Famous Uruguayan Film & Theater Personalities

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Natalia Oreiro
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Birthdate: May 19, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Villa del Cerro, Montevideo, Uruguay

Natalia Oreiro is a Uruguayan actress, fashion designer, singer, songwriter, host, and producer. Apart from appearing in telenovelas and films, Oreiro has also worked on social awareness events and shows for organizations like UNICEF and Greenpeace. As a singer, Natalia Oreiro has sold more than 10 million records so far.

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Natalia Cigliuti
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Birthdate: September 6, 1978
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Jorge Drexler
(First Uruguayan Composer to Win an Academy Award)

Jorge Drexler
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Birthdate: September 21, 1964
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Son of German immigrants who escaped the Holocaust, Jorge Drexler was born in Uruguay. Inspired by his physician parents, Dexler, became an otolaryngologist, but his love for music turned him into a Latin pop sensation. His song Al Otro Lado Del Rio from The Motorcycle Diaries won him an Oscar.

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Angel Bonanni
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Birthdate: February 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Angel Bonanni is an Israeli model and actor. He is known for playing important roles in popular American TV series like Absentia and Condor. One of the most popular models in Israel, Bonanni has appeared in fashion campaigns for major designers like Donna Karan and Jean Paul Gaultier. He has also appeared in magazines like Harper’s Bazaar.

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Kenya Mori
(Actress)

Kenya Mori
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Birthdate: January 15, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Gustavo Rojo
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Birthdate: September 5, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: April 22, 2017

Gustavo Rojo was an Uruguayan film producer and actor who appeared in over 160 television shows and films between 1938 and 2016. He made his theater debut in his mother Mercedes Pinto's play in the late 1920s. After moving to Mexico along with his family in the 1940s, Rojo started appearing in telenovelas, such as No creo en los hombres.

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Laura Prieto
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Birthdate: November 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
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Marcelo Buquet
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Birthdate: October 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Mónica Farro
(Theatre actress)

Mónica Farro
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Birthdate: February 28, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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George Hilton
(Film actor)

George Hilton
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Birthdate: July 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: July 28, 2019

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China Zorrilla
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Birthdate: March 14, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: September 17, 2014

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Nicolás Furtado
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Birthdate: February 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: La Teja, Montevideo, Uruguay

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Osvaldo Laport
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Birthdate: August 12, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Juan Lacaze, Uruguay

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Mateo Chiarino
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Birthdate: October 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Mateo Chiarino is a Uruguayan writer, actor, and filmmaker. He also directs stage plays and TV series in addition to appearing in them. His performance in a stage play titled Nüremberg earned him a nomination at the Asociación de Cronistas del Espectáculo Awards. Mateo Chiarino also teaches screenwriting to aspiring writers and filmmakers.

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Elli Medeiros
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Birthdate: January 18, 1956
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Elli Medeiros is a Uruguayan-French actress and singer. She is best known for her singles, Toi mon toit and A bailar calypso, which became extremely popular in France. Before embarking on a solo career, Elli Medeiros had formed a duo called Elli et Jacno along with the popular French musician, Jacno.

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Marco Banderas
(Pornographic actor)

Marco Banderas
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Birthdate: October 13, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Marco Banderas is a Spanish pornographic actor best known for winning the prestigious AVN Award in 2014 for his performance in a film titled Skin. Banderas also owns a production company called Hot Zone Productions, which he launched in April 2007.

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Daniel Hendler
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Birthdate: January 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Julio Sosa
(Singer)

Julio Sosa
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Birthdate: February 2, 1926
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Las Piedras, Uruguay
Died: November 26, 1964

Julio Sosa was a Uruguayan Argentinian singer best remembered as an exponent of tango. He achieved popularity after becoming a part of the Argentine orchestra, Orquesta Francini-Pontier, which was formed by the famous violinist Enrique Mario Francini. Sosa is also remembered for his love for sports cars; he died at age 38 after crashing a DKW coupé at high speed. 

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Andrea Ghidone
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Birthdate: June 10, 1978
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Claudia Fernández
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Birthdate: June 22, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bella Italia, Montevideo, Uruguay

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Daniel Viglietti
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Birthdate: July 24, 1939
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: October 30, 2017

Daniel Viglietti was a Uruguayan folk singer, composer, guitarist, and political activist. Viglietti was one of the most important exponents of Uruguayan Nueva Canción of the 1960s. Daniel Viglietti is credited with co-founding an independent record label called Ayuí/Tacuabé. 

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Gabriela Toscano
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Birthdate: October 25, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Agustín Casanova
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Birthdate: December 14, 1993
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

Agustín Casanova is a Uruguayan actor and singer best known for his association with the popular band, Márama. Casanova is also a prominent TV personality; since 2020, he has been appearing as a judge on the popular reality TV series, Got Talent Uruguay.

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Luis Gimeno
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Birthdate: February 15, 1927
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: July 24, 2017

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Isabel Pisano
(Actress)

Isabel Pisano
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Birthdate: 1948 AD
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Cesar Troncoso
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Birthdate: April 5, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Villanueva Cosse
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Birthdate: November 9, 1933
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melo, Uruguay Melo, Uruguay

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Fabio Zerpa
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Birthdate: December 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Rosario, Uruguay
Died: August 7, 2019

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Henny Trayles
(Actress)

Henny Trayles
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Birthdate: June 4, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Hamburg, Germany

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Abigail Pereira
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Birthdate: January 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Liliana García
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Birthdate: October 17, 1957
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay

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Margarita Xirgu
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Birthdate: July 18, 1888
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Municipality of Molins de Rei, Spain
Died: April 25, 1969

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Carlos Casaravilla
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Birthdate: October 12, 1900
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay
Died: February 17, 1981

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César Charlone
(Film Director, Screenwriter, Cinematographer)

César Charlone
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Birthdate: February 20, 1950
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Montevideo, Uruguay