American actor Christian Navarro is on his way to becoming the next big out of Hollywood. The New York City-native made his name as the main character in the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why. He also had a recurring role in the HBO series Vinyl as he works on other movie projects such as Can You Ever Forgive Me? which is slated to be released sometime in 2018.
Who is Christian Navarro? Biography (Age)
Christian Navarro was born Christian Lee Navarro on August 21, 1991, in The Bronx, one of the five boroughs of New York City in the state of New York. Despite him identifying as being fully American, Navarro is of Puerto Rican descent. His parents’ identity is unknown, however, he maintains a very close relationship with his family which includes a sister named C. Leeann Navarro.
Navarro began acting at the age of 14 when he featured in the film ‘Day of the Dead 2: Contagium’ (2005). In 2007, he appeared on an episode of ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ before showing up in the movie ‘Run It’ (2009). He continued to show up in episodes of different series before getting a recurring role in ‘Vinyl’ where he appeared as Jorge. A year later, he was cast as the main character in the Selena Gomez produced-web series, ’13 Reasons Why’.
The show, which reveals how online bullying and sexual assault is affecting the lives of people, especially teenagers, premiered on March 30, 2017, at Paramount Pictures Studio in Los Angeles, California. His Tony Padilla role turned out to be the breakthrough for the actor as he has now achieved the level of fame of being described as the Latino role model fans have been waiting for.
But despite rewarding its actors with some level of success, the series has received heavy backlash from critics, parents, and mental health professionals who say that instead of it addressing the issues it mentioned, it is glamourizing them through nasty graphic representation.
Actors on the show as well as its directors and producers are however fighting back against the accusations. Navarro himself is saying that when they work on the show, the producers make sure that the tone is inclusive, helpful and not harmful. He also reiterated that more than a few mental health experts were on call on set at all times.
’13 Reasons Why’ has meanwhile, been picked up for a second season. The second installation is set to premiere in 2018 with Navarro also set to reprise his role on the show.
Christian Navarro’s Net Worth
From what has been gathered, Christian Navarro receives a decent paycheck for his work on ’13 Reasons Why’. The exact figures are not known and even though it may not be as heavy as some of his other more seasoned colleagues, Navarro’s net worth is sure to be in hundreds of thousands.
With his new found success, he has made sure to spoil himself as well as put a smile back on the faces of the people who really matter to him. He revealed that even though he is still paying off student loan, he has managed to go see the critically acclaimed sold-out Hamilton show as well as enjoy some of the best things life has had to offer.
Having credited his father with being responsible for shaping him into the man he is today, Navarro has splashed out on him by sending him to the UFC. He said one of his goals is for his dad to never have to work or do any other heavy lifting for the family again.
Is He Gay?
Christian Navarro, like every other good looking entertainer in Hollywood, has been rumoured to be gay despite him having been in a serious relationship with Pakistani actress Alina Sheherzad Akhtar Raja who starred in the HBO web series ‘High Maintenance’ as Eesha. He has also publicly stated that he has a crush on sexy female boxer Paige VanZant as well as Hailee Steinfeld.
Although, it must be said that with issues of sexuality, one can never be too sure until the person in question clarifies their preferences which Navarro has not done. But going by every indication and history, he is not gay.
Height, Weight, and Other Facts
Birth Name: Christian Lee Navarro
Date of Birth: August 21, 1991
Place of Birth: Bronx, New York
Height: 5 feet 6 inches
Weight: 135 lbs
Zodiac Sign: Leo