Justin Baldoni is an American actor, director, and co-founder of Wayfarer Entertainment.[1] He portrays Rafael Solano in Jane the Virgin.


In 2008, Baldoni wrote, produced, and directed his first music video that was selected and showcased at the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival. Shortly thereafter Baldoni directed a short film entitled "The Walk to Fame" for Warner Brothers artist Jason Derulo and various music videos for Brendan James and S-Curve artist Andy Grammer.

He recently partnered with SoulPancake and Emmy-nominated actor Rainn Wilson to create a documentary series titled "My Last Days." The show focuses on people who are terminally ill but refuse to give up on life. Justin hopes the show will inspire people to stop taking the time we have left for granted and begin to appreciate what truly matters. "You don't have to find out you're dying to start living". He is also the producer of his web series, Man Enough.

Private life

Baldoni was born in Los Angeles, California, and was raised in Medford, Oregon, the son of Sharon and Sam Baldoni. His mother is Jewish and his father is of Italian ancestry. Baldoni was raised in the Bahá'í Faith.

Baldoni played soccer and ran track in high school, and was a radio disc jockey at a local top 40 radio station. Unfortunately, his hopes of playing professional sports were foiled when he tore his hamstring during his senior year. Even with his injury, Baldoni was offered a place on the Long Beach State track team his freshman year at California State University. However, he was not able to fully rehabilitate his hamstring in time, and Baldoni left Long Beach for Los Angeles. While moving into a new apartment building, Baldoni met a manager who advised him to pursue a career in acting. He married Swedish actress Emily Foxler in July 2013. They have a daughter named Maiya Grace Baldoni who was born on June 27, 2015, and a son named Maxwell Ronald-Samuel Baldoni who was born on October 18, 2017.


Year Title Role Notes
2018 Con Man Barry Minkow Title role
2014 A Fine Step Marzo Bolivar
2013 Not Today Eli Hill
2012 Shadow of Fear Bobby TV movie
2011 Intervention: Cinderella Aladdin Short film
2011 Royal Reunion Nicky Short film
2011 Minkow Young Barry
2010 Unrequited Todd Brown
2009 Knuckle Draggers Gavin
2009 The Forgotten Ones Peter Video
2008 The House Bunny Waiter (uncredited)
2005 The Helix... Loaded Jason
2005 Yesterday's Dreams Pat

Year Title Role Notes
2014—2019 Jane the Virgin Rafael Solano Starring role
2017 Madam Secretary Kevin Park 2 episodes
2013 Happy Endings Marcus TV series
2012 Blackout Josh Martin TV series
2012 Undercover Bridesmaid Jake TV movie
2011-2012 Single Ladies Derek 4 episodes
2010 CSI: NY Heath Kirkfield Episode: "Out of the Sky"
2010 The Bold and the Beautiful Graham Darros TV series
2009 Heroes Alex Woolsey Episodes "Building 26"
2008 The Suite Life of Zack & Cody Diego Episode: "Foiled Again"
2007 CSI: Miami Damon Argento Episode: "Cyber-Levity"
2005-2006 Everwood Reid Bardem 15 episodes
2005 Charmed Salko Episode: "Something Wicca This Way Goes"
2005 Spring Break Shark Attack J.T. TV movie
2005 JAG Azzam Episode: "Bridging the Gulf"
2004 Wedding Daze Guillermo Valerio TV movie
2004 The Young and the Restless Ben



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Notes and references

  1. The Family — Wayfarer
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