Katie Barberi

Katie Barberi


Katie Barberi was born on Jan 22, 1972 in Mexico. Katie Barberi's big-screen debut came with Ferris Bueller's Day Off directed by John Hughes in 1986. Katie Barberi is known for The Blexicans directed by Bill Duke, Katie Barberi stars as Lydia and Zandra Rivera as Anna. The upcoming new tvshow Katie Barberi plays is The Blexicans - Season 1 which will be released on Jun 10, 2015.

Mexican American bilingual actress Katie Barberi is arguably one of the most recognizable telenovela stars of her time. Since beginning her career at 10 years of age, Katie has enjoyed a successful career in both English speaking and Spanish speaking television on a global level.At eight years of age, Katie knew she wanted to be an actress and a singer. By the age of nine, Katie had appeared in "Macbeth" and "La Boheme" in the Children's Chorus of The Nevada Opera Company. At ten years of age, Katie quickly began acting professionally in Los Angeles in television, film and on stage, with her first project being Lillian Hellman's "Watch on the Rhine".In her teen years, she had the opportunity to do starring roles in three Disney films: "Spooner", "Appearances", and "Not Quite Human II", opposite Robert Urich, Ernest Borgnine and Alan Thicke. Guest starring roles included debuting in network television opposite Jason Bateman in "It's Your Move", and opposite Michael Landon in his final made for TV movie, "Us" She played Maria Delucci in a recurring role in the NBC series "The Bronx Zoo". At fifteen, Katie starred opposite Anthony Newley and Mackenzie Astin in the now cult classic film "The Garbage Pail Kids Movie".Katie moved to Mexico City in 1994, and starred in such record-breaking telenovelas as "Alguna Vez Tendremos Alas" opposite Kate del Castillo, "El Privilegio de Amar", "Por Tu Amor", and "Salome" for the Mexico City-based studio, Televisa. She then starred in such Telemundo mega hits as "Doña Barbara" and "Eva La Trailera", opposite her dear friends, the late Edith Gonzalez and Vanessa Bauche, Bella Calamidades, and Mi Corazon Insiste opposite Jen Carlos Canela and Ana Layevska.Katie starred for three seasons and 200 Episodes as Úrsula on the hit Nickelodeon Latin America television series "Grachi". She then completed four seasons of the hit Nickelodeon series, "Every Witch Way", which aired on Nickelodeon prime time, reprising the role she made famous in "Grachi".Recent turns in United States television include starring and guest starring roles on "Burn Notice" opposite Sharon Gless, the USA Network pilot "The Arrangement" opposite John Pankow, the pilot "The Blexicans" opposite Rick Najera and Marla Gibbs, and playing the CEO of the gas company, Brenda McKinney, in Season 8 of "Chicago Fire".She has starred in several premiere stage productions in the United States and Mexico, including the rock opera "Dracula", "Equus", "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" and the critically acclaimed comedy "Sweet Fifteen" at the San Diego Repertory Theatre, ending its initial run in 2006. In 2018, Katie was very excited to return to the stage in "Hundreds and Hundreds of Stars" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. In 2019, also in Chicago, she starred in the world premiere of "The Abuelas" at Victory Gardens. In 2022, Katie fulfilled a dream of starring in Lin Manuel Miranda's "In the Heights" as the feisty and loving matriarch of the Rosario family, Camila.Also in 2022, Katie filmed the post-apocalyptical film short "Power Day", written and directed by Chris Edgar, and an as yet untitled series for Paramount Plus, premiering in 2023.Katie was a proud member of the SagAftra negotiating committee for the first Spanish speaking television contract in United States history. She is repped in Los Angeles by Newman/Thomas Management, and in Mexico by BluTalent.Instagram: @therealkatiebarberi Twitter: @katiebarberi

  • Birthday

    Jan 22, 1972
  • Place of Birth

    Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico
  • Also known


Known For

Movies & TV Shows

TV Shows