Itatí Cantoral

Itatí Guadalupe Cantoral Zucchi (born May 13, 1975) is a Mexican actress, singer, dancer, and producer, She is of Spanish and Italian descent . She is best known for her roles as Soraya Montenegro in Televisa's telenovela María la del Barrio (1995) and as Alejandra Álvarez del Castillo Fernández "La Licenciada" in Televisa's telenovela Hasta que el dinero nos separe (2009). On November 18, 2015, Cantoral was named Mr. Amigo, which is an association in Brownsville, Texas that honors a Mexican citizen each year to promote international friendship and good will between the U.S. and Mexico. Itatí is the second member of the Cantoral family to be awarded Mr. Amigo after her father, Roberto Cantoral, was awarded in 1981. Her maldita lisiada scene in María la del Barrio has become an internet meme.

Itatí Cantoral
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Cantoral at the launch of ¿Quién mató a Patricia Soler? in February 2015
Born
Itatí Guadalupe Cantoral Zucchi

(1975-05-13) May 13, 1975 (age 45)
OccupationActress, singer dancer producer
Years active1986–present
Height1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)
Spouse(s)
(m. 1999; div. 2004)

Carlos Cruz
(m. 2008; div. 2017)
Children3
Parents

Early life and educationEdit

Cantoral was born in Mexico City, D.F., Mexico. She is the daughter of Mexican composer and songwriter, Roberto Cantoral,[1] and Argentine actress of Italian descent, Itatí Zucchi. Cantoral has three brothers Carlos, Roberto & also actor and singer José Cantoral. A child actress, at 13, Cantoral was accepted into the Televisa actors' academy, Centro de Educación Artística, and made her television debut in the series La telaraña in 1986. Later, acting in the telenovela Muchachitas in 1991, led to work in theatre of Mexico City.

CareerEdit

In 1993, Cantoral appeared in Dos mujeres, un camino with Erik Estrada, Laura León, Bibi Gaytán, Lorena Herrera, Selena Quintanilla, Jorge Salinas, and members of Grupo Bronco. This production exposed her to wider audiences in Mexico and Latin America. She took the role of the villain Soraya Montenegro in "María la del Barrio" in 1995/6, acting with Thalía and Fernando Colunga. In 1996 and 1997 she appeared in Tú y yo, acting with Maribel Guardia and Joan Sebastian, and Salud, dinero y amor, the sequel to another Mexican telenovela, El premio mayor.

In 2001, Cantoral played the female villain "Raquel Villavicencio" in Televisa's Sin Pecado Concebido, a production that included Angelica Rivera, and Carlos Ponce. She played in the Brazilian production Vale todo in 2002, and in 2003, Telemundo's El alma herida, as a teenage girl who crosses the Mexican-US border to find her long-lost mother. In 2004, she was Sally Bowles in Mexico City's Teatro Insurgentes production of Cabaret, and in 2006, starred with Francisco Gattorno in the Telemundo production of Julio Jimenez's La Viuda de Blanco, the story of a beautiful woman unjustly imprisoned, returning to Trinidad in search of, and to reclaim, her past.

In 2009–2010, she gave life to the character of "Alejandra Alvarez Del Castilo" in Televisa's hit telenovela Hasta que el dinero nos separe with actor and singer Pedro Fernández, for which she won Best Actress at the Premios TVyNovelas, where the telenovela also won the main category; the actors won Best Couple of the Year at the show.

Cantoral protagonized many famous plays in Mexican theater, such as Aventurera, Sweet Charity, Mame the Musical and many more.

Recently, in 2018, she starred as Mexican actress Silvia Pinal in the biographical television series Silvia Pinal, Frente a Ti, for which she was nominated as Best Actress in a TV series for the Premios TVyNovelas.

As a singer, Cantoral has released two albums, one of them being Itatí Canta a Roberto Cantoral, which was produced by her late father Roberto Cantoral. In 2018, she was part of the CD tribute to her father "Roberto Cantoral: Siempre Vivo" with the song 'Me Esta Gustando'.

Personal lifeEdit

Cantoral met her first husband Eduardo Santamarina at CEA Televisa where they were classmates. In 1992 they first began to work together in De Frente al Sol. Five years later, in 1997, they were the main protagonists of Salud, Dinero y Amor where their love story began. Cantoral and Santamarina dated for about two years. They had a civil wedding on September 18, 1999, and four months later they got married in church on January 22, 2000; a couple of days before the wedding they announced that she was pregnant with twins. She gave birth to their twin boys Eduardo & Roberto Miguel on August 3, 2000. After 5 years of marriage in mid 2004 they announced their separation; their divorce was finalized six months later.

While working on La Viuda de Blanco she began a personal association with producer Carlos Alberto Cruz, and they legalized their relationship in a private ceremony in 2008. On October 9, 2008 she gave birth to their daughter María Itatí. Their love story ended in 2017, when Cantoral and Cruz officially announced their divorce.

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
Bonita 1996 Bonita
De cuando el pescado murió de placer 2002 Television conductor Short film
La hija del caníbal 2003 Airline saleswoman
Ya no los hacen como antes 2003 Perla
El fuego de la venganza 2004 Evelyn Uncredited
Cansada de besar sapos 2006 Cecilia
Los pajarracos 2006 Fina
No hay derecho joven 2006 Lawyer
One Long Night 2007 Patty
Amar 2009 Lisa
El Santos vs la Tetona Mendoza 2012 La Lisiada Novela Actress
Amor de mis amores 2014 Elva
La dictadura perfecta 2014 Lucrecia Lascuráin
Sobre tus huellas 2017 Horse Riding Instructor
No Manches Frida 2 2019 Camila

TelevisionEdit

Title Year Role Notes Ref(s)
La telaraña 1986 Unknown role
Muchachitas 1991 Lucía Aguilera
La pícara soñadora 1991 Unknown role
De frente al sol 1992 Lupita
Dos mujeres, un camino 1993 Graciela Torres Núñez
Mujer, casos de la vida real 1994–96 Various roles 4 episodes
Lo que se vio y no se vio de Dos mujeres, un camino 1994 Graciela Torres Núñez Archive footage, television film
María la del Barrio 1995 Soraya Montenegro
Tú y yo 1996 Casandra
Salud, dinero y amor 1997 Estrella Pérez
Derbez en cuando 1994 Soraya Montenegro Archive footage
Cuento de Navidad 1999 Sebring Cirrus
Infierno en el paraíso 1999 Francesca Paoli Prado
Sin pecado concebido 2001 Raquel Villavicencio Rojas
Amigas y rivales 2001 Eduviges
Vale todo 2002 Raquel
El alma herida 2003 Eugenia Granados
La viuda de Blanco 2006 Alicia Guardiola
Tiempo final 2008 Silvia Episode: "Mala noche"
Mujeres asesinas 2008 Sandra Arvide Episode: "Sandra, trepadora"
Hasta que el dinero nos separe 2009–10 Alejandra Álvarez del Castillo Main role; 231 episodes (season 1)
El sexo débil 2011 Helena Román
Capadocia 2012 Leonor Cantú Recurring role; 4 episodes (season 3)
Fortuna 2013 Comisionada Paloma Alarcón
¿Quién mató a Patricia Soler? 2015 Sara Fernández / Isabel
Amores con trampa 2015 Isabel Main role; 128 episodes (season 1)
El Vato 2016 Wendy Lozada 9 episodes
El Chema 2016–17 Blanca Main role; 79 episodes (season 1)
José José, el príncipe de la canción 2018 Natalia "Kiki" Herrera Main role
Silvia Pinal, frente a ti 2019 Silvia Pinal Main role
Se rentan cuartos 2019 Graciela Garza De La Garza y Más Garza Main role
La mexicana y el güero 2020 Andrea Ibarrola Gil Main Role
Papás por encargo 2022 Maricarmen Filming[2]

Awards and nominationsEdit

TVyNovelas AwardsEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
1993 Best Young Lead Actress De frente al Sol Nominated
1994 Dos mujeres, un camino
1996 Best Female Antagonist María la del Barrio Won
2002 Sin pecado concebido
2010 Best Lead Actress Hasta que el dinero nos separe [3]
2020 Best Lead Actress in a Series Silvia Pinal, Frente a ti Won

Premios People en EspañolEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
2010 Best Actress Hasta que el dinero nos separe Won
2010 Best Couple (with Pedro Fernandez) Hasta que el dinero nos separe Won

Festival Mercado TV-Fiction International AwardsEdit

Year Category Telenovela Result
2011 Best Lead Actress El Sexo Débil Won

Association of Theatre Journalists AwardsEdit

Year Category Theater Result
2012 Best Lead Actress Misery Won

Other awardsEdit

  • Medal Omecihuatl 2011 Awarded by Inmujeres DF
  • Part of "Los 50 más bellos" by magazine People en Español (2011, 2015)[4]
  • Queen of Voceadores (2010)
  • Queen of Veracruz television
  • Premio Palmas de oro (Best Villain)
  • Jealous of the popularity
  • Premio Bravo
  • Premio ACE of New York
  • El Sol de oro
  • Premio Fama New York (2002)
  • Queen of Mariachi (2015)
  • Mr. Amigo (Nov. 18, 2015)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rancho Viejo-based composer passes away in Mexico". KGBT-TV. 2010-08-08. Archived from the original on 2011-07-26. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
  2. ^ "COMENZARON LAS GRABACIONES DE PAPÁS POR ENCARGO, UNA NUEVA SERIE ORIGINAL DE DISNEY+ PRODUCIDA EN LATINOAMÉRICA". April 12, 2021. Retrieved April 13, 2021.
  3. ^ TVyEspectáculos "Itatí cantoral nominada al premio TV&Novelas como Mejor actriz" Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine-actualizado febrero 2010
  4. ^ People en español "Itatí Cantoral una de los 50 más bellos" Archived 2011-05-02 at the Wayback Machine - actualizado abril de 2011

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