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Ana de la Reguera

Ana de la Reguera

Anabell Gardoqui "Ana" de la Reguera (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈana ðe la reˈɣeɾa]; born April 8, 1977) is a Mexican[1] actress who has starred in telenovelas, films, the HBO television series Eastbound & Down and Capadocia, and the Amazon television series Goliath.

Ana de la Reguera
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Anabell Gardoqui de la Reguera

(1977-04-08)April 8, 1977
Years active1996–present

Early life

Reguera was born in Veracruz, Mexico. Her mother, Nena de la Reguera, was a Miss Veracruz who became a journalist and television personality.[2] Reguera began taking classes in classic ballet and later began performance arts studies at Instituto Veracruzano de la Cultura. She left Veracruz to study at Televisa's CEA, and later studied with Juan Carlos Corazza in Spain and then in Los Angeles with Aaron Spicer, Lisa Robertson and Joan Scheckel.

Acting career


Reguera's acting career began with her role in the telenovela Azul (1996) followed by Pueblo chico, infierno grande (1997), with Verónica Castro, for which she received the Heraldo award for best female acting, and Desencuentro which was her third telenovela under the direction of Ernesto Alonso.

Tentaciones (1998) marked her beginning with the production company Argos Comunicación. She was immediately offered a role in Tentaciones and Todo por amor, for which she received the Palmas de or award.

Cara o Cruz was the first telenovela co-production between Argos Comunicación and Telemundo. Reguera played María Salome in the successful telenovela Gitanas.


In 2014 Reguera booked a role in the Netflix crime drama Narcos. She played Elisa.[3]

Reguera played the role of Lorena Guerra in the HBO series Capadocia. It ran for three seasons, beginning in 2008. The series received good reviews[4] and awards.[5]

Other television credits include Twin Peaks,[6] Power,[7] From Dusk Till Dawn[8] and The Blacklist.[9]


Reguera participated in El Cartero, directed by Raúl Quintanilla, for which she received two awards from the Mexican Association of Theatre Journalists. She then played Desdemona in Othello and Danna in the play Nadando con Tiburones,[10] alongside Demián Bichir and Alfonso Herrera.

Commercial work

Reguera has been the face of CoverGirl, to be one of the company's official faces.[2] Pantene, Macy's, Kahlúa, Special K and Johnnie Walker.


Her introduction to film was in Por la libre. Later she appeared in Ladies Night alongside Ana Claudia Talancón, for which she received an MTV Movie Award for 'Favorite Actress'. At the 40th Diosas de Plata Awards of the Mexican Cinema, she received the Dolores del Rio award. In 2005 she played the starring role in Gitanas which aired on Telemundo.

She is known for her role as Sister Encarnación in Nacho Libre,[11] a film by Jared Hess, director of Napoleon Dynamite. She also played Sam Rockwell's wife 'Maria' in Cowboys & Aliens directed by Jon Favreau.

She won a CANCACINE and Imagen Award for her role in Backyard, a 2009 Mexican crime film directed by directed by Carlos Carrera which was Mexican Choice for foreign film at the Oscars.

In 2010, she played the historical Josefa Quintana, a mistress of Father Miguel Hidalgo, played by Demian Bichir who was a hero of the Mexican War of Independence, in the Mexican film Hidalgo: La historia jamás contada.

Reguera played Carla in MGM's teen romance Everything, Everything,[12] which also starred Amandla Stenberg and Nick Robinson.

Other ventures

In 2006, Reguera hosted the MTV Video Music Awards Latin America. She will co-host the 2018 Latin Grammy Awards alongside Carlos Rivera.

She worked with Argos Comunicación on the HBO Latin American series Capadocia. She appeared as Kenny Powers' love interest in Season 2 of HBO's hit series Eastbound & Down.[13]


In September 2010, Reguera founded VeraCruzANA, a civil association.[14] VeraCruzANA supports the underprivileged community in Veracruz, Mexico. It seeks to generate employment by promoting projects and programs that contribute to the development of community.

In 2017, Reguera along with friends Karla Souza, Kate del Castillo and Olga Segura, founded Los Angeles en Mexico[15] which is a movement created after the earthquake that hit Mexico on September 19, 2017.[16]


2000Por la libreMaría
Un secreto de Esperanza
2003Ladies' NightAna
El Caco
2006Nacho LibreSister Encarnación
2006Así del precipicioLucía
2007Sultanes del SurMónica Silvari
2008Paraiso TravelMilagros
2009Empire StateEllen Cochrane
2010Cop OutGabriela
2010Di Di HollywoodRita Marlow
2010Hidalgo: La historia jamás contadaJosefa QuintanaMexican War of Independence
2011Cowboys & AliensMaria
2014The Book of LifeCarmen SánchezVoice
2015Las AparicioAlma
2017Everything, EverythingCarla
2020Army of the DeadCruzFilming
1997Pueblo chico, infierno grandePriscilaTelenovela
1998TentacionesFernanda SegoviaTelenovela
2000-2001Todo por amorLucíaTelenovela
2001Cara o cruzMariana Medina/AídaTelenovela
2002Por tíMaría Aldana/Isabel MirandaTelenovela
2003Como Pedro por su casaAstridTelevision series
2003Luciana y NicolásLucianaTelenovela
2004GitanasMaría SaloméTelenovela
2008CapadociaLorena GuerraTelevision series
2009Empire StateEllen CochranePilot episode
2010Eastbound & DownVidaTelevision series
2010Royal PainsCarmenTelevision series
2014Anger ManagementLiviTelevision series
2015The BlacklistVanessa CruzEpisode 2.18, "Vanessa Cruz (No. 117)"
2015NarcosElisa AlvaroNetflix series
2016Drunk History: El Lado Borroso De La HistoriaAmada DiazTelevision series
2016Jane the VirginPaolaTelevision series
2016From Dusk Till Dawn: The SeriesVenganza VordugoTelevision series
2017-2019PowerAlicia JimenezTelevision series
2017Twin PeaksNatalieTelevision series
2018GoliathMarisol SilvaTelevision series


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