Maite Perroni

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Maite Perroni
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Maite Perroni during a concert in Spain
Background information
Birth name Maite Perroni Beorlegui
Also known as Mai
Born (1983-03-09) March 9, 1983 (age 31)
Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Latin pop, Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress, writer
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2004–present
Labels Warner Music (2012–present)
Associated acts RBD
Website www.maite-perroni.com.mx

Maite Perroni Beorlegui (Born March 9, 1983)[1] is a Mexican actress and singer/songwriter, who is best known for starring in Rebelde (2004), Cuidado con el Ángel (2008), Mi Pecado (2009) with Triunfo del Amor (2010), Cachito de Cielo (2012) and La Gata (2014). She gained international fame as a member of the Latin Grammy nominated pop group RBD. Univision named Maite Perroni as the new Queen of the Telenovelas in 2009.[2]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Maite Perroni Beorlegui was born in Mexico City but she grew up in Guadalajara, until the age of 12,when her family moved back again in Mexico City.[3] She has two siblings, Adolfo and Francisco, who are three and nine years younger than she is.[4]

Perroni studied acting at Televisa's Centro de Educación Artistica (CEA) in the year 2000, completing two years of a three year course.

Career[edit]

Acting career[edit]

Perroni made her acting debut in Rebelde, a remake of the acclaimed Argentinean novela Rebelde Way. She portrayed Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernández, a teenage girl from a lower-class family who gets the opportunity to study at the fictitious Elite Way School. Rebelde ran from 2004 to 2006, filming 440 episodes.

Following the success of Rebelde, in 2007, Televisa released RBD: La Familia, which starred the members of RBD. The characters of the sitcom were not based on the band's characters in Rebelde, but intended to be similar to the actors' real personalities. RBD: La Familia was the first Mexican show shot entirely in high definition and ran from March 14, 2007 to June 13, 2007, and only lasted 13 episodes.

In 2008, She starred as the lead character in Cuidado con el Ángel, opposite William Levy. The show had great success around the world. She starred in her second leading role in Mi Pecado opposite Eugenio Siller. She was part of the third season of Mujeres Asesinas in the sixth episode called Las Blanco, Viudas along with Diana Bracho, Luz Maria Aguilar, and Mark Tacher Estela Blanco.

In 2010, Mai was confirmed to star with her previous co-star, William Levy, in Triunfo del Amor, a remake of the Venezuelan classic Cristal.

Maité in Brazil.

Maite was nominated for best actress in History.

In 2012, Perroni was confirmed to star with Pedro Fernandez in Cachito de Cielo, her fifth lead role. Eventually it was pulled off the air after 110 episodes due to low ratings.

As of 2014 it's been confirmed that Perroni has been confirmed to star in her sixth lead role in a telenovela called La Gata along with Daniel Arenas, Erika Buenfil, and Laura Zapata. It will air sometime later in the year.

Musical career[edit]

Perroni was a member of the popular band RBD, which was launched off of the success of the telenovela most seen for years Rebelde. To date, RBD has made 9 studio albums, including albums in Spanish, Portuguese and English. They have sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and have embarked on various international tours including shows throughout Latin America and Europe.

Mai composed "Tal Vez Mañana", for RBD's fourth Spanish language album, Empezar Desde Cero and sang solo on the title track for the album.

On August 8, 2008, RBD released a message telling fans that they had decided to split up. They went on one final tour, Gira Del Adios World Tour, which ended in early 2009. Perroni was absent part of the tour, due to her filming of Cuidado con el Ángel.[5]

For her role in Cuidado con el Ángel, Perroni recorded three songs for the show called "Esta Soledad", "Separada De Ti", and "Contigo".[6]

She recorded a song with Reik, entitled "Mi Pecado", which was used as the opening song for the telenovela, Mi Pecado.[7]

On July 17, 2010, Mai released her new single "No Vuelvas", which was featured on an EP she released for her Brazilian Pocket Show performances, on her website MaiteMVP.com.[8]

She recorded a song with Marco di Mauro called "A Partir De Hoy" which forms part of the musical soundtrack of the telenovela Triunfo del Amor, her third lead role.[9]

In late 2012, Maite announced that she will record her first solo album called Eclipse de Luna.

On July 16, 2013, Maite released a bachata song called Tu y Yo.

Personal life[edit]

Perroni was engaged to Guido Laris, the musical director for RBD, but the pair split, in August 2008.[10]

Products and endorsements[edit]

Mai is the Spokemodel for NYX Cosmetics.[11] In 2007, a Barbie doll version of Perroni was released, based on her character in Rebelde.[12]

In June 2009, Perroni announced her support for the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico.[13] She has starred in several commercials promoting the she is so party.

She started in commercials for Giraffas, Pepsi, Helato de Bonice, Asepxia, Teleton, Wal Mart, Ades Class, Hinds, Pantene.

Discography[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales, and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
MEX US Top Latin US Latin Pop GRE
Eclipse de Luna 3 9 2 1

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Year Title Peak chart positions Album
MEX US Top Latin US Latin Pop GRE
2013 "Tú y Yo" 4 - 21 4 Eclipse de Luna
"Eclipse de Luna" 12 - 40 11

Filmography[edit]

Soap Operas[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004-2006 Rebelde Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernández Lead role, , 440 episodes
2008-2009 Cuidado con el Ángel María de Jesús "Marichuy" Velarde Lead role, 195 episodes
2009 Mi Pecado Lucrecia Córdoba Pedraza Lead role, 110 episodes
2010-2011 Triunfo del Amor María Desamparada Iturbide Lead role, 176 episodes
2012 Cachito de Cielo Renata Landeros Lead role, 110 episodes
2014 La Gata Esmeralda Lead role

Television appearances[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 RBD: La Familia May Lead role, 13 episodes
2010 Mujeres Asesinas 3 Estela Blanco Season 3, episode 6 (Las Blanco, Viudas)

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2012 El Arribo de Conrado Sierra Ninfa Film debut
El Origen de los Guardianes El Hada de los Dientes Voice only (Spanish version)

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role
2010 Cena de Matrimonios Elisa

Awards and nominations[edit]

TVyNovelas Award[edit]

Year Category Title of work Result
2006 Musical Theme
Rebelde
Won
2009 Best Young Lead Actress
Cuidado con el Ángel
2010[14]
Mi Pecado
Nominated
2012 Best Lead Actress
Triunfo del Amor
Musical Theme
Most Influential
Maite Perroni
Won

Premios Juventud[edit]

Year Category Title of work Result
2008 The Girl of My Dreams
RBD: La Familia
Nominated
2009 She's Got Style
Maite Perroni
The Girl of My Dreams
Cuidado con el Ángel
Won
2010
Mi Pecado
Nominated
2011[15]
Triunfo del Amor
Won

People en Español Award[edit]

Year Category Title of work Result
2009 Best Actress
Cuidado con el Ángel
Nominated
Best Couple (with William Levy)
2010 Best Actress
Mi Pecado
Best Couple (with Eugenio Siller)
Best Young Lead Actress
2011 Best Actress
Triunfo del Amor
Best Couple (with William Levy) Won
2012 Queen of Twitter
Maite Perroni
2013 Album of the Year
Eclipse de Luna
Nominated
Song of the Year
"Tú y Yo"
Music Video of the Year
Best New Artist
Maite Perroni
The Most Beautiful Instagram

Kids' Choice Awards Mexico[edit]

Year Category Title of work Result
2013 Favorite Actress
Cachito de Cielo
Nominated
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
El Origen de los Guardianes

Solo Tour[edit]

Tours
Year Title
2010 Maite Perroni Brazilian Tour 2010

References[edit]

External links[edit]