|Born||María Esmeralda Pimentel Murguía
8 September 1989 
Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, Mexico
María Esmeralda Pimentel Murguía (born 8 September 1989), better known as Esmeralda Pimentel, is a Mexican actress and model. Born in Ciudad Guzmán, Jalisco, she began her media career in 2009, appearing in commercials and television promotions. After participating in Nuestra Belleza México, where she ranked the top five, she entered "Centro de Educación Artística de Televisa (CEA)" to study acting and made her debut in Verano de amor in 2009.
María Esmeralda Pimentel Murguía was born in Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, on 8 September 1989. At nineteen she began making appearances in television commercials as a model, featuring clothing brands from Mexico.
She participated in 2007 in Nuestra Belleza Jalisco representing Zapotlán. She was the first runner-up of the contest at the age of 18. On 6 October 2007, she participated with the winner Lupita González in Nuestra Belleza México 2007, both representing the state of Jalisco. At the finale, Pimentel was awarded the title of second runner-up, with the winner being Elisa Nájera.
Acting career on television
After competing in Nuestra Belleza México, she decided to enter the "Centro de Educación Artística de Televisa (CEA)", to train as an actress. Her first acting offer came in 2009 when the producer Pedro Damián gave her a small role in the telenovela Verano de amor, where she played the character "Ada". Three years later, in 2012 she worked in the telenovela Abismo de pasión, an Angelli Nesma Medina production, where she shared credits with Angelique Boyer and David Zepeda. Her character was "Kenya Jasso Navarro" and her work in the telenovela earned her a Bravo Prize for the "Best New actress". That same year, the producers Roberto Gómez Fernández and Giselle González, gave her the opportunity to participate as an antagonist in Cachito de cielo, in which she starred alongside Maite Perroni, Pedro Fernández and Jorge Poza. She played the character of "Mara", a female journalist. A year later she participated in De que te quiero, te quiero, which was produced by Lucero Suárez. She was the antagonist and shared credits with Livia Brito and Juan Diego Covarrubias.
In 2014, she had her first starring role in El color de la pasión produced by Roberto Gómez Fernández. Other cast members were Erick Elías and Claudia Ramírez. A year later, she works again with Lucero Suárez in La vecina. This is the second time that she works with Juan Diego Covarrubias and being protagonist of a telenovela.
|2009||Verano de amor||Adalberta Clavería|
|2011||Como dice el dicho||Sandra||"Más vale solo" (Season 1, Episode 8)|
|2012||Abismo de pasión||Kenia Jasso Navarro||
|2012||Cachito de cielo||Mara||Nom, TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Lead Actress|
|2013||Nueva vida||Unknown role||"Madre soltera" (Season 1, Episode 7)|
|2013||Gossip Girl: Acapulco||Francesca Ruiz De Hinojosa|
|2013||De que te quiero, te quiero||Diana||Nom, TVyNovelas Award for Best Female Antagonist|
|2014||El color de la pasión||Lucía Gaxiola Murillo de Escalante||
|2015–2016||La vecina||Sara Granados|
|2017||Enamorándome de Ramón||Fabiola Medina|
Others awards and nominations
|2015||33rd TVyNovelas Awards||Favoritos del público: Best Smile||Herself for El color de la pasión||Nominated|
|Favoritos del público: The Prettiest||Nominated|
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