Je Suis Marianna Burelli


Occupation: Actor and producer
Instagram: mariannaburelli

Where were you born? 
I was born in Caracas, Venezuela. At the age of 16 I won a scholarship to study The International Baccalaureate in Swaziland (Southern Africa). Once I graduated, I decided to travel along the African East Coast for about 6 months starting in Egypt all the way down to Cape Town. After that, I flew to England to audition for East 15 Acting School in London to study Contemporary Theatre. I was accepted into the course and 4 years later graduated with a BA in Contemporary Theatre. During my time in London, I was invited by The Song of a Goat Theatre Company to Poland (Warsaw) for a 6 week physical theatre intensive workshop based on Grotowski´s techniques. Back in London, I (together with 2 other friends) founded VIP Theatre Company from which our main show "Caviar & Chips" emerged. It was a 3 women comedy play that travelled all around Europe, including "The Edinburgh Fringe Festival", "The first English speaking theatre in Brugges" and several London venues. In 2010 I moved to Mexico City, where not only did I continue working in theatre but I also launched my career in TV and Film. To date I've participated in numerous movies in leading roles and have been a series regular in my 3 most recent TV shows.

In one sentence what is unique about your work? 

I dig deep into the psychology of a character making it my own, until I understand her, root for her, although I as a person may not agree or empathize with her at all.

Why do you do what you do? 

Because telling stories is the most powerful way I’ve found to connect to the world and to myself.

What inspires you? 

Everyone´s call of duty; when what you do grows to be greater than yourself. Whether you are an actor, a writer, a Red Cross volunteer, a painter, a philosopher or a physicist I´m inspired when people are clearly an instrument from which a greater good develops, flourishes and ripples out.

Describe your personal style. 

Relaxed and comfortable.

Your ultimate must have. 

Sunscreen...spf 100.

What superpower would you have and why? 

To remove dictators from a position of power. And by dictator I mean anyone who instead of serving their country takes advantage of their position to rip a country´s social and economic tissue apart.

What is next for you? 

I´m currently filming "Paramédicos" Season 3 which will be followed by the world premiere of "How to get rid of your douchebag" on October 10th. I will also be shooting Season 2 of the Netflix Original "Ingobernable"  at the end of this year.