Who is Laia Manzanares?
Laia Manzanares was born on 30 March 1994, in Barcelona, Spain, and is an actress, known for her appearances in several Spanish films and television projects. She gaine her start in the entertainment industry through acting in music videos, such as “The Less I Know the Better” by Tame Impala.
The Riches of Laia Manzanares
How rich is Laia Manzaners? As of mid-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned largely through a successful career in acting. She’s also gained a huge amount of popularity online, which it has led to other opportunities as well. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life and Acting Beginnings
Very little is known about Laia’s life before her rise to fame. According to several sources, she was raised in Barcelona and learned early on how to speak several languages, including Catalan, French, English and Spanish. There are almost no details regarding her childhood, family, and her education. She had an inclination towards singing and dancing, which later led to her developing an interest towards working in the entertainment industry.
One of her first appearances was in the music video entitled “The Less I Know The Better” by Tame Impala. Tame is a psychedelic music project in Australia created by Kevin Parker, who does most of the work on the music. As a touring act, other band members are also involved, and are signed to Interscope Records in the US, and Fiction Records in the UK. The video was released in 2016, and attracted numerous nominations.
Rise to Prominence
Shortly after appearing in the music video, Manzanares’ popularity grew significantly, and she then appeared in the competition called “El Gran Dictat” of “The Great Dictation”. The show began in 2009 and was broadcast during weekend nights. The contestants compete using the technicalities of language in Catalan – there are several tests including finding the wrong word, trying to associate two images to a word, or finding the missing lyric in a song. The most successful contestant managed to win over 98,000 euro – and this occurred in 2015.
— Laia Manzanares (@LaiaManzanares) November 30, 2016
During the same year Laia was cast in the television series entitled “Merli”, which aired from 2016 to 2018 and she was a part of the show for its entire duration. The series follows a philosophy teacher of the same name who teaches students to think freely using unusual methods. Each episode is named after a different philosopher, and is inspired by films such as “Dead Poets Society”. As denoted by the name, the episode approaches one of the philosophies or school the philosopher established including They’ve dealt with Peripatetics, Schopenhauer, and Nietzsche. The rights to the show was bought by Netflix, and it aired in the United States in Catalan as well as in Spanish.
End of Merli and Recent Projects
Laia made her “Merli” debut in the second season, as a new student who was originally from Ukraine. She is admired by both girls and boys but later takes an interest in the character Gerard, thinking that she can help him get over his interest in another girl. She likes to get involved with people, and is not afraid to show that she is more experienced in terms of relationships as well as sex. The last season revealed more about her past, her biological mother, and her origins.
Her next project would come in 2018 entitled “El Reino” – “The Realm”. It is a thriller film directed by Rodrigo Sorogoyen and was screened during the Toronto International Film Festival, and won seven awards during the 33rd Goya Awards. While she didn’t have a big role in the film, it was enough to help move her career forward. The following year, she was cast in the short film “La Tierra Ilamando a Ana”, which tells the love story of a couple named Ana and Juan.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known in terms of Manzanares’ romantic relationships. She has not posted anything about a boyfriend, but has been romantically linked to Albert Baro, who was her co-star in “The Less I Know the Better”, mainly due to their sex scenes in the music video. However, she has declared that the two of them are close friends and both their careers have been propelled by the project. They celebrated the third year anniversary of the music video’s release sometime in early-2019.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is highly active online through accounts on social media, having an account on the website Instagram in which she has over 253,000 followers. She mainly uses the website to promote her work, while also promoting some of her advocacies. She also does theatrical productions, and posts a lot of personal photos. She is not afraid to show skin as evident in her posts. She has posed topless with her friends, and has also been skinny-dipping at the beach. She has a Twitter account too, which has over 11,000 followers and it is also used to promote advocacies. She also uses the platform to promote her work, linking to publications that have featured her.