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China Zorrilla (1922–2014)


Actor, director and writer China Zorrilla was born in Uruguay in 1922. She grew up in Paris and studied theater in London's Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and New York. The preeminent actor of the celebrated Uruguayan Comedy during the 1950s-1960s she was directed by the legendary Margarita Xirgu; and starred of more than 50 plays, appearing also in... See full bio »

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 2010 25 miradas, 200 minutos (TV Series)
- Mercedes (2010)
 2010 Mercedes (Short)
Mercedes
 2008 Sangre del Pacífico
Carmen
 2008 Vidas robadas (TV Series)
Nun (2008)
 2007 Touch the Sky
Imperio
 2005 Killer Women (TV Series)
Inés
 2005 Elsa & Fred
Elsa
 2004-2005 The Roldans (TV Series)
Mercedes Lozada
- Episode #2.1 (2005) ... Mercedes Lozada
- Episode #1.205 (2004) ... Mercedes Lozada
- Episode #1.204 (2004) ... Mercedes Lozada
- Episode #1.203 (2004) ... Mercedes Lozada
- Episode #1.202 (2004) ... Mercedes Lozada
 2004 Piel naranja años después (TV Series)
Doña Elena
- Episode #1.5 (2004) ... Doña Elena
- Episode #1.7 (2004) ... Doña Elena
- Episode #1.4 (2004) ... Doña Elena
- Episode #1.8 (2004) ... Doña Elena
- Episode #1.6 (2004) ... Doña Elena
 2003 Puerto de Partida (Short)
 2003 Sleeping with My Boss (TV Mini Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2003)
- Episode #1.2 (2003)
 2003 Sweethearts (TV Series)
Margarita
- Episode #2.62 (2003) ... Margarita
- Episode #2.61 (2003) ... Margarita
- Episode #2.60 (2003) ... Margarita
- Episode #2.59 (2003) ... Margarita
- Episode #2.58 (2003) ... Margarita
 2002 Brigade 099 (TV Series)
Dora
- Episode #1.134 (2002) ... Dora
- Episode #1.133 (2002) ... Dora
- Episode #1.132 (2002) ... Dora
 2002 Mañana será otro día (TV Series)
- Episode #1.3 (2002)
- Episode #1.2 (2002)
- Episode #1.1 (2002)
 2001 Las amantes (TV Series)
- Episode #1.19 (2001)
- Episode #1.18 (2001)
- Episode #1.17 (2001)
- Episode #1.16 (2001)
- Episode #1.15 (2001)
 2001 Young Lovers (TV Series)
Mechita
- Episode #1.82 (2001) ... Mechita
- Episode #1.83 (2001) ... Mechita
- Episode #1.81 (2001) ... Mechita
- Episode #1.80 (2001) ... Mechita
- Episode #1.78 (2001) ... Mechita
 1998-1999 Gasoleros (TV Series)
Matilde / Matilde (Mother of Roxana 'Roxy' Presutti)
- Episode #2.204 (1999) ... Matilde
- Episode #2.203 (1999) ... Matilde
- Episode #2.202 (1999) ... Matilde
- Episode #2.201 (1999) ... Matilde
- Episode #2.200 (1999) ... Matilde
 1997-1998 R.R.D.T (TV Series)
Tina
- Episode #2.3 (1998)
- Episode #2.2 (1998)
- Episode #2.1 (1998)
- Episode #2.13 (1997) ... Tina
- Episode #2.12 (1997) ... Tina
 1997 El arcángel (TV Series)
- Episode #1.19 (1997)
- Episode #1.16 (1997)
- Episode #1.17 (1997)
- Episode #1.18 (1997)
- Episode #1.15 (1997)
 1997 Entre la sombra y el alma (Short)
 1997 Sin querer
 1997 Rich and Famous (TV Series)
Catalina
- Episode #1.4 ... Catalina
- Episode #1.3 ... Catalina
- Episode #1.1 ... Catalina
- Episode #1.2 ... Catalina
 1996 Los especiales de Doria (TV Series)
- Cavar un foso (1996)
 1996 Kisses on the Forehead
Mercedes
 1996 Lola Mora
Reina de Italia
 1995 Pictures of the Soul
Esthercita
 1995 La nave de los locos
Dra. Marta Caminos
 1992 Luces y sombras (TV Series)
- Episode #1.19 (1992)
- Episode #1.18 (1992)
- Episode #1.17 (1992)
- Episode #1.16 (1992)
- Episode #1.15 (1992)
 1992 Cuatro caras para Victoria
Victoria IV
 1992 The Plague
Emma Rieux
 1990 La bonita página (TV Series)
- Episode #1.1 (1990)
 1990 Guerriers et captives
Sergeant / la sergente
 1989 Summer of the Colt
Ana
 1989 Nunca estuve en Viena
Carlota
 1985 Waiting for the Hearse
Elvira
 1985 Count to Ten
La actriz
 1984 State of Reality
Ágada
 1983 Compromiso (TV Series)
- La violación (1983)
 1982 Felices fiestas (TV Series)
- Episode #1.9 (1982)
- Episode #1.8 (1982)
- Episode #1.7 (1982)
- Episode #1.6 (1982)
- Episode #1.5 (1982)
 1982 La invitación
Dolores Ortega de Zubarán, 'Mamacita'
 1982 Pubis Angelical
Madre de Ana / Comensal en boite / Despojo en cárcel
 1982 Nobody's Wife
Madre de Leonor
 1980 El solitario (TV Mini Series)
Melani Duvalie
- Episode #1.39 (1980) ... Melani Duvalie
- Episode #1.38 (1980) ... Melani Duvalie
- Episode #1.37 (1980) ... Melani Duvalie
- Episode #1.36 (1980) ... Melani Duvalie
- Episode #1.35 (1980) ... Melani Duvalie
 1980 Los especiales de ATC (TV Series)
- El solitario (1980)
 1979 Chau, amor mío (TV Series)
Ana
- Episode #1.19 (1979) ... Ana
- Episode #1.20 (1979) ... Ana
- Episode #1.17 (1979) ... Ana
- Episode #1.18 (1979) ... Ana
- Episode #1.16 (1979) ... Ana
 1976 Los que estamos solos (TV Series)
Doña Barbarita
- Episode #1.19 (1976) ... Doña Barbarita
- Episode #1.18 (1976) ... Doña Barbarita
- Episode #1.17 (1976) ... Doña Barbarita
- Episode #1.15 (1976) ... Doña Barbarita
- Episode #1.16 (1976) ... Doña Barbarita
 1975 Piel naranja (TV Series)
Elena
- Episode #1.32 (1975) ... Elena
- Episode #1.31 (1975) ... Elena
- Episode #1.30 (1975) ... Elena
- Episode #1.29 (1975) ... Elena
- Episode #1.28 (1975) ... Elena
 1975 Las sorpresas (segment "Corazonada")
 1975 Triangle of Four
Madre de Teresa
 1974 Mi hombre sin noche (TV Series)
Casilda
- Episode #1.19 (1974) ... Casilda
- Episode #1.18 (1974) ... Casilda
- Episode #1.17 (1974) ... Casilda
- Episode #1.16 (1974) ... Casilda
- Episode #1.15 (1974) ... Casilda
 1974 The Truce
Rosa - Esposa de Vignale
 1971-1973 Alta comedia (TV Series)
Rosa
- Landrú (1971)
 1973 Pobre diabla (TV Series)
Doña Aída Morelli
- Episode #1.59 (1973) ... Doña Aída Morelli
- Episode #1.55 (1973) ... Doña Aída Morelli
- Episode #1.58 (1973) ... Doña Aída Morelli
- Episode #1.51 (1973) ... Doña Aída Morelli
- Episode #1.57 (1973) ... Doña Aída Morelli
 1973 Tardes de cine y teatro (TV Series)
 1973 Las venganzas de Beto Sánchez
La maestra
 1970-1972 Las grandes novelas (TV Series)
 1972 Zazá (TV Movie)
 1972 Heroine
 1972 La maffia
Assunta
 1971 El tobogán (TV Movie)
Rosa
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Her father was the sculptor Jose Luis Zorrilla de San Martin. Her grand-father-Juan Zorrilla de San Martin - is the National Poet of Uruguay. Sister Guma Zorrilla was a celebrated and awarded theater and movie costume designer. See more »

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