Marina de Tavira

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Marina de Tavira
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De Tavira in 2018
Marina de Tavira Servitje

(1974-11-21) November 21, 1974 (age 46)
Mexico City, Mexico
Years active1998–present
RelativesJosé María de Tavira (cousin)
Lorenzo Servitje (grandfather)
Rosa María Bianchi (aunt)

Marina de Tavira Servitje (born November 30, 1974) is a Mexican actress. She is internationally known for her role in the film Roma (2018), which received widespread acclaim and earned her an Academy Award nomination.[1]

Life and career[edit]

She studied acting at La casa del teatro and the Nucleus of Theater Studies and the San Cayetano Theater Training Center. Her first job after graduating from acting was in staging Happy New Century Doktor Freud.[2]

She is part of the Casa del Teatro teachers' college. She is a member and founder, along with Enrique Singer, of the Incidente Teatro production company with which they have premiered: Traición, by Harold Pinter, Crimes of the heart, by Beth Henley, La mujer justa, by Hugo Urquijo (based on the novel by Sándor Márai ) and The Anarchist, by David Mamet.

Marina de Tavira made her debut in Sabina Berman's play Happy New Century doktor Freud. She has participated in more than 25 productions such as Seven doors, Under the skin of the beaver and Photography on the beach (National Theater Company). She, in addition to Someone is going to come (Shadow Line Theater) and For the pleasure of dying under the volcano, El Amante and Take part, among others.

In 2019, she was nominated for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award, the Oscars, as best supporting actress for her work in Roma, by Alfonso Cuarón.

After being nominated for an Oscar, she returned to the theater in the play Skylight, at La casa del teatro, the school where she studied in Mexico City.[3]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Viajando sobre los durmientes Marina Short film
2005 A Good Death Beats a Dull Life (Hijas de su madre: Las Buenrostro) Tere
2006 Un mundo maravilloso Sick Woman
2006 Muerte anunciada Short film
2006 Side Effects (Efectos secundarios) Marina
2007 The Zone (La zona) Andrea
2008 Love, Pain and Vice Versa (Violanchelo) Marcela Padilla
2008 Road to Fame (Casi divas) Model
2008 El comienzo del fin Ella Short film
2008 Nora's Will (Cinco días sin Nora) Young Nora Kurtz
2010 Desafío Julieta
2011 Viento en contra Lizeta
2015 Los árboles mueren de pie Helena
2015 Azul maduro Lorena Grande Short film
2017 Ana and Bruno (Ana y Bruno) Carmen Voice role
2017 How to Break Up with Your Douchebag (Cómo cortar a tu patán) Mamá Amanda
2018 Cómplices Teresa
2018 Roma Sra. Sofía Ariel Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Platino Award for Best Actress
2018 Niebla de Culpa Amanda
2019 This Is Not Berlin (Esto no es Berlín) Carolina
2021 Reminiscence Post-production

Awards & nominations[edit]

Academy Awards
Year Category Work Result Ref.
2019 Best Supporting Actress Roma Nominated [4]
Premios Platino
Year Category Work Result Ref.
2019 Best female role Roma Nominated [5]
Ariel Awards
year Category Work Result Ref.
2019 Best co-acting actress Roma Winner [6]

Personal life[edit]


His grandfather Lorenzo Servitje, founder of Grupo Bimbo, and his uncle, Daniel Servitje, current CEO of the Mexican giant. The first director of the Altiplano Prison, Juan Pablo de Tavira, also appears in his genealogical tree, according to a count made by the Class Magazine.

Tavira's maternal history is linked to Juan Servitje Torrallardona, a Catalan who came to our country during 1904. He would open the El Molino pastry shop, which would remain in the hands of his son Lorenzo, who would found the company that today is worth 9,700 million dollars and It is ranked 433 on the Forbes Global 2000 list.

Servitje had seven children. One of them, María Lucila Isabel Servitje Montull, served as a teacher in theology and director of the Mexican Institute of Christian Social Doctrine.

She married Tavira Noriega, a doctor of law with whom she had three children, including Marina de Tavira Servitje.

The father of the Mexican actress was the director that she received in the high security prison inmates such as Joaquín El Chapo Guzmán, Rafael Caro Quintero, Mario Aburto Martínez and Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo. After multiple death threats, the prison official was found dead in November 2000.[7]

She is the niece of the theater director Luis de Tavira and the actress Rosa María Bianchi; she is the cousin of Pedro de Tavira Egurrola and José María de Tavira.[8]

From 2012 to 2019, she had a relationship with Mexican actor Rafael Sánchez Navarro.[9]


The playwright told an Ecuadorian newspaper that Marina's father was murdered a day before her acting debut, but she decided to introduce herself. In that presentation was Luis Rosales, who today is a casting director at Netflix, who called her to participate in the film Roma, directed by the acclaimed director Alfonso Cuarón.

Roma gave her the opportunity to be considered by the academy as a nominee for Best Supporting Actress, along with Amy Adams, Regina King, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, in the same category.[7]


  1. ^ "Roma stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira score Oscar nominations". ¡Hola!. January 22, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Biografia de MARINA TAVIRA". Magazin Infonota (in Spanish). 2009-06-27. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  3. ^ México, Adolfo López | El sol de. "Después del Oscar, Marina de Tavira regresa al teatro". El Sol de México | Noticias, Deportes, Gossip, Columnas. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  4. ^ Belinchón, Gregorio (February 24, 2019). "'Roma' logra 10 nominaciones a los Oscar 2019" – via
  5. ^ "Alfonso Cuaron's 'Roma' Nabs Nine Nominations for 6th Premios Platino". Variety. 2019-03-21. Retrieved 2021-05-15.
  6. ^ de 2019, 23 de Abril. "Lista completa de los nominados a los Premios Ariel 2019". infobae.
  7. ^ a b Staff, Forbes (2019-02-23). "La poderosa familia detrás de Marina de Tavira • Actualidad • Forbes México". Forbes México (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  8. ^ "Este es el árbol genealógico de Marina de Tavira Servitje". Clase (in Spanish). 2019-02-23. Retrieved 2021-04-22.
  9. ^ "Nuevo clan De Tavira, a continuar con el legado". El Universal (in Spanish). Retrieved 2021-04-22.

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