Mónika Sánchez

Mónika Sánchez (born Mónika Analia Sánchez Torre on 3 December 1974 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a Mexican actress.

Mónika Sánchez
Born
Mónika Analia Sánchez Torre

(1974-12-03) 3 December 1974 (age 45)
OccupationActress
Years active1992–present
Spouse(s)Otto Seijas (2008-present)
ChildrenSantiago (b. 2009)
Angela Fernanda (b. 2011)
Monika Constanza (b. 2013)
Parent(s)Fernando Sánchez-Mayans
Angela Torre
WebsiteOfficial Website

Early lifeEdit

Sánchez was born on 3 December 1974 in Mexico City. She is the daughter of Mexican writer and poet, Fernando Sánchez-Mayans[1] and Angela Torre. Sánchez speaks Spanish, English, and Italian. She enjoys many sports, such as squash, tennis, and horseback riding. If she would not have been an actress, she would have studied psychology. She studied communications at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico, which complemented her studies in acting and other fine arts. She studied the arts not only in Mexico, but also in the United States and Spain. In 1997 at "La casa de la Cultura de B.C." in Barcelona, Spain; Monika took singing and dancing classes. She also studied jazz and dance in the Rosita Segovia Studio in Miami, Florida.

Moreover, she started acting and modeling at the Miami Community College and The Play House. This was when she realized that her main focus would be acting, so she then enrolled in the "Taller Artistico de Sergio Jimenez" at Televisa in Mexico City. Finally, Sánchez auditioned to be part of the CEA (Centro Educativo Artístico de Televisa), and began studying acting, TV techniques, theater, literature, English, dance, singing, culture, and many other arts. She began her career by doing castings, looking for opportunities, searching for producers and meeting them, and attending events where she could meet important people that could contribute to her future career as an actress.

CareerEdit

Sánchez debuted in the 1992 telenovela Ángeles sin paraíso where she had a small participation. Then other opportunities followed: Buscando el paraíso, Corazón Salvaje, Caminos cruzados, Alondra, Lazos de Amor, Morir dos veces and Tú y yo. Sánchez stared as an antagonist in the telenovela Pueblo chico, infierno grande. The popularity of Sánchez for viewers, grew fast; and soon she was one of the most admired female antagonist in Mexíco. The mixture of sweetness and seduction that had not been seen before in a female antagonist, made her performances special and well-liked by viewers. She continued with great success again in antagonist roles in telenovelas: El diario de Daniela and Laberintos de pasión.[2]

In 2000, TVyNovelas Awards recognized her as the Best Female Antagonist of the Year 2000 for her excellent work. In 2001, Sánchez played in the telenovela Salomé in the role of a fragile woman who dies for love. In 2003, she played in the telenovela La Otra; and 2004, Apuesta por un amor as the main antagonist and again in "La mariposa", that gave her another nomination as Best Female Antagonist of the Year 2005 in TVyNovelas Αwards, and followed two other appearances in the telenovela Amar sin límites in 2006 and Al diablo con los guapos in 2007. Sánchez is considered a beautiful and talented actress. Her face has appeared on various covers and has made several appearances with her image, but she is now looking for a change into American movies and give boost to her career in Hollywood.

After an absence in telenovelas for 4 years, she reappeared in Amores Verdaderos,[3] produced by Nicandro Diaz Gonzalez, in the role of Cristina Balvanera Corona de Arriaga, with Eduardo Yáñez, Erika Buenfil, Sebastian Rulli and Marjorie de Sousa. In 2013, Sanchez had a special appearance in the telenovela Libre para amarte with singer Gloria Trevi, Gabriel Soto, and Eduardo Santamarina. In 2014 she played Gisela Cienfuegos in the telenovela La gata. Later in 2016-2017 she played Viridrina Betancourt in Tres veces Ana.

Personal lifeEdit

Sánchez in September 2008 she married the Venezuelan businessman Otto Seijas. They have three children: Santiago (born 2009), Angela Fernanda (born November 11, 2011) and Monika Constanza (born November 17, 2013).[4]

FilmographyEdit

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1992-93 Ángeles sin paraíso Andrea Supporting Role
1993-94 Buscando el paraíso Supporting Role
Corazón Salvaje Rosa Supporting Role
1995 Caminos cruzados Lucía Supporting Role
Alondra Enriqueta Supporting Role
1995-96 Lazos de Amor Diana Supporting Role
1996 Morir dos veces Minerva Supporting Role
1996-97 Tú y yo Martha Antagonist
1997 Pueblo chico, infierno grande Indalecia Navas Antagonist
1997-06 Mujer, casos de la vida real 12 Episodes
1998-1999 El diario de Daniela Elena Ruiz Main Antagonist
1999-2000 Laberintos de pasión Nadia Román Valencia Main Antagonist
2001 La Hora Pico (LHP) Invited 1 Episode
2001-02 Salomé Ángela Duval de Montesino Special Appearance
2002 La Otra Regina Salazar Supporting Role
2002 Acapulco 2002
2004-05 Apuesta por un amor Eva Flores "La Mariposa" Antagonist
2006-07 Amar sin límites Silvana Lombardo Antagonist
2007-13 La rosa de Guadalupe 1 Episode
2007-08 Al diablo con los guapos Rosario Ramos #1 Supporting Role
2009 Mujeres Asesinas 2 Eva Cárdenas Episode "Laura, confundida"
2012-13 Amores Verdaderos Cristina Balvanera Corona de Arriaga Supporting Role
2013-14 Libre para amarte Zamira Special Appearance
2014 Como dice el dicho Rose Episode "Una sola mano no aplaude"
2014 La gata Gisela Sinfuegos Antagonist
2016 Tres Veces Ana Viridiana Supporting Role

TheaterEdit

Theater
Year
Mi quinto amor
Los signos del zodíaco
Eloísa bajo el almendro
Bajo las sábanas
El precio de la fama
Mujeres frente al espejo
Me enamoré de una bruja
Las Alas del Pez

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Telenovela Result
2000 Premios TVyNovelas Best Female Antagonist Laberintos de pasión Won
2005 Apuesta por un amor Nominated
  • Female Revelation Theatrical Journalists Association
  • Revelation Youth Award 2001
  • Mar Cruz Olivier Award

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Fundació Acuten Fernando Sanchez Mayans Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ MONICA SANCHEZ EN EL CULEBRON LABERINTOS DE PASION
  3. ^ "Inician las grabaciones de la telenovela "Amores Verdaderos"". Entretenimiento.starmedia.com. 2012-07-24. Archived from the original on 2013-12-03. Retrieved 2012-09-27.
  4. ^ Mónika Sánchez al fin pudo tener a su 3er bebé en brazos

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