Perhaps known best for her role as Xo Villanueva on The CW series Jane the Virgin, Navedo also appeared in several episodes of CBS's Blue Bloods and played the recurring role of Ana Cordova on NBC's Law & Order. In addition, during the late 1990s, she was a series regular on the soap operas Guiding Light and One Life to Live.
After graduating from the State University of New York at Old Westbury with a degree in theater, she made her television debut as Linda Soto on the popular ABC soap opera One Life to Live.
In 2011, she played a recurring role on the HBO series How to Make It in America.
She was raised in a Latino-American family in the Bronx, and she later remained in her home city with her husband and two children named Nico and Ava.
In Jane the Virgin, Navedo's on-screen daughter (and the series' title character) is played by Gina Rodriguez.