Christian Lee Navarro was born on August 21, 1991 under the sign of Leo, in The Bronx, New York City, USA, of Puerto Rican descent, but of mixed ethnicity, and holds an American nationality. He is a 28-year-old actor, probably best known for starring in the role of Jorge in the HBO historical drama series “Vinyl” (2016), playing Tony Padilla in the Netflix teen drama mystery series “13 Reasons Why” (2017-2019), and playing Kurt in the biographical crime comedy film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” (2018).
As of the beginning of 2020, Christian Navarro’s net worth exceeds $2 million, acquired through his successful involvement in the film industry as a professional actor, who has starred in more than ten television and film titles since the start of his career in 2005.
Early life, nationality, ethnicity and educational background
Christian Navarro spent his early years in The Bronx, raised by his parents in a Christian household – his father is CL Navarro, while his mother’s name has not yet been revealed. Christian has a younger sisterwhose name is Leeann Madisyn Navarro.
Christian developed his interest in acting very early on, and while in high school, he participated in the school’s drama program and performed in several productions. He has a degree in arts and literature.
Christian Navarro started his acting career at the age of 14. In the very beginning, he acted in various low budget movie titles and advertising commercials. His debut in film came in 2005, when he landed a small role of The Infected in the horror movie “Day Of The Dead 2: Contagium”, the unofficial prequel to the 1985 zombie horror movie titled “Day Of The Dead”. .
Two years later, Christian guest-starred as Paco Mendoza in the episode “Senseless” of the NBC police drama series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent,” and then appeared as himself in the comedy film “The Doorman,” directed by Wayne Price.
In 2009, Christian made his feature film debut, landing the role of John White in the crime drama film “Run It” directed by Evangelos Giovanis and George Giovanis. He then guest-starred in the episode “To Protect And Serve” of the CBS police drama series “Blue Bloods” in 2013.
In 2014, Christian continued to guest star in a number of TV series, such as Waiter Bobby in the episode “Double Identity” of the NBC action comedy series “Taxy Brooklyn”, and played Jed in the episode “1.8” of the Showtime drama series “The Affair”. Then, in 2015, he portrayed Carlos Gomez in the pilot episode of another procedural police drama series, “Rosewood” on Fox.
Recurring role, “Vinyl” and “Bushwick”
Christian Navarro won his recurring debut role in 2016, when he was chosen to play Jorge in the historical drama web series “Vinyl,” created by Rich Cohen, Martin Scorsese, Terence Winter, and Mick Jagger, and airing on the HBO network from February to April 2016. In the following year, Christian guest starred as Sidekick in the pilot episode of the Amazon Video series “The Tick” which was followed by his portrayal of Eduardo in the action thriller film “Bushwick” directed by Cary Murnion and Jonathan Milott .
Rise to Fame and “13 Reasons Why”
Christian Navarro rose to prominence in 2017 when he joined the cast of the teen drama mystery series ’13 Reasons Why’ in which he the lead role of Tony Padilla, performing with actors such as Dylan Minnette and Katherine Langford. Developed by Brian Yorkey and produced by Selena Gomez, the series is based on the 2007 novel of the same name written by Jay Asher. It premiered on March 31, 2017 on Netflix and is currently in its fourth and final season.
In 2018 he received an Imagen Award nomination in the Best Actor – Television category for his performance in the series. Side by side, Christian landed the role of Kurt in the biographical crime comedy film “Can You Ever Forgive Me?” in 2018, directed by Marielle Heller, and starring Richard E. Grant, Melissa McCarthy and Dolly Wells. Christian won the Rising Star award at the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival.
Appearance and vital statistics
Christian Navarro has short dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m) while weighing around 154lbs (70kgs). His bicep size is 14.5 inches and his vital statistics are 37-29-35. His shoe size is 7 (US). He is a big fan of tattoos and has a lion tattoo on his hand.
Personal life: is he gay or not?
Christian Navarro tends to keep his private life far from the eyes of the public. However, he once revealed that he was in a relationship with Alina Sheherzad Akhtar Raja, a Pakistani actress and model.
A bit of a gray area. pic.twitter.com/MT0qXvuD9M
— Christian Navarro (@ChristianLN0821) January 31, 2020
He also admitted that he has a crush on American singer and actress Hailee Steinfeld. He also expressed his admiration for American mixed martial artist Paige VanZant. In addition, there were some rumors that he is gay since appearing in the role of a gay character, but Christian’s sexual orientation is straight. He is currently single. He divides his time between his residences in New York City and Los Angeles, California.
Favorites and hobbies
- Christian Navarro is a trained mix marriage artist.
- One of his favorite outdoor activities is hiking, and he also enjoys traveling – his favorite destination is Paris, France.
- His favorite actor is Eddie Redmayne, his favorite actress is Natalie Portman, while his favorite superhero is Iron Man.
- In his spare time he enjoys playing the guitar and racing cars.
- He likes Italian and Chinese food.
- He is an animal lover and has a Jack Russell Terrier named Dani.