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Eiza González Reyna (born 30 January 1990) is a Mexican actress, singer, songwriter, and model. She gained popularity for her debut role as Lola Valente in the Mexican musical telenovela Lola, érase una vez. She also portrayed the lead role of Clara Molina on the Nickelodeon teen drama Sueña conmigo.[2][3] González gained further success starring as Santanico Pandemonium in the American horror series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series (2014–2016). She is also known for her roles as Monica "Darling" Castello in the action crime film Baby Driver (2017) and as Nyssiana in the cyberpunk action film Alita: Battle Angel (2019).

Eiza González
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González in 2015
Eiza González Reyna

(1990-01-30) January 30, 1990 (age 29)[1]
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress, singer
Years active2007–present


Early lifeEdit

Born in Mexico City, Mexico.[4] González is the only daughter of former Mexican model, Glenda Reyna and Carlos González. Her father died in a motorcycle accident when she was twelve; she has cited her father's death as a strong influence in her career.[5] She has one brother, Yulen, who is twelve years older than her. She attended two private bi-lingual schools, Edron Academy and the American School Foundation, both located in Mexico City.[6][7] She completed two years of a three-year course at Televisa's acting school, Centro de Educación Artística, before she was cast as the protagonist in the 2007 teen-oriented telenovela Lola...Érase una vez at 16.

Acting careerEdit

2007–2009: Career beginningsEdit

From 2003 through 2004, González studied acting at the M&M Studio, an acting school in Mexico City run by famed actress, Patricia Reyes Spíndola.[6] At age 14, she was accepted into Televisa's famous acting school, Centro de Educación Artística in Mexico City. While attending school, she was first spotted by producer and director, Pedro Damián, best known for his success with Latin pop band, RBD. Two years later, Damian cast González in a remake of Argentina's famous children's telenovela, Floricienta. She portrayed Lola Valente, the lead female protagonist in Lola, érase una vez. The show began filming in late 2006 and debuted in Mexico on February 26, 2007. It was later shown in various countries throughout Latin America and United States. Following the completion of Lola, érase una vez, González, accompanied by her mother, moved to New York City briefly to attend a three-month course of acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in the spring of 2008. She returned to Mexico City in early fall of that same year.[8]

In April 2009, was cast in an episode of the popular crime drama television series Mujeres Asesinas as a supporting character for the second season. She starred alongside Mexican actress Susana González in the episode Tere, Desconfiada, playing the teenage antagonist, Gaby. González commented that she was informed about the casting call while she was preparing to release her first solo album Contracorriente.[9]

In 2010, Nickelodeon announced that González would be starring in teen sitcom Sueña conmigo, where he played the characters of Clara Molina and Roxy Pop.[10] For the role, González traveled to Buenos Aires to film in April 2010. She lived in Buenos Aires for a year, travelling back to Mexico City on breaks during the production of the series. When filming ended in February 2011, Gonzalez returned to Mexico City. The show was produced by Nickelodeon and Televisa, and aired on July 20, 2010 in Latin America and Europe. Because of its success in Argentina, the cast performed several concerts in throughout Argentina from March to July 2011.[11]

In 2012, González filmed Casi 30, a comedy-drama directed by Alejandro Sugich. González plays Cristina, an 18-year-old ballet student who falls in love with Emilio, the film's lead character.[12] The film marks González's acting debut in cinema. In 2013, the movie premiered at several film festivals in Mexico, but it premiered nationwide in Mexico on August 22, 2014.[13][14][15]

In 2012, González had starred the Televisa series Amores verdaderos,[16] remake of the TV Azteca television series Amor en custodia.[17] The show premiered on September 3, 2012.[18] Originally, Mexican producer Pedro Torres offered González the lead role of Sofía López-Haro in his television show, Gossip Girl: Acapulco, the Mexican remake of the hit American television series, Gossip Girl. González considered accepting the role, but declined, due to her rigorous filming schedule for Amores verdaderos.[19]

2013–present: Transition to English-speaking rolesEdit

In late August 2013, González moved to Los Angeles, California to further pursue her acting career.[20][21] In September 2013, González was cast in director Adrian Cervantes' film, All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen. The film was slated to star Bonnie Wright of the Harry Potter film franchise, and González was expected to play "Brittany" in the movie. She was later dropped from the project when the role was recast in 2015.[22][23]

In November 2013, she was announced as a cast member for producer Robert Rodriguez's television series, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.[24] González plays Santanico Pandemonium, a role portrayed by Salma Hayek in the original film. The role is González's first English-speaking part, and she is also featured prominently on the print advertisements for the series. The show is produced by Rodriguez for his cable network El Rey. González relocated to Austin, Texas to film the program's first season. Following its U.S. debut, the show began available for streaming internationally on Netflix in England, Canada, Australia, Europe and Latin America. On March 26, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season on El Rey.[25][26][27] On August 12, 2014, she hosted the MTV Millennial Awards at the World Trade Center Mexico City in Mexico City.[28] In March 2015, González and the cast of From Dusk till Dawn: The Series returned to Austin, Texas to begin filming for the show's second season.[29]

She appeared as "Darling" in the action film Baby Driver, released in 2017.[30]

Other projectsEdit

González has been a spokesperson for numerous brands. In 2008, González was chosen as the new face of Color Trend for cosmetics brand Avon in Mexico.[31] In 2009, she filmed commercials for the skincare brand Asepxia.

She was announced as the newest brand ambassador for skincare line Neutrogena in February 2015. She filmed advertisements in both Spanish and English to promote the brand.[32]

Following the success of her debut performance in Lola, érase una vez, González signed a deal with EMI Televisa to record her own album as a solo artist in late 2008. Pre-production and recording for González's debut album, Contracorriente, called Counter-current in English, began in fall 2008; the album was recorded in Los Angeles, Texas and Mexico City. The album was released in Mexico on November 24, 2009. It was released in the US on January 26, 2010. The album's only single, "Mi destino soy yo" was released in Mexico on October 20, 2009.[33] To promote the single, she performed at televised music festivals and concerts across Mexico.[34] Because of the Sueña conmigo musical tour in Argentina, González was unable to embark on a longer tour for the album or release a second single.

In June 2011, González announced that she wished to focus on the production and recording of her second solo album. She also revealed that she planned to spend the remainder of the year working on new music and would not return to film or television projects until the album was completed.[35] She completed production on her second album during the first months of 2012. The album was recorded in Mexico City, Texas and Dominican Republic.[36]

Her first single, "Te Acordarás de Mí," was released for digital download on iTunes for Mexico on April 16, 2012 and May 22, 2012 for the U.S. The song was co-written by González, singer-songwriter Alejandra Alberti, and Carlos Lara in Mexico City.[37] González's second album, also titled Te Acordarás de Mí, was released on June 12, 2012 in Mexico for physical and digital format; it was released digitally on iTunes the U.S. on the same day.[1][38] The album contains 12 songs; González co-wrote three of those songs.[39] Te Acordarás de Mí debuted at number 66 on the Mexican Charts.[40] Invisible was announced as the second single; it was released on the radio in Mexico on August 1, 2012.[41]

Personal lifeEdit

As of late August 2013, González was living in Los Angeles.[20][21] She is fluent in English and Spanish, and she also speaks some Italian.[6] In 2014, she began dating her From Dusk till Dawn: The Series co-star, D.J. Cotrona, until June 2016. In September 2015, she revealed that she struggled with depression and compulsive overeating from age 15 to age 20 as a result of her father's death.[42][43]



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Jessica Quilligan Spanish dub
2013 The Croods Eep Crood Spanish dub
2014 Almost Thirty Cristina
2015 Jem and the Holograms Sheila "Jetta" Burns
2017 Baby Driver Monica "Darling" Castello
2018 Welcome to Marwen Caralala
2019 Paradise Hills Amarna
Alita: Battle Angel Nyssiana
She's Missing Jane
Hobbs & Shaw[44] Madam M
2020 Bloodshot Post-production
Godzilla vs. Kong Post-production
TBA Cut Throat City Lucinda Post-production
Love Spreads Patricia Post-production
I Care A Lot Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2007–2008 Lola, érase una vez Dolores "Lola" Valente 224 episodes
2008 Una familia de tantas Gabriela Ortega Unaired pilot
2010–2011 Sueña Conmigo Clara Molina / Roxy Pop 150 episodes
2012–2013 Amores verdaderos Nikki Brizz Balvanera 181 episodes
2014–2016 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Santanico Pandemonium 30[45] episodes


Year Play Role
2008 Hoy no me puedo levantar Cameo
2012 I Love Romeo y Julieta Julieta


Awards and nominationsEdit

Universal Awards

Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2014 Hottest Mexican Teen Herself Nominated Danna Paola

Latin Music Italian Awards

Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2014 Best Look Herself Nominated Belinda
2013 Best Latin Female Artist of The Year Herself Nominated Danna Paola
Favorite Latin Artist Herself Nominated Danna Paola
Best Look Herself Nominated Danna Paola
Artist Saga Herself Nominated Danna Paola
Artist Saga Herself Nominated Paulina Rubio
Best Latin Female Video of The Year Herself Nominated "Ruleta" by Danna Paola
Best Latin Female Album of The Year Te Acordarás de Mí Nominated Danna Paola by Danna Paola

TVyNovelas Award

Year Category Title of work Result
2008 Best Female Revelation
Lola, érase una vez

Kids' Choice Awards

Kids' Choice Awards Mexico
Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2011 Favorite Actress
Sueña Conmigo[46]
Nominated Isabella Castillo
2013 Favorite Artist Eiza González Won
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie The Croods Won
2014 Favorite Selfie Eiza González Nominated "El Piojo"
Favorite Fashionista Eiza González Nominated Danna Paola
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina
Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2011 Favorite Actress
Sueña Conmigo[47]
Nominated María Eugenia Suárez
Newcomer on TV Won
Meus Prêmios Nick
Year Category Title of work Result
2011 Favorite Actress
Sueña Conmigo[48]
Hair Crazy Eiza González Nominated
Fashion Police Awards
Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2014 Best Dressed of the Year
Eiza González
Nominated Danna Paola

Premios Juventud

Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2013 The Girl of My Dreams
Amores verdaderos
Nominated Blanca Soto
Best Theme Novelero
"Me Puedes Pedir Lo Que Sea" (feat Marconi)

Lo Nuestro AwardsEdit

Year Category Title of work Result
2009 Breakout Artist or Group of the Year
Eiza González

People en Español Award

Year Category Title of work Result
2013 Best Actress
Amores verdaderos
Best Couple (with Sebastián Rulli) Nominated

Premios Oye!Edit

Year Category Title of work Result
2007 Best New Artist
Eiza González

MTV Millennial Awards

Year Category Title of work Result Lost to
2013 Cake of the Year
Eiza González
Nominated Belinda

Premios Celebrity E!

Year Category Title of work Result
2012 Celebrity of the Year
Eiza González


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