Maite Perroni

Maite Perroni Beorlegui (born March 9, 1983)[1] is a Mexican actress, singer, songwriter and producer, known for starring in the Mexican telenovela Rebelde and the Netflix series Dark Desire.

Maite Perroni
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Perroni at International Film Festival in Guadalajara, March 2016.
Born (1983-03-09) March 9, 1983 (age 38)
Mexico City, Mexico
  • Actress
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • producer
Years active2004–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
Associated actsRBD

She further gained international fame as a member of the Latin Grammy-nominated Latin pop group RBD. In 2016 she won the Premios TVyNovelas of Best Actress of the Year for her work in Antes muerta que Lichita. In 2009, Perroni was named "The New Queen of Telenovelas" by Univision.[2]

In 2012, she signed a contract with Warner Music Group and the following year Perroni released her first solo album Eclipse de Luna (2013), which debuted in the third position at Amprofon Top 20, the main table of Mexican albums, and got to ninth position on the Billboard Latin Albums and second in Latin Pop Albums.[3][4]


Early lifeEdit

Maite Perroni Beorlegui

Maite Perroni Beorlegui was born in Mexico City but grew up in Guadalajara until age 12, when her family moved back to Mexico City.[5] She has two younger brothers, Adolfo (born in 1986) and Francisco (born in 1992). In early childhood, Perroni had an inclination towards acting and appeared in many TV commercials and in some music videos. In school she was involved in acting, art, singing and dancing.

She also participated as a dancer in a Disney Channel show. After graduating from high school, Perroni signed up for the Centro de Educación Artística (CEA), an acting school run by Televisa, and signed up for a three-year course, though it only took her two years to complete. She graduated and landed the role Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernandez, in the Mexican telenovela Rebelde.[6] She was one of the six protagonists alongside Anahí, Dulce María, Christian Chávez, Alfonso Herrera, and Christopher von Uckermann. The series lasted three seasons.

Through the musical group she was a part of, RBD, she is a recording artist, performing sold-out concerts throughout Brazil, Mexico, Spain and Ecuador. Her first solo album, Eclipse de Luna, was released on the Warner Brothers label released in August 2013, and was considered a commercial success. It quickly climbed to number 3 on the Mexican Albums Chart and number 2 on the Billboard Latin Pop Albums chart.

In 2014, she launched her own clothing line, known as Colección Maite Perroni. She has hosted prestigious awards shows such as the 2015 "Lo Nuestro Awards" and "The 25th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards Ceremony." She has 8 million followers on Facebook, over 4 million follow her on Twitter, more than 5 million on Instagram, and more than 2 million YouTube subscribers.

In 2012, Maite voiced the lead roles in the Spanish language versions of several movies such as the DreamWorks' movie "El Origen de los Guardianes" (Rise of the Guardians) being "El Hada de los Dientes" (Tooth Fairy), Nahuala Film's "Selección Canina" (Canine's National Football Team) as "Maite Terranova" and Lionsgate's "Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos" (Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure) as "Di".

Maite's TV career began when she starred in the telenovela (soap opera) "Rebelde". From the show came the musical group RBD, which featured Maite as a lead singer. She helped carry the group to worldwide recognition and acclaim; they won several awards including "Best Group of the Year," "Best album of the Year," "Best Concert," and "Best Song of the Year." RBD has sold over 50 million records and entirely sold venues such as "Estadio Maracaná" in Brazil, Madison Square Garden in New York, L.A. Coliseum, American Airlines Arena in Miami, Estadio Vicente Calderón in Spain, Auditorio Nacional and Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City among others.

Her popularity was cemented in 2008 when she was selected by Mexico's youth to become one of the first Latin women to have an iconic Barbie doll fashioned after her. The Maite Perroni Barbie was a success in Mexico, elsewhere in Latin America, the United States, and Spain.

She has won numerous awards including the Tvynovelas Award's "Best Young Actress" for the soap opera, "Cuidado con el Ángel" (Don’t mess with an Angel), Tvynovelas Award's "Most Popular Social Media Artist 2011", "Alta Inspiration Award 2016" by Alta Med, Tvynovelas Award's "Best Actress in a Leading Role" and "Favorite Leading Actress" at the "Premios Juventud 2016" both for the soap opera "Antes Muerta Que Lichita" (Anything But Plain).

She released her first solo album in 2013, entitled "Eclipse de Luna" (Moon Eclipse). The release of the music video for the album's first single, "Tu y Yo" was during the "Premios Juventud 2013" (2013 Youth Awards), which aired on Univision and was seen by over 13 million viewers. The CD reached #2 on the U.S. Latin Pop Charts.

In July 2016, she released a new single, Adicta. Its official video has over 7.5 million views on YouTube. During that year she also won numerous music awards such as "Best Latin Female Artist / Best Latin Female Video - Adicta" at the "Latin Music Italian Awards 2016" and "Latin Artist of the Year" by "La Caja de Música" in Spain.

Renowned for her beauty, Maite was selected to be among the top ten of the "100 Most Beautiful Faces 2016" by TC Candler - the only Mexican on the list for 5 years in a row. She has also made "The 50 Most Beautiful People in the World" list by People Magazine En Español for 8 years running. Maite has been an ambassador for the brand Proactiv in the U.S. Hispanic market for a long time.

Maite is fluent in Spanish and English. She is an Ambassador for PADF, an organization with the mission of raising awareness and combatting child labor. Variety picked Maite as one of the "Top 10 Latinas to Watch" in 2015 Maite is a longtime time Brand Ambassador for Proactiv in the U.S. Hispanic market.

She also has a record deal with Warner Music.[7]


Acting careerEdit

Perroni in 2006.

Perroni made her acting debut starring in Rebelde, a remake of the acclaimed Argentine novela Rebelde Way. She portrayed Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernández, a teenage girl from a lower-class family who gets the opportunity to study at the fictitious Elite Way School. Rebelde ran from 2004 to 2006, filming 440 episodes.

Following the success of Rebelde in 2007, Televisa released RBD: La Familia, which starred the members of RBD. The characters of the sitcom were not based on the band's characters in Rebelde, but intended to be similar to the actors' real personalities. RBD: La Familia was the first Mexican show shot entirely in high definition and ran from March 14, 2007 to June 13, 2007, and only lasted 13 episodes.

In 2008, she starred as the lead character in Cuidado con el ángel, opposite William Levy. The show had great success around the world. She starred in her third leading role in Mi Pecado opposite Eugenio Siller. She was part of the third season of Mujeres Asesinas in the sixth episode called Las Blanco, Viudas along with Diana Bracho, Luz Maria Aguilar, and Mark Tacher.

In 2009, Perroni was named the new queen of the telenovelas by Univision.[2]

In 2010, Maite was confirmed to star with her previous co-star, William Levy, in Triunfo del Amor, a remake of the Venezuelan classic Cristal.

In 2012, Perroni was confirmed to star with Pedro Fernandez in Cachito de Cielo, her fifth lead role.

In 2014, it was confirmed that Perroni was to star in her sixth lead role in a telenovela called La Gata along with Daniel Arenas, Erika Buenfil, and Laura Zapata. It aired on May 5, 2014.

On July 12, 2014, People en Español named Perroni the new queen of Mexican telenovelas.[8]

In 2015, Perroni landed her seventh lead role next to Arath De La Torre, called "Antes muerta que Lichita". It became a hit right away in Mexico and the U.S., where she was invited to promote it, as she has a huge fanbase in North America.

Then in 2017, she landed her eighth lead role with Sebastian Rulli, called "Papá a toda madre".

Musical careerEdit

Maite Perroni at International Film Festival in Guadalajara, in March 2016

Perroni was a member of the popular band RBD, which was launched off of the success of the most-watched telenovela in years, Rebelde. To date, RBD has made 9 studio albums, including albums in Spanish, Portuguese, and English. They have sold over 15 million albums worldwide, and have embarked on various international tours including shows throughout Latin America and Europe.

Mai composed "Tal Vez Mañana", for RBD's fourth Spanish language album, Empezar Desde Cero and sang solo on the title track for the album.

On August 8, 2008, RBD released a message telling fans that they had decided to split up. They went on one final tour, Gira Del Adios World Tour, which ended in early 2009. Perroni was absent part of the tour, due to her filming of Cuidado con el ángel.[9]

For her role in Cuidado con el ángel, Perroni recorded three songs for the show called "Esta Soledad", "Separada De Ti", and "Contigo".[10]

She recorded a song with Reik, entitled "Mi Pecado", which was used as the opening song for the telenovela, Mi Pecado.[11]

She recorded a song with Marco di Mauro called "A Partir De Hoy" which forms part of the musical soundtrack of the telenovela Triunfo del Amor, her fourth lead role.[12]

In 2012, Perroni released a single called "Te daré mi corazón" that was used for her telenovola "Cachito de Cielo".

In late 2012, Perroni announced that she will record her first solo album called Eclipse de Luna.

On July 16, 2013, Perroni released a bachata song called "Tu y Yo".

In May 2014, Perroni released another bachata song called "Vas A Querer Volver" which is also the theme song for her soap opera La Gata.

In June 2014, Perroni released a duet song with Alex Ubago called "Todo lo que soy" which was the couple's theme song in the telenovela La Gata.

On July 14, 2016, Perroni released her first single called Adicta. She performed it at Premios Juventud 2016. It will be included in her new album soon to be released.

Products and endorsementsEdit

Maite Perroni Coleccion.

Mai is the spokesmodel for NYX Cosmetics.[13] In 2007, a Barbie doll version of Perroni was released based on her character in Rebelde.[14]

In June 2009, Perroni announced her support for the Ecologist Green Party of Mexico.[15]

Mai stars in commercials for Giraffas, Pepsi, Proactiv, Teleton, Pantene, and Coppel.

In fall 2014, Perroni partnered with National Stores to introduce her Coleccion Maite Perroni, a contemporary fashion line inspired by her favorite designers reflecting her own personal taste.[16] "Latinas who accept, love themselves... who want to look good and feel better, who maximize your qualities and analyze the defects you project onto the world...and discover that you love yourself and you are passionate... "And you know how to face life, how to live life, give life and be alive, who are who they are and don't follow stereotypes."[17]

Personal lifeEdit

Perroni is currently living in Los Angeles, California. She has been dating Chilean musician and producer Koko Stambuk since 2013. [18]



Year Album details Peaks Certifications
(sales threshold)
2013 Eclipse de Luna
  • Release date: August 23, 2013
  • Label: Warner Music
  • CD, Digital download
9 2 6 3


Year Song Peaks Album
MEX Monitor Latino MEX Monitor Latino Pop MEX Billboard México Airplay MEX Billboard México Español Airplay GRE Billboard Digital Songs COS Monitec US Latin Pop US Latin Digital US Latin Digital Pop
2013 "Tú y Yo" 65 25 9 4 4 1 20 25 12 Eclipse de Luna
"Eclipse de Luna" 122 43 27 12 11 5
2014 "Vas a Querer Volver" 62 21 13 6 3 23 19
"Todo Lo Que Soy"
(featuring Alex Ubago)
20 24 8 4
2016 "Adicta" 17 35 6 TBA
2017 "Loca"
(featuring Cali & El Dandee)
14 27 14 41 36
2018 "Como Yo Te Quiero"
(featuring Alexis & Fido)
12 36
"Bum Bum Dale Dale"
(featuring Reykon)


Year Song Peaks Album
MEX Monitor Latino MEX Monitor Latino Pop MEX Billboard México Airplay MEX Billboard México Español Airplay COS Monitec US Hot Latin Songs US Latin US Latin Pop US Latin Digital US Latin Digital Pop
2009 Mi Pecado (with Reik) Un Día Más Edición Especial
2011 A Partir De Hoy (a dueto con Marco Di Mauro) 4 3 2 1 1 44 44 24 29 17 Algo Que Me Faltaba

Promotional singlesEdit

Song Year Album
"Te Daré Mi Corazón" 2012 Cachito de Cielo
"Así Soy" 2017 The Greatest Showman



Year Title Role Notes
2012 El arribo de Conrado Sierra Ninfa
2014 El Origen de los Guardianes Tooth Fairy Dubbing role
2015 Selección Canina Maite Terranova Voice role
2015 Un gallo con muchos huevos Di Voice role
2018 Dibujando el cielo Sofia
2019 Doblemente embarazada Cristina Also producer
2020 Un rescate de huevitos[19] Di Voice role


Year Title Role Notes
2004–2006 Rebelde Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernández Lead role
2007 RBD: La familia May Lead role; 13 episodes
2007 Lola, érase una vez "The New Cinderella" Guest role
2008–2009 Cuidado con el ángel María de Jesus "Marichuy" Velarde Lead role
2009 Mi pecado Lucrecia Córdoba Pedraza de Huerta Lead role
2010 Mujeres asesinas Estela Blanco Episode: "Las Blanco, Viudas"
2010–2011 Triunfo del amor María "Desamparada" Iturbide Gutiérrez Lead role
2012 Cachito de cielo Renata Landeros Lead role
2014 La Gata Esmeralda "La Gata" / Renata de la Santa Cruz Lead role
2015–2016 Antes muerta que Lichita Alicia "Lichita" Gutiérrez Lead role
2017–2018 Papá a toda madre Renée Sánchez Moreno Lead role
2019–present El juego de las llaves Adriana "Adri" Romero Lead role; 10 episodes
2020 Herederos por accidente Lupita "Lu" Marques Lead role; 13 episodes
2020 Cómo Sobrevivir Soltero Herself Guest role; Episode 7: "Romcom"
2020–present Oscuro deseo Alma Solares Lead role; 18 episodes


TVyNovelas AwardEdit

3 wins out of 10 nominations and 1 special award
Year Category Nominated Result
2009 Best Young Lead Actress Cuidado Con El Ángel Won
2010 Mi Pecado[20] Nominated
2012 Best Lead Actress Triunfo del Amor Nominated
Musical Theme "A Partir de Hoy" (with Marco DiMauro) Nominated
Award of most influential N/A Recipient
2015 Best Lead Actress La Gata Nominated
2016 Antes muerta que Lichita Won
2018 Papá a toda madre Won
Favoritos del público
2013 The Prettiest Cachito de cielo Nominated
Favorite Couple (with Pedro Fernández) Nominated
Favorite Kiss (with Pedro Fernández) Nominated
Maite Perroni at 2011 Premios Juventud

Premios JuventudEdit

3 wins out of 11 nominations
Year Category Nominated Result
2008 The Girl of My Dreams RBD: La Familia Nominated
2009 She's Got Style Herself Nominated
The Girl of My Dreams Cuidado Con El Ángel Won
2010 The Girl of My Dreams Mi Pecado Nominated
2011 Triunfo del Amor[21] Won
2014 Cachito de Cielo Nominated
2015 Favorite Actress La Gata Nominated
Best Theme Novelero "Vas A Querer Volver" Nominated
2016 Favorite Actress Antes muerta que Lichita Won
Actress Who Steals the Show Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos Nominated
Best Fans Perronitos Nominated

People en Español AwardEdit

2 wins out of 16 nominations
Year Category Nominated Result
2009 Best Actress
Cuidado con el ángel
Best Couple (with William Levy) Nominated
2010 Best Actress
Mi Pecado
Best Couple (with Eugenio Siller) Nominated
Best Young Lead Actress Nominated
2011 Best Actress
Triunfo del Amor
Best Couple (with William Levy) Won
2012 Queen of Twitter
Maite Perroni
2013 Album of the Year
Eclipse de Luna
Song of the Year
"Tú y Yo"
Music Video of the Year Nominated
Best New Artist
Maite Perroni
The Most Beautiful Instagram Nominated
2014 Best Couple (with Daniel Arenas)
La Gata
Best Actress Nominated
Best Theme Song
"Vas a Querer Volver"

Kids' Choice Awards MexicoEdit

0 wins out of 3 nominations
Year Category Nominated Result
2013 Favorite Actress
Cachito de Cielo
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
El Origen de los Guardianes
2014 Favorite Actress
La Gata

Estilo DFEdit

1 win out of 1 nomination
Year Category Nominated Result
2014 Artist With Best Style

GQ Men of the Year AwardsEdit

1 win out of 1 nomination.[22]
Year Category Nominated Result
2020 Mexican Actress of the Year
Oscuro Deseo

People en Español's 50 Most BeautifulEdit

12 consecutive years: 2008–2019

Solo tourEdit

Year Title
2010 Maite Perroni Brazilian Tour 2010
2013–15 Eclipse de Luna Tour
2016-18 Tour Love
2018 Maite Perroni Live Tour


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