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Norma Maldonado is an American actress best known for her role as the Director in the romantic dramedy series Jane the Virgin.

Biography[]

Maldonado was born on August 2, 1962, in Governor's Island, New York City, New York, to Juan Arturo and Olga Maldonado. Maldonado grew up in San Juan, Puerto Rico and graduated from both the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Georgia. Maldonado got her first on-screen role in 1987, when she cast as a maid for one of two episodes in the dramatic romantic series Hotel. Maldonado got her first major role in 2008, when she was first cast as Iris, a pyrokinetic and the mother of Santiago, for all 4 episodes of the science fiction superhero mini-series Heroes: Destiny. Maldonado has also appeared in TV shows and films like Jane the Virgin, The Good Doctor, L.A. Noire, Like.Share.Follow., Heartbeat, The Fosters, Bloomers, Life Tracker, The Mentalist, Breaking Bad, Final Sale, Cold Case, Inbetween, LEGO The Incredibles, The Faceless Man, Discover Indie Film, and Criminal Minds.

On Criminal Minds[]

Maldonado portrayed District Attorney General Maria Sanchez in the Season One episode "Machismo".

Filmography[]

  • Beyond the Badge (2020) - Natalie Saldana
  • El Tonto (2020) - Unknown Character
  • Hombre (2020) - Gabriela Morales
  • The Exquisite Tenderness of Santa Rosa de Lima (2020) - Rosa's Mother
  • The Return (2020) - Mother Nature
  • The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia (2020) - Rosa
  • Just in Time (2019) - Camille
  • Ernesto's Manifesto (2019) - Selena
  • Spilt Milk (2019) - Carmen
  • The Divisible (2019) - Good Shepherd
  • The Happy Side (2019) - Cil
  • Discover Indie Film (2019) - The Divorcee
  • The Greatest Salesman (2018) - Lorena
  • The Faceless Man (2018) - The Divorcee
  • Virgencita (2018) - Carmen Garcia
  • LEGO The Incredibles (2018) - Mirage/Apogee (voice)
  • Where Monster Hides (2018) - Mom
  • Jane the Virgin - 18 episodes (2015-2018) - Director
  • Like.Share.Follow. (2017) - Detective Reyes
  • The Good Doctor (2017) - Lorena Magallanes
  • Superior Donuts (2017) - Moderator
  • Doubt (2017) - Doctor Deborah Merritt
  • The Librarians (2017) - Sofia
  • Spotlight 2 (2016) - Caroline Sharp
  • Tonight at the Chateau (2016) - Rigoberta
  • Noomie (2016) - Ms. Morales
  • Mary + Jane (2016) - Mother of the Bride
  • Heartbeat (2016) - Edina McIntyre
  • Madre (2016) - Alicia
  • Mad Dogs (2016) - Nurse Santiago
  • Inbetween (2015) - Doris Pappas
  • My Date with Carmelo (2015) - Mami
  • East Los High - 2 episodes (2015) - Sukie
  • Vámonos (2015) - Rosa
  • Sheila Scorned (2015) - Berry
  • Inbetween - 7 episodes (2015) - Doris Pappas
  • The Fosters - 5 episodes (2013-2014) - Karina Sanchez
  • Madrugada quebradiza (2013) - Gloria
  • Our Boys (2013) - Rosa
  • Bloomers (2013) - Valerie Matsumoto
  • The Moment (2013) - Blanca
  • Life Tracker (2013) - Mrs. Valliani
  • Modern Family (2013) - Psychic
  • The Mentalist (2012) - Delores Recinos
  • Breaking Bad (2012) - Delores
  • The Newsroom (2012) - Housekeeper
  • Cipriano, yo hice el 17 de octubre (2012) - Unknown Character
  • Birth Mark (2011) - Maria
  • In My Father's House (2011) - Deborah
  • The Snow Queen (2011) - Mrs. Robichaux
  • Affliction (2011) - Doctor Silvia Chalmers
  • Love Bites (2011) - Mrs. Ramirez
  • L.A. Noire (2011) - Female Pedestrian 12 (voice)
  • Final Sale (2011) - Eva Garcia
  • The Looking Glass (2010) - Mother
  • Mad Men (2010) - Celia
  • Spotlight (2010) - Caroline Sharp
  • Flashforward (2010) - Judge Sandoz
  • The Closer (2009) - Mrs. DeLeon
  • Abuelo (2009) - Store Clerk
  • Cold Case (2009) - Beatrice Calderon
  • Heroes: Destiny - 4 episodes (2008) - Iris
  • For Heaven's Sake (2008) - Gloria
  • Desperate Housewives (2007) - Michelle
  • Santa Teresa (2007) - Linda
  • Hoy no estoy (2007) - Mucama
  • Hardly Married (2007) - Sara Morales
  • Lincoln Heights (2007) - Maricarmen Reyes
  • Elevator (2006) - Mrs. Mitchell
  • On the Brink (2006) - Mrs. Gallo
  • Criminal Minds - "Machismo" (2006) TV episode - Maria Sanchez
  • Crossing Jordan - 2 episodes (2006) - Carolyn Macelli
  • Wanted (2005) - Meredith Galvan
  • Veronica Mars (2005) - Maria Oliveres
  • Mystery Woman: Game Time (2005) - Clerk
  • Killer Women (2005) - Unknown Character
  • NYPD Blue - 2 episodes (1999-2004) - Linda Sanchez/Mrs. Iglesias
  • KidSmartz (2003) - Narrator (voice)
  • Time of Fear (2002) - Mrs. Cuervas
  • Under the Gun (2002) - Joan
  • 7th Heaven (2002) - Kathleen
  • American Family (2002) - Olivia
  • ER - 2 episodes (2001-2002) - Corrine Munoz
  • 24 (2001) - Nurse
  • The Brothers Garcia (2001) - Mrs. Vasquez
  • Boston Public (2001) - Mrs. Grayson
  • The Huntress - 2 episodes (2000) - Lieutenant Maria Chavez
  • Under Suspicion (2000) - Singer (voice)
  • Erin Brockovich (2000) - Woman #1 (uncredited)
  • Passions (2000) - Unknown Character
  • Felicity (1998) - Principal
  • 413 Hope St. (1997) - Nurse #2
  • A Gun, a Car, a Blonde (1997) - Adele
  • Latin Boys Go to Hell (1997) - Mrs. Vega
  • Mad About You (1996) - Consuela the Maid
  • General Hospital (1995) - Marina
  • Ted & Venus (1991) - Cop #5
  • Sons and Daughters (1991) - Ms. Martinez
  • Club Fed (1990) - The Spanish Maid
  • Thirtysomething (1989) - Michele
  • Hotel - 2 episodes (1987-1988) - Maid

External Links[]

For an up-to-date filmography, see here.

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