In 2021, Mexican-Australian star Inde Navarrette appeared on "Superman & Lois," playing Sarah Crushing. Now, fans are curious to know more about the rising star. Who is she, and what does she love doing?
Born to a first-generation Australian mom and a Mexican dad, Navarette moved around a lot as a teenager. By the time she was 15, she'd already been to 11 different schools.
And while that kind of residential mobility would cause lower academic performance or deviant behavior, Navarette saw it as an opportunity to meet new people and create lasting friendships.
"Superman & Lois" Actress Inde Navarrette | Source: Youtube.com/The CW Network
INCLINED TOWARDS ACTING FROM THE START
Since she was young, her mother's side of the family loved watching the Academy Awards. She also loved watching movies with her cousins and soon realized she wanted to become an actor.
Breaking into the industry was not an easy fit for Navarrette. At one point, someone told her to lie about her ethnicity to land a role, something she says, while uncomfortable, is a common occurrence in Hollywood. She says:
"There are a lot of nos in this business, and you have to be really stubborn. I've always had this fast-track mindset that's allowed me to look past the nos and go after anything that I put my mind to with every fiber of my being."
Actress Ide Navarrette at Mondrian Los Angeles on January 03, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images
However, with her persistence and ability to always go for what she wanted, she landed a role as Ellie in "Wander Darkly," where she appears alongside Diego Luna and Sienna Miller. The drama film premiered at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival.
NAVARRETTE'S FIRST HIGH-PROFILE ROLE
Navarrette landed her first high-profile role in the final season of the teen drama "13 Reasons Why," playing Monty's sister Estela de la Cruz.
Inde Navarrette and Xolo Maridueña on January 03, 2020 in West Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images
The 20-year-old appears to have more luck than many emerging actors as she'd already booked her next TV show while filming "13 Reasons Why."
She finally landed her breakout role as Sarah Cushing in the superhero drama "Superman & Lois." In the series that premiered on February 13, 2021, her character plays a young, heartbroken girl who tries to heal herself and challenges those around her to be better.
Shane Diamond of "Changing the Game" and Inde Navarrette on August 05, 2021 in Bentonville, Arkansas. | Source: Getty Images
Speaking to Contrast Magazine, Navarrette disclosed that she resonated well with the role because her circumstances forced her to grow up fast, just like Sarah. She says she admires her character's resilience and tenacity in wanting her family to be happy and whole again.
Her other film credits include playing Veronica in the Snapchat original series "Denton's Death Date." She also appeared in "Cross Words Together" and "Cranberry Nights."
Inde Navarrette, Sean Smith of "#Whitetina" and Xolo Mariduena on August 07, 2021 in Bentonville, Arkansas | Source: Getty Images
When the cameras stop rolling, Navarrette loves to spend time dancing with her friends and keeping in shape at the gym. When the gyms closed due to the coronavirus, she often went for walks and did home workouts with her roommate and mother.
While she can sometimes be lazy, she always tries to remain creative and productive. Her fans look forward to seeing her in more roles as she continues to mesmerize her fans through her work.