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Ana de la Reguera  

Mexican Actress, Known for "Eastbound & Down" and several popular telenovelas

Ana de la Reguera has been recognized for her beauty and talent by many publications around the world, such as Vogue Latinoamérica, Glamour Mexico, People, GQ and Maxim. Ana has been considered “The Most International Actress in Mexico,” which is supported by her Latin MTV Movie Award and Imagen Award. Ana de la Reguera is also considered by Univision as one of the most influential Latinas in the United States.

Most recently Latina Magazine selected her as one of their “15 Most Influential Latinas” to grace their 15th Anniversary cover alongside Salma Hayek, Shakira, Eva Longoria, Jessica Alba, and Gloria Estefan to name a few. She has also appeared on the international covers of Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Marie Claire, Esquire, and Elle, and is the international face of CoverGirl, Pantene, Special K and Flip, Macy’s, Coca-Cola (Ciel), Pepsi (Be Light), Caress, Lipton Tea, and Kahlúa.

De la Reguera’s professional career began with her role in the telenovela "Azul" (1996) followed by "Pueblo Chico, Infierno Grande" (1997) for which she received the Heraldo Award for “Best Breakout Female Actress,” and "Desencuentro" which was her third telenovela under the direction of the internationally recognized Ernesto Alonso. "Tentaciones" (1998) marked her beginning with power house Argos Comunicación. She was immediately offered roles in "Destino" and "Todo Por Amor," for which she received The Golden Palm Award. After that, it was non-stop work for de la Reguera. In 2002, she starred in "Cara o Cruz," which was the first telenovela co-produced between Argos Comunicación and Telemundo, made exclusively for the Hispanic audience living in the United States. The following year she played 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. Additionally, de la Reguera also had the lead role in the Peruvian soap opera "Luciana y Nicolas" (2003).

De la Reguera’s introduction into film began with "Por La Libre" (2000) which earned her two nominations: Best New Actress and Best Actress. Later she acted in the film "Un Secreto de Esperanza" (2002) with Oscar-nominee Kathy Jurado. In 2003 de la Reguera stared in the highly acclaimed comedy "Ladies Night," alongside Ana Claudia Talancón. The movie became the box office success of the year.

In 2005, she played the starring role in "Gitanas," which aired on Telemundo in the United States and now is being seen as far away as Ucrania, Spain, and Argentina. In 2006, de la Reguera starred in the powerful film "Así del Precipicio" which earned her her second “Diosa de Plata (Silver Goddess) Award” for best actress. Additionally, she also starred in "Paraiso Travel," playing the role of Milagros, singing and dancing for the first time in a movie. John Leguizamo and Colombian top actress Margarita Rosa de Francisco were also part of the film, presented at the Tribeca Film Festival and later released throughout the United States and Latin America.

That same year de la Reguera received her first big break into American cinema when she landed the role of Sister Encarnación in the Hollywood film "Nacho Libre." The film by Jared Hess, director of Napoleon Dynamite and co-starring Jack Black, gave her the opportunity to be seen around the world.

In 2008 de la Reguera became the new face for CoverGirl world-wide, alongside celebrities like Drew Barrymore, Queen Latiffa, Ellen DeGeneres, and singer Rihianna. From there her career springboarded into many other impressive endorsements including campaigns with Pantene, Special K and Flip, Macy’s, Coca-Cola (Ciel), Pepsi (Be Light) and Caress, among many others. De la Reguera began 2010 with a worldwide publicity campaign for Lipton Tea alongside actor Hugh Jackman. Most recently, she did an international campaign with Kahlúa benefitting her hometown of Veracruz, Mexico, left demolished after the resent destruction of Huricaine Karl.

In the spring of 2008 de la Reguera began filming "Capadocia," the HBO mega-production television show about the chaotic and miserable life in a women's prison in Mexico. The show aired with record-breaking ratings in Mexico and Latin America, and was released in the US in the fall of 2008 for HBO OLE. Three of the most recognized directors in Latin America participated in this HBO original production, including Epigmenio Ibarra, Jorge Aragón and Luis Peraza. The succesful HBO series got 3 International Emmy nominations for its first season.

In 2009, de la Reguera went back to the theatre for 6 months where she played “Desdemona” in Shakespeare’s "Othelo." The play was hugely succesful in Mexico’s renowned Juan Ruiz de Alarcón play house and de la Reguera was named “Best Actress” by the Journalist Theatre Association, at the annual Bravo Awards, and by the ACTP.

Later that year she filmed the extremely moving Mexican film "Backyard," in which de la Reguera plays a cop in an outlaw border city controlled by drug traffickers and killers. Directed by Carlos Carrera (The Crime of Father Amaro, nominated for an Oscar for “Best Foreign Film”), the film was chosen to represent Mexico in the 2010 Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category, earned de la Reguera the “Best Actress Award” at the Imagen Awards and the CANACINE Awards, and won the “Silver Plaque” in the Chicago Film Festival. The beginning of 2010 brought the opening of her Hollywood film "Cop Out" co-starring Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan, and directed by Kevin Smith. De la Reguera played Gabriela, a strong-willed woman with a very picante and colorful language, who gets rescued by Bruce and Tracy’s characters---and puts them in trouble in the process

In the United States, de la Reguera also had a recurring role on the USA Network’s "Royal Pains," and currently stars on the critically-acclaimed Will Farrell produced HBO comedy "Eastbound & Down" co-starring Danny McBride as down-and-out basball player and love interest “Kenny Powers.” Additionally, de la Reguera is seen in the Jon Favreau-directed "Cowboys & Aliens" starring Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig, and Sam Rockwell and produced by Steven Spielberg, Ron Howard, and Brian Grazer.


‘Jane The Virgin’ Casts Ana de la Reguera in Recurring Role
Rogelio is getting a new assistant, and “Jane The Virgin” has set Ana de la Reguera to recur in the role of Paola, TheWrap has learned exclusively.

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