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Actor / Actress

Andrés Parra

Born in Cali, September 18, 1977. Famed theater, film and television actor with specialized training in collective character creation based on improvisational exercises and theatrical games.
Graduate of the Teatro Libre theater school, Andres went on to train in Theater Games with Clive Barker (England), Audience Creation with Cristina King Miranda (Mexico), Clown with Miguel Borrás (France), Production with Clarisa Ruiz (Colombia) and Stage Make-up with Inda Blatch Geib (USA). Parra began acting at the age of 11 and his first teacher was Patricia Llinás, who encouraged him to study at the Teatro Libre, which he did and, therefore, took longer than usual to complete his high school studies.
Much of his life to date has been dedicated to the theater. From 1994 to 1997 the actor starred in Man of La Mancha, Tiempos de Fidel, I "toing" Panamá, Bodas de sangre, Xochi y Pilly and Instant Happiness, all under the direction of Patricia Llinás. In 2000 he appeared in Stepan Stepanovich’s 9 Desmayos under the direction of Ricardo Camacho and King Lear, directed by José Domingo Garzón.  In 2001 he starred in Esther Celis’s Damian; then, in 2001, appeared in Ricardo Camacho’s Julius Ceasar and had a part in En la diestra de Dios padre directed by Germán Moure. In 2004 Parra appeared in El país de los juguetes under the direction of Paola Benjumea and in 2007 in a staging of Sin mente by Ramses Ramos and in 2010 Pillow Man directed by Pedro Salazar. As an acting coach he has directed Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, Moliere’s The Bourgeois Gentleman, Miguel de Cervantes’s Out of the Wings and the research lab Shakespeare’s Woman.
His television work includes productions for Canal Caracol (Por amor a Gloria (2005) in which he played Lorenzo de la Pava; Casados con hijos (2005); Quién manda a quién? (2006); Nuevo Rico Nuevo Pobre (2007); El cartel de los sapos, which earned him Best Series Actor at the 2009 Cartagena Film Festival; Muñoz vale por dos (2008); Cámara café (2008), El encantador (2009), Hilos de amor (2009), El cartel II (2010), Amar y temer (2011), La Bruja (2011), Escobar, el patrón del mal (2012) and the Spanish Television series Operación Jaque. Parra has also appeared in commercials for Bancolombia, Alpina, Fresco Royal, Almacenes Ley, Granahorrar, Tetrapak and many others.
His short films include Santuario (2003) directed by Jairo Rojas; Ciudad Crónica (2005) by Klych López, winner of Best Audiovisual at the 2006 In Vitro Visual awards; Ojos que no ven (2006) by Paloma Lizarralde; Ventanas (2006) by Susana Ballesteros; Golpes porque sí (2006) by Natalia Gonzáles; Collar de perlas (2007) by Klych López, winning short at the TNT “Proyecto 48” awards; Cría cuervos (2007) by Fabián Hernández; and QR9 16-48 (2008) by Francisco Bermúdez and Farid Pinilla.
He has worked in more than fifteen national and international films including the features El Trato (2004) by Francisco Norden; Satanás (2006) by Andi Baiz; Love in the Time of Cholera (2006 – USA) by Mike Newell; Doctor Alemán (2007 – Germany) by Tom Schreiber; Perro come perro (2007) by Carlos Moreno and Nochebuena (2008) by Camila Loboguerrero. His first starring role on the big screen came with La pasión de Gabriel (2009) by Luís Alberto Restrepo, which earned him Best Ibero-American Actor at the 24th Guadalajara International Film Festival and a Macondo Award for Best Starring Actor from Colombia’s Academy of Film Arts and Sciences. Sanandresito (2012) by Alessandro Angulo; Los futbolistas by Juan Falla and El cartel de los sapos by Carlos Moreno are soon to premiere.