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Carolina "Caro" Andrea Ibarra (born May 6, 1980) is an Argentine actress and host. She has worked on a number of Disney projects and gained prominence as the host of Zapping Zone on Disney Channel. She portrays Ana on Soy Luna.

Life and HistoryEdit

Caro Ibarra grew up wanting to become a ballerina and studied at the Instituto Superior de Arte del Teatro Colón; she was classmates with the famed ballerina Paloma Herrera.[3] She only started studying theater at age 17.[3] In 2000, Ibarra became the host of the Disney Channel LA original production Zapping Zone with Dany Martins and later, Diego Sassi Alcalá and Clara Alonso.[4] The show was used to promote various Disney properties and featured a mix of games, news, and videos.[4] She left the show after 8 years to pursue her acting career.[3][5]

After Zapping Zone, Ibarra hosted Team Angels, a companion series to Casi ángeles that followed the musical group Teen Angels on tour.[3][6] She traveled to Madrid, Israel, and Venezuela with her co-host Gastón Vietto.[3][6] Then, she co-hosted the ecological program Recurso natural in 2010.[7] Since 2010, Ibarra has hosted the program La casa del pop on Quiero.[8][9] She has won a Premio Martín Fierro for her work on La casa del pop.[10]

While on Zapping Zone, Ibarra was given the opportunity to voice the babysitter in the Spanish dub of The Incredibles.[3] Since then, she has lent her voice to a number of Spanish dubs, such as Pecezuelos (Fish Hooks), Liv y Maddie, Little Chicken, Princesita Sofía (Sofia the First), and Cars.[11][12] As an actress, Ibarra was a part of the cast of High School Musical: El Desafío as Martha, the captain of the field hockey team.[13] She also had guest roles on Rebelde Way and Socias.[14] From 2016 to 2018, Ibarra starred as Ana on Soy Luna.

In 2011, 2012 and 2017, Ibarra performed in her own musical for children El mundo de Caro y Juanchi with Juan Macedonio.[15][16] The songs from the show were released as a soundtrack.[17] Also in 2012, Ibarra released an advice book for girls called Entre chicas.[18] In 2019, she joined the cast of Madagascar at the Teatro Colón.[19]

Ibarra is married to Argentine producer Emiliano Paris, whom she shares one son with, Camilo.[2]

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role
1999 Ni idea
2000 - 2008 Zapping Zone Host
2003 Rebelde Way Amalia
2004 Los Increíbles (The Incredibles) Kari McKeen (voice)
2004 - 2006 W.I.T.C.H. Taranee Cook (voice)
2005 Planeta Disney Host
Power Rangers: S.P.D. S.O.P.H.I.E. (voice)
Chicken Little (voice)
2006 Cars (voice)
2007 El arca Bruma (voice)
2008 High School Musical: El Desafío Martha
Socias Maite
2009 Team Angels Host
2010 Recurso natural
2010 - present La casa del pop
2010 - 2014 Pecezuelos (Fish Hooks) Ostrencia (Shellsea) [voice]
2012 Princesita Sofía (Sofia the First) Additional voices
2013 - 2017 Liv y Maddie Karen Rooney (voice)
2016 - 2018 Soy Luna Ana
2017 - 2018 MECH-X4 Lincoln (voice)
2018 Mi hermano es un clon Sonia

Awards and NominationsEdit

Year Award Category Work Result
2012 Premios Martín Fierro Best Female Host La casa del pop Nominated
2013 Best Musical Program
(Pop/Rock/Latino/Jazz)
2014
2016
2017
2018 Won

External Links Edit

TriviaEdit

  • She has worked with Disney for over 15 years.
  • If she wasn't an actress, ballerina, or host, she would be a psychologist.[3]
  • If she could have a superpower, she would fly.[3]
  • Her favorite food is sushi.[3]
  • As a kid, she was bullied over her natural red hair.[2]

GalleryEdit

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ReferencesEdit

  1. 20 Cosas Sobre Mi | Caro Ibarra
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "A CAMILO LE RESULTA RARO QUE ME SALUDEN POR LA CALLE”
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Carolina Ibarra, ex conductora de Zapping Zone de Disney: "Para mí Zapping es todo, aprendí de todo ahí"
  4. 4.0 4.1 Viaje al interior del maravilloso mundo Disney
  5. De chica Disney a "femme fatale"
  6. 6.0 6.1 TEAM ANGELS CAP 1
  7. Caro Ibarra en TV abierta!!
  8. Caro Ibarra conducirá "La Casa del Pop"
  9. La Casa del Pop on Quiero TV
  10. La Casa del Pop ganó el Martin Fierro de Cable, mejor programa musical
  11. Caro Ibarra en Casa de la Cultura
  12. Los famosos que ganan fortunas sin dar la cara
  13. "Cilsa y la gente" Mayo 2008
  14. Caro Ibarra on World Music BA
  15. El mundo de Caro y Juanchi, una obra infantil con el sello de Disney
  16. Caro y Juanchi salen de gira por el país
  17. En El Mundo De Caro Y Juanchi on Amazon
  18. ENTRE CHICAS (Spanish Edition) on Amazon
  19. Simba y Alex en Buenos Aires
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