Gina Rodriguez might not be a household name just yet, but a few more people will know her name after Sunday's Golden Globes. The actress won Best Actress in a TV Series -- Musical or Comedy for her role in "Jane the Virgin" on the CW.
On "Jane the Virgin" Rodriguez plays Jane Villanueva, a young, relgious Latina woman in Miami who has vowed to stay celibate until marriage. However, her world is rocked when she is mistakenly impreganted via artificial insemination by a clumsy doctor during a routine checkup. The worst part -- the father is an older, married man. Rodriguez's win marks the first Golden Globe win for any show on the CW.
Rodriguez, who is also know for her work in the series "Filly Brown" and "The Bold and the Beautiful," accepted her award Sunday with an emotional, teary speech.
"This award is so much more than myself," said Rodriguez. "It represents a culture that wants to see themselves as heroes."
Rodriguez also shared a personal anecdote, telling the auidence, "My dad used to tell me to wake up each day and say, 'I can and I will' ... Well, dad, today's a great day. I can and I did."
Rodriguez won over other nominees Lena Dunham ("Girls"), Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"), Taylor Schilling ("Orange is the New Black") and Eddie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"). "Jane the Virgin" resumes its first season on the CW on Jan. 19.
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— Jane The Virgin (@CWJaneTheVirgin) January 12, 2015