The 8 Argentines who are succeeding in Hollywood: from Anya Taylor-Joy to Alexis Bledel and Camila Morrone

Argentine export stars

The rise of Latino talent has given the Hollywood industry much to talk about. In earlier times, artists from South American countries had to make a great effort to appear in the spaces of the cinematographic world. Today, thanks to several who opened these doors, these actors with Argentine roots are part of that Latin wave that is taking over the television field and the big screen.

Stephanie Beatriz

Stephanie Beatriz (Photo: REUTERS)
Stephanie Beatriz (Photo: REUTERS)

His first name is Stephanie Beatriz Bischoff Alvizuri. He was born on February 10, 1981 in Neuquén, Argentina. He came to the United States at the age of three, with his Colombian father, his Bolivian mother, and a younger sister. He grew up in Webster, Texas, outside of Houston, and attended the Clear Brook High School. He became interested in acting after taking public speaking and debate as an optional subject. This allowed him to get into various plays.

He debuted with the interpretation of the detective Rosa Diaz in the series Brooklyn Nine-Nine, from NBC. Then it was Jessica in the indie drama Short Term 12. And the 2021 film adaptation of the musical was part of the cast. In the Heights, from Lin-Manuel Miranda, winner of an award Tony. Now, Beatriz will give voice to Mirabel Madrigal, the main character of the upcoming animated film by Disney, Charm.

Alexis Bledel, la famosa Rory Gilmore

Alexis Bledel (Foto: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)
Alexis Bledel (Foto: REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni)

His big debut was in Gilmore Girls (2000-2007). What many did not know is that Alexis is of Argentine origin. He was born on September 16, 1981 in Houston, Texas, but his father, Martin Bledel, was born and raised in Argentina, the same as his paternal grandfather, Enrique Einar Bledel Huus.

Alexis’s paternal grandmother, Jean (single, Campbell), was originally from New York and had Scottish and English ancestry. Bledel’s mother, Nanette, was born in Phoenix, Arizona, and at the age of eight he moved to Mexico City.

The actress has referred to her Latin roots: “It is the only culture that my mother knows about life and my father also. They both made the decision to raise their children within the context in which they had been raised ”. Bledel grew up in a Spanish-speaking home and did not learn English until he started going to school. She considers herself a Latina.

His most recent appearance has been as Emily Malek on The Handmaid ‘s Tale (2017, to the present), which made her worthy of the award Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actress in a drama series.

He made his film debut with the role of Winnie Foster on Tuck Everlasting (2002), and later appeared in Sin City (2005), Post Grad (2009) and, as Lena Kaligaris, in the film series The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants.

Anya Taylor-Joy

Anya Taylor-Joy (Photo: REUTERS/Yara Nardi)
Anya Taylor-Joy (Photo: REUTERS/Yara Nardi)

The chameleon actress with dissimilar accents. Critics have considered that he has very impressive and revealing talents to the point that he is able to speak with a British, American or Argentine accent.

At the moment he is in Venice presenting his next film at the famous festival, Last Night in Soho. At his young age (25 years) he has already received several awards such as a Critics’ Choice Award, a Golden Globe Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. What Very Few Have Accomplished So Quickly in Their Career.

His Latin origin was unknown to many: was born in Miami, but was raised in Buenos Aires and London. Therefore, it has that ability to cope with any of those accents. His debut role was Beth Harmon on Lady’s Gambit (2020), with which he won Golden Globe for Best Actress in a miniseries or movie for television and the Premio SAG to outstanding performance by an actress in a miniseries or TV movie.

Lady’s Gambit it has not been his only television participation. Previously he has had small roles, but then he was increasing his list of successes in the cinema as Thomasin (the main role) in The witch (2015), which was worthy of an award Gotham and a Empire. For critics, the accolades fell short of playing Emma Woodhouse in the adaptation of Jane Austen Emma (2020).

Taylor-Joy is a very versatile actress capable of performing in any genre. His experience in the horror and black comedy genre is due to Split and Thoroughbreds (both from 2017). And to further highlight his list of successes: in that same year he received an award nomination BAFTA Rising Star. His performance has generated a sensation in the Latino and American audience. Magazine Time included her in a praised Time 100 Next list of 2021 as one of the most influential celebrities of the year.

Camila Morrone

Camila Morrone (Photo: AFP)
Camila Morrone (Photo: AFP)

Camila Rebeca Morrone Polak was born on June 16, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. His Latin origin is owed to his Argentine parents, also actors Maximum Morrone and Lucila Pole −which responds to the artistic name of Lucila Solá, who moved to Los Angeles, California, shortly before his birth, and divorced in 2006.

Subsequently, his mother had a long-term relationship with the actor Al Pacino, from 2007 to 2015. Camila refers to Pacino as his stepfather.

She made her acting debut in the film Bukowski (2013), from James Franco. In 2018 he returned to act in the action film Death Wish and co-starred Frizzell Never Goin’ Back.

Morrone has had a relationship since 2017 with Leonardo Dicaprio, winner of the Oscar for best actor. They made their first official appearance as a couple on the 92nd Academy Awards, in February 2020.

He is currently recording the series Daisy Jones & The Six. , following the rise of the eponymous rock band through the Los Angeles music scene, set in the 1970s within world icon status.

Barbara and Andrés Muschietti

Barbara and Andy Muschietti
Barbara and Andy Muschietti

Andres Muschietti is an Argentine film director who achieved wide recognition with the film Mother (2013), with Neil Cross, and his sister, the producer and screenwriter Barbarian. Based on the three-minute film of the same name, this production, which he made at age 39, had attracted the attention of Guillermo del Toro, who served as executive producer.

Muschietti garnered increased recognition for directing the two films in the film series It, the first of them, the film adaptation of the homonymous novel by Stephen King, which became the highest grossing horror film of all time. He also stood in front of It Chapter Two (2019).

In April 2021, both Andy and Barbara formed their own production company, Double Dream, with The Flash as first project. It will be starring Ezra Miller, set in the Extended Universe from DC. He is also slated to direct a remake of The Howling, for Netflix.

Juan Diego Botto

Juan Diego Botto
Juan Diego Botto

This actor and director born in Buenos Aires on August 29, 1975 comes from a very Latino family. Although he is Argentine, he moved to Spain when he was two years old and grew up there. Therefore, it is considered Argentine-Spanish.

His parents are Argentine actors: Cristina Rota and Diego Fernando Botto. Is brother of Maria Botto, Cousin of Alejandro Botto and half brother of Just Levi; they are all actors.

In addition, he is also a director and screenwriter: he has received several awards in the cinema. With four nominations for the Goya Awards by Kronen stories, Plenilunio e Ismael.

This multifaceted actor also enters the theater and thanks to his role in Hamlet won a Fotograma de Plata Award for best performance. He also reaped awards Max and Cosmopolitan.

In 2016 he was part of the series Good Behavior What Javier, In the channel TNT. In 2021 he will be part of the cast of the prestigious universe franchise DC, The Suicide Squad.

Juan Jose Campanella

Juan José Campanella (Photo: EFE)
Juan José Campanella (Photo: EFE)

Argentine film and television director, screenwriter and producer, Campanella did not grow up or launch into Hollywood from a young age, however, his work helped him export his talent to the North American market. Won a Oscar by the movie The Secret in Their Eyes, in 2010). Later in 2015 it was adapted into an English version.

Before winning that Academy Award, his movie The son of the bride he was the one who gave him the opportunity to launch himself into the big leagues. But in his native country he received awards such as Silver Condor and Martin Fierro, among others. He has also received the Goya.

He was a director and scriptwriter for productions such as Winds of water (2006) and Between cannibals (2015). After several years, he decided to jump right into directing several productions in English, such as Colony (2016), Mini beat power rockers (2017) and in the series Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, House and Halt and Catch Fire.


Article: Soure