Who the hell is Margarita Muñoz, you ask? She’s the super-talented actress who plays the role of Valeria in The Marked Heart, the new Netflix Original Series. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, I don’t know what will! Seriously though, if you love supernatural/thriller movies and shows like me, then this series is for you! As we’re about halfway through season one as of now, let me tell you all about it in my NETFLIX review! Who is Margarita Muñoz?

Born in Chihuahua, Mexico

Mexican actress and model, Margarita Muñoz (b. Chihuahua), stars as Valeria on Netflix original series The Marked Heart. Find out everything you need to know about her here!… Margarita Muñoz was born in Chihuahua, Mexico. She began modeling at age 11 when she won a local beauty pageant. After attending university for two years, she moved to Mexico City where she worked as a model and began acting in telenovelas….She made her debut in La malquerida with Angelique Boyer.

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Studied theatre at Juilliard

Though her debut in 2012’s Tear This Heart Out received mixed reviews, Marked Heart demonstrated she was more than capable of handling complex and interesting roles. She’s a strong choice for Valeria because she has prior experience with Gothic literature and adaptations, based on her involvement in 2013’s adapation of Jane Eyre. And while I know it may not be what everyone wants to hear, she actually bears a physical resemblance to how I see Valeria.

Acted alongside Oscar nominee Viola Davis

Muñoz has worked with Viola Davis before. In fact, Davis won an Oscar for her work in Fences alongside Muñoz. The Chilean actress plays Davis’ daughter, Rose Maxson. Prior to that film, she appeared in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and The Lying Game. Her latest role was on Netflix’s upcoming series The Marked Heart, which will premiere in 2019. She’ll play Valeria, a young girl who falls in love with a vampire. It’s based on Silvia Moreno-Garcia’s book of short stories by the same name.

Who is Margarita Muñoz?
Who is Margarita Muñoz?

Taught youth theatre for two years

In 2010, Muñoz starred in a production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest at Centro de Producciones Teatrales (CPT) in San Juan. She also worked as an apprentice at CPT in 2007, and participated in different projects while still a student at Colegio San Ignacio de Loyola High School, where she was a member of the Debate Club. After graduating from high school, Muñoz moved to New York City to study acting at New York University. In 2012, she played Francesca Torres on Blue Bloods alongside Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg. That same year, Muñoz had a small role in Jennifer Lopez’s romantic comedy What to Expect When You’re Expecting alongside Cameron Diaz and Chris Rock.

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Played Telemundo soap opera star Ana Maria on La Fan

La Vida Loca, she has had roles in telenovelas such as Amantes del Desierto and Cachito de Cielo. She also made an appearance on Perro Amor. In 2013, she starred as Miriam in Telemundo’s comedy Telenuestro alongside Nohemi Hernández and Ernesto D’Alessio. The series was cancelled after one season. In 2014, Muñoz starred as Valeria in Netflix’s original series Marco Polo. The following year, she appeared in a recurring role on NBC drama series Chicago Fire playing Isabella Izzy Moreno. Muñoz currently stars as Cristina Rosales in El Señor de los Cielos opposite Jorge Luis Pilán, Itatí Cantoral and Alejandro Tommasi.

Starred in Netflix’s El Chapo Season 3

A story about a cartel leader who starts out as a farmer’s son and ends up having more power than many Mexican presidents. Season 3 takes place between 2001-2013 and continues to follow El Chapo’s journey to becoming one of Mexico’s most notorious drug lords. The series stars Diego Luna, Marco de la O, Kate del Castillo, Miguel Angel Silvestre, Alejandro Edda and Horacio Casano. El Chapo was created by Alex Garcia and Joaquin Gomez for Netflix. It is produced by Canana Media, Televisa and Netflix. This season was directed by José Luis García Agraz (Episode 1), Andrés Baiz (Episodes 2 & 5), Eric Stoltz (Episodes 3 & 4) and Guillermo Navarro (Episode 6). The show has been renewed for a fourth season which will consist of 10 episodes.

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Appeared on multiple TV series such as Jane the Virgin, and Blue Bloods

Viewers may remember Muñoz from an episode of Jane The Virgin in which she played a manicurist named Alicia who competed with Jane for Mateo’s affection. More recently, Muñoz appeared as Brianna on Blue Bloods in 2017 and as Valeria on Netflix’s new series The Marked Heart — both aired earlier in 2018.

Brings a lot of pride to her hometown of Chihuahua, Mexico.

Margarita Muñoz, who you may know as Valeria from The Marked Heart has done a lot of work to bring a lot of pride to her hometown of Chihuahua, Mexico. You see she was born and raised in that city and has been able to create programs to give people living there better opportunities to help provide for their families. She’s also worked with other organizations that have helped improve education and access to health care across Mexico. She’s even won awards for it! She’s very proud of where she comes from, but now lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.

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