|Labels EMI Televisa Music|
Occupation(s) Actress, Singer
Name Laura Esquivel
Years active 2003-present
Albums Patito Feo
|Born May 18, 1994 (age 21)
Buenos Aires, Argentina (1994-05-18) |
Genres Pop, Latin pop, Teen pop
Parents George Esquivel, Silvana Esquivel
Movies and TV shows Patito Feo, Maktub, Natale in Sudafrica
Also known as Laura Perez Esquivel
Laura Natalia Esquivel - TWEENS - Backstage
Laura Natalia Esquivel (born May 18, 1994 in Buenos Aires, Argentina), known professionally as Laura Esquivel, is an Argentine actress and singer, who gained international popularity for her debut acting role as Patricia "Patito" Castro in the popular Argentine children's telenovela, Patito Feo.
From the age of 7, Laura took singing, acting, piano and dance lessons in her native Argentina. She was first introduced to the general public on reality-musical format Codigo F.A.M.A. Argentina which was aired in the entire Latin America in 2005. She was chosen to represent Argentina in the international version of the show and was one of the finalists in 2005.
Afterwards, she appeared in a tribute to Roberto Gómez Bolaños (Chespirito) in 2005 and in famous variety show "Sábado Gigante - Don Francisco Presenta". She was also chosen as one of the leads in the musical Peter Pan which had a long run in Buenos Aires.
In 2005, Argentina's most-watched show, Showmatch, did a segment on talented kids. Her segment, in which she sang Disney songs, achieved extremely high ratings and big repercussion. Because of that, Marcelo Tinelli offered her a development deal and she was soon chosen as the lead in Patito Feo, a children-oriented telenovela produced by Ideas del Sur.
Patito Feo began filming in 2006 in Buenos Aires. Its soundtrack achieved multiple platinum certifications and a Gardel Award. The show was also a huge success achieving high ratings, sold-out stadium concerts all over Latin America; it received a nomination for the International Emmy Awards in 2008 for the Children and Young People category.
After two seasons, Patito Feo ended in 2008. Laura continued touring with the cast throughout Argentina and Latin America. In 2008, the show became a huge success in Europe, especially in Turkey, Italy and Greece. Laura is currently learning Italian. She will tour the country soon with a stage production based on Patito Feo and was also chosen by Mediaset as one of the leads in a telenovela they will produce in Argentina. Esquivel learned Italian and starred in the Italian movie, Un Paradiso Per Due alongside her former Patito Feo castmate, Gaston Soffritti in 2009. The following year, Esquivel was cast in the Italian movie, Natale in Sud Africa. In 2010, while touring Italy and Greece, Laura signed an endorsement deal with Monnalisa, to promote its Teenager line Jakioo. In 2011, Laura spent the majority of her time touring in Italy and Greece to promote the theatrical versions of Patito Feo. She is also a hostess on the Argentine teen TV show, Mundo Teen. In 2011 public on SoundCloud on his official YouTube channel, and some songs will be included in her first solo music album, which still have not revealed the title and date of publication. On 5 December he published his first song, Giro Giro. On December 8 public the same song in Italian. On 16 December the song Locura public. On the same day the movie comes out in theaters Spanish Maktub, which Laura is an actress and lending his voice to the soundtrack, playing the song playa Nuestra eres tú with rappers Bejotaeme and cream. . On 14 January, published on the YouTube channel of Laura Barrientos music video of the song Dejame ir Contigo, developed in collaboration with Gerardo Gardelin (music) and Laura Barrientos (text) and performed by Laura Esquivel. On January 21, 2012 will be hosted as a dancer for a night at Dancing with the stars playing a salsa dancer with Ferdinand Iannaccone. Since June 30, 2012 with Leon Cino leads the show in California Tour Tour Tour, which aims to find new musical talent. The program will air in September on Super!. From July 16 will air another program run by Esquivel, Laura Mail.