Manuela Velasco
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1975, Madrid

Born in Madrid, Manuela Velasaco began developing her talents as an actriz as a girl and, at only 8, performed a small part in the television series, Los Desastres de la Guerra. Three years later, in 1987, she would debut on film in Pedro Almodovar’s La Ley de Deseo.

Between 2000 and 2005 she presented the 40 Principales and Del 40 al 1 on Canal+.

Shortly after she began to take on small roles in numerous televison series such as Este es mi Barrio (Antena 3), El Comisario (Telecinco), A Las Once a Casa (TVE), Hospital Central (Telecinco), El Grupo (Telecinco), Geminis (TVE), Policias (Antena 3) and Cuentame Còmo Pasó (TVE). On film we have sen her in Maria Camus’s Los Desastres de la Guerra, Jorge Iglesias’s Gente Pez, Raul Marchand’s Atraco a las 3 y Media and Roberto Santiago’s El Club de los Suicidas amongst others.

Success arrived in 2007 when she starred in the terror film REC, for which she won the Goya award for Best New Actress as well as the Best Actress Award at the Sitges Film Festival. Later she has featured in television series such as La Chica de Ayer and Doctor Mateo, both on Antena 3. In 2010 she joined the cast of the succesful TVE series, Aguila Roja, where she played Eugenia de Molina, the rebel duchess of Monfrague.

During the 2010-2011 season she made her debut on stage as Anne Deever in Arthur Miller’s All My Sons, under the direction of Claudio Tolcachir, with a season in Madrid and tour of Spain which was a great sucess and critically acclaimed.

Her most recent work in film has been in Jose Luis Garcí’s El Dos de Mayo, Jaume Balageró and Paco Plaza’s REC2, Borja Manso and Marcos Cabotá’s Amigos, José Luis Garci’s Holmes- Madrid Suite, 1890, and Ruben Ochandiano and Carlos Dorego’s yet-to-be-released Cuentas de Verano.

In 2012 plays the part of Ainhoa in the succesful Telecinco series, Aida, work which she combines with Alberto Castillo-Ferrer’s play Feelgood.

In 2013 she transforms again in Ángela Vidal for REC4: Apocalipsis directed by Jaume Balagueró.

In 2014 she films Jaume Balaguero’s Ladrones together with Antonio de la Torre and Fele Martínez.

Nowadays she combines the plays Bajo terapia and Todo es mentira with the shooting of Antena 3 TV show Velvet.

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Holmes Madrid Suite 1890, 2012. Directed by José Luis Garci
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Velvet, Season 2, 2014. Courtesy Antena 3

MOVIES
REC 4. APOCALYPSE · Dir. Jaume Balagueró
CUENTO DE VERANO · Dir. Carlos Dorego, Rubén Ochandiano
EL ENCAMADO · Dir. Germán Roda
HOLMES MADRID SUITE 1890 · Dir. José Luis Garci
AMIGOS · Dir. Borja Manso, Marcos Cabotá
REC 2 · Dir. Jaume Balageró, Paco Plaza
EL DOS DE MAYO · Dir. Jose Luis Garci
EL RATÓN PÉREZ 2 · Dir. Andres G. Schaer
REC · Dir. Jaume Balagueró, Paco Plaza
EL CLUB DE LOS SUICIDAS · Dir. Roberto Santiago
CAMINO DE SANTIAGO · Dir. Robert Young
SAN ANTONIO DE PADUA · Dir. Umberto Marino
SCHOOL KILLER · Dir. Carlos Gil Dos
ATRACO A LAS TRES Y MEDIA · Dir. Raúl Marchand
FISH PEOPLE · Dir. Jorge Iglesias
EL JUEGO MÁS DIVERTIDO · Dir. Emilio Martínez-Lázaro
LOS DESASTRES DE LA GUERRA · Dir. Mario Camus
LAW OF DESIRE · Dir. Pedro Almodóvar

SHORT FILMS
INQUILINOS · Dir. Jaume Balagueró
AUDACIA · Dir. Hatem Khraiche Ruiz-Zorrilla
EL PARAÍSO · Dir. Rubén Ochandiano
AMAZING MASK VERSUS LA SOBRENATURAL MUJER VOODOO · Dir. David Moreno
COMUNICACIÓN · Dir. Enrique Andrés

THEATER
TODO ES MENTIRA · Dir. Quino Falero
BAJO TERAPIA · Dir. Daniel Veronese
HAMBRE, LOCURA Y GENIO · Dir. Juan Carlos Corazza
FEELGOOD · Dir. Alberto Castrillo Ferrer
ALMA DE DIOS · Dir. Jesús Castejón
TODOS ERAN MIS HIJOS · Dir. Claudio Tolcachir
ESPERANDO A DIANA · Dir. Celso Cleto
TRES HERMANAS · Dir. Juan Carlos Corazza
LA ESTUFITA · Dir. Miguel Ángel Montesinos

TELEVISION
VELVET · Antena 3
AÍDA · Telecinco
ÁNGEL O DEMONIO · Telecinco
AGUILA ROJA · TVE
DOCTOR MATEO · Antena 3
LA CHICA DE AYER · Antena 3
EL SÍNDROME DE ULISES · Antena 3
A TORTAS CON LA VIDA · Antena 3
CUÉNTAME CÓMO PASÓ · TVE
GÉMINIS · TVE
EL GRUPO · Telecinco
UN CHUPETE PARA ELLA · Antena 3
POLICÍAS · Antena 3
HOSPITAL CENTRAL · Telecinco
MÉDICO DE FAMILIA · Telecinco
ESTE ES MI BARRIO · Antena 3
A LAS ONCE EN CASA · TVE
EL COMISARIO · Telecinco

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
Goya: Emergen Actress · REC
Festival de Sitges: Best Actress · REC
Unión de Actores: Emergen Actress, Nominated · REC
Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos: Emergen Actress, Nominated · REC

TRAINING
Acting · Juan Carlos Corazza
Acting ·Bruce Myers, Yoshi Oida
Acting · Eduardo Recabarren
Acting · Escuela de Interpretación Cristina Rota
Ballet, Jazz & Claque · Giorgio Aresu
Dance · Víctor Ullate

LANGUAGES
Spanish, English

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