Natalia Oreiro: Profile - Biography

Name: Natalia Marisa Oreiro Iglesias
Date of Birth: May 19, 1977 (age 35)
Place of Birth: Montevideo, Uruguay
Genres: Latin pop, rock
Occupations: Singer, songwriter, actress, model
Instruments: Vocals
Years active: 1990s–present
Labels: BMG – Ariola

Natalia Marisa Oreiro Iglesias (born May 19, 1977 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a Latin Grammy-nominated Uruguayan singer, actress and fashion designer of Galician ancestry, who developed most of her career in Argentina. Oreiro began her career in telenovelas. Since 2008 she has switched to work primarily in films. Oreiro has worked on social awareness shows and events for organizations like Greenpeace and UNICEF, the latter of which designated her as ambassador for Argentina and Uruguay in September 2011. She has been included in Esquire magazine's "The Sexiest Woman Alive Atlas" list. In 2012, La Nación named her the queen of telenovelas.

1977–2000: Early life and career beginnings
Natalia Oreiro, daughter of Carlos Florencio Oreiro Poggio and Mabel Cristina Iglesias Bourié, was born on May 19, 1977. Natalia studied drama at the age of eight and at twelve started auditioning for advertisements. During her teens she appeared in more than 30 television commercials for such trade marks as Coca Cola, Pepsi and Johnson & Johnson. At the age of 16 she moved to Argentina to work there and unleash her ambition to be a star. She worked as an MTV VJ and in 1995, she landed a role in the soap opera Dulce Ana. She was then cast in the TV series 90-60-90 modelos (1996) and next in Ricos y famosos (1997, playing Valeria). Next, she starred in the Argentinian film Un Argentino en New York (1998). After the movie, Natalia launched her first album, Natalia Oreiro and the single "Cambio Dolor" became the opening theme for her next acting project, the prime time show Muñeca Brava (1998–1999). For her performance in Muñeca Brava, Natalia was nominated twice (1998 and 1999) for a Martín Fierro Award as best actress in a leading role. In January 2000, Natalia was named "Celebrity of the Year" by E! Entertainment Television. She became popular in Russia due to the success of Muñeca Brava in that country and was even invited to star in a Russian telenovela.

2000–2002: Tu Veneno and Turmalina
She pursued her musical career with the next album Tu Veneno and presentations in Gala de la Hispanidad, Gala de Murcia (both in Spain) and Festival de la Calle 8 in Miami. Her most important appearance was in the prestigious Latin television show Sábado Gigante Internacional, hosted by Don Francisco. Natalia's major achievement at this time was her music performance in Chile at Viña del Mar Festival 2000 for which she was crowned Queen of that event. The album scored a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Pop Female Vocal Album, but lost to Christina Aguilera's Mi Reflejo.

On June 1, 2002, her third studio album Turmalina was released by BMG Ariola Argentina. Turmalina was produced by Latin record producer Kike Santander and is a combination of rhythms such as rock, pop and some sort of reminiscent of the 70's and 80's sounds. On this album, Oreiro write and composed the songs: "Alas De Libertad" which is inspired by kids she met some time ago in the city of Jujuy, Argentina; "Mar" tells the love story between a sailor and his girlfriend. Natalia also contributed to the lyrics of "Cayendo". "Que Digan Lo Que Quieran" is Turmalina's first single. Official Uruguayan 2002 World Cup song "Pasión Celeste" is recorded with Fredy Bessio. "Cuesta arriba, cuesta abajo" was opening song of soap opera Kachorra (Runaway Lady). Kachorra ended with a rating lower than 20 points in Argentina.

2002–present: Cleopatra, Sos mi vida and other works
In March 2003 she started filming her second film Cleopatra together with Norma Aleandro, Leonardo Sbaraglia and Héctor Alterio, under the direction of Eduardo Mignogna, a co-production with Spain. In the middle of 2003, she started a tour for Eastern Europe and Latin America. On March 1, 2004 she started filming El Deseo. In 2006 she joined as the female boxer, Esperanza Munoz, in the cast of the telenovela Sos mi vida along with her Muñeca brava co-star Facundo Arana. It was directed by Rodolfo Antúnez and Jorge Bechara and broadcast by Canal 13. It began broadcasting on January 16, 2006 and ending January 9, 2007, and during its broadcast averaged 26.9 points overall rating. It was written by Ernesto Korovsky and Sebastian Parrotta, and won four Martín Fierro Awards and three Clarín Awards.

On April 30, 2008, Oreiro starred in Amanda O which is a series of internet television in Argentina and produced by Dori Media Group. It was first soap opera made for internet, and was seen by 550,000 users over, from Argentina, Uruguay and Paraguay during its first season and beginning of the second.

Natalia Oreiro (1998)
Tu Veneno (2000)
Turmalina (2002)

Actress (31 titles)
2014 The Blue Mauritius (announced)

2013 Freedom for Joe (pre-production)
Rachel de los Ríos

2013 El ángel (pre-production)

2013 Wakolda (post-production)

2012-2013 Lynch (TV series)
Isabel Reyes alias Mariana / Isabel Reyes / Isabel
– Liberando al monstruo (2013) … Isabel
– Un final casi feliz (2012) … Isabel Reyes
– Pagando saldos (2012) … Isabel Reyes
– ¡Hasta la vista, baby! (2012) … Isabel Reyes
– Apuestas de familia (2012) … Isabel Reyes alias Mariana
See all 14 episodes »

2013 Solamente vos (TV series)
Aurora Andrés

2012/II Farewell (short)

2011 Clandestine Childhood
Cristina alias Charo

2011 My First Wedding
Leonora Campos

2010 Miss Tacuarembó
Natalia Prato 'Cristal'/Cándida López

2009 France
Cristina Marcela

2009 Música en espera
Paula Otero

2008-2009 Amanda O (TV series)
Amanda O

2007 Possible Lives
Marcia Miconi

2007 A Wrecked Filmmaker
Lola Montero

2006-2007 You Are the One (TV series)
Esperanza Muñoz - La Monita

2006 V ritme tango (TV mini-series)
Natalya Solanos (2006) (as Nataliya Oreyro)

2005 La guerra de los gimnasios (short)
Telenovela Actress

2005 Master Thieves (TV mini-series)

2004 The Desire (TV series)

2003 Cleopatra
Milagros alias Sandra

2002 Runaway Lady (TV series)
Antonia Guerrero 'Kachorra' alias Rosario Achával

1998-1999 Wild Angel (TV series)
Carlitos' / Milagros 'Mili' Esposito-Di Carlo de Miranda 'Cholito / young Rosario

1998 Ojitos verdes (TV series)
Rosa (1998)

1998 An Argentinian in New York
Verónica 'Vero' De Ricci

1997 Rich and Famous (TV series)
Valeria García Méndez de Salerno

1996 Top Models (TV series)
Lucía Peralta

1995 Sweet Anne (TV series)
Verónica Iturbe Montalbán
– Episode #1.1 (1995) … Verónica Iturbe Montalbán

1994 To Learn to Fly (TV series)

1994 Unconquerable Heart (TV series)
Extra / Victoria

1994 Alta comedia (TV series)
– Eva florecida (1994) … Florencia

Soundtrack (8 titles)
2011 Clandestine Childhood (performer: "Sueños de juventud")

2010 Miss Tacuarembó (lyrics: "Cándida" / performer: "Flashdance... What A Feeling", "Mi vida eres tú", "El perfume del amor", "Cristal", "Papá", "Cándida")

2006 You Are the One (TV series)

2004 The Desire (TV series)

2002 Ghost Ship (performer: "Caliente")

2002 Runaway Lady (TV series)

1998 Wild Angel (TV series)
– Episode #1.2 (1998) (performer: "Me muero de amor", "Vengo del mar")

1998 An Argentinian in New York (performer: "Que si, que si", "Caminos")

HideSelf (28 titles)
2006-2012 Caiga quien caiga - CQC (TV series)
Herself / Un chino

2011-2012 AM - Antes del mediodía (TV series)

2012 La Pelu (TV series)
Herself - Guest
– Natalia Oreiro (2012) … Herself - Guest

2012 Televisión registrada (TV series documentary)
Herself - Guest
– Natalia Oreiro (2012) … Herself - Guest

2012 Antes que sea tarde (TV series)
– Jorge Rial (2012) … Herself

2011 Un mundo perfecto (TV series)
– Episode dated 19 September 2011 (2011) … Herself

2011 La biblia y el calefón (TV series)
Herself - Guest
– Darín/Suar/Oreiro/Torres (2011) … Herself - Guest

1999-2011 Sábado Bus (TV series)
Herself / Herself - Guest
– Episode #4.9 (2011) … Herself - Guest
– Episode dated 1 May 1999 (1999) … Herself

2011 Susana Giménez (TV series)
– Natalia Oreiro (2011) … Herself

2011 Premios Martín Fierro 2010 (TV special)
Herself - Hostess

2011 Recordando el show de Alejandro Molina (TV mini-series)
– El símbolo y la cosa (2011) … Herself

2011 Hambre nunca pasé (documentary)

2009 Ceremonia de clausura - 57º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián (TV movie)

2005 Premios Clarín Espectáculos 2005 (TV special)

2005 La noche del 10 (TV series)
Herself - Guest
– Episode #1.3 (2005) … Herself - Guest

2002 Reshut HaBidur (TV series)
– Episode dated 16 December 2002 (2002) … Herself

2002 MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 2002 (TV special)
Herself - Presenter

2002 De pe a pa (TV series)
– Episode #4.7 (2002) … Herself

2002 XLIII Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar (TV documentary)
Herself - Hostess / Jury / Performer

2001 Noche de fiesta (TV series)
– Episode dated 25 August 2001 (2001) … Herself

1999-2001 Música sí (TV series)
– Episode dated 28 April 2001 (2001) … Herself
– Episode dated 14 April 2001 (2001) … Herself
– Episode dated 27 January 2001 (2001) … Herself
– Episode dated 12 June 1999 (1999) … Herself

2001 Amigos en la noche (TV series)
– Episode dated 27 April 2001 (2001) … Herself

2001 La noche abierta (TV series)
– Episode dated 22 March 2001 (2001) … Herself

2001 XLII Festival Internacional de la Canción de Viña del Mar (TV documentary)
Herself - Performer

2000 Hogo fogo (TV series)

1999 Gala de la hispanidad 1999 (TV movie)

1999 The VideoMatch Show (TV series)
– Episode dated 5 April 1999 (1999) … Herself

1990 El show de Xuxa (TV series)
Herself - Paquita - Winner (1993)


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