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Mimi Lazo
Actress - producer

Mimi Lazo is one of the most celebrated actresses in Venezuela and Latin America, thanks to her extensive career in film, theater and television.

Graduated from the Fersen Academy (Rome) and the Lee Strasberg Institute (NY). Awarded numerous times as an actress, she has received: "Ciudadana de Honor" of the city of Mérida, the "Luisa Cáceres de Arismendi" order, Honorable Mention at the celebration of one hundred years of cinema, and the Municipal Awards.


Among his film credits are "Perder es cuestión de método" by Sergio Cabrera (Colombia-Spain) Official Selection Venice International Film Festival, the starring with Antonio Banderas in the Italian-Venezuelan film "Terranova" by Calogero Salvo, "Golpe de Stadium” by Sergio Cabrera (Colombia), “Borrón y Cuenta Nueva” by Henrique Lazo (Municipal Award for Best Film Actress 2002), “Los Platos del Diablo” by Thaelman Urguelles (Municipal Award for Best Film Actress 1998) , “El Pez que Fuma” by Román Chalbaud, “Just for the Time Being” by Gil Brenton (USA), “Acosada” (Mexico-Venezuela-Colombia) by Malena Roncayolo, “Liz en Septiembre” by Fina Torres, “Tamara ” by Elia Schneider and “HumanPersons” by Frank Spano (USA-Panama) among others. On television she has been reviewed by "Variety" magazine as one of the most influential actresses in Latin America.


In theater, he has participated in more than thirty productions and was part of the inaugural cast of the National Theater Company in Venezuela. She starred in "Noche de Reyes" by Shakespeare, "Panorama desde el Puente" by Arthur Miller, "Golpes a mi Puerta" by Juan Carlos Gene, "La Gaviota" by Chekhov, "Un Espíritu Burlón" by Noel Coward and "El Último de los Amantes Ardientes” by Neil Simon, for which she received her first Municipal Theater Award for best actress, among more than thirty productions. She toured Latin America with the one-man show "No seré feliz, pero tengo marido" by Argentine Viviana Gómez Thorpe (ACE Award, Best Actress NY). "La Chunga" by Mario Vargas Llosa. In 1996 she made history in the Venezuelan theater by premiering her one-person show "El Aplauso va por Dentro" by Mónica Montañés, for which she received the second Municipal Award from her, in addition to the National Artist Award for best actress. This show has been seen by millions of viewers in a dozen countries and broadcast throughout America on HBO Latino.


In New York, she received the ACE Award (Association of Entertainment Chroniclers of New York) for best female performer and the HOLA Award (Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors) of New York for best actress in a one-person role.

She most recently produced and starred in the Neil Simon comedy "Infielmente Tuyo". For her production of the Argentinian comedy “Las quiero a las dos” she again received the ACE and HOLA award in New York for best show and best actress.


Her company has represented Venezuela at the Ibero-American Theater Festival in Bogotá, as a theater producer she is responsible for the Broadway en Español project, which brought ambitious Broadway productions to the stage for Latin America, including the musicals “Cabaret”, “Chicago” and “Despertar de Primavera”, and the drama “HIGH”.

Audiovisual producer, Mimi Lazo has several productions for Latin American television and is also associate producer of the films, “Liz en Septiembre” by Fina Torres, “Tamara” by Elia Schneider and “HumanPersons” by Frank Spano, among others. ​

Actress and producer

Her Proposal:
The art of creating
¨Perspectivas de la telenovela como género¨

The novel is a television genre, typical of Latin America. Like any literary or television genre, the Telenovela has a series of characteristics that allow the person who performs it, as well as the person who consumes it, to identify who is facing this type of television production. Despite the fact that its realization and communication, between producers, technicians and actors, is done in writing, the Telenovela is a television genre, that is, it is a production. broadcast on television. The
telenovela is a genre originating in Latin America, even though there is a similar genre in the United States, which is called soap-opera. Even when it tells a story, which aspires to be a representation of reality, in truth it does not necessarily have to be realistic. Over the years, the Telenovela, like any literary or television genre, has changed over time, becoming more complex, taking on even more nuances. Another of the
Important changes that the novel has undergone over the years is the incorporation into its plot and its protagonists of social issues, such as sexual diversity, addiction, social issues, such as sexual diversity, addiction to substances or even certain crimes, so it could be said that it has also incorporated some sociodrama into his plot. This business would be exploited with great success in the following years by countries such as Brazil, Colombia, Argentina, Chile, Peru and Venezuela.

CAI Project LA has Mimi Lazo as a representative of this genre to organize, share and produce with its users.​

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