Belén Rueda

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Belén Rueda
Premios Goya 2018 - Belén Rueda.jpg
At the 32nd Goya Awards in 2018
Born
María Belén Rueda García-Porrero

(1965-03-16) 16 March 1965 (age 57)
Madrid, Spain
OccupationActress
Years active1990-present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2003; div. 2004)
Children3

María Belén Rueda García-Porrero (born 16 March 1965) is a Spanish actress. She became popular in Spain for her performances in the Globomedia-produced television series Periodistas (1998–2002) and, most notably, Los Serrano (2003–2007). Likewise, she has carved an international reputation among horror fans for her performances in horror and suspense works.[1]

Biography[edit]

María Belén Rueda García-Porrero was born in Madrid on 16 March 1965.[2] Her father was a civil engineer and her mother was a ballet instructor. She is the second of three children; her siblings are named María Jesús and Alfonso. She and her family moved to San Juan, Alicante when she was a child. When Rueda was 18 years old she moved to Madrid to study architecture.

Career[edit]

While she was a student, she made her television debut as a steward in the night-show VIP Noche originally hosted by José Luis Moreno [es], eventually becoming the co-host together with Emilio Aragón.[3]

While she had been already cast as the photographer Clara Nadal for the series Periodistas she was called to briefly play the same character of Clara Nadal in the popular dramedy Médico de familia (also produced by Globomedia) as a sort of emergency casting to cover a leave on absence,[4] and thus the latter marked her debut as a television actress in 1997 (and both fictions became connected in the same fictional universe).[5][6][4] She went then on to play the character of Clara Nadal in Periodistas from 1998 to 2002.[5]

Starting in 2003 and over the course of six seasons and 107 episodes, Rueda performed the role of Lucía Gómez in the popular series Los Serrano, leaving the series in 2007 reportedly to focus on her stage career.[7]

She landed her feature film debut with a performance in the 2004 film The Sea Inside,[4] for which she won a Goya Award and an Actors Union Award to Best New Actress.[8][9]

She received another Goya nomination for her role in the 2007 film, The Orphanage.[10] Rueda played the lead role of the Spanish thriller Julia's Eyes,[11] which was produced by Guillermo del Toro.[12] She also starred in Oriol Paulo's thriller The Body.[13]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes Ref.
Médico de familia 1997 Clara Nadal (TV series) The General Practitioner
Journalists 1998 Clara Nadal (TV series; 1998–2002) Periodistas
7 vidas 2001 Ana Hacha (TV series; 1 episode) 7 Lives
Retruc 2001 Elsa (Short) Rebound
Los Serrano 2003 Lucía Gómez (TV series; 2003–08)
Nominated—Fotogramas de Plata for Best Television Actress
Nominated—Spanish Actors Union Award for Best Female Leading Performance
Nominated—TP de Oro Award for Best Actress
The Sea Inside 2004 Julia Mar adentro
Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best New Artist
Goya Award for Best New Actress
Spanish Actors Union Award for Best Female Newcomer
Nominated—ACE Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Fotogramas de Plata for Best Film Actress
Savage Grace 2007 Pilar Durán
The Orphanage 2007 Laura El orfanato
ACE Award for Best Actress
Barcelona Film Award for Best Actress
Fantasporto Award for Best Actress
Fotogramas de Plata for Best Film Actress
Nominated—Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Spanish Actors Union Award for Best Female Leading Performance
8 Dates 2008 Elena 8 citas
Spanish Movie 2009 Laura
For the Good of Others 2010 Isabel El mal ajeno
Julia's Eyes 2010 Julia Los ojos de Julia
Nominated—Fotogramas de Plata for Best Film Actress
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Actress
The Princess of Eboli 2010 Ana of Eboli (Mini Series) La princesa de Éboli
Don't Be Afraid 2011 Silvia's Mother No tengas miedo
El Barco 2011 Leonor (TV series; 3 episodes) The Boat
The Body 2012 Mayka Villaverde El Cuerpo
Luna, el misterio de Calenda 2012 Sara Cruz (TV Series; 2012–2013)[14]
7th Floor 2013 Delia Séptimo
Ismael 2013
The Night My Mother Killed My Father 2016 Isabel Paris
Orbiter 9 2017 Silvia Spanish Title: Órbita 9
Perfect Strangers Eva
Sara's Notebook 2018 Laura Alonso Spanish title: El cuaderno de Sara
The Pact Mónica[1] Spanish title: El pacto
You Shall Not Sleep Alma Böhm Spanish title: No dormirás
Twin Murders: The Silence of the White City 2019 Alba Díaz de Salvatierra Spanish title: El silencio de la ciudad blanca
Madres. Amor y vida 2020 Marián Ballesteros (TV series; 2020–)[15]
Fenómenas 2023 Sagrario [16][17]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated Work Result
ACE Awards 2005 Best Actress The Sea Inside Nominated
2008 Best Actress The Orphanage Won
Barcelona Film Awards 2007 Best Actress The Orphanage Won
Cinema Writers Circle Awards 2005 Best New Artist The Sea Inside Won
2008 Best Actress The Orphanage Nominated
European Film Awards 2008 Best Actress The Orphanage Nominated
Fantasporto Awards 2008 Best Actress The Orphanage Won
Fotogramas de Plata 2004 Best Television Actress Los Serrano Nominated
2005 Best Film Actress The Sea Inside Won
2008 The Orphanage Nominated
2011 Julia's Eyes Nominated
Goya Awards 2004 Best New Actress The Sea Inside Won
2007 Best Actress The Orphanage Nominated
2010 Julia's Eyes Nominated
Saturn Awards 2007 Best Actress The Orphanage Nominated
Spanish Actors Union Awards 2005 Best Female Newcomer The Sea Inside Won
2006 Best Leading Female Performance The Serranos Nominated
2008 Best Female Leading Performance The Orphanage Nominated
TP de Oro 1994 Best Female Presenter Ta tocao Nominated
2004 Best Actress The Seranos Nominated

Personal life[edit]

During the time of VIP Noche she entered a relationship with producer Daniel Écija, with whom she had 3 daughters, including actress Belén Écija.[18][19] After 14 years of domestic partnership, she got married with Écija in 2003.[19] The couple separated a year later.[19]

She later was in a relationship with Roger Vincent.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Holland, Jonathan (25 August 2018). "'The Pact' ('El Pacto'): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  2. ^ "Los geniales 50 años de Belén Rueda en 50 fotos". El Mundo. 16 March 2015.
  3. ^ Pizarro, Miguel Ángel (18 August 2018). "De 'Periodistas' a 'El cuaderno de Sara', los mejores papeles de Belén Rueda". ecartelera.
  4. ^ a b c Sanguino, Juan (14 February 2018). "Belén Rueda, la estrella total del cine español". Vanity Fair.
  5. ^ a b "Belén Rueda, Premio Especial a la Contribución Artística en la Ficción Televisiva de los MiM Series 2016". Canarias7. 2 November 201.
  6. ^ "Te acuerdas de... cómo empezó su carrera Belén Rueda". La Nueva España. 5 June 2012.
  7. ^ Baragaño, Techu (6 March 2007). "'Los Serrano' despide a Belén Rueda con un adiós "a lo grande"". El País.
  8. ^ "'Mar adentro' consigue 14 premios Goya". El País. 30 January 2005.
  9. ^ "'Aquí no hay quien viva', 'Mar adentro' y 'Yo Claudio' vencen en los Premios de la Unión de Actores". El Mundo. 21 June 2005.
  10. ^ Miska, Brad (22 February 2010). "Optimum Acquires UK Rights to Guillermo del Toro Produced 'Julia's Eyes'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  11. ^ Jones, Gareth (3 August 2012). "UK's Optimum Releasing Focuses on Julia's Eyes". Dread Central. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  12. ^ Miska, Brad (13 May 2010). "Spanish Trailer for Guillermo Del Toro Produced 'Julia's Eyes'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  13. ^ Uncle Creepy (23 April 2012). "First Images and Sales Trailer for The Body (El Cuerpo)". Dread Central. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  14. ^ "Belén Rueda, Fran Perea, Olivia Molina... vuelve la intriga de 'Luna, el misterio de Calenda'". ¡Hola!. 12 February 2013.
  15. ^ Onieva, Álvaro (7 September 2020). "Telecinco lanza 'Madres. Amor y vida' y Antena 3 responde con 'Mujer'". Fuera de Series.
  16. ^ "Netflix rueda 'Fenómenas', con Belén Rueda rastreando fenómenos paranormales". Diario de Navarra. 24 February 2022.
  17. ^ "Carlos Therón dirige a Belén Rueda y Toni Acosta en 'Fenómenas': "Quería hacer una película sobre el grupo Hepta"". Europa Press. 5 April 2022.
  18. ^ "Belén Rueda y su hija compartirán serie de televisión". abcplay. ABC. 1 June 2021.
  19. ^ a b c d "Belén Rueda en 10 claves para conocer su vida". Diez Minutos. 17 March 2018.

External links[edit]