Who is Luisana Lopilato?
Luisana Lopilato is an Argentine model, actress and singer who rose to fame after starring in the television series 'Chiquititas'. Starting her career as a child model, she became the face of a number of prestigious brands such as Ultimo, Marcela Koury, Susana, L'Oreal Elvive, and BlackBerry. She achieved success as an actress for her work in popular television series like 'Rebelde Way', 'Alma Pirata', 'El Capo', 'Casados con Hijos' and 'Atracción x4'. She branched off to a music career, recording soundtracks of her shows such as 'Chiquititas' and 'Atracción x4'. She also formed the rock band 'Erreway' with her 'Rebelde Way' co-stars Benjamín Rojas, Felipe Colombo and Camila Bordonaba. While the three albums she released as part of the band were commercially successful, she later decided to pursue a solo career and left the band. Lopilato, who entered the North American film market with the movie 'Fair Market Value', has acted in a number of films, as well as stage plays. She is married to Canadian singer Michael Bublé, with whom she has two sons.
Childhood & Early Life
Luisana Loreley Lopilato was born on May 18, 1987, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Eduardo and Beatriz Lopilato. The youngest of three children, she was raised along with her brother, Darío, and sister, Daniela, in the Parque Chas neighborhood of the city.
She landed her first commercial role at the age of six after a casting director spotted her walking with her mother and offered an audition for a commercial. Despite the fact that she started her career as a child actress, she went to a regular school instead of taking on-the-set classes.
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Luisana Lopilato made her television debut in 1995 on the series 'Mi familia es un dibujo'.
In 1999, renowned Argentinean producer Cris Morena cast her in the role of Luisana Maza in the popular television show 'Chiquititas' (Tiny Angels), which her brother was also a part of.
In 2001, she appeared in the mini-series 'Chiquititas, la historia' and the spin-off film, 'Chiquititas: Rincón de Luz'.
In 2001, she bagged the major role of Guivivere in the Argentine drama film, 'Un amor en Moises Ville' (Love in Moises Ville). The producers of the show were so impressed by her performance that they arranged for her to learn English so that she can deliver her dialogues in that language, after she admitted she cannot speak English.
In 2002, Cris Morena cast her as Mia Colucci in the soap opera 'Rebelde Way' (Rebel’s Way). While the series was based on a group of students who form a band, the cast of the show went on to form their own band 'Erreway'. They released the box-office hit film 'Erreway: 4 Caminos' in 2004.
In 2005, she was cast in the television series 'Casados con Hijos', which was the Argentine remake of 'Married... with Children'. She played Paola Argento, while her brother also starred in the series and played her onscreen brother.
She reunited with her artistic mentor Cris Morena for the 2006 Argentine telenovela 'Alma Pirata' which also starred Benjamín Rojas, Mariano Martínez and Nicolas Vázquez. In 2007, Luisana Lopilato appeared on the television comedy 'El Capo', which was nominated for the Martín Fierro Award, and also co-hosted Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica, Latin MTV Awards.
In 2007, Luisana Lopilato appeared on the television comedy 'El Capo', which was nominated for the Martín Fierro Award, and also co-hosted Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica, Latin MTV Awards.
In 2007, famous Argentinean actress Alicia Zanca introduced her to theatre in the stage play 'Arlequin'. She earned an 'ACE Award' nomination for her performance and bagged the lead role in the musical 'Princesa Cenicienta'.
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She was cast alongside her brother Darío in the telenovela 'Atracción x4' in 2008. The show also starred her former band-mate, Camila Bordonaba, as well as Gabriel Goity, Rodrigo Guirao Díaz and Elías Viñoles.
She lent her voice to the animated comedy 'Plumíferos' in 2008, but the film released two years later.
In 2009, she acted in the film 'Papá por un Día' and was named 'Las 100 mujeres más sexys del mundo' by FHM magazine in Spain.
She ventured outside Argentina with the Spanish thriller film 'Predeterminados' in 2011. The next year, she played the villain in the Channel 13 series 'Lobo'.
In 2013, she was cast in 'En Terapia', the Argentine remake of the series 'In Treatment'. She earned praise from critics for her portrayal of the young cancer victim Valentina and was nominated for 'Martin Fierro Award' and 'Tato Award'.
Luisana Lopilato made her Hollywood debut with the 2016 film 'Fair Market Value'.
Luisana Lopilato began her music career by recording songs for the soundtrack of the telenovela 'Chiquititas'. Following the success of 'Chiquititas', she signed a contract with Cris Morena Group and released four albums: 'Chiqutitias Vol. 5' (1999), 'Chiqutitias Vol. 6' (2000), 'Chiquititas Vol. 7' (2001) and 'Chiquititas: Rincón de Luz' (2001).
During the filming of 'Rebelde Way', Lopilato and her co-stars, Benjamín Rojas, Felipe Colombo and Camila Bordonaba, formed the pop-rock band 'Erreway'. The band performed most of the show's music and released three studio albums: 'Señales' (2002), 'Tiempo' (2003) and 'Memoria' (2004).
She left the group in 2007, following which the rest of the member went on a tour in Spain. She later signed with Universal Music Group to record a solo album, for which she wrote songs with her sister.
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During 2008–09, she recorded songs for two soundtrack albums for the series 'Atracción x4', which her brother was also a part of. Both the albums received Gold certification in Argentina.
The television series 'Rebelde Way' is one of Luisana Lopilato's most successful works. The show became so popular that it was broadcast in a number of countries outside Argentina and made her an international celebrity.
The three studio albums she released with her 'Rebelde Way' co-stars sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The album 'Señales' earned double Platinum certification in Argentina, while another album, 'Tiempo' received single Platinum certification.
Awards & Achievements
For her work in 'Casados con Hijos', Luisana Lopilato was nominated for a 'Martín Fierro Award' for 'Best Supporting Actress' in 2006. She won the award twice in 2005 and 2006 as part of the cast of 'Casados con Hijos' and 'Alma Pirata'.
Personal Life & Legacy
Luisana Lopilato was in a relationship with her 'Rebelde Way' co-star and Erreway band-mate, Felipe Colombo, from 2002 to 2005. Following her split from Colombo, she started dating actor, Mariano Martínez, and got engaged to him about a year later; however, they mutually decided to part ways in late 2006.
She was spotted together with tennis player Juan Mónaco at the end of 2006 and started dating soon after. However, it was revealed in late 2008 that she was secretly seeing Canadian singer Michael Bublé after she went to the theatre with him to see her brother Darío's play.
She got engaged to Bublé in 2009 and married him on March 31, 2011, in a ceremony in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The couple has two sons: Noah and Elías. In December 2016, Noah was diagnosed with liver cancer, but is responding well to the treatments.
Luisana Lopilato's mother had initially declined the offer for her debut commercial audition. However, the persistent casting director called her home after which her father took her to the audition.