Dolores Fonzi

Dolores María Fonzi (born 19 July 1978) is an Argentine TV, theatre and film actress. Several of her films have received critical acclaim such as Burnt Money, Waiting for the Messiah, Bottom of the Sea and The Aura. Her brother Tomás Fonzi is also an actor in Argentina.[1][2]

Dolores Fonzi
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Dolores Fonzi at the Miami Film Festival presentation of the movie Paulina
Dolores María Fonzi

(1978-07-19) 19 July 1978 (age 42)
Years active1996–present
Height1.62 m (5 ft 4 in)
Partner(s)Luis Ortega (1998-2003)
Álvaro Sueiro (2004-2005)
Gael García Bernal (2008-2014)
Santiago Mitre (2015–present)
ChildrenLázaro García Fonzi (b. 2009)
Libertad García Fonzi (b. 2011)
RelativesTomás Fonzi (brother)
Diego Fonzi (brother)


Dolores Fonzi was born in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina. After the separation of her parents, her mother, María del Rosario Cárrega, returned with her children to Adrogué, a city where Dolores and her brothers Tomás and Diego grew up. She studied acting at the school of Carlos Gandolfo.


In 1996, when she was seventeen years old, she made her first television appearance in the series La nena. In 1998, Cris Morena chose her to play Clara Vázquez in Verano del '98 with her brother, who played Benjamín Vázquez. Thanks to this successful series and her character as a villain, she gained great popularity and success. At the end of 1999 she left Verano del '98 to be part of the cast of the movie of Marcelo Piñeyro, Burnt Money and in Waiting for the Messiah. In 2001, she had great recognition by integrating the cast of El sodero de mi vida in Canal 13, where she played a girl with a slight mental retardation. Experimenting with Luis Ortega the tape Caja negra is born, where she acted and participated in the integral creation. She later acted in movies like Vidas privadas, Bottom of the Sea, The Aura, La mujer rota, Salamandra, El club de la muerte and El campo, for the latter she was nominated for the Silver Condor Awards for Best Actress. In 2003 she starred in the unitary series Disputas and in the adaptation of the play of John Ford, Lástima que sea una puta. The following year she starred with Mariano Martínez the terror unit, Sangre fría by Telefe. During 2006, she starred and produced the miniseries Soy tu fan which in 2010 was adapted by Canana Films in Mexico. She also starred in the series El tiempo no para by Canal 9. From 2005 to 2008 she participated in three chapters of Mujeres asesinas. Her return to television was in 2012 with her participation in Graduados the new Underground production for Telefe. In addition, she was part of the unit of TV Pública En terapia with the actors Norma Aleandro, Diego Peretti, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Ailín Salas, Julieta Cardinali and Germán Palacios. She also resumed the theater as the protagonist of the play Isósceles. That year, she also made the filming of El Crítico by Hernán Guerschuny, a co-production between HC Films and Lagarto Cine where Dolores Fonzi had the lead alongside Rafael Spregelburd. On television she participated as a guest actress in two episodes of the series Aliados. In 2015 he starred in the film Paulina, remake of the film starring Mirtha Legrand, in 1960. The film had a strong box office collection and favorable reviews, being praised at the Cannes Festival. She also acted in Truman film starring Ricardo Darín. In 2016 she was part of the cast of the series of La Leona, she play Eugenia Leone.

Personal lifeEdit

In early 1998, she was the girlfriend of actor and singer Juan Ponce de León, a cast partner in Verano del '98. The relationship lasted only one month. From 1998 to 2003 she was in a relationship with the Argentine film director Luis Ortega and from 2004 to 2005 she was in a relationship with the film producer Álvaro Sueiro. Dolores Fonzi started dating Gael García Bernal after they met on the set of the 2001 film directed by Fito Páez, Vidas Privadas. On Thursday 8 January 2009, their first son, Lázaro, was born in Madrid, Spain.[3][4] Their daughter, Libertad, was born on 4 April 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.[5] At the beginning of August 2014, some rumors indicated that Gael García Bernal and Dolores Fonzi had ended their relationship, however it was not until the end of August when the actor's mother, Patricia Bernal confirmed the end of their relationship of eight years. In 2015 rumors came to light that Fonzi would be in a relationship with the film director Santiago Mitre, who directed her in the film Paulina at the end of 2014. In early May 2015, the actress confirmed the relationship by posting a photo of both on her Instagram account.



Year Title Character Channel
1996 La nena Sol Canal 9
1996 Por siempre mujercitas Candela Canal 9
1997 Ricos y Famosos Gina Canal 9
1998-1999 Verano del '98 Clara Vázquez Telefe
1999 Cabecita María González Telefe
2000 Tiempo final Tamara Telefe
2001 El sodero de mi vida Romina Muzzopappa Canal 13
2002 Final del juego Canal 13
2002 Historias de no creer Paola Canal (á)
2003 Disputas Gala Telefe
2003 Mujeres en rojo: Fama Rocío Telefe
2004 Sangre fría Renata Telefe
2005 Mujeres asesinas Claudia Sobrero Canal 13
2006 El tiempo no para Lorena "Lola" Giglione Canal 9
2006 Soy tu fan Carla "Charly" García Canal 9
2007 Mujeres asesinas Consuelo Canal 13
2008 Mujeres asesinas Marcela Canal 13
2012 Graduados Azul Vega Telefe
2012-2013 En terapia Ana Irigoyen TV Pública
2013 Aliados Female Creative Energy Telefe
2016 La Leona Eugenia Leone Telefe
2020 Puerta 7 Diana Canal 13/Netflix


Year Movie Character Director
2000 Burnt Money Vivi Marcelo Piñeyro
2000 Waiting for the Messiah Any Daniel Burman
2001 Vidas privadas Ana Uranga Fito Páez
2001 Caja negra Dorotea Luis Ortega
2001 Gerente en dos ciudades Carmela Diego Soffici
2003 Bottom of the Sea Ana Damián Szifron
2005 The Aura Diana Dietrich Fabián Bielinsky
2007 La mujer rota Camila Sebastián Faena
2008 Salamandra Alba Pablo Agüero
2008 El club de la muerte Selma James Merendino
2012 El campo Elisa Hernán Belón
2013 El crítico Sofía Hernán Guerschuny
2015 Paulina Paulina Santiago Mitre
2015 Truman Paula Cesc Gay
2017 Nieve negra Sabrina Martín Hodara
2017 La cordillera Marina Blanco Santiago Mitre
2017 The Future Ahead Romina Constanza Novick
2017 Restos de viento Carmen Jimena Montemayor
2018 La misma sangre Carla Miguel Cohan
2018 Claudia Claudia Sebastián De Caro
2019 The Moneychanger Gudrun Federico Veiroj


Year Title Director Theater
2000 El señor Bergman y Dios Roberto Castro Teatro Municipal General San Martín
2001 Amanda y Eduardo Roberto Villanueva Teatro Municipal General San Martín
2003 Dios Perro Alejandra Ciurlanti Centro Cultural Recoleta
2012 Isósceles Mariana Chaud Teatro El Extranjero


Year Artist Song
2003 Fito Páez feat. Luis Alberto Spinetta Bello abril
2012 Leandro Fresco Algún día


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  3. ^ El País, El actor mexicano Gael García Bernal será padre en diciembre[permanent dead link], 5 August 2008, accessed 5 August 2008
  4. ^ Gael Garcia Bernal and Dolores Fonzi Welcome a Son Celebrity Baby Blog, 9 January 2009
  5. ^ "Hija de Gael Garcia nacio en Buenos Aires". 10 April 2011. Archived from the original on 23 August 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2011.

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