Los Angeles based Mexican actress and producer Olga Segura is breaking out onto the international scene following a busy year on set culminating with the win of the Newcomer Award at the 2015 GQ Mexico Awards this past November. Though recognized in 2015 with this award Olga is no ‘newcomer’ when it comes to film and television. While working in Mexico in 2009 Olga formed her production company, Producciones a Ciegas, with her brother Juan Carlos Segura and actor Hector Jimenez. Since then the company has helped to finance and produce eight feature films, many of which Olga appears as an actress.
Olga started acting and producing early in her career with the 2011 film Cellmates directed by Jesse Baget, she played a supporting role to acting heavyweights Tom Sizemore and Stacey Keach.
After that Olga went on to produce and star in Mexican writer-director Omar Ynigo’s feature debut Marcelo with Aaron Diaz, Laura Zapata and Hector Jimenez. The film premiered at the 2012 Morelia Film Festival and was exhibited at the 2013 Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara and the 2013 Global Film & Music Festival in Ischia, Italy.
More recently, Olga has focused on her acting career and has made a name for herself amongst Latin America’s film community working with some of their finest filmmakers.
Sundown by celebrated Mexican director Fernando Lebrija is being distributed by VideoCine in Mexico, sold domestically by CAA and is set for a worldwide release in 2016.
Gonzalez: falsos profetas directed by Christian Diaz Pardo, in which Olga stars with Carlos Bardem and Harold Torres. The film gained favorable reviews and won two awards in the Feature Film Competition at the 2013 Morelia Film Festival.
Border Run by Argentinian director Gabriela Tagliavini was nominated for Best Feature at the 2012 Imagen Awards. In the film Olga played a supporting role to international stars Sharon Stone and Billy Zane. Olga co-starred with Colombian model and actress Carolina Guerra in
La Luciernaga by Colombian writer-director Ana Maria Hermida. The film premiered in the Female Filmmakers New Mavericks section of the 2015 Atlanta Film Festival and also screened in La Habana, Cuba at the 37th Annual Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano. The film will have its theatrical premiere in Colombia later this year.
In 2015 Olga appeared on the History Channel’s miniseries Texas Rising directed by Roland Joffé, starring Bill Paxton, Brendan Fraser and Jeffrey Dean Morgan. Additionally she appeared in 16 episodes of Telemundo’s hit American telenovela Señora Acero.
With a couple projects now in post production, preparing for release, Olga is excited to announce that she will be starring in the psychological thriller Veronica directed by Carlos Algara and Alejandro Martinez-Beltran where she is the co-lead with four time Ariel Award nominee Arcelia Ramirez. The film won the Roma Lazio Blood Award for post-production funding at the 2015 Ventana Sur Film Market. Olga will appear with Manolo Cardona and Paz Vegas in the 14 episode series La Hermandad (The Brotherhood) directed by Carlos Bolado and Humberto Hinojosa. La Hermandad is one of the latest pieces of original content to come out of Mexican streaming service ClaroVideo and is set to be released in 2016.