Eiza González

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Reyna.
Eiza González
Eiza González en IDM pasarelas.jpg
Born Eiza González Reyna
(1990-01-30) January 30, 1990 (age 24)[1]
Caborca, Sonora, México
Occupation Singer, songwriter, actress
Years active 2007–present
Website
eizagonzalezr.com.mx

Eiza González Reyna (born January 30, 1990 in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico) is an Mexican actress and singer. In 2007, she gained popularity for her debut role as "Lola" in the Mexican teen-oriented musical telenovela Lola...Érase una vez.

Early life[edit]

Born in Caborca, Sonora, Mexico,[1] González is the only daughter of former Mexican model, Glenda Reyna. She has one brother, who is twelve years older than her. Her father, Carlos, was killed in a motorcycle accident when she was 12. She cites her father's death, as a strong influence in her career.[2] She attended two private bi-lingual schools, Edron Academy and the American School Foundation, both located in Mexico City.[3][4] González was diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder as a child and received treatment for it.[5] At 14, she was accepted into Televisa's acting school, Centro de Educación Artística. She completed two years of a three year course before she was cast as the protagonist in the 2007 teen-oriented telenovela Lola...Érase una vez at 16.

Acting career[edit]

2007 to 2008[edit]

From 2003 through 2004, González studied acting at the M & M Studio, an acting school in Mexico City run by famed actress, Patricia Reyes Spíndola.[3] At age 14, she was accepted into Televisa's famous acting school, Centro de Educación Artística in Mexico City. While attending school, she was first spotted by producer and director, Pedro Damian (best known for his success with Latin pop band, RBD). Two years later, Damian cast González in a remake of Argentina's famous children's telenovela, Floricienta. She portrayed "Lola", the lead female protagonist in Lola...Érase una vez. The show began filming in late 2006 and debuted in Mexico on February 26, 2007. It was later shown in various countries throughout Latin America and the US. To promote the show, González went on a national tour in Mexico to perform songs that she sang on the show. Lola...Érase una vez ran for two seasons before ending in early 2008. Following the completion of Lola...Érase una vez, González, accompanied by her mother, moved to New York City briefly to attend a three month course of acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in the spring of 2008. She returned to Mexico City in early fall of that same year.[6]

2009 to 2011[edit]

In April 2009, González was cast in an episode of the popular crime drama television series Mujeres Asesinas as a supporting character for the second season. She starred alongside Mexican actress Susana González in the episode Tere, Desconfiada, playing the teenage antagonist, "Gaby". González commented that she was informed about the casting call while she was preparing to release her first solo album Contracorriente.[7]

In early 2010, following the US release of González's debut album, Contracorriente, she announced to fans via Twitter that she had been cast as the lead protagonist in the musical "tween" telenovela Sueña conmigo.[8] González played dual roles of "Clara" and Clara's alter-ego "Roxy Pop". For the role, González traveled to Buenos Aires to film in April 2010. She lived in Buenos Aires for a year, travelling back to Mexico City on breaks during the production of Sueña conmigo. When filming ended in February 2011, Gonzalez returned to Mexico City. The show was produced by Televisa and Nickelodeon Latin America, and aired on July 20, 2010 in Argentina, Mexico, and other Latin American countries. Because of its success in Argentina, the cast performed several concerts in throughout Argentina from March to July 2011.[9]

In June and July 2011, González attended castings for Televisa's newest tween television series, Miss XV in Mexico City. She auditioned for one of two lead roles and was considered for the lead role. However, producers felt she was too old for the part and she lost the role.[10]

2012 to present[edit]

In early 2012, González filmed Casi 30, a comedy-drama directed by Alejandro Sugich. Filming was conducted in Sonora and Mexico City. González plays "Cristina", an 18-year-old ballet student who falls in love with "Emilio", the film's lead character.[11] The film marks González's acting debut in cinema. In 2013, the movie premiered at several film festivals in Mexico, but it is not scheduled for nationwide release in Mexico until August 22, 2014.[12][13][14]

In May 2012, González was officially confirmed as the female protagonist, 'Nicole Brizz Balvanera' for Televisa's latest telenovela, Amores verdaderos.[15] Amores verdaderos is a telenovela remake of the TV Azteca television series Amor en custodia, based on the Argentine telenovela of the same name. Amores verdaderos marks González's transition to her first mature role in a telenovela.[16] Filming began on July 23, 2012 and concluded in early May 2013. The show premiered on September 3, 2012 for Canal de las Estrellas in Mexico.[17][18]

Originally, Mexican producer Pedro Torres offered González the lead role of "Sofía López-Haro" (Serena Van Der Woodsen in the original television show) in his television show, Gossip Girl: Acapulco, the Mexican remake of the hit American television series, Gossip Girl. González considered accepting the role, but declined, due to her rigorous filming schedule for Amores verdaderos.[19]

In September 2013, González was cast in director Adrian Cervantes' film, All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen. The film is slated to star Bonnie Wright of the Harry Potter film franchise. González will play "Brittany" in the movie. Filming has not yet been scheduled as of July 2014.[20]

In November 2013, she was announced as a cast member for producer Robert Rodriguez's television series, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.[21] González plays Santanico Pandemonium, a role portrayed by Salma Hayek in the original film. The role is González's first English-speaking part, and she is also featured prominently on the print advertisements for the series. The show is produced by Rodriguez for his cable network El Rey. González relocated to Austin, Texas to film the program's first season. Following its U.S. debut, the show began available for streaming internationally on Netflix in the UK, Canada, and Latin America. On March 26, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season on El Rey.[22][23][24] On August 12, 2014, she hosted the "MTV Millennial Awards" at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City.[25][26]

Musical career[edit]

Debut album: Contracorriente (2008–2010)[edit]

Following the success of her debut performance in Lola...Érase una vez, González signed a deal with EMI Televisa to record her own album as a solo artist in late 2008. Pre-production and recording for González's debut album, Contracorriente (Counter-current in English) began in fall 2008; the album was recorded in Texas, Los Angeles, and Mexico City. The album was released in Mexico on November 24, 2009. It was released in the US on January 26, 2010. The album's only single, Mi Destino Soy Yo, was released in Mexico on October 20, 2009.[27] To promote the single, she performed at televised music festivals and concerts across Mexico.[28] Because of the Sueña conmigo musical tour in Argentina, González was unable to embark on a longer tour for the album or release a second single.

Second album: Te Acordarás de Mí (2011-2012)[edit]

In June 2011, González announced that she wished to focus on the production and recording of her second solo album. She also revealed that she planned to spend the remainder of the year working on new music and would not return to film or television projects until the album was completed.[29] She completed production on her second album during the first months of 2012. The album was recorded in Mexico City, Texas, and the Dominican Republic.[30]

Her first single, Te Acordarás de Mí, was released for digital download on iTunes for Mexico on April 16, 2012 and May 22, 2012 for the U.S. The song was co-written by González, singer-songwriter Alejandra Alberti, and Carlos Lara in Mexico City.[31] González's second album, Te Acordarás de Mí was released on June 12, 2012 in Mexico for physical and digital format; it was released digitally on iTunes the U.S. on the same day.[1][32] The album contains 12 songs; González co-wrote three songs.[33] Te Acordarás de Mí debuted at number 66 on the Mexican Charts.[34] Invisible was announced as the second single; it was released on the radio in Mexico on August 1, 2012.[35]

In February 2013, González confirmed plans for a re-release edition of her second album. The re-release is expected to include new songs, as well as duets, but as of July 2014, no release date has been set.[36]

Personal life[edit]

González moved to Los Angeles, California in late August 2013 to further pursue her acting career.[37][38] She is fluent in English and speaks some Italian.[3] In June 2011, she began dating Mexican businessman Pepe Diaz for two years. The pair split in the summer of 2013.[39]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Horton Hears A Who Jessica Spanish-language voiceover
2013 The Croods Eep Crood Spanish-language voiceover
2014 Casi 30 Cristina Film debut (Filmed in 2012)
Flying Fairy Until Liffey Talula Short film
2015 All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen Brittany[40]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007–08 Lola...Érase una vez Dolores "Lola" Valente Pescador Lead role, acting debut
2008 Una Familia De Tantas Gaby Unaired Pilot
2010–11 Sueña conmigo Clara Molina/Roxy Pop Lead role
2012–13 Amores Verdaderos Nicole "Nikki" Brizz Balvanera Lead role
2014–present From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Santanico Pandemonium Lead role

Theatre[edit]

Year Play Role
2008 Hoy no me puedo levantar Cameo
2012 I Love Romeo y Julieta Julieta

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

TVyNovelas Award

Year Category Title of work Result
2008 Best Female Revelation
Lola...Érase Una Vez
Won

Kids' Choice Awards

Kids' Choice Awards Mexico
Year Category Title of work Result
2011 Favorite Actress
Sueña Conmigo[41]
Nominated
2013 Favorite Artist Eiza González Won
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie The Croods Won
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina
Year Category Title of work Result
2011 Favorite Actress
Sueña Conmigo[42]
Nominated
Newcomer on TV Won
Meus Prêmios Nick
Year Category Title of work Result
2011 Favorite Actress
Sueña Conmigo[43]
Nominated
Hair Crazy Eiza González Nominated

Premios Juventud

Year Category Title of work Result
2013 The Girl of My Dreams
Amores Verdaderos
Nominated
Best Theme Novelero
"Me Puedes Pedir Lo Que Sea" (feat Marconi)
Won

Lo Nuestro Awards[edit]

Year Category Title of work Result
2009 Breakout Artist or Group of the Year
Eiza González
Won

People en Español Award

Year Category Title of work Result
2013 Best Actress
Amores Verdaderos
Nominated
Best Couple (with Sebastián Rulli) Nominated

Premios Oye![edit]

Year Category Title of work Result
2007 Best New Artist
Eiza González
Nominated

MTV Millennial Awards

Year Category Title of work Result
2013 Cake of the Year
Eiza González
Nominated

Premios Celebrity E!

Year Category Title of work Result
2012 Celebrity of the Year
Eiza González
Nominated

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