Cecilia Suárez

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TV Actress
Date of Birth November 22, 1971
Place of Birth Mexico
Age 49 years old
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Cecilia Suárez

María Cecilia Suárez de Garay, known professionally as Cecilia Suárez, is a Mexican actress and a prominent activist working with the United Nations and European Union campaigning against femicide and violence against women. She has starred in film, television, and theater across the United States, Mexico, and Spain. She has had popular and award-winning roles in works including Sex, Shame and Tears, Capadocia, Nos vemos, papá, and The House of Flowers. She has been honored with three lifetime achievement awards; she was the first woman to receive Mexico's lifetime achievement award in cinema. She was also the first Spanish-speaking actress to be nominated for an Emmy. Beyond campaigning against femicide, Suárez is also an activist for human rights and women's rights in Mexico and in Mexican media. Ignacio Sánchez Prado, an historian of Mexican cinema, writes that she has an "iconic status as an actress in Mexico's most successful movies".

Born: María Cecilia Suárez de Garay, November 22, 1971, Tampico, Tamaulipas, México
Citizenship: Mexican, Spanish
Alma mater: Illinois State University
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1992–present
Partner(s): Gael García Bernal (2001–03), Osvaldo de León (2009–10)
Children: 1
Relatives: Mafer Suárez (sister)
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About Cecilia Suárez

After earning Mexican MTV Award nominations for her roles in the films Sin Ton Ni Sonia and Punos Rosas, Suarez received an International Emmy Award nomination for her role as Aurelia Sosa in the HBO Latin America series Capadocia.

Before Fame

Early in her career, she appeared in several telenovelas, including La Casa del Naranjo and Todo por Amor.


She received an Ariel Award nomination for her role in the 2007 film Parpados Azules.

Family Life

She was born and raised in Tampico, Mexico, and she later attended Illinois State University in the United States. She and fellow Mexican actor Osvaldo de Leon welcomed a son named Teo in 2010 and ended their relationship several months later.


She and American actress January Jones were both in the cast of the 2005 movie The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada.

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Latest information about Cecilia Suárez updated on January 26, 2021.

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