Livia Brito (born Livia Brito Pestana, July 21, 1986) is a Cuban-born Mexican actress and model who gained popularity after making her acting debut in Televisa's telenovela Triunfo del amor.
Brito was born on July 21, 1986 in Ciego de Avila, Cuba. The daughter of actor Rolando Brito Rodríguez and Gertrudis Pestana, her family immigrated to Mexico in the year 2000. Brito was between 13 and 14 years of age at the time. A year after settling in Mexico City, her father opened a restaurant called La Cubana, which offered traditional Cuban dishes. Brito worked as a waitress at the family restaurant, and later as a model, to help pay for her studies in Business Administration. She represented Mexico in the 2009 edition of the Reina Mundial del Banano, finishing as first runner-up and awarded Miss Photogenic. She later enrolled in Televisa's Centro de Educación Artística (CEA). Her talents attributed to heredity, coming from an artistic family. Her father was a leading actor in Cuba, while her mother was a major ballet dancer.
In 2010, she made her debut as Fernanda Sandoval Gutierrez in Triunfo del amor, produced by Salvador Mejía. In 2012, she starred (in a supporting role) as Paloma Gonzalez in Abismo de pasión, produced by Angeli Nesma Medina. She starred in Lucero Suárez's telenovela: De Que Te Quiero, Te Quiero, marking the first time she stars as the protagonist. She then starred as the protagonist once more in Pedro Damian's new telenovela Muchacha italiana viene a casarse alongside Jose Ron. She currently stars as Maribel Guardia in the Mexican series Por Siempre Joan Sebastian.
Awards and nominations
Premio de la Asociación de Críticos y Periodistas Teatrales (ACPT)
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