Juana Acosta Restrepo (Cali, Valle del Cauca, Colombia, November 28, 1976) is a Colombian-Spanish actress. She lives in Spain, where she has spent her entire acting career.
Personal Information of Juana Acosta:
Full Name: Juana Acosta Restrepo
Nick Name: Juna
Birthday: November 28, 1976
Age: 44 Years, Old (2021)
Sun Sign: Zodiac Sign
Born In: Cali
Famous As: Film Actress
Height: 5’6″ (168 cm),
Spouse/Ex-: Ernesto Alterio
Siblings: Valentina Acosta
Children: Lola Alterio
Height: 5’6″ (168 cm),
Weight: 55 kg in Pounds- 121.25 lbs
Bra Size: 34C
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Green
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Distinctive Features: Beautiful Blue-Green Eyes
Measurements: 37-24-36 in or 94-61-91.5 cm
Dress Size: 6 (US) or 36 (EU)
Shoe Size: 7 (US) or 37 (EU)
Active from: 1995-present
Early Life of Juana Acosta:
Juana Acosta Restrepo was born on November 28, 1976 in Cali, Colombia. She has four half-brothers from her father’s first marriage and one sister, Valentina Acosta.
Her parents separated from her when she was 6 years old and she and her sister grew up with her mother, Marta Lucía Restrepo (Laura Restrepo’s sister).
Her mother had a travel agency, and that gave her the opportunity to travel regularly. Her father was murdered in Colombia when she was 16 years old.
She studied Fine Arts in Colombia, but soon decided that she wanted to be an actress. She moved to Spain to study acting at the Juan Carlos Corazza School in Madrid.
She began her career as an actress in Colombian telenovelas and television films such as It is better to be rich than poor (1999), La dama del pantano (1999) and The Queen of Queens (2000), among others.
Professional Life of Juana Acosta:
In 2000 she settled in Spain to work as an actress, the following year her mother, and later her sister settled in Spain. In Madrid, she was where she met the actor Ernesto Alterio, who would later become her husband and father of her only daughter. Her mother would also mate in Spain, but her sister would return to Colombia, where she is a well-known actress.
In Spain, she began participating in various national series with supporting roles such as Police, in the heart of the street (2001-2002) and Javier no longer lives alone (2002).
In 2005, she was part of casts of different films and TV movies such as Diario de un skin, Los dos sides de la cama and A hits, among others.
In 2007, she joined the second season of the Cuatro Génesis series: En la mente del asesino. The following year, she joined the cast of the fifteenth season of the Telecinco Hospital Central medical series, where she played resident Sofía Carrillo.
In 2010 he participated in the two-episode telefilm Adolfo Suárez, el Presidente, a biopic about the life of the first president of the democratic Spanish government after the Franco dictatorship: Adolfo Suárez.
Also that year he embarked on the film to Carlos television, a project of Canal + Francia and other media that narrated the life of Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, a Venezuelan revolutionary who was one of the most wanted international fugitives until his arrest in 1994.
She also premiered the comedy One Hour More in the Canary Islands with Angie Cepeda and Quim Gutiérrez.
During 2011 he participated in the Canal + España series Crematorio and in the Antena 3 Hispania series, layenda. Also that year he shot El cartel de los sapos directed by Carlos Moreno.
In 2013, she took on the role of Malena Oquendo to star alongside Alexandra Jiménez and Nausicaa Bonnín in the Telecinco series Familia. Due to its low audience figures, it only had one season. She also premieres the films Libertador and Alberto Arvelo and Philippe Godeau respectively.
In 2014 she was one of the additions to the second season of Velvet. She played Sara Ortega for eight episodes of the series’ second and third seasons. Her character was a businesswoman in a man’s world, an outpost in her time.
2015 was a great professional year for her, she released up to 3 films. In April she starred in the telefilm Santuario, a French production in which she played Yoyes, a leader of the ETA group who was murdered by her colleagues after distancing herself from the organization.
This performance earned her the Best Leading Actress Award at the International Festival of Audiovisual Programs in Biarritz. Also that year she starred, along with Adriana Ugarte, in Tiempo sin aire, a film directed by Samuel Martín Mateos and Andrés Luque Pérez.
He also returned to his native country, Colombia, to lead the cast of the Franco-Colombian production Anna directed by Jacques Toulemonde. For this film, she got a nomination for a best leading actress at the Fénix Ibero-American Film Awards and also a special mention from the jury at the New York Colombian Film Festival.
On television, she participated in two chapters of the first season of the European production (co-production between the UK and France) The Last Panthers by director Jack Thorne and in the mini-series co-produced between Italy and Spain The Veiled Lady.
Following the trend of the previous year, 2016 was also a year full of projects for Juana Acosta. In June, Acantilado premiered, a film directed by Helena Taberna based on the novel by Lucía Etxebarria The content of silence, in which she starred alongside Daniel Grao and Ingrid García-Jonsson.
In September, it was premiered during the San Sebastián Film Festival film Winds of Havana by director Félix Viscarret. In October he released the first Netflix Spain film together with Paco León and Àlex Brendemühl, 7 years directed by Roger Gual.
In 2017, he shot the film Perfect strangers by Álex de la Iglesia.
Movies List of Juana Acosta:
One Careful Owner as Sara
Imprisoned as Maria
Close to His Chest as Carmen
Vernon Subutex (9 episodes) as Pamela Kant
Crime Wave as Susana
Jefe as Ariana
Perfect Strangers as Ana
Anna as Anna
Four Seasons in Havana (4 episodes) as Karina
7 años as Vero
Winds of Havana as Karina
The Cliff as Helena
Breathless Time as María
The Lady with the Black Veil (1 episode) as Baronessa De Blemont
Sanctuary as Maria / Yoyès
An Eye for Beauty as Juana
Velvet (13 episodes) as Sara Ortega
The Liberator as Manuela Saenz
11.6 as Natalia
Familia (8 episodes) as Magdalena «Malena» Oquendo
The Snitch Cartel as Sofía
Tony’s Revenge (8 episodes) as Young Olga
Crematorium (8 episodes) as Mónica
Hispania, la leyenda (8 episodes) as Aldara
Carlos as Amie de Carlos
With or Without Love as Mónica
Carlos (3 episodes) as Lydia, Carlos’ Freundin
Los misterios de Laura (1 episode) as Virginia
El hormiguero 3.0 (2 episodes) as Herself
Génesis: en la mente del asesino (13 episodes) as Sofía Santana