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Peruvian and Latinamerican Biography in spanish

->Country: Cuba
->Category: Actors and Actresses

Jorge Perugorria


In Cuba, his name is associated to a much loved and admired character, regardlessof the personality he adopts in the many roles he has played. It could very wellbe a joyful homosexual, in Strawberry and Chocolate; a very macho truck driver,in Guantanamera; a gluttonous rogue, in Waiting List, or a tormented "marielito" émigré,in Honey For Oshun. The big screen professional was born in Havana, Cuba, in 1965 and his work asan actor began with small roles in television and theater. He stepped out ofanonymity when in 1993 Cuban director Tomas Gutierrez Alea, popularly known asTiton, chose him to play one of the key characters in Strawberry and Chocolate. Of Spanish ascent, Jorge Perugorria is the first member of his family to be bornin Havana, Cuba. The first ten of his 20 years of professional life were devoted to theater. "Thesetwenty years have been of intense work. After Strawberry and Chocolate, I havemade more than thirty films," says Perugorria.

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