently won best actress in a TV drama Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a TV Musical or Comedy. It was her first nomination.