Luisana Lopilato

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Luisana Lopilato
Born (1987-05-18) May 18, 1987 (age 26)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nationality Argentine
Other names Luli
Occupation Actress, model, singer and spokesperson
Years active 1995-present
Spouse(s) Michael Bublé (2011-present)
Children 1
Relatives Darío Lopilato (brother)
Musical career
Genres Pop, pop rock
Instruments saxophone
Labels Independent
Associated acts Erreway, Felipe Colombo, Camila Bordonaba, Benjamín Rojas, Cris Morena
Website
luisanalopilato.com

Luisana Lopilato[1][2] (Spanish pronunciation: [lwiˈsana lopiˈlato]; born May 18, 1987) is an Argentine actress, model and singer with the nickname Lu or Luli.[citation needed] She has appeared in the television series Chiquititas, Rebelde Way, Alma Pirata, Casados con Hijos and Atracción x4. She is a former member of the Argentine band Erreway and has had a successful modeling career.

Early life[edit]

Luisana was born in Buenos Aires, in the Parque Chas neighborhood. She was raised in Buenos Aires with her brother Dario and sister Daniela by her parents.

Television career[edit]

Chiquititas (1999–2001)[edit]

Lopilato made her debut in television series Mi familia es un dibujo in 1995, and continued working as a child model. In 1999, she was chosen to play Luisana Maza in Chiquititas, a popular television series created by Cris Morena.[3]

Lopilato signed contract with the Cris Morena Group, and released four Chiquititas soundtrack albumsChiqutitias Vol. 5 (1999), Chiqutitias Vol. 6 (2000), Chiquititas Vol. 6 (2001) and Chiquititas: Rincón de Luz (2001). She reprised her role of Luisana Maza in Chiquititas, la historia, a mini–series broadcast in 2001, and Chiquititas: Rincón de Luz, a 2001 Chiquititas spin–off film. In 2000, she also appeared in film Un Amor en Moises Ville.

Rebelde Way and Erreway (2002-2003)[edit]

In 2002, Lopilato landed the role of Mía Colucci in 2002—03 television series Rebelde Way, created by Cris Morena. She starred along with Benjamín Rojas, Felipe Colombo and Camila Bordonaba, with whom she formed a pop rock band, Erreway. Erreway released three studio albums — Señales (2002), Tiempo (2003) and Memoria (2004) — which sold over 5 million copies worldwide. Señales and Tiempo earned Platinum certification in Argentina (Señales even earned double Platinum),[4][5] while Memoria earned Gold. Their 2004 film Erreway: 4 Caminos was also a box–office success. In 2007 Lopilato announced she had left Erreway and that Rojas, Colombo and Bordonaba would have a tour in Spain as a trio.[6] It was also confirmed that Lopilato would record a solo album, and that she had signed with Universal Music Group.[7][8]

Domestic stardom (2006–2009)[edit]

Lopilato gained great popularity in Latin America, Spain, Greece and Israel[citation needed] after Rebelde Way. She received several subsequent acting offers and ended up signing with Pol-Ka Productions, with which she did two telenovelas, Los Secretos de Papá and Los Pensionados.[9] In 2005 Lopilato appeared in Casados con Hijos, an Argentine version of Married... With Children. She portrayed Paola Argento, a character originally portrayed by Christina Applegate. She was nominated for a Martín Fierro Award for Best Supporting Actress. She once again worked with Cris Morena on Alma Pirata, starring alongside Benjamín Rojas, Mariano Martínez and Nicolas Vázquez.

In 2007, Lopilato was host of Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica, Latin MTV Awards, with former Miss Colombia Valerie Domínguez. She was also nominated for an ACE Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the theatre play Arlequín, and appeared in the Martín Fierro Award-nominated television comedy El Capo. Gente magazine named Lopilato "The Face of the Year".[10] Lopilato starred alongside Rodrigo González[disambiguation needed] and Sabrina Garciarena in the 2008 telenovela Encandilados, made especially for cell-phones,[11] and also starred in the theatre play La Cenicienta with Rodrigo Guirao Díaz.[12] From 2008 to 2009, she starred alongside Gabriel Goity, Rodrigo Guirao Díaz, former Erreway fellow Camila Bordonaba, Elías Viñoles and her brother Darío in the series Atracción x4.[13] Lopilato has also sung backing vocals for her sister Marcia on a number of unreleased tracks.

In 2009, Lopilato starred opposite Nicolás Cabré and Gimena Accardi in film Papá por un Día.[14] Her animated film Plumíferos, which was completed in 2008, was finally released in February 2010.[15]

Also in June 2009, magazine FHM in Spain, ranked 86 in its annual Las 100 mujeres más sexys del mundo.[16]

International exposure (2010–2011)[edit]

In 2010 Luisana successfully completed a series on Channel 13 Alguien que me quiera in which she played Bianca Rivera, a sweet and sensitive young woman who struggled and suffered much for love. The series, which has since reached the end of its season, was broadcast on Channel 13 at 19:00 in Argentina.

In 2011, Luisana Lopilato made her debut on the international market with her first film outside of Argentina. It was a Spanish thriller film "Predeterminados", directed by Jordi Arencón, in which she plays Vera. It was a very dramatic role and a new challenge in her career in film, far more demanding than her previous roles as an actress. Luisana also plans to soon begin a new play called Canillita with Alicia Zanca again.

In November 2010, magazine FHM in Spain ranked Luisana 17th in its annual list Las 100 mujeres más sexys del mundo[17] Improving from 86th place last year.

In late 2010, Luisana announced that she planned to marry Canadian singer Michael Bublé in April 2011. Having completed the recordings of Alguien Que Me Quiera, Luisana accompanied Bublé on his Crazy in Love tour.

In June 2011, magazine FHM in Spain ranked Luisana 11th "Las 100 mujeres más sexys del mundo[18] up 6 places compared to 2010.

Singing career[edit]

Chiquititas-Erreway[edit]

Luisana Lopilato began her career as a singer in the series that launched her to fame, Chiquititas. In the year 2000, Luisana participated in the album with several other talented people. The final part of the series premiered in 2001, marking the last part of the Argentine series.

After Chiquititas, Cris Morena (creator of the series), rehired Luisana for a new series called Rebelde Way, also acting actors strip should know how to sing, of which there would be a pop group called Erreway and that at that time did not expect anyone for anything that would be next to the series the phenomenon that catapulted to Luisana Lopilato to worldwide fame, like his companions.

Benjamín Rojas, Luisana Lopilato, Felipe Colombo and Camila Bordonaba were the actors chosen for the series and the group. They released three studio albums: Señales (2002), Tiempo (2003) and Memoria (2004). Two years later, as the group dissolved the series was sold to Spain and due to the success of his music... would come fourth and fifth album, this time a compilation entitled, El Disco de Rebelde Way (2006) and Erreway en Concierto (2006), cd + DVD, a show held in 2004 in Israel.

Erreway has sold worldwide over 15 million records.[citation needed]

Atracción x4[edit]

In the years 2008-2009, Luisana participated in the series Atracción x4, with her brother Darío Lopilato, and this series started another group which released two albums. And while the strip was not as successful as expected, the group if they had and their two cds came to harvest the gold in Argentina.

Solo career[edit]

Although as Luisana says it is a future project, she has made it clear on several occasions that in a few years she may release a solo pop album with songs written by herself and with her sister, Daniela Lopilato. Among the rumors about the CD, there is talk that one of the album's producers would be someone who had previously worked with the very Hilary Duff and that the label is Warner Bros. Records.

Model career[edit]

Luisana Lopilato
Beauty pageant titleholder
Height 5' 7" (1.70 cm)
Weight 50 kg
Measurements 34-22-39(US) 92-56-90(EU)
Hair color Dyed Blond, natural tawny
Eye color Blue
Dress size 4 (US) 34 (EU)

Luisana Lopilato has been the face of the brand underwear Promesse, from summer 2006 to winter 2010. She was also an image of the prestigious clothes 47 Street whose project made in 2009 for professional reasons. In 2014 she finished her work as the face of Ultimo. She has also done numerous commercials in her country, Argentina, Israel and even get to have proposals in Spain for several advertising campaigns that her busy schedule finally could not perform.

Between her contracts also included brands such as 47 Street, Sugus Combinados, John Foos, Promesse, Bubbaloo, Pent Ten, Coca Cola, Rebelde Way underwears, Ahora o Nunca, Kukuloco, Axe, Motor Oil Underwears for Juniors, Muy Keff, McDonald's, Gottex and Gillette and more...

Today, she is the face of lingerie brand Marcela Koury, Susana, Ultimo, L'Oreal Elvive, BlackBerry, Ona Saez Jeans and Nazaria Zapatos products.

Personal life[edit]

She became engaged[19] to Canadian singer Michael Bublé in 2009, with whom she appeared in his music video for "Haven't Met You Yet".[20][21] She married Bublé on March 31, 2011 in her native Argentina, with a full ceremony in April.[22][23]

In late January 2013, the couple announced they are expecting their first child, and in March, it was confirmed that they would be having a son. They welcomed a baby boy, Noah Bublé, on August 27, 2013 in Vancouver.

Lopilato has earned comparisons to her Rebelde Way co–star Catherine Fulop.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film Role Notes
2001 Un Amor en Moises Ville Hannah
2001 Chiquititas: Rincón de luz Luisana Maza
2004 Erreway: 4 Caminos Mía Colucci
2009 Papá por un Día Julieta
2010 Plumíferos Feifi Voice
2012 Predeterminados Vera Pre-Production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1997 Mi famila es un dibujo Lorena
1997–01 Chiquititas Luisana Maza Main Role
2002–03 Rebelde Way Mía Colucci
2004 Los Pensionados Martina
2004 Los Secretos de Papá Camila
2005 Numeral 15: Teléfono descompuesto Lola Gomez Mini–Series
2005–06 Casados con Hijos Paola Argento Nominated — Martín Fierro Award for Best Supporting Actress
2006 Alma Pirata Allegra Riganti
2007 El Capo Ornella Mastrogiuseppe
Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica Herself Host
2008–09 Atracción x4 Nina Lacalle
2010 Alguien que me quiera Bianca Rivera
2011 RIO Police
2012 Lobo[disambiguation needed] Vicktoria Robledo
2013 En Terapia (Argentine version of In Treatment) Valentina Rubio
Theatre
Year Title Role Notes
1999–01 Chiquititas Luisana Maza
2007 Arlequín Clarisa Nominated — ACE Award for Best Supporting Actress
2008 La Cenicienta Cinderella
Cell—phones
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Encandilados Candela Herrera
Music Videos
Year Title Role Artist
2013 Close Your Eyes Love Interest in Music Video Michael Bublé
2009 Haven't Met You Yet Love Interest in Music Video Michael Bublé
2009 Te extraño Todo puede cambiar Atraccion x 4
2004 Memoria Memoria Erreway
2003 Será de Dios Tiempo Erreway
2003 Para Cosas Buenas Tiempo Erreway
2003 Te Soñé Tiempo Erreway
2003 Tiempo Tiempo Erreway
2002 Resistiré Señales Erreway
2002 Será Porque Te Quiero Señales Erreway
2002 Bonita de Más Señales Erreway
2002 Sweet Baby Señales Erreway

Awards and nominations[edit]

Discography[edit]

Soundtracks[edit]

Erreway[edit]

References[edit]

External links[edit]