Photo: Maria Gabriela de Faria
This is the time of Venezuelan actress Maria Gabriela de Faria’s life - not only is she nominated for the Kids’ Choice Awards Mexico but she’s out to conquer the world of movies and music.
The 19-year-old De Faria, who plays the evil witch Mia in the popular Nickelodeon teen series “Grachi,” will play the part of the rebellious daughter of John Leguizamo and Karen Martinez in the Spanish-language film “El Paseo 2” that has just finished filming in Colombia.
“I never did movies, and this has been a wonderful chance with two great actors. I’m so excited!” said the Caracas native who began her career at the age of 5 in television commercials and telenovelas like “Ser Bonita No Basta” (Being Pretty Isn’t Enough) and the children’s series “Tukiti, Creci de Una” (Tukiti, I Grew From One).
Later Maria Gabriela soared to international fame with the Nickelodeon series “Isa TKM” and “Isa TK+.”
“I always loved acting. It’s really interesting work because you have to understand everything about human nature, both in its bright side and its dark side,” she said.
“Right now I’m working on my album, but I can’t say much about it yet in the way of details. I can only say that my disc will be very youthful and very much like me,” said the fan of Pink and Beyonce, to whom she looks for inspiration when it’s time to create.