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Mariana Peñalva is a Actor Mexicaine born on 1979 at Mexico City (Mexique)

Mariana Peñalva

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Birth name Mariana Dominguez Peñalva
Nationality Mexique
Birth 1979 (45 years) at Mexico City (Mexique)


Actress Mariana Peñalva was born in Mexico City, daughter of Mexican painter and Mexican opera singer.

At an early age she moved to Cuernavaca, where she first studied acting with Esther Orozco.
By the age of 17 she started her professional acting career with the Mexican Telenovela Mirada de mujer as Andrea, which was a complete success in Mexican television.

Later she studied acting in Centro de formacion Actoral with Héctor Mendoza y Raul quintanilla.

She got her first approach to films, when she was asked to be Angelina Jolie's camera double at Original Sin.

In 2000 she travels to Europe and establish in France to finish her degree in Arts, in the almost 4 years she spent in Europe she got the opportunity to work in some Independent Films such as Girl with a Pearl Earring with Scarlett Johansson.

At her return to Mexico she worked in some Mexican television programs like La vida es una Cancion, Heredera, Tormenta en el paraíso and El Pantera.

She also worked in nine short films, some of theme participated in renamed international film festivals around the world.
She won an Award as Best Actress for the short film 1956 in the Proyeccion Corta Film Festival in 2010.

In 2007 she got the opportunity to make her first role in the blockbuster Mexican film Tear This Heart Out as Mercedes, working with the renowned Mexican actor Daniel Giménez Cacho and Ana Claudia Talancón with whom she worked again recently at the Mexican TV series Terminales as Vanessa.

In 2008 she obtained her first starring role in the independent film Written in Blood as Nina, where she co-starred with Carlos Ortega and the Uruguayan actress Cecilia Cósero.

She is support actress in the feature film Return, produced and directed by Mexican film director Alejandro González Padilla, where she shares credits along the renowned actor Jaime Camil, Blanca Soto, Daniela Schmidt, Victor Huggo Martin and the Spanish actor Javier Tolosa, this film contested in the 2010 Edition of the New York International Latino Film Festival and earned the Award of the Best Entertaining Picture at the Monaco Charity Film Festival in its 2010 edition.

Mariana Peñalva has recently worked on The Winedancers a British production filmed in southern France this summer 2013, where she co-starred along a talented international casting. The film will be screening at the Marche du Film for the 67th edition of the Festival de Cannes. Also for 2014 she is confirmed for two more projects to be filmed in Europe.

Among her interests, besides her acting career, Mariana Peñalva it’s also involved into Filmmaking. From 2009 to 2011 she produced and co-produced, three short films with her company Fuffá Films Producciones. In self defence based on a story by Guillermo Arriaga, All 4 Nothing starring Silverio Palacios, with 6 nominations from which 2 awards won in the Festival Pantalla de Cristal and her latest co-production in the short " Tell me about meat", directed by Dolores Otero and starring Tenoch Huerta.

She is actively seeking associates and will be soon launching a crowdfunding strategy to finance two fiction short films and a documentary to be filmed at the ends of 2014.
It also announced in development her first feature film The thirteenth seed, presumedly starting its production for 2015.

This dynamic actress and filmmaker is definitely one great promise of the film industry scene.

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Filmography of Mariana Peñalva (1 films)

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Tear This Heart Out, 1h47
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Ana Claudia Talancón, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Joaquín Cosío, Mariana Peñalva, María Aura, Danna Paola
Roles Mercedes
Rating74% 3.703033.703033.703033.703033.70303
The film takes place over the span of several years within the 1930s in Mexico, focusing on the life of Catalina "Catín" Guzmán (Ana Claudia Talancón), a young girl born to a middle-class family in Puebla. She meets the cunning General Andrés Ascencio (Daniel Giménez Cacho) while on an outing with her family and he becomes interested in her, paying her regular visits and lavishing her with gifts and praise. Smitten, she agrees to accompany him to Tecolutla and loses her virginity to him. At that point she becomes curious about sexual activity, including masturbation. Despite Andrés's light misogyny and casual derisions of her age and intelligence whenever offering her opinions on politics and other issues they discuss, she cares for him.