Yael Grobglas won over audiences and critics alike playing the dual roles of Petra Solano and Anezka in the critically-acclaimed and award-winning The CW comedy, “Jane the Virgin,” which premiered in October 2014 to rave reviews. In its freshman year, the series received comedy series nominations from the Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Awards, won an AFI Award for TV Program of the Year, People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy and a Peabody Award. Grobglas starred opposite Gina Rodriguez, Jaime Camil, Justin Baldoni, Andrea Navedo and Ivonne Coll and quickly became TV’s favorite villain playing Petra, the ex-wife of wealthy hotel owner, Rafael Solano. From Season two, Grobglas also took on the role of her twin sister Anezka.
Recently, Grobglas started voicing a recurring role in in an upcoming series for HBO Animation. She has also appeared as the psychic super villain Gayle Marsh aka Psi in the third season of “Supergirl” for The CW. She also can be seen in Perry Lang’s indie feature An Interview with God, opposite Brenton Thwaites.
In January 2016, Grobglas starred opposite Yon Tumarkin and Danielle Jadelyn in the Israeli horror film JeruZalem. In 2013, Grobglas was cast as the lead central character America Singer in The CW pilot “The Selection,” based on the young adult novel by Kiera Cass. That same year, she was cast in the recurring role of Olivia 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.