Edy Ganem

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Edy Ganem
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Ganem at the 29th Annual Imagen Awards Gala on August 1, 2014
Born Edurne Ganem Gaxiola[1]
(1983-09-20) September 20, 1983 (age 33)[2]
Modesto, California, U.S.
Other names Edy Ganem
Alma mater San Diego University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–present
Children 1

Edurne Ganem, professionally known as Edy Ganem, is an American actress, known for her role as Valentina Diaz in the Lifetime comedy-drama series Devious Maids.[3][4]

Life and career[edit]

Ganem was born in Modesto, California and raised in Torreón, Mexico[5] along with her two younger brothers.[6] She has Mexican and Lebanese heritage.[7] She is a graduate of the University of San Diego.[5] A Hollywood newcomer, Ganem's prior television work includes The Cleveland Show and Rob.[8]

On Devious Maids, Ganem plays the positive, open-minded nineteen-year-old daughter and co-worker of Zoila Diaz (Judy Reyes) and love interest of Genevieve Delatour's (Susan Lucci's) son, Remi Delatour (Drew Van Acker).[9] The Diazes both serve as maids to Delatours and the romance between Valentina and Remi is something that Zoila discourages.[10]

Personal life[edit]

On September 24, 2015 Ganem announced via Instagram that she was pregnant.[11] An Instagram photo posted in February 2016 revealed that she gave birth to a son.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 The Way to Happiness Andi Bali
2010 Las Angeles Conchita
2010 Roundabout Linda Short film
2010 The Loneliest Road in America Amarantha
2010 Black Limousine Dolores
2011 Salvador Iris Short film
2011 Lucha Lucha Short film
2011 Sex/Absurd Kacie
2011 Laptop Jenny Mendez Short film
2011 Like Crazy Isabelle Uncredited
2011 The Ghostmaker Gina
2012 Unspoken Anna Short film
2012 Ojalá Young Olga Short film
2012 Lola's Love Shack Felicia
2012 Goodbye, I Love You Short film
2013 Violeta Carmen Short film
2014 After the Wedding Mariana Diaz
2015 Ana Maria in Novela Land Ana Maria / Ariana Tomosa
2015 Tattooed Love Yesenia
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Life, Love & Hollywood Model Episode: "Taking Risks"
2008 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Model Contestant Episode: "America's Next Top Paddy's Billboard Model Contest"
2008 Entourage Various 3 episodes
2008 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Go-Go Dancer Episode: "Let It Bleed"
2010–11 Livin' Loud Herself 6 episodes
2012 The Cleveland Show Flora (voice) Episode: "Y Tu Junior Tambien"
2012 Rob Monica Episode: "Dad Comes to Visit"
2013–2015 Devious Maids Valentina Diaz Leading Role (Season 1–2): 26 episodes
Guest star (Season 3): 2 episodes

Awards and Nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipients and nominees Outcome
2014 Imagen Awards Best Actress - Television Devious Maids Nominated[13]
2015 Best Actress - Feature Film Ana Maria in Novela Land Nominated[14]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hottest Woman 5/30/15 – EDY GANEM (Devious Maids)". kingoftheflatscreen.com. Retrieved May 30, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Celebrity Baby Names on September 20". 9babynames.com. 
  3. ^ Villarreal, Yvonne (June 4, 2013). "Lifetime offers 'Devious Maids' pilot preview in English, Spanish". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  4. ^ Villarreal, Yvonne (June 1, 2013). "A dust-up over Latina roles in 'Devious Maids'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b Edy Ganem, TV Guide.
  6. ^ "Profile". movients.com. Archived from the original on July 13, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Cast & Crew". AfterTheWeddingMiami.com. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  8. ^ Keck, William (June 21, 2013). "Meet the Domestic Divas of Lifetime's Devious Maids". TV Guide. Retrieved June 28, 2013. 
  9. ^ Bibel, Sara (May 21, 2013). "Nine New Shows Ordered from ABC Studios for the 2013-14 Season". TVbytheNumbers.com. Retrieved June 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ Wiegand, David (June 17, 2013). "'Devious Maids' review: Help is on the way". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  11. ^ Ganem, Edy (September 24, 2015). "So this is what's going on!!". Instagram. Retrieved October 1, 2015. 
  12. ^ Figueroa, Karla (February 24, 2016). "Edy Ganem, del elenco de ‘Devious Maids’, le da la bienvenida a su bebé". Variety Latino (in Spanish). Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Imagen Award Noms Unveiled". Deadline.com. June 19, 2014. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 
  14. ^ "NA MARIA IN NOVELA LAND Receives Six Imagen Awards Nominations". Broadwayworld.com. July 9, 2015. Retrieved November 12, 2015. 

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