Adela Noriega

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Adela Noriega
Born Adela Amalia Noriega Méndez
October 24, 1969 (1969-10-24) (age 47)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–present

Adela Noriega (how to say: /aˈðela noˈɾjeɣa/), born Adela Amalia Noriega Méndez on October 24, 1969, in Mexico City, Mexico, is a Mexican television actress.[nb 1] Noriega gained popularity as a teenager participating in telenovelas as a lead actress. Some of her most famous works include Quinceañera (1987), Dulce Desafío (1989), María Isabel (1997), El Privilegio de Amar (1999), El Manantial (2001) and Amor Real (2003). She is known as the "Queen of telenovelas".

Personal life[change | change source]

Noriega was born in Mexico City, Mexico, on October 24, 1969. At the age of 12, she was discovered by a talent scout. She started working as a child model and appearing in commercials and music videos.[1] Her father died when Noriega was in her early adolescence. Her mother died in 1995 from cancer.[2][3] She has two siblings; an older sister, Reyna, and a younger brother, Alejandro.[4] Noriega takes long breaks between projects and avoids publicity.[5] She lives in the United States.

Career[change | change source]

Noriega made her television debut at the age of 14 in the telenovela, Principessa. Soon after, she appeared in another telenovela, Juana Iris, and on a comic show, Cachún cachún ra ra!. In 1986, she got her first leading role in the telenovela Yesenia where she played a role of a young gypsy.[6] Shortly after, she starred as a leading character of Quinceañera.[5] Quinceañera is considered to be the first telenovela made for teenagers because it dealt with the problems of youth (drugs, date rape and gangs) for the first time in the television genre.[7][8] A year later, she appeared in another teen drama, Dulce Desafío.[7]

In 1993, Noriega signed a contract with the U.S. network, Telemundo, and starred in a successful telenovela, Guadalupe. In 1995, she moved to Colombia and played the leading role in Maria Bonita, co-produced by RTI Colombia and Telemundo network. Noriega returned to Mexico in 1997 and starred as the lead of María Isabel, where she portrayed an indigenous woman.[9] A year after, she played the leading female character in El Privilegio de Amar, the highest rated television program in Mexico to date.[10]

In 2001, Noriega played the leading role in El Manantial. In 2003, she portrayed an aristocrat, Matilde Peñalver y Beristáin, in Amor Real.[11] This historical telenovela received critical acclaim and was highly successful.[12][13] In 2005, she played the leading role in La esposa virgen. Her most recent starring role was in the telenovela, Fuego en la sangre, from 2008.[5][14]

Filmography[change | change source]

Title Year Role Notes
Cachún cachún ra ra! 1984–1987 Adela Series regular
Alina Antagonist
Juana Iris
Romina Antagonist
Yesenia Lead
Quinceañera 1987/1988 Maricruz Fernández Sarcoser Lead
Dulce Desafío 1988/1989 Lucero Sandoval Lead
Guadalupe 1993/1994 Guadalupe Zambrano Santos Lead
Maria Bonita 1995/1996 María Reynoso/"María Bonita" Lead
RTI Colombia
María Isabel 1997/1998 María Isabel Lead
El Privilegio de Amar 1998/1999 Cristina Miranda Lead
El Manantial 2001/2002 Alfonsina Valdés Rivero Lead
Amor Real
Matilde Peñalver y Beristáin de Fuentes Guerra Lead
La esposa virgen
Virginia Alfaro Lead
Fuego en la sangre
Sofía Elizondo Acevedo Lead
Title Year Role Notes
Los Amantes del Señor de la Noche
Un sábado más
Music videos
Title Year Role Artist
Corazón de fresa
Love interest Lucía Méndez
Palabra de honor Love interest Luis Miguel

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

The following table shows some of the nominations and wins for Adela Noriega.[nb 2]

Year Award Category Nominee Result Ref.
1985 TVyNovelas Awards Revelation in Comedy Series ¡¡Cachún cachún ra ra!! Nominated
El Heraldo de México Awards Female Revelation N/A
1986 TVyNovelas Awards Female Debutant Juana Iris
1987 Best Young Lead Actress Yesenia Nominated
1988 Palmas de Oro Awards Best Young Lead Actress Quinceañera
TVyNovelas Awards Best Young Lead Actress
1990 Dulce desafío
1998 María Isabel
1999 Eres Awards Best Young Actress El privilegio de amar
TVyNovelas Awards Best Young Lead Actress
Califa de Oro Awards Best Leading Actress
2000 New York Latin ACE Awards Best Television Actress
2002 TVyNovelas Award Best Lead Actress El Manantial
Palmas de Oro Awards Best Lead Actress
New York Latin ACE Awards Best Television Actress
Bravo Awards Best Television Actress
INTE Awards Best Television Actress Nominated [22]
Sol de Oro Awards
(Mexico's National Association of Journalists)
Best Television Actress
2004 Amor real
Califa de Oro Awards Best Leading Actress
TVyNovelas Award Best Lead Actress
New York Latin ACE Awards Best Television Actress
INTE Awards Best Television Actress Nominated
2005 Laurel de Oro Awards Best Television Actress
2006 TVyNovelas Award Best Lead Actress La esposa virgen Nominated [28]
2009 Fuego en la sangre Nominated [29]
FAMA Awards Best Television Actress Nominated [30]

Notes[change | change source]

  1. This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Noriega and the second or maternal family name is Méndez.
  2. The list of awards and nominations Noriega has received, throughout her career, is incomplete.

References[change | change source]

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  2. "Datos biográficos" (in Spanish). Retrieved 01/04/2013.
  3. (November 27, 1995). "Los enredos de María" (in Spanish). Colombia. Retrieved April 1, 2013.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Biography". Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 (12/27/2012). "Adela Noriega, ¿qué hacía antes y qué hace ahora?" (in Spanish). Retrieved 25/03/2013.
  6. Gutiérrez, Alfonso. "Historietas que colorearon a México (parte 2)" (in Spanish). Ocio. Retrieved December 26, 2011.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Martínez, Adelaido (July 31, 2011). "La telenovela juvenil mexicana: Historias para un público olvidado" (in Spanish). Retrieved October 18, 2011.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Quinceañera, la telenovela juvenil mexicana sobre el verdadero amor y la amistad" (in Spanish). Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  9. 9.0 9.1 "Adela regresa con Maria Isabel" (in Spanish). Retrieved 15/03/2013.
  10. "¿Cómo se mide el raiting en México?" (in Spanish). Reporteros Hoy. September 15, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
  11. (July 19, 2012). "La 1 recupera la telenovela 'Amor real' para tratar de levantar sus tardes" (in Spanish). Spain. Retrieved July 19, 2012.
  12. Sutter, Mary (April 4, 2005). "Televisa's 'Love' is real on DVD". Variety. Retrieved January 4, 2012.
  13. Cabot, Heather (January 15, 2006). "Romance! Revenge! Telenovelas Draw U.S. Viewers". ABC News. Retrieved August 28, 2011.
  14. Palma, Marie (03/09/2012). "Reestreno de la telenovela "Fuego en la sangre"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 20/03/2013.
  15. (April 3, 2013). "Premios TVyNovelas 1986: la cuarta entrega" (in Spanish). Retrieved 02/09/2013.
  16. TVyNovelas for Best Young Lead Actress for Dulce Desafio (in Spanish). YouTube. Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  17. Barnette, Robyn (September 28, 1999). "My article about "El Privilegio de Amar"". Rinconlatino. Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  18. (June 15, 1999). "Califa de oro para artistas". Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  19. (February 8, 2003). "Tongolele y Peluffo serán galardonadas en Nueva York" (in Spanish). Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  20. Pérez Fonseca, Gerardo. "Un Manantial de éxitos en el 2002 (Lista de Ganadores I)" (in Spanish).;jsessionid=3F1KQUIR0W0YWCWIABJSFEYKZAABUIWC?cid=281529&pagenum=2. Retrieved 09/02/2013.
  21. (October 17, 2002). "Premio Bravo" (in Spanish). Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  22. (April 4, 2003). "¡Arrasa Televisa!" (in Spanish). Retrieved April 3, 2013.
  23. "El Manantial" (in Spanish). Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  24. Pérez Fonseca, Gerardo. "Enamorados de Amor Real" (in Spanish). Univision. Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  25. (2007-04-09). "Arrasa 'Amor Real' con premios" (in Spanish). Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  26. 26.0 26.1 "La cara angelical que asegura el éxito de sus telenovelas" (in Spanish). El Universal. (Mexico City). October 25, 2010. Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  27. "Estrellas del espectáculo recibieron Laurel de Oro" (in Spanish). La Crónica de Hoy. 2005-08-27. Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  28. (2006). "Noche de triunfadores" (in Spanish). Retrieved August 23, 2012.
  29. "Fuego en la sangre, la máxima nominada" (in Spanish). El Universal. March 10, 2009. Retrieved 31/03/2013.
  30. "Claudia Angulo, nominada al premio "Fama"" (in Spanish). Retrieved 31/03/2013.

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