Jane the Virgin is an American comedy-drama television series airing on The CW. It is a loose adaptation of the Venezuelan telenovela Juana la Virgen, created by Perla Farías.[1]


Set in Miami, the series will detail the surprising and unforeseen events that take place in the life of Jane Villanueva, a hard-working, religious young Latina woman whose family tradition and a vow to save her virginity until her marriage to a detective is shattered when a doctor accidentally artificially inseminates her by mistake during a checkup. And to make matters worse, the biological donor is a married man, a former playboy and cancer survivor who is not only the new owner of the hotel where Jane works, but was also her former teenage crush.


Gina Rodriguez as Jane Villanueva
Andrea Navedo as Xiomara Villanueva
Yael Grobglas as Petra
Justin Baldoni as Rafael Solano
Ivonne Coll as Alba Villanueva
Brett Dier as Michael Cordero (until 54)
Elias Janssen as Mateo Solano Villanueva (65 -)
Jaime Camil as Rogelio De La Vega'Recurring cast'
Brett Dier as Michael Cordero (1 — present)
Miami PD Detective on the Sin Rostro case, who loves Jane
Yara Martinez as Luisa Alver (1 — present)
An OB/GYN and Rafael Solano's sister
Priscilla Barnes as Magda (1 — present)
Petra's scheming mother
Bridget Regan as Rose Solano (1 — present)
A former lawyer, Emilio Solano's wife and Luisa Alver's lover
Diane Guerrero as Lina Santillan (1 — present)
Jane's childhood best friend
Yael Grobglas as Anezka (2— 4)
Anezka the evil twin sister of Petra and Magda's other daughter
Wes Armstrong as Scott Archuletta (1 — 3)
Emilio Solano's assistant
Justina Machado as Darci Factor (3—present)
Rogelio's ex-girlfriend
Azie Tesfai as Nadine Hanson (1—2)
Michael Cordero's partner at the Miami Police Department
Christopher Allen as Dennis Chambers (Season 3)
Michael's colleague, best friend and former co-worker
Megan Ketch as Susanna Barnett (Season 2)
Michael's new partner

Guest starring

Rita Moreno as Liliana De La Vega
Rogelio's mother
Castulo Guerra as Manuel De La Vega
Rogelio's father
Keller Wortham as Esteban Santiago
Rogelio's telenovela rival + nemesis, who is currently in a relationship with Darci
Melanie Mayron as Professor Donaldson
Jane's second grad advisor and mentor
Fabiana Udenio as Elena Di Nola (1—2)
Rafael Solano's absent mother
Christopher Corbin as Ivan Rogachevsky (1—2)
Milos' henchman who Petra and Magda take hostage
Michael Rady as Lachlan Moore (1—2)
Rafael's business rival who is favoured by Emilio
Adam Rodriguez as Jonathan Chavez (2, guest 4)
Carlo Rota as Emilio Solano (Season 1)
Alano Miller as Roman and Aaron Zazo (Season 1)
Roman: Rafael's college roommate and Petra's affair; Aaron: Roman's twin brother


Joseph Sanders as Mateo Solano Villanueva (5564)
Aiden Tiago as Mateo Solano Villanueva (until 54)
Jenna Ortega as Young Jane
Rosie Garcia as Young Alba
Dennis Mencia as Mateo Villanueva
Greg Collins as Armstrong (1—3)
Brian Dare as Luca (1—2)
Camille Collard as Frankie (Season 1)


Jane the Virgin, an adaptation of a telenovela but itself just incorporating elements of the genre, employs a number of storytelling gags and references to real telenovelas.

Jane's story is told through a specific theme for each season:

Season 1 is the story of Jane's journey from accidental insemination to childbirth
Season 2 is Jane's discovery of motherhood and how it informs her identity
Season 3 is the journey of growing up and what that costs
Season 4

The story itself is told like a book with chapters, which are added into parts of Jane's story. So far, it goes as following:

PART 1Chapter One to Chapter Twenty-Two
PART 2Chapter Twenty-Three to Chapter Fifty-Four
PART 3Chapter Fifty-Five to *Series Finale*[2]

Part 3 is the last part of the story


Main article: Episode Guide


2014 Peabody Award Winner[3]
Jane the Virgin is the 2015 People's Choice Winner for Favorite New TV Comedy[4]
Jane the Virgin was nominated for 2 Golden Globes Awards for Best Television Series - Musical or Comedy and Gina Rodriguez won Best Actress - Television Series Musical or Comedy.
Jane the Virgin was nominated for 2 Teen Choice Awards, Gina Rodriguez and Jaime Camil won Best Actress and Best Actor- Television Series Comedy, respectively.
  • In the US the series airs Friday nights on The CW in the 9 p.m. (ET/PT)/8 p.m. (CT) time slot.
  • Jane the Virgin is the first series from The CW to be nominated for and win a Golden Globe Award[5][6]
  • Jane the Virgin is breaking ground in TV motherhood depictions.[7][8][9]


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