Maria Pena is now 47 years old but the actress can give a run for their money to actresses in their 20s when it comes to beauty and boldness.
Mara Florencia Pena, better known as Maria Pena, was born on November 7, 1974, in Buenos Aires, Argentina. She is an Argentine actress, comedian, and host. She is best known for her role as Moni Argento in the sitcom Married with Children, but she has also appeared in comedy series such as Poné a Francella and La niera, as well as novels such as Botineras and miniseries such as Disputas.
He has received numerous awards for his long career in acting, including three Martn Fierros (2003, 2004 and 2005) for his performances in Disputas, La niera, and Casados con Hijos, respectively, as well as three ACE Awards (2007, 2009, and 2010), an Estrella de Mar Award, a Konex Award (2011), and two Carlos Awards (2012 and 2015).
Florencia Pena, born in Claypole, first appeared on the children’s program Festilindo at the age of seven. Years later, at the age of 17, she made her first major television appearance, joining the select cast of the Channel 13 miniseries Son de ten. Prior to that, in 1991, she played the girlfriend of Juan Ignacio Machado’s character in the novel Gift of the Heaven.
After appearing in Nosotros y los otros (1989), Clave de Sol (1989), Gift from Heaven (1991), and Son de ten (1992-1995), she rose to fame and was dubbed “la chestocha.” He went on to work on Sueltos (1996), De corazón (1997-98), and La nocturna (1998-99), as well as Verano del 98 (2000), Chabonas (2000), and three episodes of Tiempo final (one in 2000 and two more in 2002).
Between 2001 and 2002, she starred in Poné a Francella, a cycle that established her as a comedic actress, and later in the miniseries Disputas (2003), in which she acted in sex scenes. For her efforts, she received a Martn Fierro Award for “best leading actress in a unit and/or miniseries.”
She hosted “La Banda de Cantanio” on Telefe in 2002 and co-hosted El show de la tarde with Marley the following year.
She has been starring in the Argentine version of La niera, which was originally performed by Fran Drescher. Her critically acclaimed show earned her the title of best female comedian in the country. For this performance, she received another Martn Fierro Award, this time for “best comedy actress.”
After finishing the second season of La niera, she starred in Married with Children, the Argentine version of Married with Children, alongside Guillermo Francella, between April 12 and December 28, 2005. A second season of the sitcom was recorded in 2006, following the successful repetition of the episodes. She won her second Martn Fierro Award for “best comedy actress” in 2006. In 2007, she received her third consecutive nomination in that category, this time for her role as Moni Argento in the second season. Telefe continued to broadcast episodes of the series sporadically over the years, always with success, cementing it as an Argentine television classic.
At the conclusion of She was married with children when she starred in Bewitched, an Argentine remake of the American original starring Elizabeth Montgomery, in December 2006. This new production was also released by Telefe, but it was canceled a few months later due to low viewership. She later returned to television with Marley, co-hosting Viaje de Locos, a show in which they traveled to different countries and hosted a famous couple.
In 2008, he co-starred in the comedy Una de dos with Fabián Vena and Luis Luque, which aired from January 28 to February 21, 2008, but due to a lack of audience, the channel decided to suspend its broadcast.
She made a special appearance in the successful Pells in 2009. The following year, she returned to the role of host in Flor de Palabras, an adaptation of the Spanish show 20Q. She also co-stars in Botineras, a Telenovela produced by Underground Contents and Endemol, alongside Nicolás Cabré, Romina Gaetani, Isabel Macedo, Gonzalo Valenzuela, and Damián De Santo. Due to a drop in its audience, the comedy changed its genre to a police drama, and when the measurements began to rise, Pena announced his departure from the project, stating that his character did not find a place in the new plot, and he left the strip in March 2010.
She was in Uruguay in 2010 filming the sitcom Because I Love You Like That, in which she co-starred with Coco Echagüe, Jorge Esmoris, Diego Delgrossi, and a fantastic Uruguayan cast. From July 27 to November 2, 2010, the comedy was broadcast on Uruguay’s Channel 10.
Pena directed the documentary When I Said Enough, which aired on Cosmopolitan Television at the end of 2010, and told the stories of various women around the world who had experienced domestic violence. Pena founded her own production company, Mar de Fueguitos, which would launch her first program, Mr. and Mrs. Camas, in a sitcom format for Channel 7’s screen. The recordings began in January 2011, with Pena and Gabriel Goity as the main characters.
Maria Pena competed in the dance reality show Bailando por un Sueo 2012, which was hosted by Marcelo Tinelli, and finished fourth after six months of competition.
In 2013, she co-hosted the El Trece program Give the Afternoon with Mariano Iudica.
Maria Pena competed in Marley’s imitation talent show Your face sounds like me 2, where she finished third after eight months of competition.
Maria Pena returned to television in 2017 to star in the comedy I Want to Live by Your Side.
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She began her career in the theater with roles in: In my room, Snow White, Mama is a star, Shakespiriando, Bled in glamor (where she was completely naked), Confessions of a 30 year old woman, Grease, and Monologues of the vagina.
She appeared in The Romance of Romeo and Juliet in 2002 and Alicia Maravilla in 2003. She co-founded Revista Nacional with comedian Miguel ngel Rodrguez in 2005.
She appeared in the films ngel, la diva y yo (1999), And where is the baby? 2002, as well as Chile 672 (2006).
In the successful children’s film Chicken Little, she voiced the character Abby Patosa in Spanish in 2005.
Later, in 2006 and 2007, she appeared in the play Sweet Charity, a Broadway musical. Her role and her play were both well-received, and both the actress and her show and production were nominated for ACE Awards in 2007.
In addition, he shot the film Sleeping in the Sun in the San Luis province, which premiered in 2012. In 2009, he co-starred in the play Frankie & Johnny en el Claro de la Luna, directed by Eleanor Manso, with his former partner from Una de dos, Luis Luque.
In 2010, Maria Pena returns to the stage with A Wild God, a play in which Gabriel Goity, Fernán Miras, and Mara Onetto all star. The performances, particularly Florence’s, were well received.
During the 2011-12 summer season, she co-starred in When Harry Met Sally at Villa Carlos Paz with Ral Taibo. She co-starred in the play El Hijo de p * # @ del sombrero with Pablo Echarri in 2012, but she left at the end of the year and was replaced by Nancy Dupláa. The following year, Pena returns to musical theater in the play Vale todo (Anything Goes), co-starring with Enrique Pinti and Diego Ramos at the El Nacional Theater. Following that, a successful season in Mar del Plata.
In the summer of 2014-15, Maria Pena appeared in the play Casi diva in Villa Carlos Paz and at the Teatro Del Sol.
Maria Pena was previously married to musician Mariano Otero, from whom she divorced in 2012 and has two children: Tomás Otero and Juan Otero. The actress is a member of the Avellaneda Independent Athletic Club. Felipe, her third and first child with her partner Ramiro Ponce de León, was born on October 12, 2017.