Mariana Renata

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Mariana Renata
Born
Mariana Renata Dantec

(1983-12-31) 31 December 1983 (age 35)
ResidenceNew York City, U.S
NationalityFrench
Indonesian
Alma materParis-Sorbonne University
University of New South Wales (MCom)
Occupation
Years active1997-present
Known forMariana Dantec
Modeling information
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Hair colorBrown
Eye colorBrown
AgencyWilhelmina Models[1]
Innovative Artists

Mariana Renata Dantec (born 31 December 1983, Paris), better known by Mariana Renata and Mariana Dantec, is a French-Indonesian model and actress. She is best known for her roles in the films Janji Joni (2005), The Matchmaker (2006), and Nic And Mar series (2015).

Early life and education[edit]

Born to a French father and an Indonesian mother, Dantec started her modeling career at the age of 13 in Jakarta, Indonesia.[2][3]

Dantec obtained an undergraduate degree in English Culture and Literature from the Paris-Sorbonne University and her Master of Commerce at the University of New South Wales in International Business.[4]

Career[edit]

During her modeling career, Dantec has walked on the Paris, Sidney, Milan and New York fashion runways, and has become a model for numerous global brands including Timberland, Kate Spade, Levi’s, Rebecca Minkoff, Hugo Boss, Free People, Nasty Gal, and TRESemmé.[2]

In addition to modelling career, she also appeared in several music videos. In 2003, Dantec was featured in the Asian-market version of Josh Groban's She's Out of My Life and Indonesian-market version of Filipino band Rivermaya's Balisong music videos.[2] The following year, Dantec was chosen as the new brand ambassador for Lux.[5]

In 2005, Dantec landed her first film, taking a supporting role in Joko Anwar's romantic comedy Janji Joni.[6] The film was screening at the 2005 Tokyo International Film Festival.[7] She won Most Favorite Supporting Actress at the MTV Indonesia Movie Awards for her first performance in the film.[8]

Dantec next appeared as a cameo in the 2006 television series Dunia Tanpa Koma.[6] The same year, Dantec took her first lead role as an eclectic girl who tries to pair off her best friend with a bookshop owner in a short film The Matchmaker, directed by Cinzia Puspita Rini and produced by Nia Dinata. The film had its international premiere at The 11th Busan International Film Festival in Asian Shorts segment.[9]

Dantec then took a break from acting to finish her master's degree at the University of New South Wales. After she graduated in 2010, Dantec settled in Australia and traveled to Central American countries for a year.[10]

Since 2011, Dantec has been residing in New York City where she is represented by Wilhelmina Models and Innovative Artists modeling agencies.[11][12] In New York, Dantec opts for working as a commercial rather than runway model, saying, "I prefer working as a commercial model. You don't need to be too tall, you don't need to be skinny".[13]

In February 2013, Dantec was featured in Scott Schuman's The Sartorialist.[14] Dantec then reunited with co-star Nicholas Saputra, eight years after Janji Joni, in a South Korean-Indonesian joint production film Someone’s Wife in the Boat of Someone’s Husband; a part of Jeonju Digital Project.[15] The film was screening at the 2013 Locarno Film Festival.[16]

In January 2014, Dantec became the guest judge in Asia's Next Top Model Season 2 where she was also introduced as the face of TRESemmé for South-east Asia region.[17][18] The following year, Dantec for the third time acted opposite Nicholas Saputra in LINE's web series Nic And Mar. A story about rekindled lovers, it was released in March 2015 and aired weekly on Thursday and Friday through Line Story official account.[19][20]

In 2016, Dantec participated in the International Labour Organization's campaign in promoting voluntary counselling and HIV testing for workers. She joined other artists and athletes around the world in the ILO’s “Voice of the Voiceless” initiative to give voice to people living with HIV/AIDS who are not able to tell their own stories.[21] In the campaign video, Dantec lent her voice for the real-life story of Yohana, a plantation worker from Indonesia who found out she was HIV positive after getting tested at work.[22] Dantec’s participation in this initiative was pro-bono. She noted, "Many people living with HIV have no access to information and to care as well as treatment. Even in many countries they lose their rights to employment".[23]

In June 2018, Dantec made her Off-Off-Broadway theatrical debut in Deena Levy's theater production "Me Too...And You" in Broadway, New York.[24] Since November 2018, Dantec joined the Batik cultural preservation campaign.[25][26]

Personal life[edit]

Dantec is the only child in the family. Her cousin, Renata Kusmanto, is a model and actress. Their mothers are twins. Her cousin-in-law, Fachry Albar [id], is an actor.[27] Dantec speaks fluent Indonesian, English and French.[28]

From 2005 to 2006, Dantec was romantically linked to Janji Joni co-star Nicholas Saputra.[29]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Director Note
2005 Janji Joni Angelique Joko Anwar
2006 The Matchmaker Kay Nia Dinata short film
2013 Someone’s Wife in the Boat of Someone’s Husband Halimah Edwin South Korean-Indonesian joint production; Jeonju Digital Project[30]
2015 Nic And Mar Mar 7 episodes, web series[31]

TV series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Note
2006 Dunia Tanpa Koma RCTI cameo

Theater[edit]

Year Title Role Note Ref.
2018 Me Too...And You Off-Off-Broadway, New York [32]

Reality show[edit]

Year Title Role Note Ref.
2014 Asia's Next Top Model (season 2) guest judge Episode 11
2016 Voice of the Voiceless Yohana ILO Campaign [22]

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Title Artist
1998 Dua Sedjoli Dewa 19
Setia Chrisye
2004 She's Out of My Life (Asia Version) Josh Groban
2005 Menunggumu Peterpan
2006 Cinta Yang Lain Ungu ft. Chrisye
2007 Balisong Rivermaya
2010 Mengagumimu Malika

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2005 MTV Indonesia Movie Awards Most Favorite Supporting Actress Janji Joni Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mariana Dantec". Wilhelmina Models. 2011.
  2. ^ a b c "5 Model Indonesia yang Berkarya di Kancah Internasional". Harper's Bazaar Indonesia (in Indonesian). February 23, 2019. Retrieved April 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Apa Kabar Mariana Renata?". Mata Mata (in Indonesian). April 10, 2018.
  4. ^ (16 April 2010). Mariana Renata Ingin Santai Dulu, Tempo magazine (Indonesia); retrieved 7 December 2010.
  5. ^ "Mariana Renata: Bintang Lux Baru". KapanLagi (Press release). February 19, 2004.
  6. ^ a b (18 October 2005). Dapat Peran Kecil, Mariana Renata Tak Kecewa, KapanLagi (in Indonesian); retrieved 7 December 2010.
  7. ^ "18th Tokyo International Film Festival Line Up". TIFF. 2005.
  8. ^ (9 August 2005). Mariana Renata Berjaya di Kancah Perfilman Nasional, KapanLagi (in Indonesian); retrieved 7 December 2010.
  9. ^ "The Matchmaker". BIFF. 2006.
  10. ^ "Mumpung Lajang, Mariana Renata Sibuk Travelling". Detik (in Indonesian). April 13, 2010.
  11. ^ "Mariana Dantec". Wilhelmina Models. 2011.
  12. ^ "Apa Kabar Mariana Renata?". Mata Mata (in Indonesian). April 10, 2018.
  13. ^ "Mariana Renata Senang Jadi Gadis Komersil". Warta Kota (in Indonesian). January 9, 2014.
  14. ^ "On the Street….. 15th St., New York". The Sartorialist. February 13, 2013.
  15. ^ "Jeonju Digital Project 2013: Someone's Wife in the Boat of Someone's Husband (2013)". Korean Film Biz Zone (Press release). 2013.
  16. ^ "Someone's Wife in the Boat of Someone's Husband". Locarno Film Festival (Press release). 2013.
  17. ^ "TRESemmé Hadirkan Asia's Next Top Model 2 & Kenalkan Mariana Renata sebagai The Face of TRESemmé". Unilever (Press release) (in Indonesian). January 9, 2014.
  18. ^ "Mariana Renata Senang Jadi Gadis Komersil". Warta Kota (in Indonesian). January 9, 2014.
  19. ^ "Nicholas Saputra-Mariana Renata Jalin Asmara Lagi?". Kompas (in Indonesian). March 12, 2015.
  20. ^ "Watch The Official Music Soundtrack For Line Indonesia Mobile Drama "NIC AND MAR" presented by Simon Adams". Neighbourlist. March 18, 2015.
  21. ^ "The Voice of the Voiceless Campaign: Mariana Renata". ILO Indonesia (Press release). 2016.
  22. ^ a b "Actress Mariana Renata lends her voice in support of HIV testing at work". ILO (Press release). July 12, 2016.
  23. ^ "The Voice of the Voiceless Campaign: Mariana Renata". ILO Indonesia (Press release). July 21, 2016.
  24. ^ "The Deena Levy Theater Studio Presents: "ME TOO...AND YOU"". Brown Paper Tickets. 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2019.
  25. ^ "Cantiknya Mariana Renata di Bawah Terik Matahari Sumba Barat". KapanLagi (in Indonesian). November 2, 2018. Retrieved April 26, 2019.
  26. ^ Oetomo, Larasati (January 4, 2019). "Timun Mas: The Exhibition". High End. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  27. ^ "Fachry Albar Resmi Suami Renata". Jawa Pos (in Indonesian). June 13, 2014.
  28. ^ "Pindah dari Perancis, Mariana Renata Hijrah ke Australia". KapanLagi (in Indonesian). October 18, 2005.
  29. ^ "Nicholas Saputra-Mariana Renata Bubar". Detik Hot (in Indonesian). December 9, 2006.
  30. ^ "Jeonju Digital Project 2013: Someone's Wife in the Boat of Someone's Husband (2013)". Korean Film Biz Zone (Press release). 2013.
  31. ^ "Watch The Official Music Soundtrack For Line Indonesia Mobile Drama "NIC AND MAR" presented by Simon Adams". Neighbourlist. March 18, 2015.
  32. ^ "The Deena Levy Theater Studio Presents: "ME TOO...AND YOU"". Brown Paper Tickets. 2018. Retrieved May 11, 2019.

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