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Eiza González

Eiza GonzálezEiza González, born on the 30th of January 1990 in Mexico City, Mexico is a Mexican actress and singer.

She gained popularity for her debut role as Lola Valente in the Mexican musical telenovela Lola, érase una vez from 2007 to 2008 and later starred in the lead role of Clara Molina on the Nickelodeon teen drama Sueña conmigo in 2010 through 2011.

She gained further success starring as Santanico Pandemonium in the American horror series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series from 2014 through 2016.

Other work she is also known for are her roles as Monica "Darling" Castello in the action crime film Baby Driver in 2017, Nyssiana in the cyberpunk action film Alita: Battle Angel in 2019, Madam M in The Fast and the Furious spin-off film Hobbs & Shaw in 2019, Fran in the comedy thriller I Care a Lot in 2020, and Maia Simmons in the Monsterverse's film Godzilla vs. Kong in 2021.

Gonzalez was born in Mexico City, Mexico, the only daughter of former Mexican model Glenda Reyna and Carlos González.

Eiza GonzálezSadly her father died in a motorcycle accident when she was 12, but she has cited her father's death as a strong motivating influence in her career.

She has one brother, Yulen, who is 12 years her senior. She attended two private bi-lingual schools, Edron Academy and the American School Foundation, both located in Mexico City.

She completed two years of a three-year course at Televisa's acting school, Centro de Educación Artística, before she was cast as the protagonist in the 2007 teen-oriented telenovela Lola...Érase una vez at 16 years of age.

González debuted in her role as "Lola" in Lola - Érase una vez. Then she started in cables El Rey Network From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.

From 2003 through 2004, González studied acting at the M&M Studio - an acting school in Mexico City run by famed actress, Patricia Reyes Spíndola.

At age 14, she was accepted into Televisa's famous acting school, Centro de Educación Artística in Mexico City.

While attending school, she was first spotted by producer and director, Pedro Damián, best known for his success with Latin pop band, RBD.

Two years later, Damian cast González in a remake of Argentina's famous children's telenovela, Floricienta. She portrayed Lola Valente, the lead female protagonist in Lola, érase una vez.

Eiza GonzálezThe show began filming in late 2006 and debuted in Mexico on the 26th February 2007. It was later shown in various countries throughout Latin America and United States.

Following the completion of Lola, érase una vez, González, accompanied by her mother, moved to New York City briefly to attend a three-month long group of acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in the spring of 2008. She returned to Mexico City in early fall of that same year.

In April 2009, she was cast in an episode of the popular crime drama television series Mujeres Asesinas as a supporting character for the second season.

She starred alongside Mexican actress Susana González in the episode Tere, Desconfiada, playing the teenage antagonist, Gaby.

González commented that she was informed about the casting call while she was preparing to release her first solo album Contracorriente.

In 2010, Nickelodeon announced that González would be starring in teen sitcom Sueña Conmigo, where she played the characters of Clara Molina and Roxy Pop.

For the role, González traveled to Buenos Aires to film in April of 2010. She lived in Buenos Aires for a year, travelling back to Mexico City on breaks during the production of the series.

Eiza GonzálezWhen filming ended in February 2011, Gonzalez returned to Mexico City. The show was produced by Nickelodeon and Televisa, and aired on the 20th of July 2010 in Latin America and Europe.

Because of its success in Argentina, the cast performed several concerts throughout Argentina from March to July 2011.

In 2012, González filmed Casi 30, a comedy-drama directed by Alejandro Sugich. González played Cristina, an 18-year-old ballet student who falls in love with Emilio, the film's lead character.

The film marks González's acting debut in cinema. In 2013, the movie premiered at several film festivals in Mexico, but it premiered nationwide in Mexico on the 22nd of August 2014.

In 2012, González had starred in the Televisa series Amores verdaderos - a remake of the TV Azteca television series Amor en custodia. The show premiered on the 3rd of September 2012.

Originally, Mexican producer Pedro Torres offered González the lead role of Sofía López-Haro in his television show, Gossip Girl: Acapulco, the Mexican remake of the hit American television series, Gossip Girl.

González considered accepting the role, but declined, due to her rigorous filming schedule for Amores verdaderos.

In late August 2013, González moved to Los Angeles, California to further pursue her acting career. In September of 2013, González was cast in director Adrian Cervantes' film, All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen.

Eiza GonzálezThe film was slated to star Bonnie Wright of the Harry Potter film franchise, and González was expected to play "Brittany" in the movie, but she was later dropped from the project when the role was recast in 2015.

In November 2013, she was announced as a cast member for producer Robert Rodriguez's television series, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series.

González played Santanico Pandemonium, a role portrayed by Salma Hayek in the original film. The role was González's first English-speaking part, and she also featured prominently on the print advertisements for the series.

The show was produced by Rodriguez for his cable network El Rey. González relocated to Austin, Texas to film the program's first season.

Following its U.S. debut, the show became available for streaming internationally on Netflix in England, Canada, Australia, Europe and Latin America.

On the 26th of March 2014, the series was renewed for a second season on El Rey.

On the 12th of August 2014, she hosted the MTV Millennial Awards at the World Trade Center Mexico City in Mexico City.

In March 2015, González and the cast of From Dusk till Dawn: The Series returned to Austin, Texas to begin filming for the show's second season.

Eiza GonzálezIn recent years, González landed a string of prominent roles, appearing as "Darling" in Baby Driver in 2017, Madame M in Hobbs & Shaw in 2019, Nyssiana in the cyberpunk film Alita: Battle Angel during 2019, Fran in I Care a Lot in 2020, KT in Bloodshot during 2020 alongside Vin Diesel, and the rich executive Maia Simmons in Godzilla vs. Kong in 2021.

González has been a spokesperson for numerous brands. In 2008, González was chosen as the new face of Color Trend for cosmetics brand Avon in Mexico.

In 2009, she filmed commercials for the skincare brand Asepxia. She was announced as the newest brand ambassador for the skincare line Neutrogena in February of 2015, and filmed advertisements in both Spanish and English to promote the brand.

Following the success of her debut performance in Lola, érase una vez, González signed a deal with EMI Televisa to record her own album as a solo artist in late 2008.

Pre-production and recording for González's debut album, Contracorriente, called Counter-current in English, began in fall 2008 and the album was recorded in Los Angeles, Texas and Mexico City.

The album was released in Mexico on the 24th of November 2009. It was released in the US on the 26th of January 2010.

The album's only single, "Mi destino soy yo" was released in Mexico on the 20th of October 2009.

Eiza GonzálezTo promote the single, she performed at televised music festivals and concerts across Mexico.

But due to the Sueña conmigo musical tour in Argentina, González was unable to embark on a longer tour for the album or release a second single.

In June of 2011, González announced that she wished to focus on the production and recording of her second solo album.

She also revealed that she planned to spend the remainder of the year working on new music and would not return to film or television projects until the album was completed.

She completed production on her second album during the first months of 2012 and the album was recorded in Mexico City, Texas and Dominican Republic.

The first single off her second album, "Te Acordarás de Mí", was released for digital download on iTunes for Mexico on the 16th of April 2012 and on the 22nd of May 2012 for the U.S.

The song was co-written by González, singer-songwriter Alejandra Alberti, and Carlos Lara in Mexico City.

The album, also titled Te Acordarás de Mí, was released on the 12th of June 2012 in Mexico in physical and digital format, and digitally on iTunes the U.S. on the same day.

The album contained 12 songs, of which González co-wrote three. Te Acordarás de Mí debuted at number 66 on the Mexican Charts. "Invisible" was announced as the second single, and was released on the radio in Mexico on the 1st of August 2012.

Eiza González"I'm getting to that age where I feel confident: This girl I see in the mirror is who I am, and I've just got to love her. I don't want to judge her."

"I want to give my body this message consistently that I'm grateful for it so that it keeps itself healthy."

"Especially in the middle of a pandemic, we realize that our bodies are doing so much to keep us alive. We've got to be grateful to them."

"This body needs to be happy by exercising, because I feel so good when I exercise. I go between three workouts. I do a lot of weight lifting with high weight, low reps."

"That's something that this Latina butt needs to get toned. I'm also training for a movie by doing a lot of intervals: cardio mixed with movement."

"Then Pilates — I swear by Pilates, and I die by Pilates. It works out muscles that I don't work out ever. Like this little one under my boob, between my fourth and sixth left ribs."

"One day a week, I eat whatever I want. That's my one rule. I'll eat brownies. I'll eat pizza. I'll eat all the foods I want to eat because that's what this body needs to be happy."

"This past year, I started finding new recipes and trying to learn how to cook. That really motivated me."

"I realized that I'm cleaning my system from the inside out, and it really began to show. It was beautiful because I've never felt as healthy as I feel right now."

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Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Horton Hears a Who! Jessica Quilligan Latin American Spanish (Dub)
2013 The Croods Eep Crood Latin American Spanish (Dub)
2014 Almost Thirty Cristina
2015 Jem and the Holograms Sheila "Jetta" Burns
2017 Baby Driver Monica "Darling" Castello
2018 Welcome to Marwen Caralala
2019 Paradise Hills Amarna
Alita: Battle Angel Nyssiana
She's Missing Jane
Hobbs & Shaw Magarita / Madame M
2020 Bloodshot Katie/KT
Cut Throat City Lucinda Valencia
I Care a Lot Fran
2021 Godzilla vs. Kong Maia Simmons
Spirit Untamed Milagro Navarro-Prescott (voice)
Love Spreads Patricia
2022 Ambulance Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2007–2008 Lola, érase una vez Dolores "Lola" Valente 224 episodes
2009 Mujeres asesinas Gabriela Ortega Episode: "Tere, Desconfiada"
2010–2011 Sueña conmigo Clara Molina / Roxy Pop 150 episodes
2012–2013 Amores verdaderos Nikki Brizz Balvanera 181 episodes
2014–2016 From Dusk till Dawn: The Series Santanico Pandemonium 30 episodes

Theatre

Year Play Role Notes
2008 Hoy no me puedo levantar Cameo
2012 I Love Romeo y Julieta Julieta

Music videos

Year Title Role Artist
2013 "Propuesta Indecente" Rich girl Romeo Santos
2018 "Supplies" Girl at cult Justin Timberlake

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
MEX CAN SPA >US >NZ >UK
Contracorriente
  • Released: 24 November 2009 (Mexico)
  • Released: 26 January 2010 (USA)
  • Label: EMI Televisa Music
13 25
Te Acordarás de Mí
  • Released: 5 June 2012 (USA)
  • Released: 12 June 2012 (Mexico and Latin America)
  • Labels: Capitol Latin and EMI Televisa Music
66[46]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or not released to that country

EPs

Year Album details
2009 Mi Destino Soy Yo
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Emi Televisa Music

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
MEX US
2009 "Mi Destino Soy Yo" Contracorriente
2012 "Te Acordarás de Mí" 24[47] Te Acordarás de Mí
2012 "Invisible" [42]
"—" denotes releases that did not chart

Awards and nominations

Universal Awards

Year Category Title of work Result
2014 Hottest Mexican Teen Herself Nominated

Latin Music Italian Awards

Year Category Title of work Result
2014 Best Look Herself Nominated
2013 Best Latin Female Artist of The Year Herself Nominated
Favorite Latin Artist Herself Nominated
Best Look Herself Nominated
Artist Saga Herself Nominated
2012
Artist Saga Herself Nominated
Best Latin Female Video of The Year Herself Nominated
Best Latin Female Album of The Year Te Acordarás de Mí Nominated

TVyNovelas Award

Year Category Title of work Result
2008 Best Female Revelation
Lola, érase una vez
Won
Kids' Choice Awards Mexico
Year Category Title of work Result
2011 Favorite Actress
Sueña Conmigo[48]
Nominated
2013 Favorite Artist Eiza González Won
Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie The Croods Won
2014 Favorite Selfie Eiza González Nominated
Favorite Fashionista Eiza González Nominated
Kids' Choice Awards Argentina
Year Category Title of work Result
2011 Favorite Actress Sueña Conmigo[48] Nominated
Newcomer on TV Won
Meus Prêmios Nick
Year Category Title of work Result
2011 Favorite Actress
Sueña Conmigo
Nominated
Hair Crazy Eiza González Nominated
Fashion Police Awards
Year Category Title of work Result
2014 Best Dressed of the Year
Eiza González
Nominated

Premios Juventud

Year Category Title of work Result
2013 The Girl of My Dreams
Amores verdaderos
Nominated
Best Theme Novelero
"Me Puedes Pedir Lo Que Sea" (feat: Marconi)
Won

Lo Nuestro Awards

Year Category Title of work Result
2009 Breakout Artist or Group of the Year
Eiza González
Won

People en Español Award

Year Category Title of work Result
2013 Best Actress Amores verdaderos Nominated
Best Couple (with Sebastián Rulli) Nominated

Premios Oye!

Year Category Title of work Result
2007 Best New Artist
Eiza González
Nominated

MTV Millennial Awards

Year Category Title of work Result
2013 Cake of the Year
Eiza González
Nominated

Premios Celebrity E!

Year Category Title of work Result
2012 Celebrity of the Year
Eiza González
Nominated

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