Mónika Analia Sánchez Torre
3 December 1974
|Spouse(s)||Otto Seijas (2008-present)|
|Children||Santiago (b. 2009)|
Angela Fernanda (b. 2011)
Monika Constanza (b. 2013)
Sánchez was born on 3 December 1974 in Mexico City. She is the daughter of Mexican writer and poet, Fernando Sánchez-Mayans 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.
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.
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, 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.
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).
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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
|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
- Fundació Acuten Fernando Sanchez Mayans Archived 2014-04-07 at the Wayback Machine
- MONICA SANCHEZ EN EL CULEBRON LABERINTOS DE PASION
- "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.
- Mónika Sánchez al fin pudo tener a su 3er bebé en brazos
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