Brenda Asnicar

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Brenda Asnicar
Asnicar in 2015
Born (1991-10-17) 17 October 1991 (age 32)
Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Actress
  • singer
  • dancer
  • model
Years active1999–present
Musical career
  • Vocals
  • piano
  • guitar

Brenda Asnicar (born 17 October 1991) is an Argentine actress who gained international popularity for her debut role as Antonella Lamas Bernardi in the Disney Channel television series Patito Feo.[1]

Life and career[edit]

1991–2009: Early life and career beginnings[edit]

Asnicar was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the daughter of Gustavo Asnicar and Adriana Mendoza. Asnicar has stated that she is also of Venezuelan and Italian ancestry.[2][3] She has one brother, Iván, and her religion is Roman Catholicism. During her childhood Brenda studied at the Italian Cultural Centre school in Villa Adelina, where she learned to speak fluent Italian.[4]

Asnícar made her television debut on the children's program Cantaniño in 1999, when she was 8 years old.[5] In 2003 at age 12 she began working on the TV show Chicos Argentinos.[6]

Asnícar debuted as a singer on albums for Cataniño and Chicos Argentinos.[7] These albums were a commercial success in Argentina and numerous other countries, most notably Italy.[8]

2007–2009: Patito Feo[edit]

The stars of Patito Feo: Brenda Asnicar (l.) played antagonist Antonella Lamas Bernardi, while Laura Natalia Esquivel (r.) played the title role of Patricia "Patito" Díaz-Rivarola Castro (2006)

In 2006, Asnícar landed her first leading role on television, as Antonella Lamas in Patito Feo (Ugly Duckling) (2007–09),[9] also created by Marcelo Tinelli and produced by Ideas del Sur.[10] It became one of the most popular adolescent television programs in Latin America, Europe and Asia.[11][12][13] The series aired on Disney Channel between July 2007 and March 2011, becoming a global phenomenon.

The music of Patito Feo resulted in five studio albums, of which four were certified platinum and one was certified gold by the Argentine Chamber of Phonograms and Videograms Producers.[14][15] Patito Feo won a Premios Carlos Gardel and three nominations for Carlos Gardel Awards.[16]

2009–2016: Breakthrough with Sueña conmigo[edit]

From 2009 to 2011, Asnícar starred in the series Sueña conmigo.[17] The series earned high ratings and was a huge success in Latin America, Spain, and Italy.[18][19] In 2011, the cast toured Argentina, Latin America, and Italy, performing songs from the series.[20]

In 2011 she starred in the series Los únicos with María Eugenia Suárez and Nicolás Cabré in El Trece and under production of Pol-ka.[21][22]

Since January 2012, Asnicar had starred the Telemundo series Corazón valiente (Fearless Heart),[23] along with Adriana Fonseca, Ximena Duque, José Luis Reséndez and Fabián Ríos, as Fabiola Arroyo, one of its leading characters.[24][25]

In 2016, Asnicar previewed The B Collection with mcma London; the collection launched on February 10, 2016.[26]

From 2013 2015, Asnícar landed the role of Juana Carbajal series Cumbia Ninja,[27] which achieved international success.[28] She also became a member of successful music group Cumbia Ninja in the series, along with Ricardo Abarca.[29]

In 2016, Asnicar starred on Por amarte así,[30] a new television series by Claudio Lacelli, opposite Gastón Soffritti, Catherine Fulop and Facundo Gambandé.[31]

Personal life[edit]

In 2017, Asnicar married Alejandro de Angulo, a Colombian engineer with whom she had been in a relationship since 2013. They later divorced in 2019.



Year Title Role Notes
2001–03 Cantaniño Herself Guest star
2004 Chicos Argentinos Herself Guest star
2007–08 Patito Feo Antonella Lamas Bernardi Main antagonist; 155 episodes
2010–11 Sueña conmigo Nuria Gómez Main role
2012 Los únicos Keira Beltrán Main cast
2012 Corazón valiente Fabiola Ferrara / Fabiola Arroyo Main role
2013–15 Cumbia Ninja Juana Carbajal / Nieves Páez Main role
2016 Por amarte así Mercedes Olivetti Main role
2022 ¿Quién es la máscara? Luz, the firefly 23rd unmasked


Studio albums[edit]

  • 2019: Vos Sos Dios


  1. ^ "Antonella te cuenta sus secretos". Retrieved September 13, 2016.
  2. ^ "La nueva vida de Brenda Asnicar en Colombia: "Muchas veces me hace falta estar con mis afectos, pero me acostumbré a estar bien conmigo misma"".
  3. ^ "Brenda Asnicar con su corazón en Venezuela". Retrieved January 25, 2019.
  4. ^ "Brenda Asnicar mostrará lo mejor que tiene en un espectáculo en Italia". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  5. ^ "Brenda Asnicar: "Hacer siempre lo mismo es aburrido"". Archived from the original on July 9, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  6. ^ "Brenda Asnicar habla sobre su vida, carrera y amores". Archived from the original on March 6, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  7. ^ "Brenda Asnicar será presentadora de 'Chicos Argentinos'". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  8. ^ "La evolución de Brenda Asnicar a través de los años". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  9. ^ "Brenda Asnicar, Antonella de 'Patito Feo', podría vivir en España". Archived from the original on April 4, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  10. ^ "Telecinco estrena 'Patito feo', aclamada serie juvenil". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  11. ^ "Brenda Asnicar, Antonella la Divina de Il Mondo di Patty". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  12. ^ "Fotos: Así se ven ahora "Las Divinas" de la telenovela "Patito Feo"". Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  13. ^ "Brenda Asnicar: "Me preocupa que me imiten"".[permanent dead link]
  14. ^ ""Patito feo" arrasa en Italia". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  15. ^ "Elenco de Patito Feo viene con La gira más linda". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  16. ^ "Exito sin fronteras. Patito Feo se estrenó en España y el lunes debuta en Italia". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  17. ^ ""Sueña Conmigo" se estrena en Nickelodeon". Archived from the original on September 10, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  18. ^ "'Sueña Conmigo' llega al teatro". Archived from the original on July 12, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  19. ^ "Telefé estrena "Sueña Conmigo"". Archived from the original on December 15, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  20. ^ "Segundo CD de "Sueña conmigo"". Archived from the original on November 3, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  21. ^ "Brenda Asnicar presenta a Keira". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  22. ^ "Brenda Asnicar revolucionó la brigada de "Los Unicos"". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  23. ^ "Brenda Asnicar llega a Telemundo con un 'Corazón Valiente'".
  24. ^ "La nueva vida de Brenda Asnicar en Miami: su álbum de viaje en Twitter". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  25. ^ "Brenda Asnicar: destape y "topless" en Corazón Valiente". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  26. ^ "Brenda Asnicar lanzó su linea de ropa". Retrieved June 15, 2017.
  27. ^ "Brenda Asnicar protagoniza Cumbia Ninja, nueva serie para Lationamérica: ¡mirá el primer videoclip!". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  28. ^ "Vuelve Cumbia Ninja, el éxito más inexplicable del cable". Archived from the original on November 4, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  29. ^ "Sony Music lanza el primer disco de Cumbia Ninja". Retrieved November 2, 2016.
  30. ^ "Brenda Asnicar vuelve al país para protagonizar la gran apuesta de un canal líder".
  31. ^ "Brenda Asnicar vuelve a la televisión argentina". Archived from the original on September 18, 2016. Retrieved November 2, 2016.

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