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Eiza González Reyna (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈeisa ɣonˈsalez ˈreina]; born 30 January 1990) is a Mexican actress and singer. She gained popularity for her debut role as Dolores “Lola” Valente in the Mexican musical telenovela Lola…Érase una vez (2007–2008). González gained further success starring as Santanico Pandemonium in the American horror series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series (2014–2016). She is also known for her roles as Monica “Darling” Castello in the action crime film Baby Driver (2017) and as Nyssiana in the cyberpunk action film Alita: Battle Angel (2019).

2013–present: transition to English-speaking roles

In late August 2013, González moved to Los Angeles, California to further pursue her acting career. In September 2013, González was cast in director Adrian Cervantes’ film, All Hail the Squash Blossom Queen. The film was slated to star Bonnie Wright of the Harry Potter film franchise, and González was expected to play “Brittany” in the movie. She was later dropped from the project when the role was recast in 2015. In November 2013, she was announced as a cast member for producer Robert Rodriguez’s television series, From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. González plays Santanico Pandemonium, a role portrayed by Salma Hayek in the original film. The role is González’s first English-speaking part, and she is also featured prominently on the print advertisements for the series. The show is produced by Rodriguez for his cable network El Rey. González relocated to Austin, Texas to film the program’s first season. Following its U.S. debut, the show began available for streaming internationally on Netflix in the UK, Canada, and Latin America. On March 26, 2014, the series was renewed for a second season on El Rey. On August 12, 2014, she hosted the “MTV Millennial Awards” at the Pepsi Center in Mexico City. In March 2015, González and the cast of From Dusk till Dawn: The Series returned to Austin, Texas to begin filming for the show’s second season.

She appeared as “Darling” in the action film Baby Driver, released in 2017.

Early life

Born in Mexico city, Mexico, González is the only daughter of former Mexican model, Glenda Reyna. Her father, Carlos, died in a motorcycle accident when she was twelve; she has cited her father’s death as a strong influence in her career. She has one brother, Yulen, who is twelve years older than her. She attended two private bi-lingual schools, Edron Academy and the American School Foundation, both located in Mexico City. She completed two years of a three-year course at Televisa’s acting school, Centro de Educación Artística, before she was cast as the protagonist in the 2007 teen-oriented telenovela Lola…Érase una vez at 16.

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