Bárbara Mori Ochoa (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈbaɾβaɾa ˈmoɾi oˈtʃoa]) is an Uruguayan-born Mexican actress, model, producer and writer. She is known for playing the main character in the 2004 telenovela Rubí, one of the most successful telenovelas of all time. Since 2005, she has appeared as the lead character in several Hollywood and Bollywood films such as My Brother's Wife (2005), Violanchelo (2008), Insignificant Things (2008) produced by Guillermo del Toro, Kites (2010), Cantinflas (2014) and Treintona, soltera y fantástica (2016).
Barbara Mori Ochoa
2 February 1978
|Occupation||Actress, model, producer, writer|
(m. 2016; div. 2017)
|Partner(s)||Sergio Mayer (1996–1998)|
|Relatives||Kenya Mori (sister)|
Mori started her career in 1992 as a fashion model at the age of 14, later she became an actress when she co-starred in 1997 on the smash TV-hit Mirada De Mujer with TV Azteca; then, she starred in the soap opera Azul Tequila. She has also appeared in several lists as one of the most beautiful Mexican actresses of all time.
Life and careerEdit
Mori was born in Uruguay. Her paternal grandfather was Japanese. Her mother is of Lebanese descent. She has two siblings, actress Kenya Mori and Kintaró Mori. Her parents divorced when she was three years of age, Mori spent her early childhood between Mexico and Uruguay and finally settled in Mexico City at the age of twelve.
Early work (1992–1997)Edit
One day, while working as a waitress at the age of fourteen, fashion designer Marcos Toledo invited her to work as a model. She became independent by the age of seventeen and went to live with her cousins. At nineteen she met actor Sergio Mayer, who would later become father to their son Sergio, born in 1998. They never married.
She later studied acting in El Centro de Estudios de Formación Actoral. She made her acting debut in the Mexican telenovela Al norte del corazón. She then participated in the comedy series Tric Tac and Mirada de mujer the following year. She obtained her first TVyNovelas Award for her role in Mirada de mujer for Best New Actress.
Commercial success (1998–2003)Edit
In 1998, Bárbara Mori got her first leading role as "Azul" in the series Azul Tequila, co-starring with Mauricio Ochmann. A year later she filmed the series Me muero por tí in Miami, with Peruvian actor Christian Meier. Later, she acted in various other telenovelas, including the Telemundo telenovela Amor descarado.
In 2001, she got her first film role in the romantic comedy Inspiración, the film was a box-office success in cinemas.
In 2002, she playing the villain role as a seductive college student in the telenovela Subete A Mi Moto opposite Vanessa Acosta.
In 2005 she obtained the starring role in the blockbuster film La mujer de mi hermano as Zoe, and her husband was portrayed by Christian Meier, with whom she had previously co-starred in Me muero por tí. At the same year she lent her voice in the Spanish-language version for the movie Robots.
She also had the leading role in "Pretendiendo", a Chilean/Mexican-backed movie which was critically panned.
International film success (2009–2011)Edit
In 2009, she starred in the psychological crime thriller Amor, Dolor y Viceversa alongside Leonardo Sbaraglia, the drama is about a female architect who is involved in the murder of the fiancee of a promising surgeon, who allegedly saw in her nightmares. The crime-drama was filmed in Mexico city and is produced by Mori. The film earned mixed reviews from critics and viewers.
In 2011, she got the main role in the action-drama "Viento En Contra", alongside actors Héctor Arredondo and Fernando Luján, in which she played a successful and promising CIO, who is unjustly involved in a police chase due to a scandal of a financial fraud. The film was distributed by Warner Bros and received mixed reviews by critics. The drama was filmed on locations of Mexico city and Valle de Bravo. Mori was the producer of the film.
Indian film producer Rakesh Roshan signed her as the leading lady for his movie Kites opposite his son, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan. It was shot in New Mexico, Las Vegas and Los Angeles, it went into production by the end of July 2008, and was released on 21 May 2010.
In 1996, Mori began a relationship with actor Sergio Mayer, with whom she has a son, Sergio Mayer Mori, born in 1998. The couple separated shortly after. In 2016 she wed baseball player Kenneth Ray Sigman, brother of actress Stephanie Sigman. The couple divorced in 2017.
Mori's son had a daughter, Mila, in November 2016, making her a grandmother at 38.
|1997||Tric Trac||Special Appearance|
|Al norte del corazón||Special Appearance|
|1997–98||Mirada de mujer||Mónica San Millán||Supporting Role|
|1998–99||Azul Tequila||Azul Vidal/Soledad||Protagonist|
|1999-00||Me muero por ti||Santa||Protagonist|
|2001||Amores, querer con alevosía||Carolina Morales||Protagonist|
|2001||Vaselina, el musical||Theatrical Performance|
|2002||Vaselina, al revés||Theatrical Performance|
|Celos dije||Theatrical Performance|
|2002–03||Súbete A Mi Moto||Nelly Noriega/Nelly Toledo||Main Antagonist|
|2003–04||Mirada de mujer: El regreso||Mónica San Millán||Supporting Role|
|Amor Descarado||Fernanda Lira||Protagonist|
|2004||Rubí||Rubí Pérez Ochoa de Ferrer/Fernanda Martínez Pérez/Rivera Pérez||Protagonist/Antagonist|
|La mujer de mi hermano||Zoe||Film|
|Robots||Cappy (voice)||Film-Mexican version|
|2009||Amor, dolor y viceversa||Consuelo||Film|
|1 a Minute||Star||Film|
|2010||El coleccionista||Miranda||Theatrical Performance|
|2011||Viento en Contra||Luisa Braniff||Film|
|2014||Dos Lunas||Soledad/Luna Garcia||TV Series|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2020||Best Supporting Actress||El Complot Mongol||Pending|
|1998||Best Female Revelation||Mirada de mujer||Won|
|2005||Best Lead Actress||Rubí||Won|
|2005||Girl of my Dreams||Rubí||Won|
|2006||Girl of my Dreams||Bárbara Mori||Won|
|2007||She Steals the Show||La mujer de mi hermano||Won|
Premios People en EspañolEdit
|2005||Mexican Actress of the Year||La mujer de mi hermano||Won|
|2009||Mexican Actress of the Year||Cosas insignificantes||Nominated|
|2011||Mexican Actress of the Year||Viento en contra||Won|
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- Bárbara Mori fue considerada como mejor actriz por el filme Kites
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- Nominados a los premios Canacine 2010 Archived 22 February 2015 at the Wayback Machine
- Ana Serradilla y Bárbara Mori compartieron el premio Canacine 2012 como Mejor actriz
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