Okairy Alejandra Giner Arredondo (born November 30, 1992), known professionally 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.[2][3] Giner has also starred on the telenovelas Bajo el mismo cielo, Señora Acero: La Coyote, Corazón guerrero and Perdona nuestros pecados.

Okairy Giner
Giner in 2024
Okairy Alejandra Giner Arredondo[1]

(1992-11-30) November 30, 1992 (age 31)
Other namesOka Giner
Years active2013–present
Nacho Redondo
(m. 2022)

Early life


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.[4][5]

Acting career


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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[5][8] Gossip Girl: Acapulco began filming in various locations in Acapulco, Mexico on January 21, 2013 and ended in May of that year.[9][10] The show premiered exclusively on the subscription service channel, Golden Premier, on August 5, 2013.[11] 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.[12]

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.[13] In March 2014, she auditioned for a lead role in the Televisa telenovela, Hasta el fin del mundo, but did not receive a part.[14] She was instead cast in a recurring role in another series, Señorita Pólvora, in July 2014.[15]

In September 2013, she was announced as a new celebrity spokesmodel for "Always Platinum", appearing in commercials for the brand in Mexico.[16][17][18] 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 premiered on July 28, 2015. The first episode garnered one of the highest-rated telenovela on Telemundo in 3 years.[19][20] On August 8, 2015, she began filming another Telemundo telenovela ¿Quién es quién?, moving to Miami for the show's production. The telenovela premiered on October 26, 2015 on Gala TV in Mexico.[21][22]

Personal life


On December 10, 2022, Giner married Venezuelan comedian Nacho Redondo after three years of dating.[23]




Year Title Role Notes
2014 M de iMportante Alejandra Short film
2015 Hagamos un corto Oka[24] Short film. Writer/Producer/Director
2020 Escuela de Nada Salva La Navidad Novia


Year Title Role Notes
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 Supporting role[25]
2015–2016 ¿Quién es quién? Yesenia Pérez Supporting role[26]
2016–2018 Señora Acero Rosario Franco Main role (seasons 3–4); 266 episodes
2018 La Piloto Olivia Nieves[27] Main role (season 2)[28]
2019 Cita a ciegas Marina Salazar Fuentes Main role
2021–2022 Madre sólo hay dos Elena Main role
2021 La venganza de las Juanas Juana Caridad Main role
2022 Corazón guerrero Doménica Ruiz-Montalvo Main role
Donde hubo fuego Leonara Robledo Main role
2023 Perdona nuestros pecados Elsa Quiroga Lead role[29]
2024 Marea de pasiones Luisa Lead role[30]

Music video appearances

Year Artist (s) Song
2011 Francisco Rey "Si tú te vas"
2013 Paty Cantú "Dicen por ahí"
Carla Mauri "Tengo que olvidarme de ti"
2015 Diego Amozurrutia "Cada noche"

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2016 Premios Tu Mundo[31] Revelation of the Year Bajo el mismo cielo Nominated


  1. ^ "Galería» Okairy Alejandra Giner Arredondo» Okairy Alejandra Giner Arredondo" (in Spanish). 15 July 2010.
  2. ^ "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.
  3. ^ "Oka Giner interpreta a Bárbara Fuenmayor" (in Spanish).
  4. ^ "Oka Giner - In Trend Magazine" (in Spanish). 13 December 2013.
  5. ^ a b "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.
  6. ^ "Oka: Los retos, su vida" (in Spanish). 14 November 2013. Archived from the original on 17 October 2014. Retrieved 1 August 2014.
  7. ^ "Negocia Torres "Gossip Girl" se transmita en TV abierta. Con Javier Poza" (in Spanish). 17 January 2013.
  8. ^ "Conoce al elenco de Gossip Girl Acapulco" (in Spanish). 30 August 2013.
  9. ^ "Concluyen grabaciones de la serie "Gossip girl Acapulco" en el puerto" (in Spanish). 15 May 2013.
  10. ^ "Gossip Girl se graba en Acapulco" (in Spanish).
  11. ^ "¡Gossip Girl Acapulco todo un éxito!" (in Spanish). 6 August 2013.
  12. ^ "No habrá segunda temporada de "Gossip Girl Acapulco". Con Flor Rubio" (in Spanish). 14 January 2014.
  13. ^ "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.
  14. ^ "Candidatas para protagonizar la Nueva Telenovela "Sangre de Guerreras" (Protagonitas Juvenil)" (in Spanish). 11 March 2014.
  15. ^ "Primeras imágenes de Camila Sodi e Iván Sánchez juntos en 'Señorita Pólvora'" (in Spanish). 16 July 2014.
  16. ^ "Alessandra Ambrosio y Aislinn Derbez, dos visiones de belleza en la ciudad de México" (in Spanish).
  17. ^ "Alessandra Ambrosio revela su secreto más íntimo" (in Spanish). 5 September 2013.
  18. ^ "Participa Oka Giner en anuncio publicitario de Always" (in Spanish). 10 March 2014. Archived from the original on 7 April 2014.
  19. ^ "Telemundo Looks Ahead to a Big 2016" (in Spanish). 17 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Telemundo Looks Ahead to a Big 2016" (in Spanish). July 2015.
  21. ^ "Quién es quién tender su estreno mundial en el 26 de octubre en Mexico" (in Spanish). 1 October 2015.
  22. ^ "Telemundo inicia las grabaciones de la novela "Quién es Quién"" (in Spanish). 18 August 2015.
  23. ^ Flores, Paulina (11 December 2022). "Oka Giner se casa en mágica boda con Nacho Redondo; revelan primeras fotos". Las Estrellas TV (in Mexican Spanish). Retrieved 5 January 2023.
  24. ^ Aldo Giordano Vázquez (2015). "Hagamos un corto". vimeo.com (in Spanish). Retrieved October 11, 2015.
  25. ^ "Ellos vivirán "Bajo el mismo cielo" de Telemundo" (in Spanish). tvboricuausa.com. Retrieved March 26, 2015.
  26. ^ "Telemundo inicia las grabaciones de la novela "Quién es Quién"" (in Spanish). Telemundo. Retrieved August 18, 2015.
  27. ^ 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.
  28. ^ "Fotos: Inician las grabaciones de 'La Piloto 2' con Livia Brito". laopinion.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  29. ^ Reyes, Sandra (14 September 2022). ""Perdona nuestros pecados", la nueva telenovela de Emmanuel Palomares y Oka Giner". elcomercio.pe (in Spanish). Retrieved 28 December 2022.
  30. ^ Rojas, Otto (7 December 2023). "¡Ellos son los protagonistas de la nueva telenovela de Giselle González!". TVyNovelas (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 January 2024.
  31. ^ "Nominan a Oka Giner a los premios "Tu Mundo 2016"" (in Spanish). El diario de Chihuahua. July 21, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2016.