Ninel Conde, born in 1970, in Toluca, is a Mexican singer, actress, and model. Conde studied at the Centro de Arte y Teatro Emilia Carranza and workshops of Sergio Jiménez and René Pereira. After her studies Conde worked on Televisa, and with Bajo el Mismo Rostro (1995), Luz Clarita (1996) and on TV Azteca with Catalina y Sebastián (1999) and Como en el cine (2001). In addition to telenovelas, Conde has participated in several television shows such as Al Derecho y Al Derbez, Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres, Gente con Chispa, El Gordo y La Flaca, Sábado Gigante, among others. Her career as an actress has been mostly on television but Conde also appeared in the film Mujeres Frente al Espejo in which she shared credits with other major actresses, such as Silvia Pasquel, Gabriela Goldsmith and Isaura Espinoza, under the direction of Sergio Jiménez.
Conde was awarded the Sol de Oro for the telenovela Catalina y Sebastián, as Best New Actress and the Palmas de Oro for Mujeres frente al Espejo. In 2003, Conde released her first album titled Ninel Conde which contains the single "Callados" on which he sings with Jose Manuel Figueroa her boyfriend. This album contains songs of Joan Sebastian (father of Jose Manuel Figueroa), Fato, Roberto Libi and Kiko Campos. This actress and singer, who admires Angelica Aragón, Maria Felix, Demi Moore and Meryl Streep, has also participated on 7 mujeres, 1 homosexual y Carlos (2004) directed by René Bueno and co-starred by Mauricio Ochmann (from Como en el cine).
In 2004, Conde participated in the third edition of the reality show Big Brother VIP, and was voted-off after 43 days of confinement. In October of the same year she began acting on Rebelde produced by Pedro Damián. That same year she broke up with Jose Manuel Figueroa and is rumored to be dating millionaire politician, boxer and businessman Jorge Kahwagi. Though her most powerful role has been as Alma Rey in Rebelde (2004-2006). In that role she expanded her career from the Chile, to Romania , Africa and Australia in which the telenovela appeared.
In 2006 Conde began appearing on the American dramedy series Ugly Betty where she portrays an actress on a 'faux' telenovela that is seen by the main character's family. In 2008, she played the character Rosario Montes in Fuego En La Sangre alongside Adela Noriega and Eduardo Yañez. On August, 2009 Ninel confirms to appears in Mexican telenovela Mar de amor as Coral (main-villain of the story), the telenovela was produced by Natalie Lartilleux. Conde is expected to release her untitled new musical project by 2011.