Ninel Conde remained unknown to the Northern American public till 2006 when she appeared in a series Ugly Betty. Ninel Conde was born on September 29, 1970 in Toluca, Mexico. In her teens Conde hesitated a bit what profession to choose for her future career and when she stopped on acting she was nearly twenty at that time. Nevertheless, she took acting very seriously and studied it in workshops. Great Mexican actors Rene Pereira and Sergio Jimenez appeared to be her teachers. The year 1995 was rather productive as Conde succeeded to get a number of minor roles in several Mexican telenovelas, limited running TV series. In 2003 Conde focused on singing more and the same year Conde released her self-entitled debut album. Ninel's popularity was extremely raised due to her appearance in a television show Big Brother VIP, a reality show which won her multitude of fans. The same year she was cast to land her most remarkable role in a series Rebelde. Her character Alma Rey gained her additional popularity in Australia, Africa, Chile and Romania. She claimed she is going to star in another Mexican telenovela entitled Mar de Amor, which is presently being filmed.