Patricia Manterola, whose continuing concert tours play sold-out audiences
throughout South America, her native Mexico and Asia, began her career in
1980 at age eight in the long-running production of “Annie.”
The huge success of the Mexico City Musical led to an appearance by Patricia
on the immensely popular television talent show “Juguemos a Ganar,” hosted
by the Ed Sullivan of Mexico, Raul Velasco, and was quickly followed by a
record contract under the Musivisa label.
In 1987, Patricia turned to modeling where her willowy, stunning good looks
were featured in international advertising campaigns by Vanity Fair
Clothing. Concert promoter and producer Luis de Llano then signed Patricia
as a member of “Garibaldi,” the sensational eight-member teen rock group.
“Garibaldi” toured internationally for five-and-a-half years, making the
name Patricia Manterola one of the most instantly recognizable in South
America and Mexico.
In June 1994, Patricia launched her solo career - and immediately saw her
first album for Melody Records, “Hambre de Amor” (produced by hit maker Gian
Pietro Felisatti) top the charts, chalking-up sales of 250,000 copies in
Mexico alone. The album’s smash single, “Quiero,” remains one of the most
often-aired records on South American radio today, and is regarded as a
By 1995, Patricia was named the Queen of the prestigious Festival de Viña
del Mar in Chile, an honor given by the public and the press to their
favorite artist. Also in July of 1995, Patricia launched her acting career
with the lead role in “Acapulco Cuerpo y Alma,” Mexico’s most popular soap
opera export, airing in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador,
Venezuela, El Salvador, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, the
Philippines, Lebanon, Greece, and the USA.
In February of 1996, Patricia returned to Chile and the Festival de Viña del
Mar where she received that country’s prestigious Antorcha de Plata award
for artistic excellence. She then flew to Venezuela and headlined that year’
s Miss Venezuela beauty pageant telecast, before returning home to accept
Mexico’s “Best Actress of the Year” award.
In 1996 Patricia starred as the female lead in her second series for Mexican
television, “Gente Bien,” she released her successful new album “Niña
Bonita”, and she released a provocative and controversial calendar that
promptly sold 85,000 copies.
Now Patricia Manterola has fixed her sights on Hollywood, establishing a
base in Beverly Hills. This year she will begin filming the Clyde
Ware-directed western “Partners”.
Sandra began her career as a model/actress when she won the Ms. Punta del
Este beauty contest, an entrant from her hometown of Rosario, Argentina. As
the winner of this prestigious pageant, Sandra received a modeling contract
in Paris with Rochas Perfume. By age 17, she was one of the top models in
Paris, traveling the European modeling circuit from Madrid to Paris to
During one of her trips back home, the host of one of Argentina’s biggest
fashion shows spotted Sandra and cast her as the co-host of his television
show “El Mundo de Arte Gamaz.” She went on to host another television show,
“Hacerte Cargo,” where she gained popularity with the teen set.
Simultaneously, Sandra began writing economic articles for the show and was
heralded for her in-depth reporting.
At the ripe age of 20, Sandra was asked to guest star in several television
series. She fell in love with acting and studied with renowned Argentinean
director Alberto Ure, as well as Rodolfo Vlas and Flores Yunguerman.
Wanting to expand her talents, she began studies in piano and dance, all the
while continuing her pursuit of an Academic degree in Economics.
Sandra’s acting talents landed her roles in theatre as well as soap operas,
and millions tuned in everyday to watch Sandra in “Zingara,” “Ola Papi,”
and “De Corazon.” In addition to soaps, she acted in sitcoms including the
mega-hit, “La Peluqueria del Nieto de Don Mateo.” Sandra then made her
debut into the big screen with Beda do Campo Seigo’s film “El Mundo Contra
During her acting career, Sandra continued modeling and it was on a trip to
London that her mother suggested she accompany the family to Miami. The
trip found Sandra an agent, a new coach in Paul Hoyle and a new home at
Telemundo. Sandra currently resides between Los Angeles and Tijuana, and is
playing the role of Elena Sanchez in the new Telemundo television show
Born in Medellin, Colombia to a nurse and businessman, Magali believed she
was destined to follow in her parent’s footsteps, and so pursued her degree
in Business at the Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia.
Ironically, it was during her studies that she was asked to enter the Miss
Colombia Beauty Pageant. The director of the pageant was so taken by her
that he suggested she attend a casting call in Bogota, changing Magali’s
Magali immediately landed the role of Engracia in “La Potra Zaina.” It
marked the first time a black woman played the lead protagonist in a soap
opera. The tremendous exposure led her to become a local news anchor in
Medellin. After a year, Magali went to Bogota and secured a role in the
multi-award-winning soap opera “Señora Isabel,” a series that garnered kudos
for its acting and directing, and was the first to show blacks as upscale
individuals involved in interracial affairs.
The notoriety of “Señora Isabel” led Magali to her first film role in
“Nostromos,” directed by Allister Reid and starring Claudia Cardinale. This
was followed by yet another soap “Sueños de Espejos,” and a telefilm
directed by Gabriel Garcia Marques titled “Amores Ilicitos.” She was paired
again with the famous director in “Edipo Alcalde,” an adaptation of Oedipus
“Señora Bonita” was next on Magali’s list of soaps followed by the mafia
film “Hilos Invisibles,” which she starred in simultaneously with the soap
“Elegida.” It was during this period that Magali got her break at
Telemundo. When the director of “Hilos Invisibles” saw the pilot for
“Angeles,” he proposed a more complete representation of Latin America by
recommending a black woman to be cast in one of the staring roles.
In her new role as one of the famous “Angeles,” Magali now spends her time
between Los Angeles and Tijuana.
At an early age, Mauricio and his twin brother were encouraged to
participate in the arts. His mother and father who studied dance and song,
respectively, instilled in all of their children the importance of the arts.
This encouragement paid off as over the years, Mauricio has performed in
countless plays, which eventually led him to film and television work. He
has been classically trained in theater and has received a Masters in Fine
Arts from the Old Globe Theater and the University of San Diego Professional
Actor Training Program.
His role as David Bose, the leader of the Angeles Investigations, came about
through the assistance of his twin brother, who introduced him to the shows
casting agent. This classically trained thespian now has a chance to show to
a wider television audience what his acting talents and lifetime of
experience has brought.
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