Manuela Velasco

Manuela Velasco

Highest Rated: 100% Law of Desire (1987)

Lowest Rated: 68% Rec 4: Apocalypse (2014)

Birthday: Oct 23, 1975

Birthplace: Madrid, Spain

The daughter of Spanish cinematographer Manuel Velasco, actress Manuela Velasco was introduced to show business at an early age. At eight, she made her television debut with a small role in the Spanish miniseries "Los Desastres de la Guerra." Four years later, she snagged a coveted role in Pedro Almodóvar 's sexually fraught melodrama "Law of Desire," playing the niece of Carmen Maura's traumatized actress. As a young woman, she built up her career with one-offs on television shows like the medical drama "Hospital Central" and the crime drama "Policías, en el corazón de la calle." Then in 2002, she won a series regular role on the romance-driven drama series "Géminis, venganza de amor." Not long after the show wrapped, Velasco won the role that would gain her international notice. In 2007, she starred in the zombie horror feature "[Rec]" as Angela Vidal, an on-assignment TV reporter who is trapped in a quarantined building with residents who have become bloodthirsty and cannibalistic after contracting a highly contagious virus. The feature terrified audiences worldwide, resulting in an American remake in 2008 called "Quarantine" with Jennifer Carpenter in the lead role. Though it seemed Vidal died at the end of "[Rec]," horror fans hungered for more, and so producers urged Velasco to reprise her role in "[Rec] 2" in 2009. This too proved successful, spawning 2012's "[REC]3 Génesis." Though Velasco does not appear in the third film of the "[Rec]" franchise, she continues to thrive in television and film.

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Filmography

Movies

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68% 34% Rec 4: Apocalypse Angela Vidal (Character) $708 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holmes & Watson. Madrid Days Elena (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Holmes and Watson. Madrid Days Elena (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hyenas Ana (Character) - 2009
68% 60% Rec 2 Ángela Vidal (Character) $27K 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Hairy Tooth Fairy 2 Periodista (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 22% El club de los suicidas Andrea (Character) - 2007
90% 82% Rec Ángela Vidal (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 20% School Killer Patricia (Character) - 2001
100% 82% Law of Desire Ada, niña (Character) - 1987

TV

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No Score Yet 79% Velvet Cristina Otegui (Character) 2015-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Velvet Unknown (Character)

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