Danna Paola

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Danna Paola
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Background information
Birth name Danna Paola Rivera Munguía
Born (1995-06-23) 23 June 1995 (age 19)
Mexico City, Federal District, Mexico
Genres Latin pop, latin ballad, electropop, teen pop
Occupations Actress, singer, television hostess
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1999–present
Labels Universal Music México
2001 – present
Associated acts Aleks Syntek, Chayanne, Noel Schajris
Website dannapaolaonline.com

Danna Paola Rivera Munguía (born 23 June 1995 in Mexico City), better known as Danna Paola, is a Mexican actress and singer. Paola gained popularity in her native Mexico as a child actress and singer, starring in dozens of television projects throughout her early childhood and adolescence. She received her first leading role in the telenovela, María Belén, and released her first album, Mi Globo Azul, at age 6.

Early life[edit]

Paola was born and raised in Mexico City, Mexico. She is the daughter of Patricia Munguia and Juan Jose Rivera, the former singer of Grupo Ciclón and Los Caminantes. She has an older sister, Vania.[1]

Career[edit]

Early career: 1999–2003[edit]

Danna Paola began acting, at age 4, in her native Mexico City, when in 1999, Televisa, began a children's casting search for the children's program, Plaza Sésamo (the Mexican version of Sesame Street). Accompanied by her mother, Paola attended the casting with her sister and both were selected to participate on the show.[2]

She received her first acting role at age 5 in the telenovela, Rayito de Luz, in 2000. In 2001, at age 6, Paola received her first leading role in María Belén. The same year, she released her debut album, titled Mi Globo Azul.

Breakout success: 2004–2010[edit]

In 2004, she was the lead of the successful children's series, Amy, la niña de la mochila azul, and released her second studio album, Océano. A year later, she was the female lead of Pablo y Andrea, the television adaptation of the classic novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

In 2009, she was cast as "Patito" in Atrévete a Soñar, the Mexican remake of the popular Argentine children's telenovela, Patito Feo.[3] Paola filmed two seasons of the show and production was concluded in late 2009. Atrévete a Soñar marked Paola's transition from children's to tween telenovelas. Paola and the cast of the telenovela recorded two soundtracks and toured across Mexico, in order to promote the show.[4] The telenovela and its soundtrack were very successful throughout Mexico and Latin America. The soundtrack was certified double platinum in Mexico.[5]

2011–present[edit]

In 2011, she began the production for her fourth solo studio album. Her previous discography included songs for telenovela or film soundtracks. She revealed that she wanted her new album to reflect her growth as an artist and shed her image as a child actress.[6] "Ruleta", written by Mexican pop singer, Paty Cantú, was announced as the album's lead single. The official music video premiered on Paola's official VEVO channel on 14 March 2012. The single rose to number 32 on the Top Mexican Airplay charts in July 2012.[7]

Her self-titled album, Danna Paola, was released on 5 June 2012, simultaneously in Mexico and Latin America for digital download and physical release. It included 11 songs written by popular Mexican artists such as Jesse y Joy, Río Roma, Ha*Ash, and a collaboration with 3BallMTY.[8] The album debuted at number 56 on AMPROFON.[9] Previously, "Curame" was announced as a single,[10] but on 19 June 2012, the song was replaced by "Todo fue un show" as the album's second single. Paola explained that she decided to change the single choice, in order to showcase her vocal ability.[11] The album's following single, "No Es Cierto", is a duet with Noel Schajris. Her fourth single, "Agüita", is the official theme song for the second season of MTV Latin America's series, Niñas Mal.[12]

In May 2012, she served as the opening act for Demi Lovato's concerts in at the Auditorio Nacional in Mexico City and the Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.[13]

In May 2013, Paola auditioned for the first Spanish-language Mexican production of the successful Broadway musical, Wicked, in Mexico City. She auditioned for both Glinda and Elphaba, performing Popular and Defying Gravity. Later that same month, the final cast for the Mexican production was announced, with Paola playing the role of Elphaba. The production opened in Mexico City at Teatro Telcel, on October 17, 2013. Critics in Mexico, as well as the play's original composer, Stephen Schwartz, praised her performance.[14][15] At the age of 18, Paola was the youngest person to play the role of Elphaba in a professional production.[16]

In addition to being well-received by critics, the play was also a commercial success in Mexico City. In its first 12 weeks, it sold over 100,000 tickets and had more than 100 performances, breaking a box office record and making it one of the most successful theatre productions in Mexico's history.[17][18] In March 2014, Paola was cast in "Saving Sara Cruz" a modern day remake of the 1992 film, "The Bodyguard". The film will be Paola's English-language debut. Filming for the project reportedly began in June 2014 in Los Angeles.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Saving Sara Cruz Sara Cruz First English-language role
2010 Tangled Rapunzel Spanish-language voiceover
2008 Arráncame la vida Lilia Ascencio (age 12)

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Como dice el dicho Mayra Episode: "Los deseos se cumplen..."
2009-2010 Atrévete a soñar Patricia "Patito" Peralta Castro
2009 Plaza Sésamo Season 12, Episode 11
Interprets: "Oye mamá"
2008 Querida enemiga Bettina Aguilar Ugarte
La rosa de Guadalupe Samantha Episode: "Adiós a la calle"
2007 Muchachitas como tú Paola Velásquez
Objetos perdidos Little girl Episode: "Objeto 8"
La hora pico Herself
2007
2003
2003
La familia P. Luche Niña de oro
María Belén
María Belén
Episode: "Niños de oro"
Episode: "La novia de Ludoviquito"
Episode: "Ludovico en la escuela"
2005 El privilegio de mandar Sketch: "Bailando por un hueso"
Pablo y Andrea Andrea Saavedra
Contra viento y marea Natalia Ríos (girl)
2004 Amy, la niña de la mochila azul Amy Granados-Betancourt Arteaga
Alegrijes y rebujos Guest Appearance
2003 De pocas, pocas pulgas Amy la serenita
2002 ¡Vivan los niños! Estrella
2001 María Belén María Belén García Marín
2000 Rayito de luz Lupita Lerma As Danna Paola Rivera
1999 Plaza Sésamo Uncredited

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013-14 Wicked Elphaba First production in Spanish
2004 Anita la huerfanita Anita
2003 Regina Regina (little girl)

Discography[edit]

Studio albums
  • 2001: Mi globo azul
  • 2004: Océano
  • 2005: Chiquita pero picosa
  • 2012: Danna Paola
EPs
Compilations
  • 2004: Lo mejor de Amy, la niña de la mochila azul
  • 2009: Atrévete a soñar 1.5
Live albums
  • 2010: Atrévete a soñar: El concierto
Soundtracks
  • 2003: Regina: Un Musical Para Una Nación Que Despierta (musical)
  • 2004: Amy, la niña de la mochila azul – Vol. 1 and 2 (telenovela soundtrack)
  • 2004: Anita la Huerfanita – El Musical (musical)
  • 2005: Mensajero de Paz
  • 2006: Pablo y Andrea (telenovela soundtrack)
  • 2009: Atrévete a soñar / Atrévete a soñar 2 (telenovela soundtrack)
  • 2010: Tangled (film soundtrack)

Awards and nominations[edit]

List of awards and nominations received by Danna Paola
Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
2001 El Heraldo de México Female Revelation María Belén
Won
[19]
2002 Bravo Awards Best Child Performance (Female)
Won
[20]
2004 Paseo de las Luminarias Luminaria de oro N/A
Won
[21]
2005 Bravo Awards Best Child Performance (Female) Amy, la niña de la mochila azul
Won
[22]
Association of Theatre Critics and
Journalists in Mexico (ACPT)
Best Child Actress in Theatre Anita la huerfanita
Won
[23]
2006 Bravo Awards
Won
[24]
TVyNovelas Awards Best Child Performance Pablo y Andrea
Won
[25]
2008 Muchachitas como tú Nominated
2009 Best Young Lead Actress Querida enemiga Nominated
Lunas del Auditorio Family Spectacle Atrévete a soñar, el show Nominated [26]
Premios Oye! Best telenovela, movie or TV series musical theme "Mundo de caramelo"
Won
[27]
2010 "Yo soy tu amigo fiel" Nominated [28]
TVyNovelas Awards Best Musical Theme "Mundo de caramelo"
Won
[29]
Best Young Lead Actress Atrévete a soñar
Won
[29]
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Female Character of TV Series Nominated [30]
Promise Award
Won
[31]
2011 Premios Juventud Dream Chic Nominated [32]
Yahoo! Awards Mexico OMG! Star of 2010 N/A
Won
[33]
2012 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Latin Artist N/A Nominated [34]
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Latin Soloist N/A
Won
[35]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Latin America North Act N/A Nominated [36]
2013 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Latin Artist N/A Nominated [37]
MTV Millennial Awards Cutie Pie Girl N/A Nominated [38]
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico Favorite Twitterer N/A
Won
[39]
MTV Europe Music Awards Best Latin America North Act N/A Nominated [40]
Festival Internacional de Teatro
Héctor Azar
Female Revelation Wicked
Won
[41]
2014 Mexican Association of Theatre Journalists (APT)
Won
[42]
Association of Theatre Critics and
Journalists in Mexico (ACPT)
Revelation in Musical Theatre
Won
[43]
Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Latin Artist N/A Nominated [44]
MTV Millennial Awards Latin Video of the Year "Agüita" Pending [45]

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