Lali Espósito

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Lali Espósito
Background information
Birth name Mariana Espósito
Born (1991-10-10) October 10, 1991 (age 23)
Buenos Aires, Argentina[1]
Occupation(s) Actress, singer, model, dancer, businesswoman
Years active 2003–present
Labels Sony Music (2003 - Present) / (2014 - present)
3musica (2013–2014)
Associated acts

Mariana "Lali" Espósito (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈ̪o], born October 10, 1991), known professionally simply as Lali Espósito, is an Argentine actress, singer, model, dancer and businesswoman. Espósito began her career as a child actress in 2003 when she joined the cast of the children's telenovela Rincón de Luz, created by producer Cris Morena. She had other subsequent supporting roles in telenovelas Chiquititas and Floricienta and a main role in Casi Ángeles, all of them created by Morena. The latter rocketed her to fame in Latin America, Europe and Israel.

From 2007 to 2012, Espósito, along with four other cast members from Casi Ángeles, was part of the teen pop band Teen Angels, which originated from Casi Ángeles. The group was commercially successful internationally, and toured throughout Argentina and countries such as Israel, Spain, Chile and Uruguay. Espósito also sang in the soundtracks of Rincón de Luz, Floricienta and Chiquititas. Following her role in the unsuccessful 2011 telenovela Cuando me sonreís and her portrayal of Abigail Williams in the Buenos Aires production of The Crucible, Espósito made her film debut in La pelea de mi vida in 2012, starring alongside Mariano Martínez and Federico Amador. In January 2013, she began acting in the television comedy Solamente Vos, as the daughter of Adrián Suar's character.

In 2013, she announced the release of A Bailar, her debut solo album, with an EDM sound.[5] "A Bailar" was released as the album's lead single; it went on to chart within the top 20 on iTunes charts in Argentina and Israel, while its music video has broken record views on YouTube.[6]

"A Bailar" was released on March 21, 2014. For two weeks it had became the best selling album of Argentina. Her second single, Asesina, surpassed the first, getting more than half a million views YouTube in less than a week of its release. On March 29 she got the reward for Best Latin Artist at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards in the United States.[7] Its fame turned into an Argentine cultural heritage.

Personal life[edit]

Parque Patricios birthplace of Lali

Lali is the daughter of José María Riera, health visiting and road-manager of her tour, and Carlos Espósito, a football coach. She has two She was born in Parque Patricios, later she moved to Banfield.[8][9] She currently resides in Palermo, Buenos Aires.[9] He completed his secondary education at the Colegio San Vicente de Paul, in Parque Patricios.

From 2006 to 2010, Espósito dated her Chiquititas and Casi ángeles co-star Peter Lanzani but she ended the relationship in 2010.[10] At the moment she is dating actor Benjamín Amadeo.[11]

According to a survey in the journal The Ranking was ranked No. 3 among the 25 Sexiest Women of Argentina.[12]

In 2014 she was named one of 100 Spanish-speaking celebrities most influential on Twitter, getting the number 27 position.[13]

Artistic career[edit]

1998–2006: Early work; Rincón de Luz, Floricienta and Chiquititas[edit]

Mariana Espósito 2011-08-21

Espósito made her television debut on a children's program called Caramelito y vos (English: Caramelito And You) in 1998, when she was only six years old.[14] She made her acting debut in Rincón de luz (Corner of Light), a successful children's television series created by Cris Morena, in which she played one of the main supporting characters Malena "Coco" Cabrera. A year later, Espósito appeared as Roberta in Floricienta, another successful series by Cris Morena. In 2006, she portrayed Agustina Ross in a new rendition of Cris Morena's highly successful children's series Chiquititas (Tiny Angels). Espósito also participated in stage adaptations of these three series.[15]

Espósito debuted as a singer on soundtrack albums for Rincón de luz, Floricienta and Chiquititas. All these albums enjoyed commercial success in Argentina and numerous other countries, most notably Israel.[16]

2007–2010: Success with Casi Ángeles and Teen Angels[edit]

In 2007, Espósito landed her first leading role on television, Marianella "Mar" Rinaldi in series Casi ángeles (Almost Angels), also created by Morena and produced by Cris Morena Group. It soon became one of the most popular adolescent television programs in Argentina, Latin America and Israel.[17] The series lasted from 2007 to 2010, enjoying high ratings and earning four Martín Fierro Awards for Best Juvenile Program.[18]

While starring the Cris Morena Group series Casi ángeles, Espósito became one of five members of successful pop band Teen Angels, signed to Sony BMG, along with Gastón Dalmau, Juan Pedro Lanzani, Nicolás Riera and María Eugenia Suárez.[19] Teen Angeles reached success in countries such as Argentina, Israel, Chile, Peru, Spain and Uruguay.[20][21][22] Although Casi ángeles ended in 2010, the band announced they would continue working together, with Rochi Igarzábal replacing María Eugenia Suárez.[23][24] However, Teen Angels disbanded in 2012,[25] and held their last concert on 11 October 2012 in Córdoba.[26] Teen Angels, el adiós, a 3D concert film about Teen Angels, was released in 2013 and marked the definitive end of the group.[27][28]

From 2007 to 2012, Teen Angels released six studio albums, five of which were certified platinum, and one of which was certified gold by the Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.[29][30][31] They were also spokespersons for numerous brands, such as Coca-Cola.[32] The band won a Clarín Award, a Kids' Choice Award Argentina,[33] two Los 40 Principales Awards,[34][35] and a Quiero Award, and three nominations for Carlos Gardel Awards.[36][37][38]

2011–2013: Cuando me sonreis, The Crucible, Solamente vos and A bailar (single)[edit]

After the end of Casi Angeles, Espósito adopted her nickname Lali, by which she had been known to her friends and family, as her stage name.

In 2011, Espósito starred on Cuando me sonreís, a new television series by Tomás Yankelevich, opposite Facundo Arana, Julieta Díaz and Benjamín Rojas.[39][40] The following year, Espósito portrayed Abigail Williams in the Buenos Aires production of The Crucible[41] by Arthur Miller, and made her film debut with La pelea de mi vida (The Fight of My Life), which also starred Mariano Martínez and Federico Amador.[42][43]

Since January 2013, Espósito had starred the Pol-ka series Solamente vos (Only You), along with Adrián Suar and Natalia Oreiro, as Daniela, one of its leading characters.[44] In 2013, Espósito announced she would release her first album as a solo artist,[4] entitled A bailar.[2][45] When asked about the album's genre, she described it as mainly dance with hip hop influences.[4][45][46] The album's lead single "A bailar", was released for digital download in her website on August 5,[1] causing it to collapse.[47] On September 2, Espósito presented the music video for "A bailar" at the prominent La Trastienda Club.[48][49] "A bailar" gets the same day of its release 100,000 views on YouTube and the single entered the top 20 on iTunes Latin and iTunes Israel.[50] well positioned in the top of the music charts and radio channels in Latin America, Italy and Israel.

2014–present: Release A bailar, A los 40 and Esperanza mía[edit]

On March 21, 2014 goes on sale the debut album, A bailar, which includes the hit musical that names the album, along with nine other songs more. With the launch of music album, released their second video clip, Asesina, which beats record YouTube views in Argentina, getting more than 500,000 views in five days.[51][52][53] "Asesina" reached the number one position in "Best Latin summer 2014" in Italy.[54]

Lali Espósito performing A Bailar Tour in La Plata

On March 15, six days before the album's release, he made his first international musical show in Caccerta, Italy, compared to over 6000 people.[55] On April 19 she is presented at the Opera Theatre of Buenos Aires Argentina, with more than 3000 people.[56] She became the first Argentinian to win the "Kids Choice Awards" in the United States for the Best Latin Artist.[57][58][59]

In April she begins her first national A Bailar Tour, which includes Buenos Aires, Rosario, Santa Fe, Olavarria Tandil, Cordoba and Bahia Blanca..[60] He undertook a tour of Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, Spain and Italy, and sang as support act for Ricky Martin at the opening of Coca Cola in concert, held in Buenos Aires on October 26, 2014.

On May she stars in Peruvian film A los 40, directed by Bruno Ascenzo.[61][62]

In November 2014 he signed with Sony Music and presented the third single from their debut album "Mil años luz", whose video was released three months later. He also received the Kids Choice Awards Award Argentina Argentina favorite artist, and I want the best video award for best female artist and choreography video for "A bailar" and "Asesina" respectively.

In December he released the CD + DVD of A dance, a special limited edition of the album, which contains live songs, video clips, a documentary of the tour and a new single "Del otro lado". In March 2015, introduced the clip of the single.

In 2015 starred in the telenovela Esperanza mía with Mariano Martinez in "El trece" and under production of Pol-ka. Plays the character of Julia "Esperanza" Albarrazin a young woman who settles in a convent by posing for a novice. Lali also performs the theme song of the series..[63][64]

Other work[edit]


Espósito has been spokesperson for numerous brands, either independently or with her Teen Angels fellows.[32] Her first commercial was for the children's fashion label MCbody Jeans. In 2007, she signed an exclusive contract with Promesse, a well-known Argentine lingerie brand,[65] and has done most of her photo sessions with Luisana Lopilato.[66][67] In 2009, Espósito and Juan Pedro Lanzani did a special promotion for KEFF body spray for Israeli market.[8] Since 2011, she has been the spokesperson for the lingerie brand Lara Teens. In 2014 he starred in the commercial conditioner Biokur in Uruguay and feminine wipes commercial Carefree in Argentina.

Espósito's logo as a solo artist.

Throughout her career Espósito has been the cover of several magazines such as Caras, OnMag, Las Rosas, Twees, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, Luz, Viva, Watt, Nueva, Upss and Fack, among others.


On September 21, 2013, Espósito launched her own line of perfumes that carries her name, Lali.[68][69] Among her recent projects, she also plans to launch her own line of female cosmetics.[70]


In May 2010, Espósito and her Teen Angels fellows participated in an action organized by the Biodiversity Foundation on the occasion of the World Biodiversity Day and raised the awareness of the importance of preserving biodiversity.[71]

In 2013, Espósito supported the Best Buddies, an international non-governmental organization that promotes social inclusion and employment of people with intellectual disabilities.[72]

In 2014 he participated in the concert by the Guest Foundation in Teatro Opera, for the celebration of the twenty-five years of fighting HIV. In 2015 he starred in the solidarity campaign "Flood, what are we doing?" if the foundation to help flood victims in the city of Córdoba.



Year Title Role Notes Director Country
2012 La pelea de mi vida Belén 3D Jorge Nisco  Argentina
2013 Teen Angels, el adiós en 3D Herself 3D concert film Juan Manuel Jiménez  Argentina
2014 A los 40 Melissa Bruno Ascenzo  Peru


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Rincón de luz Malena "Coco" Cabrera
2004-2005 Floricienta Roberta Espinosa
2006 Chiquititas Agustina Ross
2007-2010 Casi ángeles Marianella "Mar" Tallarico Rinaldi Awarded— Ciudad Awards for favorite actress
Nominated— Kids Choice Awards for favorite actress
2011 Cuando me sonreís Milagros "Mili" Rivas Awarded— Ciudad Awards for favorite actress
2012 Dulce amor Ana Cameo
2 Episodes
2013 Solamente Vos Daniela Cousteau Awarded— Kids Choice Awards for favorite actress
Nominated— Premios Tato for best actress[73]
2015 Esperanza mía Julia Albarracín / Esperanza[74]


Year Title Role Theater Notes
2003 Rincón de luz Malena "Coco" Cabrera Gran Rex
2004-2005 Floricienta Roberta Espinoza Gran Rex
2006 Chiquititas Augustina Ross Gran Rex
2007-2010 Casi ángeles Marianella "Mar" Tallarico Rinaldi Gran Rex
2011-2012 Teen Angels Gran Rex
2012 Las Brujas de Salem Abigail Williams Broadway
2014 Casi Normales - (1 función, as a guest star)


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Peak positions Sales Certifications
2014 A Bailar 8
  • ARG: 20 000 


As main artist[edit]

Year Single Peak position Album
ARG iTunes
2013 «A Bailar» 1 1 1 A Bailar
2014 «Asesina» 1 1
2015 «Del Otro Lado» 12

Music Videos[edit]

Year Music video Director
2013 A Bailar Juan Ripari
2014 Asesina
No Estoy Sola
2015 Mil Años Luz
Del Otro Lado

Singles soundtrack[edit]

Title Album Year
No digas nada Rincón de luz 2003
Me pasan cosas Chiquititas 24 horas 2006
Por una sola vez Chiquititas 24 horas 2006
Escapare Teen Angels I 2007
Hay un lugar Teen Angels II 2008
Siento Teen Angels III 2009
Me voy Tee Angels IV 2010
Dime por qué Teen Angels V 2011
Amor de agua y sal Solamente vos 2013
Me haces volar Solamente vos 2013
El amor que asoma Solamente vos 2013
Frente a tí Solamente vos 2013



with Teen Angels[edit]

  • 2008: Casi Angeles and Teen Angels Tour 2008
  • 2009: Casi Angeles and Teen Angels Tour 2009
  • 2010: Casi Angeles "Goodbye" and Teen Angels Tour 2010
  • 2011: Teen Angels Tour 2011
  • 2012: El Adiós Tour

Opening act


  • Mcbody Jeans (2004-2005)
  • Muaa (2006)
  • Promesse (2007-2009)
  • Coca-Cola (2009)
  • Dios las cría (2009)
  • Keeff (2009) (Israel)
  • Lara By Sigry (2011-2014)
  • Bio Kur (2014) (Uruguay)
  • Carefree (2014)

Awards and nominations[edit]


Year Award Category Project Result
2009 Pronto Awards Best Juvenile Actress Casi Angeles Won
2010 Won
2011 Ciudad Awards Most searched celebrity on the internet Herself Won[77]
2012 Most searched celebrity on the internet Won[78]
2013 Most searched celebrity on the internet Won[79]
Kids Choice Awards Argentina[80] Favorite Actress Solamente vos Won
TwittStar of the Year Herself Won
TKM Awards Singer of the year Nominated
Song of the Year A Bailar Nominated
Actress of the Year Solamente vos Nominated
Best Look Herself Nominated
Tato Awards[81] Best Supporting Actress Solamente vos Nominated
Moda Awards[82] Best dressed television actress Nominated
2014 Kids Choice Awards[83] Favorite Latin Artist A bailar Won
MTV Millennial Awards Argentinian TwittStar of the year Herself Won[84]
Latin Music Italian Awards Best Latin Song Summer Asesina Won[84]
Best Latin Female Artist of The Year Herself Won[84]
Best Latin Female Album of The Year A bailar Won[84]
Best Latin Female Video of The Year Asesina Won[84]
Best Latin Live in Italy of The Year A bailar tour Nominated[84]
Kids Choice Awards Argentina 2014 Argentina favorite artist herself Won
Music of the year A Bailar Won
Celebrity of Twitter herself Nominated
Quiero Awards[85] Best female video artist A bailar Won
Best pop video A bailar Nominated
Best Choreography Asesina Won
2015 Kids Choice Awards Favorite Latin Artist herself Nominated
  • #03- Sexiest Women of Argentina (The Ranking) (2014)
  • #27- Spanish-speaking celebrities most influential twitter (2014)


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