Azela Robinson

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Azela Robinson
Born
Azela Jacqueline Robinson Cañedo

(1965-08-26) August 26, 1965 (age 53)
London, UK
Alma materBristol Old Vic Theatre School
OccupationActress
Years active1990–present
Spouse(s)Roberto Ballesteros (1988-1996)
Children
  • Alexander

Azela Robinson (born Azela Jacqueline Robinson Cañedo on August 26, 1965 in London, UK) is a Mexican actress of British origin. Famous for her antagonistic interpretations in numerous Mexican telenovelas, among which are Cañaveral de pasiones (1996), Contra viento y marea (2005), Llena de amor (2010) and Yo no creo en los hombres (2014), among many others .[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Azela Jacqueline Robinson was born in London, UK. Her mother, Nadja Cañedo is Mexican and her father, Alan Robinson is British.

She began her professional training as an actress in 1980 within the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in Bristol, UK. Eventually, between 1982 and 1983 he took courses at the National Theatre in London.[2][3] Looking for opportunities in the entertainment world, she settled in Mexico in the late 1980s.

Films[edit]

Once in Mexico, Robinson begins her career as an actress in the movies. She debuted Fin de semana en Garibaldi" (1989), along with Jorge Reynoso. From that time until 1993, Robinson works on approximately 68 films, mainly comedy and action genres. Of them stand out ribbons like Sor Batalla (1990), with María Antonieta de las Nieves La Chilindrina; La mujer judicial (1990), again next to Mario Almada; El extensionista (1991), along with Eduardo Palomo; Mujer de cabaret (1991), directed by Julián Pastor, with Maribel Guardia and Leonardo Daniel; El trono del infierno (1992), with Sergio Goyri and Jorge Luke or Dama de Noche (1993), with Rafael Sánchez Navarro and Cecilia Toussaint, among others. Her increasingly frequent participation in television, causes that gradually she distances herself of the cinema.

In more recent times, her most outstanding performances in the movies are in films such as Espejo retrovisor (2002), with Manuel Ojeda, Contratiempo (2011), with Michel Brown and Tus feromonas me matan (2016), with Alberto Guerra and Julieta Egurrola , among others.

Television[edit]

Robinson made her Mexican TV debut in a chapter of the famous horror serie La hora marcada, in 1990. In 1995 she got her first character in a telenovela with the hand of producer Enrique Segoviano in the telenovela Pobre niña rica, with Victoria Ruffo and singer Paulina Rubio. In 1996 she plays Dinorah Faberman, one of the most important and remembered characters of her career, in the telenovela Cañaveral de pasiones, produced by Humberto Zurita and Christian Bach and sharing credit with Daniela Castro, Juan Soler and Angelica Aragón, among others. Thanks to her interpretation, Robinson becomes one of the most outstanding villains of the Mexican telenovelas. As villain she works on melodramas like La usurpadora (1998), Laberintos de pasión (1999) and Mi destino eres tú (2000). In 2001 she interprets the role of Francisca, another of her personages more remembered in the telenovela El manantial, produced by Carla Estrada, next to Adela Noriega, Daniela Romo and Alejandro Tommasi. In 2002 she played one of her few non-antagonistic characters in the telenovela La Otra, produced by Ernesto Alonso. In 2005 she plays Apolonia, another of her most successful antagonistic characters in the telenovela Contra viento y marea, forming a famous dumbbell with actress Beatriz Sheridan. In 2006 participates in the telenovela Mundo de fieras, where again she interprets a non antagonistic character.

In 2007 she shows another facet of her career as part of the group of conductors of the television program Metropolis. Also participates in the TV series S.O.S.: Sexo y otros Secretos (2007) and Central de Abasto (2008). In 2009 the actress also participates in one of the episodes of the television series Mujeres asesinas, along with the actress María Sorté.

In 2010, Robinson performs another memorable performance in the telenovela Llena de amor, where she plays Fedra, the main villain of the story. She shares credits with Ariadne Díaz, Valentino Lanús and César Évora, among others.

In 2014, Robinson joins the cast of the telenovela Yo no creo en los hombres starring Adriana Louvier and Gabriel Soto. For her interpretation of the personage of Josefa, the actress obtains the Premio TVyNovelas in the category of Better antagonistic actress.

In 2016, the actress plays the main female antagonist character of the telenovela Vino el amor.

Theatre[edit]

Azela Robinson has participated in some outstanding theatrical assemblies in Mexico. Of them they emphasize Todos a la piscina (1991), Trilogía amorosa (1993), the classic Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1995), with Rogelio Guerra and Juan Ignacio Aranda, directed by Enrique Rentería; La casa de Bernarda Alba (2002), by Federico García Lorca, along with the actresses Ofelia Guilmáin, Maria Rubio and Aurora Molina; Hombres (2005), with Patricia Reyes Spíndola, María Rojo and others; Orinoco (2007), directed by Benjamín Cann, along Cynthia Klitbo; El acrobata (2008), directed by Roberto D'Amico and next to Ricardo Fastlicht; Macbeth (2008), directed by Leonardo Ayala, with Mónica Dionne; Doce mujeres en pugna (2009), produced by Jorge Ortiz de Pinedo, along with Yolanda Mérida, Laura Zapata, Leticia Calderón and others; La ronda de las harpías (2009), with Ofelia Medina, Victoria Ruffo and Magda Guzmán; Tu tampoco eres normal (2011), directed by Humberto Zurita, next to Alexis Ayala; Baño de mujeres (2013), under the direction of Roberto D'Amico, with Sylvia Pasquel, Ofelia Medina and others, and Made in Mexico (2015), with Juan Ferrara, Rafael Inclán and Socorro Bonilla."Los negros pájaros del adiós" (2016) "Entre mujeres"2019 ((Edith Gozalez)) ((Ana Bertha Espín))

Filmography[edit]

Telenovelas, Series, Theater, Films
Year Title Role Notes
1991 El árbol vacío Film
Mátalos Johnny Film
Todos a la Piscina Theatrical Performance
El extensionista Film
Los insepultos Film
1992 Cuentos de suspenso Film
1993 La última esperanza Special Appearance
Trilogía amorosa Theatrical Performance
Pelea de colosos Film
De entre las sombras Film
1994 Entre el amor y la muerte Film
La dama de la noche Isabel Film
La dama y el judicial Film
Cena de matrimonios Theatrical Performance
1995 Quién le teme a Virginia Wolf Theatrical Performance
1995-96 Pobre Niña Rica[4] Ana Luisa Cañedo de Villagrán Supporting Role
1996 Tiempo de llorar Film
Cañaveral de Pasiones Dinorah Faberman vda. de Santos Main Antagonist
1997 La joya más preciada Film
1998 La usurpadora Elvira Antagonist
1999-2000 Laberintos de pasión Carmina Roldán de Valencia Antagonist
2000 Mi Destino Eres Tú Isaura Becker Antagonist
2001-02 El Manantial Doña Francisca Rivero de Valdéz Antagonist
2002 La Otra Mireya Ocampo Supporting Role
2002 La casa de Bernarda Alba Theatrical Performance
2003-04 Bajo la misma piel Regina Ortiz Escalante Co-Protagonist
2005 Contra viento y marea Apolonia Rudell de Serrano Main Antagonist
Hombres Theatrical Performance
Bajo el mismo techo Manuelita TV Series
2006-07 Mundo de Fieras Dolores Farías Co-Protagonist
2007 S.O.S.: Sexo y otros Secretos Lucía TV Series
2008 Central de Abasto La Pantera TV Series
Central de abasto La Güera TV Series
2009 Sortilegio Elena Miranda de Crueger Antagonist
Mujeres Asesinas 2 Blanca Episode: "María, pescadera"
Tiempo final 3 Episode: "Testigo"
2010-11 Llena de Amor Fedra Curiel de Ruiz y de Teresa/Juana Felipa Pérez Fernández Main Antagonist
2011 La rosa de Guadalupe Claudia Episode: "La niña sicario"
2012 Cachito de Cielo Teresa "Tete" de Franco de Landeros Supporting Role
2014-15 Yo no Creo en los Hombres Josefa Bravo Main Antagonist
2016-2017 Vino el amor Lilian Palacios Main Antagonist 2016-2017 Los negros pájaros del adiósTheatrical performance 2017 lady Rancho supporting role film 2018 inevitable supporting role film 2018-2019 Por amar sin ley season 1 and 2 Paula Ruiz Ortega Supporting Role
2018 Falsa identidad Ramona Antagonist
2019 Entre mujeres Carlota Theatrical performance
2019 Cuna de Lobos (2019 tv series)|Cuna de Lobos Gélica Andrade Supporting role

Awards and nominations[edit]

Premios TV y Novelas[edit]

Year Award Category Telenovela Result
1997 TVyNovelas Awards Best Female Antagonist Cañaveral de Pasiones Nominated
2003 Best Co-star Actress La Otra
2011 Best Female Antagonist Llena de amor
2015 Best Female Antagonist Yo no creo en los hombres
Favorite Villain Won
2017 Best Leading Actress Vino el amor Won
Year Award Category Telenovela /Film Result
1995 Premios ACTP Best Supporting Actress in a Drama ¿Quién teme a Virginia Wolf? Won
2002 La casa de Bernarda de Alba
2003 Best Supporting Actress in a Theater Cena de matrimonios
2008 Best Actress Macbeth
1998 Premios ACE
1999 Premios Sol de Oro Best Supporting Actress Laberintos de pasión
Premios ACE
2000 Premios Palmas de Oro
Premios Gran Águila de Venezuela
2001 Premios Palmas de Oro

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Biografía de Azela Robinson" (in Spanish). Esmas.com. Archived from the original on 10 July 2011. Retrieved 13 February 2011.
  2. ^ Azela Robinson biography in Televisa.com
  3. ^ El Informador: Azela Robinson
  4. ^ "Azela Robinson, villana reconocida por el público" (in Spanish). El Informador. 25 August 2010. Retrieved 13 February 2011.

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