Okairy Alejandra Giner Arredondo (born November 30, 1992 in Camargo, Chihuahua, Mexico), better known as Oka Giner, is a Mexican actress who gained popularity for her debut role as Bárbara Fuenmayor in the 2013 Mexican television series, Gossip Girl: Acapulco.
Okairy Alejandra Giner Arredondo
November 30, 1992
|Other names||Oka Giner|
Giner was born in Camargo, Chihuahua. As a child, she participated in beauty pageants. When she was 17 years old, she modeled locally, appearing in photo shoot for the online newspaper "El Diario de Chihuahua" in 2010. She also studied Polynesian dances such as Hawaiian and Tahitian for 11 years. Giner showed an interest in performing from an early age, directing and acting in plays with her cousins during family gatherings. Later, she enrolled at Autonomous University of Chihuahua, where she majored in Communication sciences.
Giner studied briefly at university, but soon left and successfully auditioned for the Centro de Educación Artística, the free drama school run by Televisa. In January 2012, she moved from Camargo to Mexico City to attend school. While attending CEA, Giner gained acting experience by performing various in student-run productions. During her first year at CEA, she heard about an audition for producer Pedro Torres' latest project, Gossip Girl: Acapulco, a Spanish-language remake of the hit American series. Actress Mariana Van Rankin was originally cast as Bárbara Fuenmayor and filmed a short pilot episode. When she later dropped out, producers recast the role. Giner originally attended the casting call hoping to gain experience for future auditions. Although she had little professional training and no professional acting experience, she was cast in one of two lead roles. Giner was the last actor to audition and be cast in the series. The entire cast was officially announced in January 2013. Gossip Girl: Acapulco began filming in various locations in Acapulco, Mexico on January 21, 2013 and ended in May of that year. The show premiered exclusively on the subscription service channel, Golden Premier, on August 5, 2013. In spite of the show's success in Mexico, it was not renewed for a second season and was officially cancelled on January 14, 2014.
Following the completion of filming and promotion for Gossip Girl: Acapulco, Giner returned to CEA to begin her second year of school in July 2013. In March 2014, she auditioned for a lead role in the Televisa telenovela, Hasta el fin del mundo, but did not receive a part. She was instead cast in a recurring role in another series, Señorita Pólvora, in July 2014.
In September 2013, she was announced as a new celebrity spokesmodel for "Always Platinum", appearing in commercials for the brand in Mexico. Her short film, M de iMportante, was released on her official Twitter account via Vimeo in July 2014.
Giner then appeared in the Telemundo telenovela Bajo el mismo cielo which began airing on July 28, 2015. Its premiere episode garnered the highest ratings on Telemundo for a telenovela in 3 years. On August 8, 2015, she began filming the Telemundo telenovela drama ¿Quién es quién?, moving to Miami for the show's production. The telenovela premiered on October 26, 2015 on Gala TV in Mexico.
|2014||M de iMportante||Alejandra||Short film|
|2015||Hagamos un corto||Oka||Short film. Writer/Producer/Director|
|2013||Gossip Girl: Acapulco||Bárbara Fuenmayor||Lead role; 26 episodes|
|2015||Señorita Pólvora||Emilia Marín||Recurring role; 55 episodes|
|2015–2016||Bajo el mismo cielo||Susana "Susy" Sanders||Recurring role|
|2015–2016||¿Quién es quién?||Yesenia|||
|2016–2018||Señora Acero||Rosario Franco||Recurring role|
|2018||La Piloto||Olivia Nieves||Recurring role|
|2019||Cita a ciegas||Marina Salazar Fuentes||Main cast|
Music video appearancesEdit
|2011||Francisco Rey||"Si tú te vas"|
|2013||Paty Cantú||"Dicen por ahí"|
|2013||Carla Mauri||"Tengo que olvidarme de ti"|
|2015||Diego Amozurrutia||"Cada noche"|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2016||Premios Tu Mundo||Revelation of the Year||Bajo el mismo cielo||Nominated|
- "Galería» Okairy Alejandra Giner Arredondo» Okairy Alejandra Giner Arredondo" (in Spanish). 15 July 2010.
- "Pedro Torres y actores presentan 'Gossip Girl Acapulco'" (in Spanish). 17 January 2013. Archived from the original on 12 August 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- "Oka Giner interpreta a Bárbara Fuenmayor" (in Spanish).
- "Oka Giner - In Trend Magazine" (in Spanish). 13 December 2013.
- "EL SUEÑO DE SER ACTRIZ…OKAIRY GINER SERÁ BÁRBARA FUENMAYOR EN "GOSSIP GIRL"" (in Spanish). 20 December 2012. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014.
- "Oka: Los retos, su vida" (in Spanish). 14 November 2013. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
- "Negocia Torres "Gossip Girl" se transmita en TV abierta. Con Javier Poza" (in Spanish). 17 January 2013.
- "Conoce al elenco de Gossip Girl Acapulco" (in Spanish). 30 August 2013.
- "Concluyen grabaciones de la serie "Gossip girl Acapulco" en el puerto" (in Spanish). 15 May 2013.
- "Gossip Girl se graba en Acapulco" (in Spanish).
- "¡Gossip Girl Acapulco todo un éxito!" (in Spanish). 6 August 2013.
- "No habrá segunda temporada de "Gossip Girl Acapulco". Con Flor Rubio" (in Spanish). 14 January 2014.
- "OKAIRI GINNER MADRINA DE LA EXPO FERIA 2013…CONCLUYE GRABACIÓN DE "GOSSIP GIRL"" (in Spanish). 11 July 2013. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014.
- "Candidatas para protagonizar la Nueva Telenovela "Sangre de Guerreras" (Protagonitas Juvenil)" (in Spanish). 11 March 2014.
- "Primeras imágenes de Camila Sodi e Iván Sánchez juntos en 'Señorita Pólvora'" (in Spanish). 16 July 2014.
- "Alessandra Ambrosio y Aislinn Derbez, dos visiones de belleza en la ciudad de México" (in Spanish).
- "Alessandra Ambrosio revela su secreto más íntimo" (in Spanish). 5 September 2013.
- "Participa Oka Giner en anuncio publicitario de Always" (in Spanish). 10 March 2014. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014.
- "Telemundo Looks Ahead to a Big 2016" (in Spanish). 17 September 2015.
- "Telemundo Looks Ahead to a Big 2016" (in Spanish). July 2015.
- "Quién es quién tender su estreno mundial en el 26 de octubre en Mexico" (in Spanish). 1 October 2015.
- "Telemundo inicia las grabaciones de la novela "Quién es Quién"" (in Spanish). 18 August 2015.
- Aldo Giordano Vázquez (2015). "Hagamos un corto". vimeo.com (in Spanish). Retrieved October 11, 2015.
- "Ellos vivirán "Bajo el mismo cielo" de Telemundo" (in Spanish). tvboricuausa.com. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
- "Telemundo inicia las grabaciones de la novela "Quién es Quién"" (in Spanish). Telemundo. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
- González, Moisés. "Macarena Achaga sale de La piloto tras lesión ¡la sustituye actriz de Señora Acero!". peopleenespanol.com (in Spanish). People en Español. Retrieved 7 February 2018.
- "Fotos: Inician las grabaciones de 'La Piloto 2' con Livia Brito". laopinion.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2018.
- "Nominan a Oka Giner a los premios "Tu Mundo 2016"" (in Spanish). El diario de Chihuahua. July 21, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.