Anabel Alonso

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Anabel Alonso
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Anabel Alonso (left)
Born (1964-11-11) November 11, 1964 (age 50)
Baracaldo, Vizcaya, Spain

Ana Isabel Alonso Gómez (born on 11 November 1964 in Baracaldo, Vizcaya), better known as Anabel Alonso, is a Spanish comedy actress that has appeared in theatre plays, movies and television shows, including the popular sitcom 7 Vidas and the movie Finding Nemo (as the voice of Dory).[1] She also hosts several different television programs.

Main Roles[edit]

Her best known role is arguably playing Diana Freire in the popular Spanish sitcom 7 Vidas, loosely based on the American sitcom Friends. In it, she played a naive second-rate actress that as time passes comes to realize her lesbianism. The portrayal of a lesbian character going against conventional stereotypes in prime time television led to Alonso becoming a gay icon.[2] As 7 Vidas was a show known for introducing current (mostly Spanish-related, but not exclusively) topics in a comedy key, the character of Diana dealt with issues such as same-sex marriage or adoption by same-sex couples (including a powerful speech in one episode against people who reject gay adoption). Diana came across as a funny, klutzy, very sexual character, and was one of the longest-standing characters of the show (the longest-running show in the history of Spanish television).[3]

Another well-known role of Alonso is her successful portrayal of the fish Dory in the European Spanish-language version of the movie Finding Nemo,[4] for which she received rave reviews.[5]

Selected filmography[edit]

  • 1991 - El robobo de la jojoya
  • 1993
    • Kika
    • Tretas de mujer
  • 1994
    • Amor propio
    • La leyenda de la doncella
    • Los hombres siempre mienten
  • 1995
    • La boutique del llanto
    • Las cosas del querer II
    • Hotel y domicilio
    • Boca a boca
  • 1996
    • Corazón loco
    • Pon un hombre en tu vida
    • Tu nombre envenena mis sueños
    • Los moños
    • El crimen del cine Oriente
    • Esposados (short movie)
  • 1999
    • La mujer más fea del mundo
    • Camino de Santiago
  • 2000 - Carne de gallina
  • 2002 - Historia de un búho (short movie)
  • 2003 - Finding Nemo (voice of Dory)
  • 2007 - Ángeles S.A. Simona

Theatre plays[edit]

  • Las troyanas (1984)
  • Maribel y la extraña familia (1990)
  • El lunático (1992)
  • Los gatos (1992)
  • Frankie y Johnny en el Clair de Lune (1997)
  • Androcles y el león (1998)
  • Un día cualquiera (1998)
  • Confesiones de mujeres de 30 (2002–2003)

Television shows[edit]

  • La bola de cristal (1989)
  • Primera función (1990)
  • Venga el 91 (1990)
  • Menos lobos (1992)
  • Objetivo indiscreto (1992–1993)
  • Habitación 503 (1993)
  • El peor programa de la semana (1993)
  • Los ladrones van a la oficina (1993)
  • Contigo pan y cebolla (1997)
  • El flechazo (1997)
  • Mira quién viene esta noche (1997)
  • Hermanas (1998)
  • Un país maravilloso (1999)
  • Secretos de Hollywood (1999)
  • El camino de Santiago (1999)
  • Condenadas a entenderse (1999)
  • 7 Vidas (2000–2006)
  • Estoy por ti (2005)
  • Tal para cual (2006)
  • Pelopicopata (2006)
  • Distracción fatal (2006)
  • La familia Mata (since 2007)

Awards[edit]

  • Fotograma de Plata Award in 1993 for Best TV Actress for Los ladrones van a la oficina.
  • Primera Línea Award in 1993 for Revelation Actress for Kika.
  • Best Actress Award in 1996 from the Movie Festival of Badajoz for Esposados.
  • El Mundo Award for Best Basque Actress in 1998 for El crimen del cine Oriente.
  • Best Actress Award from the Elche Independent Movie Festival in 2002 for Historia de un búho.
  • Shan Gay magazine Award in 2002 for 7 vidas
  • Fotogramas de Plata Award in 2003 for Best Theatre Actress for Confesiones de mujeres de 30
  • Festival LesCaiCineMad'03 Best Actress Award for 7 vidas
  • Telón de Oro Chivas in 2004 for Best Veteran Comedy Theatre actress for Confesiones de mujeres de 30
  • Fotogramas de Plata Award-Nomination in 2004 for 7 vidas.
  • Academia de Televisión Española Award-Nomination in 2004 and 2006 for 7 vidas.

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