Victoria Maurette

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Victoria Maurette
Birth name Victoria Maurette
Born (1982-07-30) July 30, 1982 (age 31)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Genres Pop rock, Alternative rock, pop, Latin pop
Occupations Actress, singer, musician, composer, songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar
Years active 2001–present
Labels Sony BMG (2002–05)

Victoria Maurette (born July 30, 1982) is an Argentine actress, musician, singer, songwriter and composer. She is probably best known for her performance as Victoria "Vico" Paz in the Cris Morena Group series Rebelde Way, and for her roles in Albert Pyun's films Left for Dead, Bulletface and Tales of an Ancient Empire.

Early life and career[edit]

Victoria Maurette was born on July 30, 1982, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Argentine parents of French descent. A few month later she moved with her family to the United States.[1] Years later they moved to Ecuador, first, and then Mexico.[1] Finally, in 1994, they moved back to Argentina where Victoria graduated in Asociaciones Escuelas Lincoln; soon after she began her career as an artist.[1] While in school, Maurette was a member of drama club and sang in the choir.[2]

Acting career[edit]

In 2001, Maurette signed her first professional contract for the musical Disney Magical Moments.[1] After that some producers spotted her and called her to audition for a television show. Maurette debuted on television in 2002, as Victoria "Vico Paz on teenage soap opera Rebelde Way, created by Cris Morena. Maurette co—starred Camila Bordonaba, Felipe Colombo, Luisana Lopilato and Benjamín Rojas, who formed the pop rock band Erreway. Maurette sang back vocals and danced at the concerts of two Erreway's tours, Erreway en Grand Rex and Nuestro Tiempo. She also has one solo line in Erreway's song "Bonita de Más", and appeared in few of their videos. At the Nuesrto Tiempo tour, she sang her solo song "No soy asi".

In 2004, Maurette appeared in soap opera No hay 2 sin 3, and then turned to her film career. In 2007, she filmed her first film in English, thriller Bulettface, portraying Dara Maren. Maurette was then seen in two horror films, Left for Dead (2007) and Dying God (2008).[3] She was the leading star of both films, co-starred by her Rebelde Way co-star Mariana Seligmann. Maurette will star in 2009 film Kung Fu Joe. She stars in the Albert Pyun film Bulletface on the side from Steven Bauer[4] and stars in another Pyun thriller film Tales of Ancient Empire.[5]

Music career[edit]

Before graduating, Maurette already sang in bars and night clubs.[1] In 2001, she signed her first professional contract for the musical Disney Magical Moments.[1] In 2002, she co-starred the Erreway members (Camila Bordonaba, Felipe Colombo, Luisana Lopilato and Benjamín Rojas) on the Cris Morena's television series Rebelde Way. Maurette was included as a back vocalist in few songs of Erreway ("Bonita de Más", "Resistiré" and "Rebelde Way") and also appeared in many videos of them; she also performed at their tours Erreway en Grand Rex and Nuestro Tiempo. At the 2003 Nuestro Tiempo tour, Maurette sang her solo song "No soy asi".

After portraying in 2004 television series There Is No 2 Without 3, Maurette dedicated her time to study music, perfect her singing and compose first songs. In 2005, she recorder her first solo album Paso a paso, which was not released. The singles from the album — "Si solo supieras", "Buenas noches", "Sin quierer" and "Aunque" — were included on her first solo album, Victoria, released in 2009.[6] The album features ten pop rock songs inspired by Alanis Morissette, Fiona Apple and Sheryl Crow.[7] Maurette released her album independently.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Maurette is influent in Spanish and English.[8] From 2002 to 2004, she dated her Rebel's Way fellow Piru Sáez. On November 11, 2010, Maurette married Esteban Young. Many of her former co–stars, including Felipe Colombo, Benjamín Rojas, Coco Maggio, Micaela Vázquez and Soledad Fandiño, attended the wedding.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Rebelde Way 2002 Victoria "Vico" Paz (TV; 2002–03) Rebelde Way
There Is No 2 Without 3 2004 Various characters No hay 2 sin 3
Left for Dead 2007 Clementine Templeton Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre Award for Best Actress
Dying God 2008 Ingrid
Kung Fu Joe 2009 Femme Fatale
The Angels 2009 Lena Los ángeles
Bulletface 2010 Dara Marren
Tales of an Ancient Empire 2010 Kara
Jake & Blake 2010 Miranda (TV; 2010–11)
The Theatre Bizarre 2011 Karina

Stage credits[edit]

Title Year Role Production notes
Disney Magical Moments 2001 Victoria Grand Rex Theatre

Discography[edit]

Album[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 2003: "No soy asi"
  • 2005: "Si Solo Supieras"
  • 2005: "Buenas Noches"
  • 2005: "Sin Querer"
  • 2006: "Anque"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated Work Result
Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre 2007 Best Actress Left for Dead Won[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Official Website of Victoria Maurette
  2. ^ a b "Interview with Victoria Maurette". Radioactive Dreams. July 30, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ More Details on Victoria Maurette's Character in Tales of an Ancient Empire
  4. ^ EXCL: First Look at Bulletface DVD Artwork
  5. ^ Tales of an Ancient Empire Adds a Badass Female Daywalker
  6. ^ "Victoria". Amazon. February 24, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Victoria Maurette". CD Baby. February 24, 2009. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ García Calvo, Cynthia (October 16, 2009). "Hablamos con la actriz argentina Victoria Maurette, un "ángel" pródigo". Noticine (in Spanish). Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Victoria Maurette". Wikipedia (in Spanish). November 11, 2010. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Breves de festivales: En peligro el archivo de Trieste, Müller se queda en Venecia, el cine austriaco vence en Buenos Aires Rojo Sangre". Noticine (in Spanish). November 9, 2007. Retrieved November 11, 2011. 

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