Starring As Maria in the Film “Insolacion” Actress Dive Assad

Hollywood 411
2 min readFeb 3, 2023
Dive Assad as Maria in “Insolacion”

Dive Assad was born in Veracruz, Mexico and at a very young age studied ballet and other performing arts. She had her first notable role as Fantine in Victor Hugo’s Les Misérables when she was only 15. A few years later she moved to Mexico City to pursue her interests in Filmmaking and acting at the prestigious Universidad Iberoamericana. When she finished there, Dive relocated to Los Angeles, where she enrolled attended the famed Stella Adler Academy of Acting. She has had leading roles in numerous plays, short films, commercials, music videos and feature-length motion pictures.

One of the projects that Dive was featured in was the TV series Entre Dos, which aired on Televisa. She co-starred with Andres Alcocer, Jesus Carus, Jesus More, Omar Chaparro and Ecuadorian Actor and TV Host Paul Guerra. Jesus More and Omar Chaparro have very established careers in Latin American and internationally as well. Dive plays the part of Daniela in this comedy about a Mexican couple fighting to make their relationship work in the middle of the entertainment business. Being an industry full of temptations, Daniela meets a soap opera star, played by Jesus More, who creates doubt in her mind regarding her relationship with Alex.

In the short film Margaret, Dive plays Sister Isabel who conspires with the other nuns to throw Margaret out of the Church after Sister Sarah, played by Desanka Julia Ilic, finds out Margaret is a transgender nun. Margaret was produced by the multi-award winning production company Bang Bang Pictures and directed by IndieFEST honored director Badr Farh. Margaret received a warm welcome, high praise and awards at numerous film festivals including the Kansas International Film Festival and Brighton Rocks, and it went on to win the award of Merit LGBTQ at IndieFEST along with Best Original Score award at the London Independent Film Awards.

Dive stars as Maria in the film Insolacion. Directed by Rogelio Sanchez Toledo, Insolacion was successful in Mexico’s movie theaters and scooped up plenty of awards at film festivals, Including Best Horror Film at the Macabro Film Festival. The famous Mexican actor Adolfo Madera who was featured in the Netflix presentation Narcos: Mexico is also in Insolacion. The story follows a young married couple, Maria and Jose, who are expecting a baby and are living in a post-apocalyptic world. Their world is literally crumbling and heat is the major cause of death, forcing them on a life or death journey to find water in order to survive.

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