Ana de la Reguera

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Ana de la Reguera
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Anabell Gardoqui de la Reguera

(1977-04-08) April 8, 1977 (age 42)
Years active1996–present

Anabell Gardoqui "Ana" de la Reguera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈana ðe la reˈɣeɾa]; born April 8, 1977) is a Mexican[1] actress who has starred in telenovelas, films, the HBO television series Eastbound & Down and Capadocia, and the Amazon television series Goliath.

Early life[edit]

Reguera was born in Veracruz, Mexico. Her mother, Nena de la Reguera, was a Miss Veracruz who became a journalist and television personality.[2] Reguera began taking classes in classic ballet and later began performance arts studies at Instituto Veracruzano de la Cultura. She left Veracruz to study at Televisa's CEA, and later studied with Juan Carlos Corazza in Spain and then in Los Angeles with Aaron Spicer, Lisa Robertson and Joan Scheckel.

Acting career[edit]


Reguera's acting career began with her role in the telenovela Azul (1996) followed by Pueblo chico, infierno grande (1997), with Verónica Castro, for which she received the Heraldo award for best female acting, and Desencuentro which was her third telenovela under the direction of Ernesto Alonso.

Tentaciones (1998) marked her beginning with the production company Argos Comunicación. She was immediately offered a role in Tentaciones and Todo por amor, for which she received the Palmas de or award.

Cara o Cruz was the first telenovela co-production between Argos Comunicación and Telemundo. Reguera played María Salome in the successful telenovela Gitanas.


In 2014 Reguera booked a role in the Netflix crime drama Narcos. She played Elisa.[3]

Reguera played the role of Lorena Guerra in the HBO series Capadocia. It ran for three seasons, beginning in 2008. The series received good reviews[4] and awards.[5]

Other television credits include Twin Peaks,[6] Power,[7] From Dusk Till Dawn[8] and The Blacklist.[9]


Reguera participated in El Cartero, directed by Raúl Quintanilla, for which she received two awards from the Mexican Association of Theatre Journalists. She then played Desdemona in Othello and Danna in the play Nadando con Tiburones,[10] alongside Demián Bichir and Alfonso Herrera.

Commercial work[edit]

Reguera has been the face of CoverGirl, to be one of the company's official faces.[2] Pantene, Macy's, Kahlúa, Special K and Johnnie Walker.


Her introduction to film was in Por la libre. Later she appeared in Ladies Night alongside Ana Claudia Talancón, for which she received an MTV Movie Award for 'Favorite Actress'. At the 40th Diosas de Plata Awards of the Mexican Cinema, she received the Dolores del Rio award. In 2005 she played the starring role in Gitanas which aired on Telemundo.

She is known for her role as Sister Encarnación in Nacho Libre,[11] a film by Jared Hess, director of Napoleon Dynamite. She also played Sam Rockwell's wife 'Maria' in Cowboys & Aliens directed by Jon Favreau.

She won a CANCACINE and Imagen Award for her role in Backyard, a 2009 Mexican crime film directed by directed by Carlos Carrera which was Mexican Choice for foreign film at the Oscars.

In 2010, she played the historical Josefa Quintana, a mistress of Father Miguel Hidalgo, played by Demian Bichir who was a hero of the Mexican War of Independence, in the Mexican film Hidalgo: La historia jamás contada.

Reguera played Carla in MGM's teen romance Everything, Everything,[12] which also starred Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson.

Other ventures[edit]

In 2006, Reguera hosted the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. She will co-host the 2018 Latin Grammy Awards alongside Carlos Rivera.

She worked with Argos Comunicación on the HBO Latin American series Capadocia. She appeared as Kenny Powers' love interest in Season 2 of HBO's hit series Eastbound & Down.[13]


In September 2010, Reguera founded VeraCruzANA, a civil association.[14] VeraCruzANA supports the underprivileged community in Veracruz, Mexico. It seeks to generate employment by promoting projects and programs that contribute to the development of community.

In 2017, Reguera along with friends Karla Souza, Kate del Castillo and Olga Segura, founded Los Angeles en Mexico[15] which is a movement created after the earthquake that hit Mexico on September 19, 2017.[16]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Por la libre María
2002 Un secreto de Esperanza Lety
2003 Ladies' Night Ana
2006 El Caco
2006 Nacho Libre Sister Encarnación
2006 Así del precipicio Lucía
2007 Sultanes del Sur Mónica Silvari
2008 Paraiso Travel Milagros
2009 Empire State Ellen Cochrane
2009 Backyard Blanca
2010 Cop Out Gabriela
2010 Di Di Hollywood Rita Marlow
2010 Hidalgo: La historia jamás contada Josefa Quintana Mexican War of Independence
2011 Cowboys & Aliens Maria
2014 Jessabelle Rosaura
2014 The Book of Life Carmen Sánchez Voice
2015 Las Aparicio Alma
2017 Everything, Everything Carla
2018 Collisions Yoana
2020 Army of the Dead Cruz Filming
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Azul Cecilia Telenovela
1997 Pueblo chico, infierno grande Priscila Telenovela
1997-1998 Desencuentro Beatriz Telenovela
1998 Tentaciones Fernanda Segovia Telenovela
2000-2001 Todo por amor Lucía Telenovela
2001 Cara o cruz Mariana Medina/Aída Telenovela
2002 Por tí María Aldana/Isabel Miranda Telenovela
2003 Como Pedro por su casa Astrid Television series
2003 Luciana y Nicolás Luciana Telenovela
2004 Gitanas María Salomé Telenovela
2008 Capadocia Lorena Guerra Television series
2009 Empire State Ellen Cochrane Pilot episode
2010 Eastbound & Down Vida Television series
2010 Royal Pains Carmen Television series
2014 Anger Management Livi Television series
2015 The Blacklist Vanessa Cruz Episode 2.18, "Vanessa Cruz (No. 117)"
2015 Narcos Elisa Alvaro Netflix series
2016 Drunk History: El Lado Borroso De La Historia Amada Diaz Television series
2016 Jane the Virgin Paola Television series
2016 From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series Venganza Vordugo Television series
2017-2019 Power Alicia Jimenez Television series
2017 Twin Peaks Natalie Television series
2018 Goliath Marisol Silva Television series


  1. ^ Reed Johnson (February 25, 2007). "Latinos are ready for their Kodak moments". LA Times. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  2. ^ a b Ana de la Reguera, Conquering Hollywood Archived 2013-01-22 at Retrieved on 2012-06-02.
  3. ^ Team, The Deadline (9 October 2014). "Cynthia Stevenson Joins 'Your Family Or Mine'; Ana De La Reguera In 'Narcos'". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  4. ^ Johnson, Reed (2008-09-17). "Captive women, free of cliches". Los Angeles Times. ISSN 0458-3035. Retrieved 2015-11-19.
  5. ^ "Capadocia". Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie; Andreeva, Nellie (19 March 2016). "'Twin Peaks': Ana De La Reguera & Hugh Dillon Join Showtime Revival". Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  7. ^ Wagmeister, Elizabeth; Wagmeister, Elizabeth (1 March 2017). "Ana De La Reguera Joins Season 4 of 'Power' on Starz (EXCLUSIVE)". Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise; Petski, Denise (26 April 2016). "'From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series': Ana de la Reguera, Tom Savini & Marko Zaror Join Cast". Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  9. ^ "'The Blacklist' Casting News: Mexican Actress Ana De La Reguera Joins NBC Show [PHOTO]". Latin Times. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  10. ^ "Ana de la Reguera y Demián Bichir presentan Nadando con tiburones - La Crónica de Hoy". Retrieved 25 December 2018.
  11. ^ Carina Chocano (June 16, 2006). "Nacho Libre". LA Times. Retrieved 2010-04-30.
  12. ^ McNary, Dave; McNary, Dave (29 August 2016). "Ana De La Reguera Joining 'Everything Everything' Movie". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  13. ^ 'Eastbound & Down' Heads to Mexico For Season 2, Taps New Regulars. (April 2010). Retrieved on 2012-06-02.
  14. ^ "VERACRUZ ANA". VERACRUZ ANA. Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  15. ^ "Los Ángeles en México". Retrieved 26 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2018-12-04. Retrieved 2018-11-14.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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