Jane the Virgin. Wow. We started shooting the first season of Jane in July 2014. A few days into shooting I turned 30 on set. Yesterday I turned 35. And today is the very last episodes, 99 and 100 airing of Jane The Virgin. Five years. Five years of love, laughter, growth, pain, surprises, deaths, new births and a shit ton of memories. To my warriors who have supported me from day one, Thank you. I am able to live out my dream career because of you and I will never stop making art to bring Joy and Laughter into your home/train ride/plane ride or classroom! Art is my savior. Art is what makes me feel like I can fly. Thank you to Jennie for making me your Jane and to the incredible cast for becoming my family. I will always love you Jane. Hope you tune in tonight and enjoy our goodbye! 📸 by my mentor and one of the best in the biz @bradsilberling
Directing such an empowering show requires a powerful ride (#mydadwrotethiscaption #mydaddrivesaford)! Excited to show you all what I’m working on. Thanks @ford for the sweet car to get to and from set every day! #FemaleFilmmakerFriday #FordMustang #Ad
Walking into director prep like...#DiaryOfAFemalePresident
The smiles were big when we saw how many women came together to create the incredibly moving and inspiring Never Too Late video. This group in itself makes my heart swell. Thank you @ford! #femalefilmmakerfriday #ad
Speaking to these amazing women about how they are #BreakingTheGlassCeiling! was a dose of pure inspiration. Thank you Joy Falotico, Kellee Edwards, Patricia Valoy, Ellen Miles, Raquel Willis and @ford for making Monday’s live panel discussion possible! #ad
And that’s a wrap on Jane. 100 episodes. Sending so much love to all the Jane Warriors who made our show thrive for all these years! We love you. (❤️ to @moetusa for this bomb ass bottle)
Jane and Mateo. My first on screen baby boy. Love you buddy. Por vida #lastDaysofJane
Last year I had the incredible opportunity to sit down with Sheryl Connelly, Aisha Bowe, Gillian Zucker and Noramay Cadena to talk about their journeys to success, the obstacles they faced along the way and the advice they have for anyone that is chasing a dream. We will be holding our 2nd panel in our Breaking the Glass Ceiling series on April 29th at NYU. Excited to meet and talk to more incredible women! Thank you @ford #ad
Thanks for catching the Season Premiere of Jane The Virgin last night!
We woke up like this. No legit, we did.
So in awe of you and your magic @justinbaldoni congrats beautiful friend. Five Feet Apart in theatres now. ❤️🙌🏽
And we’re back can’t wait to share the closing chapter of Jane’s story with all of you!
As one of three daughters I am constantly inspired by my sisters and their journey. They provided hope when there wasn’t any and a path when I felt lost. So I’ve teamed up with @ford to inspire the next generation. I was lucky enough to be inspired by these two incredible super women @noramayc, cofounder and Managing Partner of MiLA Capital (an early stage venture capital fund in Los Angeles) and named one of the top 20 Latinos in tech and @aishabowe, CEO and founder of StemBoard, a minority-owned tech company that solves complex problems for government and private sector clients, we chatted at our first empowered live panel discussion! Join me at our next panel, stay tuned for dates! #BreakingTheGlassCeiling #Ford #Ad
March 27th. Jane the Virgin. The Final season. #WhatsGoingToHappen
What a night! My heart is so full. We are so proud of this film. 95% Latinx in front of and behind the camera. Thank you Sony for giving us this chance to bring an edge of your seat action film to the screen! It’s the box office where we show studios more films with Latinx in front of and behind the camera is possible and profitable! So they make more in all genres! In theatres this Friday Feb 1st! Let’s goooooo
We got good news from the CW! Jane will be birthing a SPIN OFF!!!!! Jane The Novelas!!!
Yalitza Aparicio is a 25-year-old aspiring preschool teacher now critically acclaimed Mexican actress of Mixtec and Triqui heritage. Born in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, and raised by a single mother who worked as a maid, this trailblazing young woman is best known for her powerful debut performance as Cleo, based on Alfonzo Cuaron’s childhood nanny, in his semi-autobiographical Netflix film, Roma. The film and Aparicio have not only been receiving lots of accolades but also are creating awareness of the Indigenous population, inequality, and the socioeconomic division in Mexico. This morning the film racked 10 Academy Award nominations including Netflix’s first-ever Best Picture nomination AND Aparicio’s historic nomination as the first Indigenous woman to be nominated for lead actress (the second Mexican actress nominated in this category, Salma Hayek being the first in 2002)! Aparicio is continuously breaking down barriers for people of color, in December she became the first woman of Indigenous descent to appear on the cover of Vogue Mexico, which led to the magazine’s largest-ever social media response. Aparicio talked to NY Times on what she wishes to accomplish with her nomination, “Most specifically for people to take away that anyone can do this, that anyone can actually go after their dreams, that you’re not limited by your race or your class or your ethnicity or your socioeconomic conditions, but that really there is room for everybody.” Aparicio is an amazing role model that the world needs right now. You make us all so proud and inspired, Yalitza. Congrats!
Take me back to laughing with these incredible humans! #MissBala Feb 1st in theatres! #TBT
You can call me Carmen. Carmen Sandiego on Netflix tomorrow!!!! #bingeaway
#TBT to our first day filming #MissBala. I’m filled with gratitude to have had the opportunity to play Gloria and even more gratitude to be able to to share her story in theaters 2/1
Humbled and excited to share our film with ya’ll on February 1st!!! #TBT to Tijuana and our #MissBala set life fam!
Happy Veterans Day to my incredibly brave and selfless father. I love you. I am proud to be your daughter. To all those who have and are currently serving our country, I salute you. Thank you for your service and bravery. 🙌🏽🙌🏽 #veteransday
Take your sister, your brother, your mother or abuelita and VOTE! VOTE TODAY! #freedom
Today is #LatinaEqualPay Day, Latina workers on average only get 53 cents for every $1 a man is paid. The gap has widened since last year, and for some, it's even worse. This is an injustice, and there's still so much work to do for Latinas to be treated equally. Me and my sisters at @timesupnow support Latina equal pay! #phenomenallylatina @phenomenal.ly t-shirt proceeds benefit the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health. Website in bio. #sameJobNOTsamepay
The suns too big. #season5 #RememberToVote
One year after the devastation of Hurricane Maria, there is still work to be done. Thank you @ricky_martin for giving us all an opportunity to continue to contribute to the reconstruction of our beautiful island of Puerto Rico. #allin4pr #miislabonita ❤️🙌🏽 link in bio 🇵🇷🇵🇷🇵🇷
#MovementMondays Ismael Cruz Cordova is an amazing Puerto Rican actor. Born and raised in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico the once shy Cordova told Latina Magazine “While I was growing up it was very hard, because we were a family of very little means. Growing up we faced a lot of struggles. But in hindsight, it was such a beautiful thing! I would say I grew up so privileged because it gave me the opportunity to see the world completely different. The place where I grew up, in the mountains removed from so many things, and the things that at the moment I didn’t think were cool are the things I want now, like cows and horses and peace and quiet. It was beautiful in that sense. It was challenging and galvanizing to create art because it’s not that easy. It’s not easy to express yourself through the creative field and creative activities, so that fueled a lot of what I do now. It fuels a lot of what I want to do -- to have the voice of the people I represent be heard.” In high school, Cordova never had the intent to act until he came across the drama club booth and joined that led him to start working locally. In 2006, he decided to pursue his dream even further and moved to NYC where he studied at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has been making major strides in the acting world since - he gained national recognition playing the character, Armando (Mando), on Sesame street, was also featured in the Showtime series Ray Donovan and CBS’s The Good Wife. In 2014, Cordova made his feature film debut In the Blood alongside Danny Trejo and Amaury Nolasco that was actually shot in Puerto Rico! Next, he will also be seen in season three of Epix’s Berlin Station and in Focus Features Mary Queen of Scots alongside Saoirse Ronan and Margot Robbie. His voice is being heard & I was very blessed to act alongside him in our upcoming film Miss Bala set to be released February 1st! @ismaelcruzcordova I love you brother. So much and I’m constantly in awe of you! 🙌🏽🙌🏽❤️💙❤️
SMALLFOOT! Can’t wait for you to meet KOLKA. ❤️💙❤️💙
Got my boys back. #season5
One down. Seventeen to go. Janes journey will never end with these beautiful friendships this show has given us. #DirectorJane #seasonpremiere
REPRESENTATION MATTERS! Thanks to @tanyasaracho I was made aware of this film with none other than Latinx badass @officialraulcastillo We the Animals needs our support so not only can they shine with their incredible talent but also so that we may have more opportunities such as these in the future. Last year Latinx made up 3% of in film. We have much more room to grow but to do so we must support our community. Can’t wait to support this film and Crazy Rich Asians this weekend!!!! Who is with me?!? 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 @wetheAnimalsfilm
Representation matters. Put your money where your mouth is and support movies like Crazy Rich Asians! Not to mention it is a great movie!
Happy Birthday to my King. ❤️
The first day of school is a big day for girls around the country. Many will start a new school year filled with opportunities and possibilities. But some girls will skip school on their first day, their first week, or sometime in their first month – not because they are sick, but because they don’t have access to period products. Join me in the cause by posting a #throwback photo of yourself from childhood using #EndPeriodPoverty and @Always_brand – Always will donate an additional month’s supply of pads to a girl in need via Feeding America.
34. “They thought I was a Surrealist, but I wasn't. I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.” - Frida