"Ana de la Reguera"


Anabell Gardoqui "Ana" de la Reguera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈana ðe la reˈɣeɾa]; born April 8, 1977) is a Mexican actress who has starred in telenovelas, films, and the HBO television series Eastbound & Down.


Reguera was born in Veracruz, Mexico. Her mother, Nena de la Reguera, was a Miss Veracruz who became a journalist and TV personality. She began her performance arts studies in the Instituto Veracruzano de Cultura and was the host of Pasarela on Televisa Veracruz. She left the Televisa's CEA, and then studied with Rosa María Bianchi, Patricia Reyes Spíndola and Rafael Miranau. She also studied at the Centro de Formación Actoral de TV Azteca (CEFAC).

Her acting career began with her role in the telenovela Azul (1996) followed by Pueblo chico, infierno grande (1997), with Verónica Castro, for which she received the Heraldo award for best female acting, and Desencuentro which was her third telenovela under the direction of Ernesto Alonso.



Tentaciones (1998) marked her beginning with the production company Argos Comunicación. She was immediately offered a role in Destino and Todo por amor, for which she received the Palmas de oro award.

Cara o Cruz was the first telenovela co-production between Argos Comunicación and Telemundo, that was made exclusively for the Hispanic audience living in the United States. It was later rebroadcast in Mexico, by independent channel CNI. She was also seen playing María in the telenovela Por tí for TV Azteca and the mini-series that followed up on Pedro El Escamoso, Como Pedro por su casa which was a co-production between Caracol from Colombia and Telemundo.

Reguera has been in many commercials and television shows in Mexico, such as: Mujer, casos de la vida real, Al derecho y al Derbez, Íntimamente Shanik, Chiquitos pero picosos, La venta increíble, Llévatelo and Cómplices en familia.

In theatre she has participated in El cartero directed by Raúl Quintanilla, for which she received two awards from the Mexican Association of Theatre Journalists.



In 2010, she began appearing in commercials for Kahlúa liqueur. She signed a multimillion-dollar contract with CoverGirl to be one of the official faces, along with Drew Barrymore and Queen Latifah, of its ad campaign.

Her introduction to film began in Por la libre, under the direction of Juan Carlos de Llaca. Later she acted in the film Un Secreto de Esperanza and in 2003 Ladies Night, alongside Ana Claudia Talancón. In 2005 she played the starring role in Gitanas which aired on Telemundo in the United States.

She is perhaps best known for her role as Sister Encarnación in Nacho Libre, a film by Jared Hess, director of Napoleon Dynamite. She also played a small role in the movie, Cowboys & Aliens.

In 2010, she played the historical Josefa Quintana, a mistress of Father Miguel Hidalgo, hero of the Mexican War of Independence in the Mexican film Hidalgo: La historia jamás contada.

In 2006, Reguera hosted the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America along with Mexican alternative rock group Molotov.

She is currently working with Argos Comunicación on the HBO Latin American series "Capadocia" along with Rebecca Jones and also serves as a the image for the beauty brand esika, one of the most important brands in Latin America. Reguera appeared as Kenny Powers' love interest in Season 2 of HBO's hit series Eastbound & Down.


Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2000Por la libreMaría
2002Un secreto de EsperanzaLety
2003Ladies' NightAna
2006El Caco
2006Nacho LibreSister Encarnación
2006Así del precipicioLucía
2007Sultanes del SurMonica Silvari
2008Paraiso TravelMilagros
2009Empire StateEllen Cochrane
2009El TraspatioBlanca
2010Cop OutGabriela
2010Di Di HollywoodRita Marlow
2010Hidalgo: La historia jamás contadaJosefa QuintanaMexican War of Independence
2011Cowboys & AliensMaria
2014JessabelleRosauraPost-production
2014The Book of LifePost-production


Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1996AzulCeciliaTelenovela
1997Pueblo chico, infierno grandePriscilaTelenovela
1997DesencuentroBeatrizTelenovela
2000TentacionesFernanda SegoviaTelenovela
2000Todo por amorLucíaTelenovela
2002Cara o cruzMariana Medina/AídaTelenovela
2002Por tíMaría Aldana/Isabel MirandaTelenovela
2003Como Pedro por su casaAstridTelevision series
2003Luciana y NicolásLucianaTelenovela
2004GitanasMaría SaloméTelenovela
2008CapadociaLorena GuerraTelevision series
2009Empire StateEllen CochranePilot episode
2010Eastbound & DownVidaTelevision series
2010Royal PainsCarmenTelevision series
2014Anger ManagementLiviTelevision series

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/

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