Ninel Conde Biogarphy

Ninel Herrera Conde was born in Toluca, Mexico on September 29, 1970, and began her acting career around her mid-20s. She studied acting in workshops run by fellow actor Rene Pereira and actor/director Sergio Jimenez at the Centro de Arte y Teatro Emilia Carranza in Mexico.

Her first big break came in 1995 when she landed small roles in several Mexican telenovelas and television series. In addition to television roles, Ninel also appeared in movies, most notably in the film Mujeres Frente al Espejo which was directed by her former acting teacher Jimenez.

In 2003, Ninel moved away from acting gigs and on to a career in music. She released her first album, titled Ninel Conde. Her first single, “Callados,” was a collaboration with her boyfriend, Jose Manuel Figueroa.

Yet, despite her success as both an actress and a musician, Ninel’s popularity did not reach its height until 2004, when she appeared on Big Brother VIP, Mexico's version of the worldwide reality TV smash. Using her sexy personality to her advantage, Ninel lasted 43 days in the Big Brother VIP house, earning many fans along the way.

In 2006, Ninel made her first appearance on American television as she was tapped to play a role on Ugly Betty.