2020s

Know the Cast: ‘The Five Juanas’

The Five Juanas Cast on Netflix - Every Performer and Character in the Netflix Series

The Five Juanas cast includes Zuria Vega, Juanita Arias, Sofia Engberg, Oka Giner and Renata Notni. This info article contains minor spoilers for the Mexican Netflix series (La Venganza de las Juanas). Check out Vague Visages’ Know the Cast section for more streaming guides.

In The Five Juanas, women from different backgrounds randomly meet at a Cancun hotel. They all have the same fish-shaped birthmark on their backside, which inspires an investigation into their familial bloodlines. Together, the female protagonists identify a Mexican politician as a villainous mutual. Here’s a breakdown of all the main players in The Five Juanas.

The Five Juanas Cast: Zuria Vega as Juana Manuela

The Five Juanas Cast - Zuria Vega as Juana Manuela

Character Profile: A Monterrey native who moved to the Canary Islands as a teenager. She learns that her politician uncle is actually her father. Manny is arguably the most skeptical member of the five Juanas.

Vega’s Resume: Roberta in Sexo y otros secretos (2007-08), Renata Higareda Fontana in Alma de hierro (2008-09), Julia in I Don’t Know Whether to Slit My Wrists or Leave Them Long (2013), Julieta in Mi marido tiene familia (2017-19), Valeria in For Better, for Worse (2019)

The Five Juanas Cast: Juanita Arias as Juana Matilde

The Five Juanas Cast - Juanita Arias as Juana Matilde

Character Profile: A dancer from Colombia. In the past, she killed a military rapist. Matilde pursues a singing career while investigating her background.

Arias’ Resume: Cage in Android Insurrection (2012), Sofia in Amores Peligrosos (2013), Jenny in Run Coyote Run (2017), Kashi in El Señor de los Cielos (2018), Valeria Fuentes Jasso in Como tú no hay dos (2020)

The Five Juanas Cast: Sofia Engberg as Juana Batista

The Five Juanas Cast - Sofia Engberg as Juana Batista

Character Profile: A Mayan clairvoyant. Her mother was an actress who died in a car accident while traveling with a mysterious man. Batista uses her talents to keep the group balanced.

Engberg’s Resume: Expression of Earth in Simply Right Here (2016), Sara’s friend in Preso No. 1 (2019), Periodista Estacion de Radio in Everything Will Be Fine (2021)

The Five Juanas Cast: Oka Giner as Juana Caridad

The Five Juanas Cast - Oka Giner as Juana Caridad

Character Profile: A novitiate at Our Lady of Perpetual Succor in Santa María de los Ángeles. She leads a mission to save a friend named Sister Teresa. Caridad’s mother hasn’t spoken in 20 years due to brain damage.

Giner’s Resume: Bárbara Fuenmayor in Gossip Girl: Acapulco (2013), Emilia Marín in
Señorita Pólvora (2015), Rosario Franco in Lady of Steel (2016-18), Olivia Nieves in La Piloto (2018), Elena in Daughter from Another Mother (2021)

The Five Juanas Cast: Renata Notni as Juana Valentina

The Five Juanas Cast - Renata Notni as Juana Valentina

Character Profile: A Mexican journalist. She investigates a man named Chango who is connected to Juana Caridad. Valentina learns that a potential love interest is actually her half-brother.

Notni’s Resume: Luisa Hernández in Un gancho al corazón (2008-09), María Soledad ‘Marisol’ Lobo Ballesteros in Amorcito corazón (2011-12), Mariana in Quiero amarte (2013-14), Julieta in Grandma’s Wedding (2019), Adela Cruz in El Dragón: Return of a Warrior (2019-20)

The Five Juanas Cast: Carlos Ponce as Carlos Simón Marroquín

The Five Juanas Cast - Carlos Ponce as Carlos Simón Marroquín

Character Profile: A politician who is nominated for an attorney general position. He narrates the beginning of the series. Simón becomes a key figure in the five Juanas mystery.

Ponce’s Resume: Rodrigo in Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005), Salvadore in Couples Retreat (2009), Marcel in Rio (2011), Matthew Wright in Spy (2015), Armando in Loli’s Luck (2021)

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The Five Juanas cast also includes Pablo Bracho (Machete Kills, El Chema), Verónica Merchant (Deep Crimson, Atrapada) and Iván Amozurrutia (Enamorándome de Ramón, Preso No. 1).

Q.V. Hough (@QVHough) is Vague Visages’ founding editor.

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