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Ximena Duque (born January 30, 1985) is a Colombian actress and model.

Ximena Duque
Ximena Duque Giraldo

(1985-01-30) January 30, 1985 (age 34)
OccupationActress, model
Years active2005 – present
Spouse(s)Jay Adkins
Partner(s)Carlos Ponce (2010–16)



She was born in born in Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, on January 30, 1985 and at age 12 moved to Miami, Florida, where she began to study acting, diction and accent neutralization. Duque has a son named Christian Carabias Duque, who was born on May 16, 2004.[2]

In December 2016, Duque became engaged to Florida businessman Jay Adkins.[3] The couple married in June 2017.


2002-2009: BeginningsEdit

Ximena got her start on the reality show Protagonistas de Novela, dedicated to seeking acting talents.[4] In 2005, she began her acting career in the telenovela Soñar no cuesta nada, where she played Jenny. In 2007 participates in Pecados Ajenos as María Águilar. The next year is part of the telenovela Valeria playing Ana Lucía Hidalgo. Also part of the telenovela El rostro de Analía, where she shared credits with Elizabeth Gutiérrez. In 2009 she had a small role in the telenovela Victorinos. Throughout the years, Ximena Duque has acted in several telenovelas with Telemundo.

2010-present: New projectsEdit

In 2010, she participated in the telenovela Bella calamidades, a new version of the Cinderella Story. That same year also she formed part of the cast of the telenovela Alguien te mira, a remake of Chilean telenovela.[5] wherein she co-starred with David Chocarro and Géraldine Bazán. In 2011 she worked for the Univision television network, where he joined the cast of the telenovela Sacrificio de Mujer. In the same year, she had an important role with Telemundo as Carola Conde joining the cast of La casa de al lado, in which Gabriel Porras and David Chocarro were prominent villains. In 2012 she obtained her second lead role in the telenovela Corazón valiente, with Adriana Fonseca and Fabián Ríos, where she obtained two awards including "The Perfect Couple" and "The richest Kiss", which shares with Fabian Rios.[6] In 2013 she participated in the telenovela Santa Diabla, as the main antagonist, in 2014 she won for "The Best Bad Girl" in Premios Tu Mundo.[4] In that same year participated in the Web Novela Mía Mundo.

In late August 2014, actor David Chocarro, published through his Twitter a picture next to Ximena, recording the web where they appear novela Villa paraíso,[7] in which she is the protagonist of the story. Ximena also talked a bit about her character in the telenovela that will air on Telemundo's channel:

I love my character, I actually tell a story. It turns out that I wanted to change because the fans wanted it back asked me to be blonde, then I took a few "high lights" (lights in her hair), and finally I put all blonde but I did not like, because I saw the character in the telenovela mini and it is a humble woman studying. I mean, I had nothing to do with the look that I had done with the character and I had to switch back, because I start recording

— Ximena Duque[8]

When finished the recordings of the telenovela, actress ends her contract with Telemundo telenovela Dueños del paraíso, which will be released in 2015, confirmed that the actress would move to Hollywood with Carlos Ponce, for start working in movies and TV series.[8][9] She then participated in 9 episodes of the popular soap opera Days of Our Lives as Blanca. She then rejoined Telemundo again and starred in ¿Quién es quién? as Clarita for 2 episodes. In 2017 she had her seventh lead role in La Fan as Adriana Zubizarreta.

Personal lifeEdit

From 2010 to 2016 she was in a relationship with actor Carlos Ponce.[10]



Year Title Character Notes
2014 Primero de enero Carmen Debut film
2015 Morir soñando Isabela


Year Title Character Notes
2005 Soñar no cuesta nada Jenny Recurring role
2007 Pecados Ajenos María Aguilar Recurring role
2008 Valeria Ana Lucía Hidalgo Recurring role
2008 El rostro de Analía Camila Moncada Recurring role
2009 Victorinos Diana Gallardo Recurring role
2010 Bella calamidades Angelina Recurring role
2010 Alguien te mira Camila Wood Recurring role
2011 Sacrificio de mujer Maria Gracia Exposito Recurring role
2011 La casa de al lado Carola Conde recurring role
2012 Corazón valiente Samantha Sandoval Navarro / Samantha Valdez Navarro Lead role
2013-14 Santa Diabla Inés Robledo Main Antagonist
2014 Villa paraíso Cristina Vidal Lead role
2015 Dueños del paraíso Érica San Miguel Co-lead role[11]
2016 Clarita Clarita Lead role
2016 ¿Quién es quién? Clarita 2 episodes
2016 Days of Our Lives Blanca 9 episodes
2017 La fan Adriana Zubizarreta Lead Role
2017 Queen of the South Eva Buemeros Main Cast
2017 Milagros de Navidad Lucía Rodríguez 3 episodes: "No lo deporten" Lead Role


Year Title Character Notes
2013 Mía Mundo Alex Recurring role

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated Result
2012 Premios People en Español[12][13] Best Supporting Actress Corazón valiente Nominated[12][13]
Best Couple (with Fabián Ríos) Nominated[12][13]
Premios Tu Mundo[14][15] The Perfect Couple (with Fabián Ríos) Won [14][15]
The Best Kiss (with Fabián Ríos) Won [14][15]
2013 Miami Life Awards Best Female Lead of telenovela Nominated
Premios Tu Mundo #MásSocial (with Fabián Ríos) Herself Nominated
2014 Premios Tu Mundo[16][17][18][19] The Best Bad Girl Santa Diabla Won[18][19]
Soy Sexy and I know it Herself Won[18][19]
2015 Premios Tu Mundo[20] Best Supporting Actress - Super series Dueños del paraíso Nominated[20]


  1. ^ Patricia Vargas casiano. "No le interesa tener más hijos" (in Spanish). El Nuevo Día. Retrieved September 15, 2014.
  2. ^ "Ximena Duque: "Mi profesión es ser mamá… la actuación es un hobby maravilloso"" (in Spanish). LifeStyles. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  3. ^
  4. ^ a b "Ximena Duque no disfrutó ser villana en Santa Diabla" (in Spanish). La Raza. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  5. ^ Terra Network. "Ximena Duque de su cambio de look: 'casi me da un paro cardiaco'" (in Spanish). Entretenimiento Terra. Archived from the original on October 6, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  6. ^ "Fabián Ríos y Ximena Duque hablan de su química en Corazón valiente" (in Spanish). People en Español. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  7. ^ Irene Tostado. "Ximena Duque y David Chocarro juntos en Villa Paraíso (VIDEO)" (in Spanish). People en Español. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  8. ^ a b "Captan a Ximena Duque y David Chocarro de romance en Villa Paraiso (video)" (in Spanish). En el brasero. Retrieved September 16, 2014.
  9. ^ "Ximena Duque, en "Dueños del Paraíso" de Telemundo" (in Spanish). TVBoricuaUSA. Retrieved September 6, 2014.
  10. ^ "Ximena Duque, Carlos Ponce Break Up: Colombian Actress Reveals Reason Couple Called It Quits After 6 Years". 5 February 2016.
  11. ^ Hola Ciuadad. "Ximena Duque da vida a un sensual personaje en "Dueños del Paraíso"" (in Spanish). Retrieved November 15, 2014.
  12. ^ a b c Bárbara Morán (September 14, 2012). "Lista de nominados a los Premios People en Español 2012" (in Spanish). starMedia. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  13. ^ a b c Marie Palma F (September 14, 2012). "Lista de ganadores de los Premios People en Español 2012" (in Spanish). starMedia. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  14. ^ a b c Bárbara Morán. "Lista de nominados a los Premios Tu Mundo 2012" (in Spanish). starMedia. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  15. ^ a b c Armando Tinoco. "Premios Tu Mundo 2012: ¡Lista de ganadores!" (in Spanish). Entretenimiento Terra. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  16. ^ "Anuncian nominados a Premios Tu Mundo" (in Spanish). El Especial. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  17. ^ Ale Rodríguez (July 15, 2014). "Lista de nominados de los Premios Tu Mundo 2014" (in Spanish). Notimex. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  18. ^ a b c "Lista de finalistas a los Premios Tu Mundo 2014" (in Spanish). Entretenimiento Terra. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  19. ^ a b c "¡Conoce a los ganadores de "Premios Tu Mundo 2014"!" (in Spanish). TVBoricuausa. Retrieved August 22, 2014.
  20. ^ a b "Conoce a los ganadores de "Premios Tu Mundo 2015" de Telemundo". (in Spanish). Retrieved August 21, 2015.

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