Marina de Tavira

Marina de Tavira Servitje (born November 30, 1974) is a Mexican actress. She is internationally known for her role in the film Roma (2018), which received widespread acclaim and earned her an Academy Award nomination.[1]

Marina de Tavira
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de Tavira in 2018
Marina de Tavira Servitje

(1974-11-21) November 21, 1974 (age 46)
Mexico City, Mexico
Years active1998–present
RelativesJosé María de Tavira (cousin)
Lorenzo Servitje (grandfather)
Rosa María Bianchi (aunt)

Life and careerEdit

Marina de Tavira was born in Mexico City, the granddaughter of Lorenzo Servitje, founder of Grupo Bimbo. Her career has mainly developed on the Mexican stage. She has played the lead parts in stagings of playwrights such as Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, David Mamet, and Ximena Escalante. In film, she has worked with directors such as Rodrigo Plá (in the film The Zone, winner of the Lion of the Future Award in Venice 2007), Carlos Carrera, Issa López, Mariana Chenillo, Hari Sama, and Alfonso Cuarón in his film Roma, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Her TV work includes the series Ingobernable for Netflix and Falco for Amazon, directed by Ernesto Contreras. Her work has been nominated and awarded by various theatre critics and journalist associations in Mexico.

She is the niece of theater director Luis de Tavira and his wife Rosa María Bianchi. Pedro de Tavira Egurrola and José María de Tavira are her cousins.[2]


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Viajando sobre los durmientes Marina Short film
2005 A Good Death Beats a Dull Life (Hijas de su madre: Las Buenrostro) Tere
2006 Un mundo maravilloso Sick Woman
2006 Muerte anunciada Short film
2006 Side Effects (Efectos secundarios) Marina
2007 The Zone (La zona) Andrea
2008 Love, Pain and Vice Versa (Violanchelo) Marcela Padilla
2008 Road to Fame (Casi divas) Model
2008 El comienzo del fin Ella Short film
2008 Nora's Will (Cinco días sin Nora) Young Nora Kurtz
2010 Desafío Julieta
2011 Viento en contra Lizeta
2015 Los árboles mueren de pie Helena
2015 Azul maduro Lorena Grande Short film
2017 Ana and Bruno (Ana y Bruno) Carmen Voice role
2017 How to Break Up with Your Douchebag (Cómo cortar a tu patán) Mamá Amanda
2018 Cómplices Teresa
2018 Roma Sra. Sofía Ariel Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated—Platino Award for Best Actress
2018 Niebla de Culpa Amanda
2019 This Is Not Berlin (Esto no es Berlín) Carolina
2021 Reminiscence Post-production


  1. ^ "Roma stars Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira score Oscar nominations". ¡Hola!. January 22, 2019. Retrieved January 22, 2019.
  2. ^ "Nuevo clan De Tavira, a continuar con el legado". El Universal.

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