Paola Matienzo was born in Argentina. While studying primary and secondary school, she takes the Classic Dances career in the Escuela Nacional de Danzas.
She continues her studies in the University of Salvador, graduating in social communication. At the same time, she also courses studies in interpretation with Rubén Shumacher, staging with Ricardo Bartis, dramaturgy with Rafael Spregelburg, and some practices in theatre interpretation with these directors: Augusto Fernández, Agustín Alezzo, Roberto Villanueva and Luis Romero.
At that time, she also acted in the next films: “Buenos Aires me mata” (Dir. Beda do Campo Feijó, cast), “Sucede lo que pasa” (Dir. Teresa Constantini, participates), “Mataperros” (Dir. Gabriel Arregui, protagonist). She also acts in a médium-length film “Año nuevo” (Dir. Ramiro Longo, protagonista) and two short films “Gallito ciego” (Dir. Maximiliano Laina, protagonista) and “Se va la luz”, this last one as director and actress, while coursing Film Direction at CERC. Career that she will have to quit in 1999 as she had to move to Spain for familiar reasons.
Once in Madrid, she obtains a scholarship for the Young Directors of Scene studies in Casa de América, where she takes classes with: J. Sanchis Sinisterra, Juan Mayorga, Guillermo Heras and Mauricio Kartún. She also takes a master in audiovisual production in the Universidad Complutense of Madrid and homologates her degree in publicity and public relationships.
In Spain she participates as an actress in the tv shows “Angels i Sant” and “Infidels”, both for TV3 in Barcelona, and in 2019 in the Netflix tv show “Elite”. In 2019 she also directs the shorts film “20 años” and “Alfredo” both pending to be released.
In Europe she trains with directors like: Asghar Farhadi, José Carlos Plaza, Pablo Remón, Gracia Querejeta, Miguel Albadalejo, Cesc Gay, Roger Gual, Carlos Sedes, Mariano Barroso, David Serrano, Benito Zambrano, Luisa Armenteros, Javier Daulte, Miguel Narros y Tamzin Townsend.
And Worked in more than 20 plays like:
“Roma” by Paco Mir, chosen by the Red Nacional de Teatros and by the Platea Program for two national tours, re-released in 2014 in the Teatro Alfil, and also for an international tour in United States. “Dentro y fuera” by Víctor García León two seasons in “Madrid, tour with the Red Nacional de Teatros and Surge festival. “Demonios” by Lars Norén, directed by Julián Fuentes Reta, released in AZarte and 2 seasons in Teatro Galileo. “Versión original subtitulada” by Carol López for the Surge Festival. “Lo que tú quieras” 4 seasons in Madrid and a national tour in Argentina. “¿Dos?” by Borja Ortiz de Gondra, “Criminal” by Javier Daulte and “Verdad o consecuencia” with own dramaturgy.
In United States she participates as actress in the plays: “Los libres cautiverios de Ricardo y Leonisa” by Joseph María Miró in the Miami Dade Auditorium, “Nosotrosuyonuestro” also by Joseph María Miró and production by the Spanish cultural Center in Miami, and “Nada Personal”, directed by Alberto Mateo.
Her next theatre proyect is Umbrío, written and directed by Josep María Miró.
In 2009 creates Azarte, a place of creation, production and exhibition in Madrid, in which she is now Director and programmer.
“ELITE” NETFLIX SPAIN Series (Dir. Dani of the Order).
“INFIDELS” TV3 Miniseries (Dir. Xavier Berraondo) Barcelona. Spain.
“ANGELS I SANTS” TV3 Miniseries (Dir. Pau Freixas). Barcelona. Spain.
“TRUTH CONSEQUENCE” Channel 13. Argentina.
“THE GOLDEN BAND”. Channel 13. Argentina
“12 + 1” Channel 7. Argentina.
“WHAT YOU WANT” (Dramaturgy, direction and interpretation)
“ORIGINAL VERSION SUBTITLED” by Carol López (Direction)
“DEMONS” by Lars Norén. Director Julián Fuentes Reta. (Interpretation)
“THE FREE CAPTIVALS OF RICARDO AND LEONISA” Author Joseph María Miró. (Interpretation)
“NOSOTROSUYONUESTRO” Author Joseph María Miró (Interpretation)
“INSIDE AND OUT” Director Víctor García León. (Original idea and interpretation) “ROMA” by Paco Mir (Direction and interpretation)
“NOTHING PERSONAL” Director Alberto Mateo.
“AUTOMÁTICOS” Author Javier Daulte (Direction)
“BÉSAME MUCHO” Author Javier Daulte (Direction)
“LAS PAKITAS” by Ernesto Caballero (Interpretation)
“ROMA” by Paco Mir (Direction and interpretation)
“LUVING” (Dramaturgy and direction)
“EL PÁNICO” by Rafael Spregelburd (Direction)
“IF YOU NEED ME CALL ME” (Dramaturgy and Direction)
“TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCE” (Dramaturgy, direction and interpretation)
“CRIMINAL” by Javier Daulte (Direction and interpretation)
“DOS?” By Borja Ortiz de Gondra (Direction and interpretation)
“MATAPERROS” (Dir. Gabriel Arregui) (Protagonist). Argentina.
“BUENOS AIRES ME MATA” (Dir. Beda do Campo Feijó) (Distribution). Argentina.
“ACROBACIAS DEL CORAZÓN” (Teresa Constantini) (Participation). Argentina.
“NEW YEAR” (Dir. Ramiro Longo) (Protagonist). Argentina.
“HECHO” (Dir. David Cordón) (Protagonist).
“ALFREDO” (Director and co-star).
“20 YEARS” (Director and co-star).
“EL SOL DE IPANEMA” (Dir. Víctor Villavicencio).
“GALLITO CIEGO” (Dir. Maximiliano Laina) (Protagonist). Argentina. ENERC
“LIGHT GOES AWAY” (Director and protagonist). Argentina. ENERC
Training in Spain: ERNESTO CABALLERO, TAMZIN TOWNSEND, JOSÉ CARLOS PLAZA, MIGUEL NARROS, JAVIER DAULTE, FERNANDO SANSEGUNDO, EDUARDO RECABARREN, CRISTINA ROTA, GRACIA QUEREJETA, VICENTE ARANDA, DAVID SERRANO, EDUARDO MILEWICZ, JAIME CHAVARRI, MARIANO BARROSO, IMANOL URIBE, BENITO ZAMBRANO, MIGUEL ALBADALEJO, CESC GAY, FERNANDO SOTO, PABLO REMÓN.
TECHNICAL MEINSER, WITH JAVIER GALITÓ-CAVA.
Acting training New York: BOB MACANDREW, BERNARD HILLER, JOHN STRASBERG, SUSAN BATSON.
Acting training in Argentina: RUBÉN SHUMACHER. RICARDO BARTIS, AUGUSTO FERNÁNDEZ, AGUSTÍN ALEZZO, ROBERTO VILLANUEVA.
DIRECTION OF CINEMA, ENERC (School belonging to INCAA, Argentine Film Institute).
CLASSICAL AND MODERN DANCE: National Dance School. Buenos Aires, Argentina.
DANCE: CHEVY MURADAY, MONICA RUNDE.
CONTACT: CRISTIANE BOULLOSA.
Dramaturgy: RAFAEL SPREGELBURD, SANCHIS SINISTERRA, MAURICIO KARTÚN, YOLANDA PALLÍN.
LICENSED IN SOCIAL COMMUNICATION. Salvador’s university. Argentina.
LICENSED IN SOCIAL COMMUNICATION AND PUBLIC RELATIONS, Universidad Complutense, Madrid. Spain.
MASTER IN AUDIOVISUAL PRODUCTION. Complutense University, Madrid Spain.
Languages: ADVANCED ENGLISH, SPANISH.
Other: DANCE, SONG, SWIMMING, MOUNTAIN BIKE, SKY, SNOWBOARD, PARACAIDISM, ALA DELTA IN TANDEM, DRIVING CARD.