Justin Baldoni

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Justin Baldoni
Justin Baldoni at 2015 PaleyFest.jpg
Baldoni at the 2015 PaleyFest presentation for the Jane the Virgin
Born Justin Louis Baldoni
(1984-01-24) January 24, 1984 (age 33)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Alma mater California State University, Long Beach
Occupation Actor, Director
Years active 2004–present
Home town Medford, Oregon, USA
Spouse(s) Emily Baldoni (m. 2013)
Children 1

Justin Louis Baldoni (born January 24, 1984) is an American actor, director and filmmaker.

Background[edit]

Baldoni was born in Los Angeles, California, and was raised in Medford, Oregon, the son of Sharon and Sam Baldoni.[1] His mother is from a Jewish family and his father is of Italian ancestry. Baldoni's parents joined the Bahá'í Faith, which Baldoni practices devoutly.[2][3] 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.[4] 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.[5]

In 2008, Baldoni wrote, produced, and directed his first music video that was selected and showcased at the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival.[6]

Baldoni is scheduled to direct and produce an untitled "young adult tearjerker" for CBS Films based on an original script by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis.[7]

Personal life[edit]

After over a year of dating, Baldoni married Swedish actress Emily Baldoni (née Foxler) in July 2013 in Corona, California.[8] The Baldonis have one daughter, born in 2015.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Yesterday's Dream Pat
2005 Helix... Loaded, TheThe Helix... Loaded Jason
2008 House Bunny Waiter
2009 After Dusk They Come Peter Video
2009 Alpha Males Experiment Gavin
2010 Unrequited Todd Brown
2011 Royal Reunion Nicky Short film
2011 Intervention: Cinderella Aladdin Short film
2013 Isolated Ambassador for Peace
2013 Not Today Eli Hill
2013 Proposal, TheThe Proposal Justin Short film
2014 Fine Step, AA Fine Step Marzo Bolivar
2015 Minkow Barry Minkow

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Young and the Restless, TheThe Young and the Restless Ben 3 episodes
2004 Wedding Daze Guillermo Valerio TV film
2005 JAG Azzam "Bridging the Gulf"
2005 Spring Break Shark Attack J.T. TV film
2005 Charmed Salko "Something Wicca This Way Goes"
2005-06 Everwood Reid Bardem Recurring role
2007 CSI: Miami Damon Argento "Cyber-Lebrity"
2008 Suite Life of Zack & Cody, TheThe Suite Life of Zack & Cody Diego "Foiled Again"
2009 Heroes Alex Woolsey "Building 26", "Exposed"
2010 Bold and the Beautiful, TheThe Bold and the Beautiful Graham Darros Recurring role
2010 CSI: NY Heath Kirkfield "Out of the Sky"
2011-12 Single Ladies Derek Recurring role
2012 Blackout Josh Martin TV miniseries
2012 Shadow of Fear Bobby TV film
2012 Undercover Bridesmaid Jake TV film
2013 Happy Endings Marcus "Fowl Play/Date"
2014–present Jane the Virgin Rafael Solano Main role
2017 Madam Secretary Kevin Park "The Beautiful Game"

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Boursaw, Jane Louise. "Fall TV". Northern Express. Retrieved November 30, 2006. 
  3. ^ [2]
  4. ^ Varble, Bill (September 5, 2004). "Mail Tribune The 'Daze' of his life". Mail Tribune. Retrieved July 8, 2008. 
  5. ^ "Justin Baldoni as Reid Bardem". FanBolt Entertainment. Retrieved July 8, 2008. 
  6. ^ [3]
  7. ^ [4]
  8. ^ Leon, Anya (February 12, 2015). "Baby on the Way for Justin Baldoni". celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 
  9. ^ Leon, Anya (June 30, 2015). "Justin Baldoni Welcomes Daughter Maiya Grace". celebritybabies.people.com. Retrieved June 30, 2015. 

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