Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Mimí Lazo

Venezuelan Actress

Birth name               Ana María Lazo
Birth date                November 23, 1954
Birth place              Caracas, Venezuela
Occupation             Actress and Producer

Ana María Lazo, commonly known as Mimí Lazo, (born November 23, 1954 in Caracas) is a Venezuelan film, television and theatrical actress and producer. Her most notable role was in the 1996 monologue El Aplauso Va Por Dentro in which she toured all throughout South America and Europe.

Mimí began her acting in the workshops of well known stage directors of Caracas in the mid-1970s. Later she received scholarships to study Scenic Arts in Italy and attended acting classes in the Actors Studio of New York.

She began her acting career in the Venezuelan theatre performing adaptations of plays by William Shakespeare, such as Twelfth Night, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge, among others.

She has received numerous awards in film festival and theater awards both in her native country and abroad. In 1995 she was among the successful Latin American actresses by Variety magazine, and Style magazine considers her one of the best actresses in Latin America alongside Salma Hayek and María Conchita Alonso.

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