Netflix’s drama series 13 Reasons Why is one of the most grueling to watch shows of recent times. The show’s horrifyingly realistic portrayal of cyberbullying, se*ual harassment, depression, and suicide has made it one of the biggest shows on earth.
The current reputation of the show is thanks in part to the stellar acting on screen by the cast including Christian Navarro.
Navarro’s portrayal of Tony Padilla in the series 13 Reasons Why made him a popular actor, learn about his journey as an actor and his 7 facts.
Christian Navarro was born Christian Lee Navarro in Bronx, New York, the U.S. on August 21, 1991, to parents of Puerto Rican descent.
The star was raised in the Bronx alongside a sister, Leeann Madisyn Navarro. He studied at his local schools and had a keen interest in drama right from his high school days.
He stands at 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall which is less than the American average of 5 foot 10 inches (177 cm).
Although best known for his role in the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, Navarro began his career on-screen back in 2005. In the year, he was an extra in the film Day of the Dead 2: Contagium.
After this, he played minor roles in films like 'Can You Ever Forgive Me?', Bushwick, Run It, etc. among others.
In a similar fashion, he started his career on TV in 2007 with Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Then he did a few minor roles in various shows before landing his breakthrough role as Tony Padilla in 2017 on 13 Reasons Why.
Navarro plays the friend of Hannah Baker, Antonio "Tony" Padilla better known as Tony. He is one of the main characters on the show and is pivotal to the show’s plot.
Hannah played by Katherine Langford entrusts him with her tapes before killing herself, she leaves them on his doorstep and he is responsible for making the truth known.
For his intense portrayal of the bullied and harassed friend of Hannah, he was awarded the Rising Star Award at the 2018 San Diego International Film Festival.
While the details of his current relationship status are not available in the public domain, it was revealed he was dating Shazi Raja in 2016. In an interview with PopSugar, he said that
"I'm single! [My ex-girlfriend] and I separated a few months ago, and I'm single and doing my thing."
After the split, he was seen in multiple public events with Kass Ramirez, though the pair has kept the details of their relationship under wraps.
His secrecy about his relationships sparked rumors that he was gay like his character on 13RW. He has not addressed the rumors personally.
Christian is a fan of tattoos and has a semicolon on his left wrist. In addition to this, he also has a lot of other tattoos all over his body.
In fact, right beside his semicolon tattoo, there is a tat written in Hindi, whose meaning is enlightenment.
In addition to giving him worldwide fame and recognition, the star has also expressed thankfulness to the show for being a voice for the voiceless.
The depiction of bullying and harassment on the show has helped a lot of people according to the actor. He ha also said that the show tackles real-life issues faced by people all over the world.
Christian Navarro has said multiple times that he himself has struggled with bullying and depression. He also said that all of us deal with these dark moments at some point in our lives.
According to him, bullying exists almost everywhere and we have to come together to combat it.