Mexican-born actress (and recent US citizen) Ana De La Reguera leads opposite Golden Globe-winner Billy Bob Thornton in Amazon’s critically acclaimed drama series “Goliath” from David E. Kelley, whose second season just premiered on Amazon.
Already a household name in Latin America, the Latina beauty also recently stared in the Warner Bros/MGM Pictures feature filmEVERYTHING, EVERYTHING, the David Lynch reboot of cult-favorite “Twin Peaks”, and currently has a recurring role on the Starz’ hit show “Power”.
In “Goliath” De la Reguera plays ‘Marisol Silva,’ a city councilwoman from the seamier side of Venice, in the race to be the first Latina mayor of Los Angeles.
When a Caucasian boy from Brentwood is killed on her turf, Marisol doesn’t hesitate to point out the double standard in which a rich white outsider gets far more police and media attention than indigenous murder victims.
She can’t help but admire Billy’s (Thornton) fighting spirit, not to mention his touching and absolute belief in his client’s innocence.
“Goliath,” created by David E. Kelley and Jonathan Shapiro, won a “Best Actor in a Drama Series” Golden Globe in 2016 for Thornton.
Based on the New York Times’ Bestselling YA novel of the same name, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING follows 18-year-old ‘Madeline Whittier’ (Amandla Stenberg, HUNGER GAMES) who suffers from severe combined immunodeficiency and therefore cannot leave her house. Her world consists of her mother, her nurse ‘Carla,’ (Ana de la Reguera) and the books she immerses herself in.
De la Reguera also recently co-stared in David Lynch’s remake of the cult-favorite TV series“Twin Peaks”, and currently recurs on the 50 Cent-produced “Power”. Other recent television credits include a recurring role on Season 1 of Netflix’s Golden Globe-nominated hit crime-drama series “Narcos” as “Elisa,” a leader with the guerrilla extremists, and on the CW’s hit comedy series “Jane the Virgin.”
Other memorable television roles include“Kenny Power’s” (Danny McBride) sexy love interest “Vida” in HBO’s “Eastbound & Down” and a lead role in HBO’s critically acclaimed and Emmy Award-winning series, “Capadocia.”
On the feature film front, she has starred alongside Harrison Ford, Daniel Craig in the Jon Favreau directed Cowboys & Aliens, produced by Steven Spielberg and Brian Grazer. De La Reguera has also starred opposite Bruce Willis in Cop Out, and as “Sister Encarnación” opposite Jack Black in Nacho Libre.
Dubbed as one of Vogue Latin America’s “33 Most Elegant Women in the World,” People en Espanol’s“50 Most Beautiful,” and named Glamour Mexico’s“Best Actress,” Ana is considered by Univision as one of the most influential Latinas in the United States, among women such as Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. She has graced the international covers ofHarper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Glamour, InStyle, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Marie Claire, Esquire, and Elle, to name a few, and has been the international face of CoverGirl, Pantene, Special K and Flip, Macy’s Coca-Cola (Ciel), Pepsi (Be Light), Caress, Lipton Tea, and Kahlúa. A long time activist and philanthropist, in the wake of the massive 2017 earthquakes that hit Mexico, de la Reguera partnered with fellow Mexican actresses Karla Souza, Kate del Castillo, and Olga Segura to create the non-profit Los Angeles en Mexico, which is committed to securing long-term support for rebuilding affected areas.
In a short few months, the organization has raised over 100,000 dollars and broke ground in Mexico City this month.
Without a doubt, Ana is quickly becoming one of Hollywood’s leading ladies in American cinema.