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April 23, 1979
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April 23, 1979
Roberto Manrique (born 23 April 1979) is an Ecuadorian model, and actor best known for his roles in telenovelas. Starting his career in Ecuador, and later doing telenovelas for Telemundo Network in Colombia
He was born April 23, 1979 in Guayaquil – Ecuador, under the sign of Taurus, the last of five children. Roberto always stood out within the family circle for being a curious child with general knowledge, communications, arts and creativity.
Xavier Manrique's father, a renowned cardiologist of his country and his mother Mencha Miranda, a dedicated educator, gave Roberto a family that supported the development of skills and talents grew so motivated to discover their potential.
Roberto studied his years at the Liceo Panamericano primary, where he was involved in all kinds of artistic activities that particularly stood out as a student participation. It also showed interest in the topics of social awareness, as part of groups like the Nature Foundation and undertaking campaigns that touched these issues on their own initiative and their friends like.
"I remember when I was 8 or 9 years, we had a club of friends, which sold all sorts of things in the doorways of our homes, from popcorn to wooden coasters painted for us was to raise funds for social projects . Met scholarships to a child and feel of the work done was of absolute fullness, felt that we were changing the world. "
At the time of the school, Robert studied at the traditional college Javier Guayaquil, where he distinguished himself for his creativity in the projects he undertook. "The college to me was a period that involved major challenges of adaptation and growth level was the confrontation of values education I had in my home, with the real world, with the pressure of adolescents and the desire to be accepted .
When choosing a career, Roberto chose the Social Communication with a concentration in Graphic Design at the Universidad Casa Grande in Guayaquil. "I remember it as one of the best times of my life, in which I could discover and develop my creativity , expands my personality and discover the career potential it had "While studying experienced and performed various jobs and trades, including Cinemark teller, TV presenter and creative advertising at BBDO, where he started out as a promising publicist. However, he decided to leave these jobs to concentrate on finishing his college career that culminated with honors since Robert received the award for most creative student graduation both Technical Advertising (2000) and its degree in Communications (2002).
Upon completion of this phase of education and pursue professional communication Spiral mounted an advertising agency in order to work in Social Marketing. Despite the economic success that this company is represented, the fullness wasn't part of his life, and felt dissatisfied "For a year I thought I was happy, that was what I wanted, but it was the success that made me believe that so was, then I realized that I'm not made for an office or a computer, I need to create beyond ... with my body. "
To take a radical turn to his life, he closed his agency and traveled to Peru, where he worked as a waiter one time free of responsibilities as he wished. "Causality of life, I ended up stuck in an acting workshop that Productions Guana people gave me, that's where the magic happened and I discovered my passion, I discovered the freedom and the challenge of standing on a stage, the dedication required to take someone's life and nudity that it faces in vulnerability the theater. "
For health complications from his father who had been diagnosed with cancer decide to return to the country and pursuing a career in acting. A short time later, Robert received his first acting opportunity and enter the talent to be part of a series called "The Sorceress "in which he plays an antagonist, since this project will definitely open the television set in Ecuador for three years and performs a series of characters in such productions as" I sell black eyes "," Jocelito "," My Premiums "" Singles without Commitment "," Archives of Fate, "" Heart Dominated "also venturing into the boards with plays such as" Humor of Chekhov one-act "," Cultural Pentagram "and" Venice. "" I am infinitely grateful that television has led me to the theater because that's really where I trained as an actor, I consider myself very lucky to have spent that process. "
After building a successful career in his native Roberto decides it's time to go and seek new horizons and new opportunities and decides to move to Colombia from which to project itself internationally thanks to the great entertainment industry in the country neighbor "When you're attentive to life and listen with your heart, you know what your path and no risk of being mistaken for my Colombia was a natural movement of life, something I knew I had to do without giving room for any thought of fear or doubt. Part of this certainly gave me my father shortly before he died he told my family that no one should dwell on this trip because there find my destiny, then seeing my dad rest I left for Colombia "
In Colombia achieves several roles in television and theater: In the shadow of the volcano, Fathers and Children, That's life, murdered women, Victoria and Doña Bárbara, which airs on Telemundo.
In Colombia things weren't always easy for Robert, start from scratch in a new market involved a series of challenges to face and you were meant great opportunities for growth as he tells us. "Colombia has been the best time of my life, and precisely because it was not an easy undertaking, I had to deal with economic distress, unemployment, loneliness, but that caused me to develop aspects that did not have before such as thrift, determination, discipline, absolute confidence towards life and toward myself. "
One of the first projects in which Roberto attended the play "In the shadow of the volcano," a story that deals with child sexual abuse, along with actors of the stature of Alejandra Borrero, Gustavo Angarita, Diana Angel. " It was an honor for me to share the stage with actors semenjante trajectory, a learning experience profunfo acting and the opportunity to bring my work to open dialogue on a subject as important and on which there is both taboo. "After participating in the serial "Fathers and Sons", "That's life" and "Killer Women", and participating in countless advertising campaigns.
Finally Roberto achieved the role of the noble and proud Sebastian Villanueva in the telenovela "Victoria" at Telemundo, pulling its international projection. But this was only the beginning, then saw Robert on the soap opera Dona Barbara, playing Maria Nieves, a cowboy sullen, bad-tempered and rude that concealed a very sensitive and we took more of a laugh and an occasional tear. Then came the moment that Robert has secured its first international starring role on the soap opera "The Victorine" also by Telemundo. "I am very grateful to the life of a chance to be part of this project is far from a romance novel, it is more like a suspense thriller and action, with the possibility of developing a complex and interesting protagonist, alongside a cast of first. In 2013 participates in soap opera Marido En Alquiler playing Kike.