Ana de la Reguera

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Ana de la Reguera
Born Anabell Gardoqui de la Reguera
(1977-04-08) April 8, 1977 (age 37)
Veracruz, Mexico
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Website
http://www.anadelareguera.net/

Anabell Gardoqui "Ana" de la Reguera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈana ðe la reˈɣeɾa]; born April 8, 1977) is a Mexican[1] actress who has starred in telenovelas, films, and the HBO television series Eastbound & Down.

Early life[edit]

Reguera was born in Veracruz, Mexico. Her mother was a Miss Veracruz who became a journalist and TV personality.[2] She began her performance arts studies in the Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura and was the host of Pasarela on Televisa Veracruz. She left the Televisa's CEA, and then studied with Rosa María Bianchi, Patricia Reyes Spíndola and Rafael Miranau. She also studied at the Centro de Formación Actoral de TV Azteca (CEFAC).

Acting career[edit]

Telenovelas[edit]

Her acting career began with her role in the telenovela Azul (1996) followed by Pueblo chico, infierno grande (1997), with Verónica Castro, for which she received the Heraldo award for best female acting, and Desencuentro which was her third telenovela under the direction of Ernesto Alonso.

Tentaciones (1998) marked her beginning with the production company Argos Comunicación. She was immediately offered a role in Destino and Todo por amor, for which she received the Palmas de oro award.

Cara o Cruz was the first telenovela co-production between Argos Comunicación and Telemundo, that was made exclusively for the Hispanic audience living in the United States. It was later rebroadcast in Mexico, by independent channel CNI. She was also seen playing María in the telenovela Por tí for TV Azteca and the mini-series that followed up on Pedro El Escamoso, Como Pedro por su casa which was a co-production between Caracol from Colombia and Telemundo.

Commercial work[edit]

Reguera has been in many commercials and television shows in Mexico, such as: Mujer, casos de la vida real, Al derecho y al Derbez, Íntimamente Shanik, Chiquitos pero picosos, La venta increíble, Llévatelo and Cómplices en familia.

In theatre she has participated in El cartero directed by Raúl Quintanilla, for which she received two awards from the Mexican Association of Theatre Journalists.

In 2010, she began appearing in commercials for Kahlúa liqueur.[3] She signed a multimillion-dollar contract with CoverGirl to be one of the official faces, along with Drew Barrymore and Queen Latifah, of its ad campaign.[2]

Film[edit]

Her introduction to film began in Por la libre, under the direction of Juan Carlos de Llaca. Later she acted in the film Un Secreto de Esperanza and in 2003 Ladies Night, alongside Ana Claudia Talancón. In 2005 she played the starring role in Gitanas which aired on Telemundo in the United States.

She is perhaps best known for her role as Sister Encarnación in Nacho Libre,[4] a film by Jared Hess, director of Napoleon Dynamite. She also played a small role in the movie, Cowboys & Aliens.

In 2010, she played the historical Josefa Quintana, a mistress of Father Miguel Hidalgo, hero of the Mexican War of Independence.

Other ventures[edit]

In 2006, Reguera hosted the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America along with Mexican alternative rock group Molotov.

She is currently working with Argos Comunicación on the HBO Latin American series "Capadocia" along with Rebecca Jones and also serves as a spokesperson for CoverGirl cosmetics.

Reguera appeared as Kenny Powers' love interest in Season 2 of HBO's hit series Eastbound & Down.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 Por la libre María
2002 secreto de Esperanza, UnUn secreto de Esperanza Lety
2003 Ladies' Night Ana
2006 Caco, ElEl Caco
2006 Nacho Libre Sister Encarnación
2006 Así del precipicio Lucía
2007 Sultanes del Sur Monica Silvari
2008 Paraiso Travel Milagros
2009 Empire State Ellen Cochrane
2009 Traspatio, ElEl Traspatio Blanca
2010 Cop Out Gabriela
2010 Di Di Hollywood Rita Marlow
2010 Hidalgo: La historia jamás contada Josefa Quintana Mexican War of Independence
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Maria
2014 Ghosts
2014 Book of Life Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Azul Cecilia Telenovela
1997 Pueblo chico, infierno grande Priscila Telenovela
1997 Desencuentro Beatriz Telenovela
2000 Tentaciones Fernanda Segovia Telenovela
2000 Todo por amor Lucía Telenovela
2002 Cara o cruz Mariana Medina/Aída Telenovela
2002 Por tí María Aldana/Isabel Miranda Telenovela
2003 Como Pedro por su casa Astrid Television series
2003 Luciana y Nicolás Luciana Telenovela
2004 Gitanas María Salomé Telenovela
2008 Capadocia Lorena Guerra Television series
2009 Empire State Ellen Cochrane Pilot episode
2010 Eastbound & Down Vida Television series
2010 Royal Pains Carmen Television series
2014 Anger Management Livi Television series

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed Johnson (February 25, 2007). "Latinos are ready for their Kodak moments". LA Times. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  2. ^ a b Ana de la Reguera, Conquering Hollywood. Exploretaca.com. Retrieved on 2012-06-02.
  3. ^ Rosario, Mariela. (2010-11-15) POLL: Ana de la Reguera's "Intriguing" Kahlua Commercial. Latina. Retrieved on 2012-06-02.
  4. ^ Carina Chocano (June 16, 2006). "Nacho Libre". LA Times. Retrieved 2010-04-30. 
  5. ^ 'Eastbound & Down' Heads to Mexico For Season 2, Taps New Regulars. Deadline.com (April 2010). Retrieved on 2012-06-02.

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