Esmeralda Pimentel

Esmeralda Pimentel (née María Esmeralda Pimentel Murguía on September 8, 1989)[1][2] is a Mexican actress and model.

Esmeralda Pimentel
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María Esmeralda Pimentel Murguía[1]

(1989-09-08) September 8, 1989 (age 31)[1][2]
OccupationActress, model
Years active2007–present

She began her media career in 2009, appearing in commercials and television promotions.[3] After participating in Nuestra Belleza México, where she ranked the top five, she entered "Centro de Educación Artística de Televisa (CEA)" to study acting and made her debut in Verano de amor in 2009.[2]


María Esmeralda Pimentel Murguía was born in Ciudad Guzman, Jalisco, on September 8, 1989 to a Dominican father and a Mexican mother.[4] At nineteen she began making appearances in television commercials as a model, featuring clothing brands from Mexico.[3]



She participated in 2007 in Nuestra Belleza Jalisco representing Zapotlán. She was the first runner-up of the contest at the age of 18.[5] On October 6, 2007, she participated with the winner Lupita González in Nuestra Belleza México 2007, both representing the state of Jalisco. At the finale, Pimentel was awarded the title of second runner-up, with the winner being Elisa Nájera.[6]

Acting career on televisionEdit

After competing in Nuestra Belleza México, she decided to enter the "Centro de Educación Artística de Televisa (CEA)", to train as an actress.[7] Her first acting offer came in 2009 when the producer Pedro Damián gave her a small role in the telenovela Verano de amor, where she played the character "Ada".[8] Three years later, in 2012 she worked in the telenovela Abismo de pasión, an Angelli Nesma Medina production, where she shared credits with Angelique Boyer and David Zepeda. Her character was "Kenya Jasso Navarro"[9] and her work in the telenovela earned her a Bravo Prize for the "Best New actress". That same year, the producers Roberto Gómez Fernández and Giselle González, gave her the opportunity to participate as an antagonist in Cachito de cielo, in which she starred alongside Maite Perroni, Pedro Fernández and Jorge Poza. She played the character of "Mara", a female journalist.[10] A year later she participated in De que te quiero, te quiero, which was produced by Lucero Suárez. She was the antagonist and shared credits with Livia Brito and Juan Diego Covarrubias.[11]

In 2014, she had her first starring role in El color de la pasión produced by Roberto Gómez Fernández. Other cast members were Erick Elías and Claudia Ramírez.[12][13] A year later, she works again with Lucero Suárez in La vecina. This is the second time that she works with Juan Diego Covarrubias and being protagonist of a telenovela.


Film rolesEdit

Year Title Roles Notes
2012 Viaje de generación La Nueva
2017 El que busca encuentra Angélica
2017 Cuando los hijos regresan Violeta
2019 El hubiera sí existe Rosita
2020 Ahi te Encargo Cecilia Netflix Film

Television rolesEdit

Year Title Roles Notes
2009 Verano de amor Adalberta Clavería Series regular; 120 episodes
2011 Como dice el dicho Sandra Episode: "Más vale solo"
2012 Abismo de pasión Kenia Series regular; 39 episodes
2012 Cachito de cielo Mara Main role; 102 episodes
2013 Nueva vida Pilar Episode: "Madre soltera"
2013 Gossip Girl: Acapulco Francesca Ruíz de Hinojosa Recurring role; 6 episodes
2013 De que te quiero, te quiero Diana Series regular; 58 episodes
2014 The Color of Passion Lucía Gaxiola Murillo Main role; 118 episodes
2015–2016 La vecina Sara Granados Main role; 177 episodes
2016–2017 40 y 20 Lorena Episodes: "No me importa que me digan mujeriego" and "Fake news"
2017 Las 13 esposas de Wilson Fernández Amanda Episode: "Amanda"
2017 Enamorándome de Ramón Fabiola Medina Main role; 117 episodes
2018 La bella y las bestias Isabela León Main role; 66 episodes
2020 El Candidato Verónica de Velasco Rivera Main role; 10 episodes

Others awards and nominationsEdit

Year Awards Category Recipient Outcome
2015 33rd TVyNovelas Awards Favoritos del público: Best Smile Herself for El color de la pasión Nominated[14][15]
Favoritos del público: The Prettiest Nominated[14][15]


  1. ^ a b c "Esmeralda Pimentel | Biography". IMDb. Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  2. ^ a b c "Esmeralda Pimentel". (in Spanish). Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  3. ^ a b "El antes y después de Esmeralda Pimentel". TVNotas (in Spanish). Retrieved March 31, 2014.
  4. ^ "Esme Pimentel, una blogger que derrocha glamour al mejor estilo millennials".
  5. ^ Sur de Jalisco (July 27, 2007). "La zapotlense Esmeralda Pimentel Murguía a Nuestra Belleza México 2007". Periódico del Sur (in Spanish). Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  6. ^ "Esmeralda Pimentel, Tercer Lugar en el Certamen Nuestra Belleza México 2007". Periódico del Sur (in Spanish). July 27, 2007. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  7. ^ Cobo, Eugenio. "Nuestros egresados | Esmeralda Pimentel". CEA (in Spanish). Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  8. ^ Ledezma, Héctor (October 2, 2013). "Esmeralda Pimentel, belleza hecha actriz". Un1on (in Spanish). Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  9. ^ Rubio, Flor (April 17, 2012). "Agradecida por personaje de "Kenia" en "Abismo de Pasión"". Radio fórmula (in Spanish). Archived from the original on March 22, 2014. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  10. ^ "Esmeralda Pimentel... ¡será la villana de "Cachito de cielo"!" (in Spanish). April 24, 2012. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  11. ^ de los Santos, Gabriela (September 17, 2013). "¡En un choque! Así terminó el personaje de Esmeralda Pimentel en 'De que te quiero, te quiero'". TV Notas (in Spanish). Retrieved March 22, 2014.
  12. ^ "Esmeralda Pimentel y Erick Elías comenzaron con "El Color de la Pasión"" (in Spanish). February 21, 2014. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  13. ^ "El Color De La Pasión Promo 2 Televisa: Esmeralda Pimentel, Erick Elias, Claudia Ramirez (VIDEO)" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 28, 2014.
  14. ^ a b Novelalounge. "Premios TVyNovelas 2015: Lista Completa De Nominados" (in Spanish). Retrieved February 24, 2015.
  15. ^ a b "Lista de Nominados Favoritos del Público – Premios TVyNovelas 2015" (in Spanish). Más telenovelas. Retrieved March 1, 2015.

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