Natasha Elizabeth Dupeyrón Estrada (born 3 June 1991 in Mexico City, Mexico) known professionally as Natasha Dupeyron, is a Mexican actress and singer. She has acted in various Mexican telenovelas since childhood. Dupeyrón was a member of the Mexican-Argentine pop band, Eme 15 from 2011 until 2014.
She was born in Mexico City to Mexican actor, Humberto Dupeyrón and mother, María de los Ángeles Estrada Luévano. She has two brothers and one sister. The Dupeyrón family can trace part of their ancestry to a man who fled the French Revolution, and later settled in Tabasco. Her surname, Dupeyrón, is of French origin. Her family has been involved in acting in Mexico and Central America for 8 generations. Many of Natasha's relatives are also actors including her older brother Odín Dupeyrón, older sister Odette Dupeyrón, younger brother Osterlen Dupeyrón and her paternal aunt Elizabeth Dupeyrón. She was educated at an all-girls Catholic school in Mexico City.
Dupeyron received her first acting role as an extra, in the telenovela, Doctor Cándido Pérez, when she was just 20 days old. Since childhood, she has participated in numerous roles in telenovelas, television, theatre, and films. She starred in many famous children's telenovelas such as Peregrina, Carita de ángel, and De pocas, Pocas Pulgas. In addition to television credits, Natasha also participated in ten theatre productions. She starred as Chiquis in the 2006 Mexican theatre production of Vaselina (Grease in Spanish) alongside Mexican actors, Sherlyn and Aarón Díaz. She performed in 100 productions of Vaselina. Following her role in Vaselina, Dupeyron was cast in her first adolescent role as the wealthy rebellious teenager, "Marión Von Ferdinand", in the 2007 Mexican telenovela Lola...Érase una vez.
In 2008, she was cast as the blind teenager, "Lia", in the popular telenovela, Juro Que Te Amo. The following year, she starred alongside Dulce Maria in the telenovela Verano de Amor as Berenice. Filming for Verano de Amor was conducted in Tlacotalpan, Veracruz during the summer of 2009. In 2011, she appeared in the music video "El tiempo no lo cambiará" for the Mexican singer, Matteos.
Success with "Miss XV" and other roles (2011-2013)
In 2010, Pedro Damián announced plans to produce a remake of the famous 1987 telenovela Quinceañera. Natasha was cast as one of three female protagonists for the new version of Quinceanera called Miss XV. Danna Paola and Renanta Notni were also cast in the project as the remaining protagonists. However, the project was later reformatted and recast in June 2011. Both Paola and Notni were dropped from the project once casting became finalized in July 2011. Natasha remained an original cast member. Paulina Goto, Elezar Gómez, Yago Muñoz, Jack Duarte and Argentine newcomer, Macarena Achaga, were all cast as main characters in the teen musical television series, Miss XV.
Miss XV began filming in October 2011 in Mexico City and concluded in June 2012. The series had 120 episodes. Due to the show's success, a second season or spin-off idea was considered by producers, however, the idea was later rejected. The program debuted on Nickelodeon Latin America on 16 April 2012. On 5 May 2012, it began airing on Canal 5 throughout Latin America.
On 24 April 2013, Dupeyron, along with her fellow Miss XV co-star and Eme 15 band mate, Paulina Goto, were announced as protagonists in producer Pedro Damian's newest telenovela, Las Mejores Amigas Best Friends Forever. Although not a spin-off or second season of Miss XV, the program was slated to include songs performed by Eme 15, the band featured on Miss XV. The project was expected to have between 80 to 100 episodes, but it was later canceled for unknown reasons.
In November 2012, Dupeyron and her then-boyfriend, actor José Pablo Minor, filmed Esencia, a short film directed by Dupeyron's older brother, Odin, in Mexico City. The concept for the project was created by Dupeyron and Minor. The short film won honorable mention in a student film competition at CEA, where Minor was enrolled as a student before later becoming a full-time actor.
In October 2013, Dupeyron was officially confirmed as "Frida" in producer Rosy Ocampo's latest telenovela, Qué pobres tan ricos. The show is a remake of a Colombian telenovela, Pobres Rico. Filming began in Mexico City in early October and the show premiered in Mexico on 11 November 2013 for Canal de las Estrellas. After more than six months of filming, production was completed in early May 2014. The series finale aired on 29 June 2014 in Mexico.
2014 to present
In December 2014, she filmed Dentro de la mina, a zombie horror movie, which is expected to be released sometime in 2015. The film is directed by Juan Antonio de la Riva and Dupeyron plays "Roberta". The film was previously called Insurgentes Malditos. The film's final title was announced as Ladrona de almas in September 2015. In early January 2015, she appeared in a music video, "Contigo puedo see quién soy", with Mexican singer, Juan Solo, for his upcoming album, Ni Solo Ni Mal Acompañado. The music video premiered on 12 February 2015 on Solo's official YouTube channel. In January 2015, she began rehearsing for the play, Buen Viaje, where she alternated as the female lead. The play debuted on 8 January 2015 and ended on 8 February 2015. Performances were held from Thursdays to Saturdays at Teatro en Corto in the Colonia Nápoles neighborhood in Mexico City. In February 2015, she appeared in an episode of the YouTube series, "Querido Hijo de Puta", a monologue episodic skit, directed and produced by her older brother, Odin. Dupeyron also co-starred in the play, Infidelidades, alongside actresses Erika Buenfil and Laura Flores. It is a Spanish-language adaptation based on the Woody Allen play, "Central Park West". The play premiered at Teatro Libanés in Mexico City on 20 February 2015. After appearing in 100 performances of "Infidelidades", Dupeyron ended her run in the play on 29 June 2015 due to her rehearsal schedule for the musical, "La Llamada". She later rejoined the cast for two special performances held on Broadway in New York City on August 22, 2015.
On 9 February 2015, she was announced as lead cast member for the play, "La Llamada". The musical comedy, set at a Catholic summer camp, is an adaptation based on the critically acclaimed Spanish play of the same name. The play premiered on August 28, 2015, and performances were held at Teatro López Tarso in Mexico City until November 2015.
In late September 2015, she travelled to Guadalajara where she filmed a small part, portraying the niece of the main character, for the upcoming Mexican movie, Buscando a Inés. In December 2015, she traveled to Chiapas to film a small role in the upcoming Mexican soccer-themed romantic comedy movie, "Túnel 19". On January 25, 2016, she was confirmed as a cast member for "Realidad aumentada", a Mexican television drama series directed by Jesus Magana, Luis Eduardo Reyes, Alejandro Iglesias and Jorge Aragon. She filmed a role in the Mexican film, "La vida immoral de la pareja ideal" in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico in February 2016. The movie is slated for release sometime in 2016.
Dupeyron voices the character, "Katie", for the Spanish-language dub of the 2016 animated film, The Secret Life of Pets.
From 2009 to 2012, Dupeyron modeled clothing for the women's collections in the popular print catalogue, Cklass in Mexico. In September 2012, she signed a contract as the newest spokesmodel for Maybelline cosmetics in Mexico. She appears in TV and print ads for Pure + Makeup line. In May 2013, she became the newest image for the Garnier Fructis 100% color de Gariner campaign in Mexico. Dupeyrón appeared in print and commercials to promote the hair color brand in Mexico.
In September 2014, she appeared in a national campaign called "No te hagas güey" alongside other Mexican artists such as Sherlyn González and Daniela Magun. The campaign's aims to raise awareness against underage alcohol consumption in Mexico.
In 2003, Dupeyron and the other child actors from cast of the children's telenovela, De Pocas Pulgas Pulgas Pulgas, recorded two albums of music featured on the program and embarked on a tour of Latin America to promote the show.
Dupeyrón was a member of the Mexican-Argentine musical group Eme 15, which was composed of the six lead actors from the television series, Miss XV. The other five members were Paulina Goto, Elezar Gómez, Macarena Achaga, Yago Muñoz, and Jack Duarte. The band performed songs presented on the show. Their debut performance was at Mexico's Kids Choice Awards on 3 September 2011 in Mexico City. They performed their first single, Wonderland.During a September 2013 live video chat with fans, Dupeyron denied claims that she would continue a career as a solo singer following Eme 15's then-rumored separation. Instead, she expressed that she was more comfortable with acting rather than pursuing a singing career professionally.
On 18 December 2013, it was officially announced to fans via the band's official Twitter account that the band would split up, following their final concert on 5 January 2014 at the Mega Feria Imperial de Acapulco in Acapulco, Mexico.
Dupeyrón began taking piano and violin lessons during childhood. She is a vegetarian and supporter of animal rights. She currently resides in Mexico City. She dated Mexican actor, José Pablo Minor, from 2012 until late 2015. In June 2014, she briefly relocated to Boston, Massachusetts to study English in a summer course for three months. She returned to Mexico City in mid-August of the same year.
Television and film
|1995||María la del Barrio||Perlita Ordóñez||Telenovela debut|
|1998||Gotita de amor||Loreta||Telenovela|
|2000||Siempre te amaré||Antonia Castellanos||Telenovela|
|2001||Amigas y Rivales||Aurora||Telenovela|
|Carita de Ángel||Lucía||Telenovela|
|2002||La Otra||Natalia Ibáñez Portugal||Telenovela|
|2003||De Pocas Pulgas Pulgas Pulgas||Alejandra Lastra||Telenovela (Lead role)|
Season 1, episode 1 as "Augustina"
Season 3, episode 3 as "Natasha"
|2005||Peregrina||Evita||Telenovela (Lead role)|
|Contra Viento y Marea||Gringa||Television series (Episode 1, Season 1)|
|2006||Efectos secundarios||Mimi (age 18)||Film|
|2007||Lola...Érase una vez||Marión Von Ferdinand||Telenovela (Series regular)|
|2008||Juro que te amo||Rosalia "Lía" Madrigal Campero||Telenovela (Series regular)|
|La Rosa de Guadalupe||Veronica||Television series (Episode: "A Como de Lugar")|
|2009||Verano de Amor||Berenice Perea Olmos||Telenovela (Series regular)|
|2011||Ella y el candidato||Isabel||Film|
|2012||Momentos||Julia||Unaired television pilot|
|Miss XV||Natalia D'Costa||Television series (Lead role)|
|2013-14||Qué pobres tan ricos||Frida Ruizpalacios Romagnoli||Telenovela (Series regular)|
|2014||HOY||Herself/Guest co-host||Mexican morning show (Aired 9 October 2014)|
|2015||Ladronas de almas||Roberta||Film|
|"Querido Hijo de Puta"||Susana||Web series; Episode: "La exasperación de Susana"|
|TBA||Buscando a Inés||Regina||Film|
|"Realidad aumentada"||Abigail||Television series|
|La vida inmoral de la pareja ideal||Amelia||Film|
|The Secret Life of Pets||Katie||Latin American Spanish-language voiceover|
|2004||Un mundo de colores||Children's play|
|2006||Vaselina||Chiquis||Mexican production of Grease|
|2011||Cenicienta||Cenicienta||Mexican production of Cinderella|
|2015||Buen Viaje||Ana||Lead role/Alternate|
|La Llamada||María Casado||Lead role; Musical/Comedy-drama|
Music video appearances
|2011||El tiempo no lo cambiará||Matteos|
|Solamente Tú||Eme 15|
|2013||Diferente (Live from the Auditorio Nacional)||Eme 15|
|Te Quiero Más||Eme 15|
|Vivan los Niños campaign||Eme 15|
|Baila "Muévete con Chester Cheetos" campaign||Eme 15|
|2015||Contigo puedo ser quien soy||Juan Solo|