Alba Flores

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Alba Flores
Born
Alba González Villa

(1986-10-27) October 27, 1986 (age 32)
Madrid, Spain
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present
Parents
RelativesLola Flores (grandmother)
Lolita Flores (aunt)
Rosario Flores (aunt)
Elena Furiase (cousin)

Alba González Villa (born October 27, 1986), known professionally as Alba Flores, is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her roles as Saray Vargas de Jesús in Vis a Vis and Ágata "Nairobi" Jiménez in Money Heist.

Biography[edit]

Alba Flores is the only daughter of the half-romani musician and composer Antonio Flores and Ana Villa, a theatrical producer.[1] She is also the granddaughter of Lola Flores, niece of the singers Lolita Flores and Rosario Flores,[2] and cousin of actress Elena Furiase.

Alba studied dramatic interpretation from the age of thirteen, with secondary training in piano performance. In her brief career as onstage, she performed in a number of roles, the most notable of these Luna de miel en Hiroshima (Honeymoon in Hiroshima) (2005), and the gypsy version of A Midsummer Night's Dream (2007).

She is lesbian.[3]

Career[edit]

In 2005, Alba made her cinematic debut with Chus Gutiérrez's El Calentito (The Warm),[4] with Verónica Sánchez, Ruth Díaz, Macarena Gómez, Estíbaliz Gabilondo, and Lluvia Rojo among other performers.

In television, she first participated in an episode of the series the El comisario (The Commisar) in 2006. In 2008, she landed a role in the Antenna 3 television series El síndrome de Ulises (The Ulysses Syndrome), and performed in the musical production of Enamorados anónimos.

In 2009, she recorded her father's theme song I cannot fall in love with you, for the soundtrack of a movie by Roberto Santiago, Al final del camino (At the End of the Road), starring Malena Alterio and Fernando Tejero as the protagonists.

Beginning in 2013, she was cast in a main role as the protagonist's Moroccan servant Jamila in the Antena 3 series El tiempo entre costuras (A Time in Between), set in Spain and the Northern Protectorates in Morocco, following the Spanish Civil War. This was followed by an appearance in the TVE series Cuéntame as an important witness in a plot involving corrupt police.[4]

In 2015, she became part of the series Vis a vis where she plays a character named Saray Vargas, a Romani girl who faces a 5-year prison sentence for homicide.[5][6]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director
2005 El calentito Amaya Chus Gutiérrez
2006 Los mánagers Chica Casting Fernando Guillén Cuervo
2015 The Memory of Water Carmen Matías Bize

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 El comisario Sohara Episode: "Y dime tonta"
2008 El síndrome de Ulises Arabia Salazar Episode: "Volver"
2013 Vicente Ferrer Shamira TV movie
The Time in Between Jamila 5 episodes
2014 Cuéntame cómo pasó La Chelo Episode: "En la boca del lobo"
2015–2019 Vis a vis Saray Vargas de Jesús Main role; 40 episodes
2017–present Money Heist Ágata Jiménez "Nairobi" Main role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Ondas Awards
Year Category Work Result Ref.
2015 Best Female Performer in Fiction (ex aequo female cast) Vis a vis Won [7]
Award of the Spanish Actors Union
Year Category Work Result Ref.
2016 Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Vis a vis Nominated [8]
2017 Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Won [9]
2018 Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Money Heist Nominated [10]
2019 Best Lead Actress in a Television Series Nominated [11]
Feroz Awards
Year Category Work Result Ref.
2017 Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Vis a vis Nominated [12]
2018 Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series Money Heist Nominated [13]
Atv Awards
Year Category Work Result Ref.
2018 Best Actress Vis a vis Nominated [14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tokio & Nairobi, las actrices españolas que "la rompen" en La casa de papel". Infobae (in Spanish). January 28, 2018. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  2. ^ Naranjo, Pablo (February 13, 2018). "Alba Flores, una actriz de raza que no se anda con tonterías". Chit Chat Post (in Spanish). Quokkers S.L. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  3. ^ "Alba Flores, con una amiga". Diez Minutos (in Spanish). Qué Me Dices!. June 1, 2015. Archived from the original on September 7, 2017. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Alba Flores y Álvaro Cervantes, Premio Actúa Joven Talento de la Fundación AISGE". Artezblai (in Spanish). November 14, 2017. Retrieved April 9, 2018.
  5. ^ "Alba Flores, La Revelación de Vis a Vis". El Mundo (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial Información General S.L.U. June 25, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  6. ^ "Alba Flores es Saray: Vis a vis". Fox (in Spanish). Fox Networks Group España, S.L.U. 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2018.
  7. ^ Redondo, David (October 28, 2015). "Las chicas de Vis a Vis y El ministerio del tiempo triunfan en los premios Ondas". Los 40 (in Spanish). Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  8. ^ "Los protagonistas de 'La casa de papel' copan las nominaciones de los Premios de la Unión de actores". Antena 3. Madrid: Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación. July 2, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  9. ^ "Spanish Actors Union (2017)". IMDb. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  10. ^ "Spanish Actors Union (2018)". IMDb. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  11. ^ "Spanish Actors Union (2019)". IMDb. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  12. ^ "'La casa de papel' arrasa en las nominaciones a los premios Feroz". Antena 3. Madrid: Atresmedia Corporación de Medios de Comunicación. July 11, 2018. Retrieved October 3, 2018.
  13. ^ "Feroz Awards, ES (2018)". IMDb. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  14. ^ "Atv Awards, Spain (2018)". IMDb. Retrieved March 29, 2019.

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