Hometown: Tel Aviv
Petra Solano in “Jane The Virgin”
In The CW’s Golden Globe-nominated comedy series “Jane The Virgin,” Yael Grobglas stars as Petra, the scheming ex-wife and now mother of twins with Rafael (Justin Baldoni). Grobglas also portrayed Petra’s long lost twin Anezka, who was not all that she appeared to be.
In October 2014, “Jane The Virgin” premiered to rave reviews on The CW. The series was nominated for a Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award for a comedy and won an AFI Award for “TV Program of the Year,” People’s Choice Award for “Favorite New TV Comedy” and Peabody Award.
Grobglas recently appeared as the psychic super villain Gayle Marsh aka PSI in the third season of “Supergirl.” She also can be seen opposite Brenton Thwaits in “An Interview with God,” for director Perry Lang. The film follows an up-and-coming journalist who finds his world and faith increasingly challenged when he is granted an interview with someone who claims to be God.
In January 2016, Grobglas starred opposite Yon Tumarkin and Danielle Jadelyn in the Israeli horror film “JeruZalem.” The story follows two American teenagers, Grobglas and Jadelyn, who visit Jerusalem on Yom Kippur when they are caught in the middle of a Biblical apocalypse. The film was directed by brothers Yoav and Doron Paz and produced through Epic Pictures.
In 2013, Grobglas was cast as the lead central character America Singer in The CW pilot “The Selection” that was based off the young adult novel by Kiera Cass. That same year, Grobglas was cast in a recurring role on The CW historical fantasy romance series “Reign” as Olivia.
Raised in Israel where she studied dance and acting, Grobglas appeared in several of her home country’s popular television series’ including “Ha’ Yi” (The Island), “Ha-Shualim” (the Foxes) and “Tanuhi” (Give It A Rest) as well as gained international recognition starring in the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival official selection Israeli horror film, “Kalevet” (Rabies).
Grobglas currently resides in Los Angeles.