Ana de la Reguera Biography 1977-
Born Anabell Gardoqui de la Reguera, Ana de la Reguera has been a fixture among Mexican audiences for over 10 years. She made her debut as an actress on the popular telenovela Azul alongside fellow Latina hottie Galilea Montijo, in which she starred as the character of Cecilia over the course of the series’ 1996 run. Ana spent the rest of the 1990s appearing in one popular Mexican soap after another, including Pueblo chico, infierno grande and Tentaciones — until she finally made her cinematic debut with a starring role in the popular 2000 comedy Dust to Dust.
Ana de la Reguera’s big break came in 2003 with an appearance in the Latin comedy Ladies’ Night, for which she won two Mexican MTV Movie Awards (Best Turn-On and Favorite Actress). It was her role in that film that directly led to an opportunity to make her English-language debut, as director Jared Hess — preparing to shoot his Napoleon Dynamite follow-up, Nacho Libre — asked the up-and-coming actress to audition for the part of Sister Encarnación in the film. Ana beat out a myriad of competitors and soon found herself acting opposite Jack Black in the 2006 comedy. Although she followed up this role with a part in a drama with John Leguizamo entitled Paraiso Travel, Ana remains loyal to her Mexican roots (she’s still extremely active within their television and film scene).
Funny and gorgeous, Ana de la Reguera has made waves from Mexico to Hollywood. Starring in a handful of movies in North America and making even more appearances in her native Mexico.