Una Maid en Manhattan

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Una Maid en Manhattan
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Created by Original story:
Luis Zelkowicz
Edmond Dantes
Developed by Telemundo Studios, Miami
Sony Pictures Television
Written by Luis Zelkowicz
Leticia López
Gennys Pérez
José G. Ríos
Directed by Nicolás di Blassi
Jaime Segura
Starring Litzy
Eugenio Siller
Vanessa Villela
Jorge Eduardo García
Theme music composer Marco Flores
Opening theme "Amor sin final" by Litzy and Eugenio Siller
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) Spanish
No. of episodes 168 [1]
Executive producer(s) Aurelio Valcárcel Carrol
Producer(s) Mariana Iskandarani
Veronica Pimstein
Editor(s) Hader Antivar Duque
Location(s) Miami, New York City, Los Angeles, Mexico
Camera setup Multi-camera
Running time 42-48 minutes (eps 1-158)
21-25 mins (eps 159-167)
Original channel Telemundo
Picture format HDTV 1080i
Audio format Stereophonic sound
Original run November 29, 2011 – July 23, 2012
Preceded by Mi Corazón Insiste
Followed by Rosa Diamante
Related shows Maid in Manhattan
External links

Una Maid en Manhattan (Maid in Manhattan) is a Spanish-language telenovela produced by United States-based television network Telemundo Studios, Miami.[2] It is based on Columbia Pictures' 2002 movie Maid In Manhattan, starring Jennifer Lopez and Ralph Fiennes.[3]


Production and filming of Una Maid en Manhattan officially started in late 2011.[4] From November 29, 2011 to July 9, 2012, Telemundo aired the serial weeknights at 8pm/7c, replacing Mi Corazón Insiste.[5][6] From July 10 to 23, 2012,[7][8] Telemundo aired half-hour episodes of Una Maid en Manhattan and Rosa Diamante, both sharing the 8pm/7c time slot.[9] As with most of its other telenovelas, the network broadcast English subtitles with closed captions on CC3.


Una Maid in Manhattan tells the story of Marisa Luján (Litzy), who runs a small hotel in a village in Michoacan. Before the events shown in the show, she falls in love with Victor, an American man who visits Michoacán every year for the Christmas holidays. She becomes pregnant with Victor's child.


Main cast

Actor Character Known as
Litzy Vanya Domínguez Balderas Marisa Luján Villa Main heroine, Lalo's mother, Marcela and Emilio's daughter, Cristóbal's wife, Leticia and Tania's best friend, Belinda's childhood friend, Victor's ex-wife, Yaya's paternal half-sister, Frank's business friend, enemy of Sara, Catalina, and Estanislao, worked as a maid at a hotel, owner of Free Butterflies.
Eugenio Siller Cristóbal Parker Salas main hero, Sylvia's ex-boyfriend, Marisa's husband, Amelia and Tyron's son, close friend of Lucas, Tito, and Lalo, Thompson's former rival, Frank's former love rival and business friend, senator of New York City, victim of Sara's wrongdoings.
Vanessa Villela Sara Montero main villain Former fashion critic, main enemy of Marisa and Cristóbal, Estanislao's accomplice, Tarek's former accomplice, ex-lover of Bruno, Thompson, and Victor, Tito and Amelia's ex-friend, Lalo's kidnapper, "slave" of Catalina and her friends; serving time in prison for kidnapping and accomplice with a drug dealer charges.
Shalim Ortiz Frank Varela Engineer, Marisa's friend and former love interest, Cristóbal's former love rival and business friend, Mireya's brother, Alejandra's father, widower. Moves to France.
Jorge Eduardo García Eduardo "Lalo" Mendoza Luján Marisa and Victor's son, Yaya's nephew, grandson of Marcela, Emilio, Gloria, and Manuel, intelligent, dreams of New York, Cristóbal's close friend, likes Alejandra, Mireya's student, Vicky and Memo's ex-classmate, had a tumor in his brain, kidnapped by Sara and Estanislao.
Marisela González Calixta Meléndez Marisa and Marcela's friend and neighbor, secret detective and rich, in love with Oscar, Richard's close friend, former owner of Cali-Café, Estanislao's former partner, thwarted his illegal drug trafficking business.
Paulo Quevedo Víctor Mendoza Lalo's father, Marisa's ex-husband, Gloria and Manuel's son, Yaya's maternal half-brother, Sara's ex-lover, in love with Mireya, liked Leticia, former alcoholic, works as a police officer.
Tina Romero Carmen Moreno "La Nana" Cristóbal's nanny, works for the Parker family, Marisa's best friend, disliked Sara.
Liz Gallardo Leticia Robles "Leti" Worked as a maid in a hotel, best friend of Marisa, Belinda and Tania, liked Victor and Lucas, Rolando's wife. Moves to Japan.
Ismael La Rosa Tadeo Falcón "Tito" Cristóbal's assistant and friend, Bruno's former love interest, victim of Sara's wrongdoing schemes.
Juan Pablo Llano Bruno Rivera Ex-lover of Yaya, Catalina, and Sara, seduced Tito and his former love interest; finished alone.
Karen Sentíes Amelia Salas de Parker Cristóbal's mother, Tyron's wife, victim of Sara's wrongdoing schemes, Marisa's friend.
Fred Valle Tyron Parker "Ty" Cristóbal's father, Amelia's husband, ran for governor against Thompson, close friend of Richard, Calixta and Marisa, victim of Sara's wrongdoing schemes..
Jorge Hernández Estanislao "Polaco" Former owner of complex apartments in "El Barrio", Calixta and Tarek's former partner, managed illegal drug trafficking, Sara's accomplice and blackmailer, Lalo's kidnapper; killed by Calixta.
Wanda D'Isidoro Catalina Lucero Former reporter, Bruno's ex-lover and love interest, seduced Cristóbal, currently in prison for assaulting Sara, Marisa's enemy.
Ana Sobero Marcela Villa Marisa's mother, Yaya's stepmother, Lalo's grandmother, former employee at Cali-Café, Calixta's bestfriend, in love with Amador.
Sandra Eichler Alicia Hotel assistant manager, Marisa's friend. Javier's girlfriend.
Salim Rubiales Tarek Estanislao's ex-bodyguard, managed illegal sale of drugs, Yaya's ex-lover, Sara's former accomplice and blackmailer; serving time in prison.
Maite Embil Belinda Delgado Marisa's childhood friend, Leticia and Tania's best friend, Hugo's dedicated ex-wife, in love with Gojo.
Karina Mora Yazmín "Yaya" Mendoza Gloria and Emilio's daughter, Manuel and Marcela's stepdaughter, Victor's maternal half-sister, Marisa's paternal half-sister, Lalo's aunt, Sara's former close assistant, Bruno and Tarek's ex-lover, an actress and graduated nurse, Thomas' girlfriend.
Xavier Coronel Javier Serran Security guard at the hotel, Alicia's boyfriend.
Jeimy Osorio Tania Taylor Jerome's wife, maid in hotel, best friend of Marisa, Leticia, and Belinda.
Rodrigo Mejía Gregorio "Goyo" Mechanic, friend of Marisa, Lalo, Jerome and Tania, in love with Belinda, Hugo's former enemy.
Aneudy Lara Jerome Taylor NBA basketball player, Tania's husband, Estanislao's former worker, Calixta's partner and friend, formerly involved in illegal drug trafficking with Estanislao and Tarek.
Carlos Athié Lucas Gonzalez Former construction worker, Cristóbal's close friend and chauffeur, Tito's friend, Pamela's ex-husband, Leticia's former love interest.moves to Mexico
Henry Zakka Amador Colina Hotel assistant manager, close friend of Marisa, Tania, Leticia, and Belinda, liked Calixta, likes Marcela.
Mónica Pasqualotto Mireya Sanz Belinda and Marisa's close friend, Lalo's teacher, Joaquin's ex-friend, Frank's sister, Alejandra's aunt, in love with Victor.
Patricio Doren Hugo Reyes Belinda's ex-husband, manipulative and abusive, illegal immigrant that resided in the United States (originally deported to Mexico), responsible for Sara's attempted murder, briefly kidnapped Marisa, formerly held captive by Estanislao; and later murdered by him due to betrayal.
Daniela Nieves Alejandra Varela Mireya's niece, Frank's daughter, likes Lalo. Moves to France.
Fidel Pérez Michel Richard Garcia Policeman, Calixta and Tyron's friend.

Secondary cast

Actor Character Known as
Luke Grande Dr. Martinez Doctor who treated Lalo's brain tumor.
Khotan Fernández Miguel Morales "Miguelito" Capo, drug dealer; killed by the police in Mexico.
Iván Hernández Steve Martinez Journalist.
Liannet Borrego Sylvia Cristóbal's ex-girlfriend.
Ernesto Tapia Ronnie Construction manager; ends up in jail for fraud.
Adela Romero Gloria Mendoza Manuel's wife, Victor and Yaya's mother, Lalo's grandmother.
Victor Corona Esteban Marisa's friend, Lalo's godfather; killed by Miguelito's thug.
Osvaldo Strongoli Teófilo 'Teó' Marcela's man.
Sofia Sanabria Vicky Lalo's ex-classmate and friend from Gifted Minds.
Samir Succar Officer Conner Police officer.
Nora Mora Margarita Maid
Hely Ferrigny Manuel Mendoza Gloria's husband, Victor's father, Yaya's stepfather, Lalo's grandfather.
Lina Maya Natasha Tyron's security.
Omar Robau Reporter.
Gualberto Gonzalez Lazcano Gangster, drug dealer; killed by Richard.
Jorge Luis Portales Lazcano's thug.
Frank Guzman Police officer.
Lupillo Rivera Himself Special guest for Cristóbal's campaign in Queens.
Carlos Cuervo Joaquin Former headmaster for special kids, Mireya's ex-friend, embezzled money from the foundation of special kids.
Yami Quintero Flavia Montes Doctor in Tegla laboratories; arrested for stealing Cristóbal's company.
Hector Alejandro Marcus Tyron's doctor.
Raúl Durán Julius Thompson Politician and Sarah's lover. Blackmailed by Sarah to get out of the Senatorial race, making Cristobal the only party candidate
Duvier Poviones Bob Leticia's former lover.
Catalina Mesa Pilar Barmaid, Leticia's friend
Dayami Padron Patricia Barmaid, Leticia's friend
Carlos Pítela Don Serapio Marisa's friend.
Omar Nassar Benjamin Singer Lawyer.
Armando Acevedo Security in Tegla laboratories; arrested for stealing Cristóbal's company.
Cyril Serrao Tyron's doctor.
Raul Arrieta Anselmo Police officer.
Crisermy Mercado Correctional officer.
Gilbert Peralta Memo Lalo's ex-
Rolando Leticia's husband. Moves her to Japan. Mistaken for a wanted human trafficker by Lucas and


  • Release dates, episode name & length, and U.S. viewers based on Telemundo's broadcast.


Telemundo's November 29 broadcast of Una Maid en Manhattan averaged nearly 1.6 million viewers.[10] The series finale broadcast on July 23 averaged 2.1 million viewers, and became one of Telemundo’s strongest novelas ever during its run.[11]


Una Maid en Manhattan was nominated for Novela of the Year, Favorite Lead Actress and Actor, The Best Bad Girl, Best Supporting Actor, The Perfect Couple, Best Bad Luck Video, and Best Novela Soundtrack.[12][13] It won Best Supporting Actress and Great Young Actor.[14]

Premios tu mundo 2012

Category Nominee Result
Novela of the Year Una Maid En Manhattan Nominated
Favorite Lead Actor Eugenio Siller Nominated
Favorite Lead Actress Litzy Nominated
The Best Bad Girl Vanessa Villela Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Wanda D´Isidoro Won
Best Supporting Actor Henry Zakka Nominated
The Perfect Couple Litzy and Eugenio Siller Nominated
Great Young Actor Jorge Eduardo Won
Best Bad Luck Video Marisa confirma que víctor nunca va a cambiar Nominated
Best Novela Soundtrack Amor sin final, by Litzy and Eugenio Siller Nominated

International release[edit]

Country Alternate title/Translation TV network(s) Series premiere Series finale Weekly schedule Timeslot
 United States Una Maid en Manhattan Telemundo November 29, 2011 July 23, 2012 Monday to Friday 8pm/7c (20:00)
 Honduras Una Maid en Manhattan HTV-Honduras Television December 5, 2011 August 13, 2012 Monday to Friday 18:00
 Puerto Rico Una Maid en Manhattan Telemundo January 24, 2012 August 27, 2012 Monday to Friday 20:00
 Chile Una Maid en Manhattan Chilevisión January 27, 2012 September 10, 2012 Monday to Friday 16:20
 Mexico Una Maid en Manhattan Galavision February 6, 2012 September 17, 2012 Monday to Friday 22:30
 Poland Pokojówka na Manhattanie TV Puls March 5, 2012 November 6, 2012 Monday to Friday 14:00
 Hungary Csoda Manhattanben TV2 (Hungary) March 26, 2012 November 7, 2012 Monday to Friday 15:15
 Panama Una Maid en Manhattan TVN March 27, 2012 September 18, 2012 Monday to Friday 19:00
 Costa Rica Una Maid en Manhattan Teletica April 9, 2012 November 21, 2012 Monday to Friday 22:30
 Latvia Istabene Manhetenā LNT May 21, 2012 January 2, 2013 Monday to Friday 15:55
 Lithuania Meiles miestas LNK May 24, 2012 December 21, 2012 Monday to Friday 15:40
 Uruguay Una maid en Manhattan Monte Carlo TV
May 21, 2012 December 28, 2012 Monday to Friday 20:30
 Paraguay Una maid en Manhattan SNT
Magna TV
May 28, 2012
February 2, 2015
January 4, 2013 Monday to Friday 19:00
 Peru Una Maid en Manhattan ATV June 18, 2012 January 29, 2013 Monday to Friday 14:00
 Venezuela Amor sin barreras Televen July 11, 2012 January 16, 2013 Monday to Saturday 13:00
 Nicaragua Una Maid en Manhattan Televicentro July 23, 2012 March 14, 2013 Monday to Friday 19:00
 Dominican Republic Una Maid en Manhattan Telesistema July 30, 2012 March 13, 2013 Monday to Friday 20:00
 Georgia იღბლიანი მოახლე Imedi TV August 7, 2012 April 2, 2013 Monday to Friday 10:00
 Albania Dashuri ne Manhatan Top-Channel September 3, 2012 June 11, 2013 Monday to Friday 15:35
 Israel Una Maid en Manhattan - יפה במנהטן Viva September 17, 2012 May 1, 2013 Sunday to Thursday 20:00
 Serbia Sobarica i senator Pink 2
Pink Soap
November 5, 2012
October 13, 2013
June 21, 2013
March 25, 2014
Monday to Friday
Monday to Sunday
 Montenegro Sobarica i senator Pink M November 8, 2012 June 26, 2013 Monday to Friday 18:30
 El Salvador Una Maid en Manhattan TCS Canal 4 October 15, 2012 May 29, 2013 Monday to Friday 18:00
Maid in Manhattan
Maid in Manhattan
March 18, 2013
March 18, 2013
October 23, 2013
October 23, 2013
Monday to Saturday
Thursday to Saturday
 Ghana Maid in Manhattan Viasat 1 May 29, 2013 January 15, 2014 Monday to Friday 15:00
 Spain Una Maid en Manhattan Nova January 7, 2014 present Monday to Friday 21:00
 Colombia Una Maid en Manhattan Caracol TV July 19, 2013 March 17, 2014 Monday to Friday 21:00
 Argentina Una maid en manhattan Telefe
Telecentro TV
June 11, 2012
February 9, 2015
February 8, 2013 Monday to Friday 14:15
 Armenia Աղախինը Մանհեթթենում Shant TV October 3, 2013 May 14, 2014 Monday to Saturday 19:20
 Romania Camerista din Manhattan Diva Universal January 6, 2014 present Monday to Friday 16:00
 Bulgaria Камериерка в Манхатън Diva Universal January 6, 2014 August 20, 2014 Monday to Friday 16:00
 Bosnia and Herzegovina Sobarica i senator Pink BH May 13, 2014 December 23, 2014 Monday to Friday 06:00
 Russia Госпожа Горничная Canales locales June, 2014 present Monday to Friday
 Slovenia Strežnica z Manhattna TV3 Medias March 2 , 2015 present Monday to Friday 18:00


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