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Perla Farias

Perla Farías Lombardini
Born (1962-04-23) April 23, 1962 (age 58)
Alma materNorthwestern University
  • Actor
  • Director
  • Producer
  • Screenwriter
  • Executive

Perla Farías Lombardini (born April 23, 1962) is a Venezuelan-born American television director, producer, screenwriter, and an executive at Telemundo.

Early life

She is the daughter of Italian actress Gioia Lombardini and Cuban director Daniel Farías.[1] Her younger sister, Gioia Arismendi, is also an actress, and her brother, Dionisio, also worked in television.[2] As a child, Farías reportedly did not enjoy the atmosphere of fame around her parents, but still chose to be an actress.[3]

At the age of 14, Farías was enrolled in an international high school in Switzerland. She studied Social Communication at Northwestern University.[3]


Farías was formerly a telenovela actress in Venezuela. Both uncomfortable with acting[3] and unhappy with the storytelling of the typical novelas, she had her character killed off and then began a new style of telenovela in the United States, promoting her network Telemundo to overtake rivals Univision.[4] She began writing with her cousin José Ignacio Cabrujas, who had encouraged her to write and not act because it suited her better.[3] Her move to the United States to continue television production in 2005 is considered to be part of the Bolivarian diaspora.[1]

Farías' productions have become popular in the regular prime-time markets: Juana la virgen was remade into Jane the Virgin, and La Reina del Sur's premiere beat out even English-language programming and stars an unconventional female lead.[1] She has also been applauded for creating shows that depict Latin Americans positively and start discussions.[1][5] She has described creating La Reina del Sur as "a big risk",[6] but several years later was steering Telemundo into dramas with fewer telenovela stereotypes, accounting for growing change in tastes and the Spanish-language US broadcast sector.[7]

In 2011 she helped write the musical Magicus: El Bosque Reciclad, created by her sister.[8] In 2016 she was promoted to be Senior VP of Scripted Development at Telemundo,[9] where she is also Head Writer.[10]

In 2018, some of her creative works were seized and broadcast by RCTV.[11]

Television series


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  10. ^ "Telemundo Studios shakes up its management ranks". Media Moves. December 12, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ "Denuncian". El Universal (in Spanish). August 14, 2018. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Falsa identidad: ¿Telemundo y Netflix renovarán la serie para una temporada 2?". (in Spanish). March 3, 2019. Retrieved 2019.
  13. ^ De Luca, Isabel (July 21, 2013). "Nos moldes brasileiros, 'Fina estampa' vira 'Marido en alquiler' em remake para o público hispânico". (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Perla Farías es la escritora de Flor Salvaje". Retrieved 2019.
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  22. ^ "CUAL DE ESTA TELENOVELA TE GUSTO MAS?". July 23, 2012. Retrieved 2019.
  23. ^ "Ellos nos echan el cuento..." Revista Estampas. Retrieved 2015.
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