Adriana Barraza

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Adriana Barraza
Adriana Barraza adj.jpg
Adriana Barraza, March 2009
Born(1956-03-05) March 5, 1956 (age 58)
Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico
OccupationActress, acting coach, director
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Arnaldo Pipke (m. 2005)
 
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Adriana Barraza
Adriana Barraza adj.jpg
Adriana Barraza, March 2009
Born(1956-03-05) March 5, 1956 (age 58)
Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico
OccupationActress, acting coach, director
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Arnaldo Pipke (m. 2005)

Adriana Barraza (born March 5, 1956)[1] is a Mexican film and television actress and director. She has been nominated for a Golden Globe, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, a Broadcast Film Critics Association and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is also a veteran actress of Televisa telenovelas. Barraza is the third Mexican actress to be nominated for an Academy Award, in a year when ten Mexicans were nominated at the 79th Academy Awards.

Early life[edit]

Barraza was born in Toluca, Estado de Mexico in Central Mexico, and has lived since 1974 with her Argentine husband in Chihuahua. While her spouse taught on the philosophy faculty of the Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, she studied acting at the fine arts school, worked and raised her daughter.

Career[edit]

In 1985, Barraza moved to Mexico City, to work as a theatre director. Since 1985, Barraza has guest starred and directed the Mexican television show Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real, alongside host Silvia Pinal. She has also been a part of the telenovela ensembles of Bajo un Mismo Rostro playing Elvira, La Paloma as Madre Clara and Imperio de Cristal as Flora. In 1997 she took on the role of Nurse Clara Dominguez in Alguna Vez Tendremos Alas.

Her two most recognizable films are Amores Perros and Babel; the latter garnered her nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Online Film Critics Award, and a Chicago Film Critics Circle Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture. She won in this category at the San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards. This role has earned her wide acclaim and she was nominated for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, losing to Jennifer Hudson for her performance in Dreamgirls.

Barraza directed Locura de Amor (in which she also starred), Nunca Te Olvidare and El Manantial. She is also a professional acting coach and has worked with actors for a number of films and television shows, including the American film Spanglish.

She currently works for Telemundo as an acting instructor to smooth out the accents of actors and actresses from all over Latin America, giving them a more Mexican lilt and sound.[2] In 2007, Barraza was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.[3]

Barraza appeared in the films Henry Poole Is Here, Drag Me to Hell, And Soon the Darkness. As 2011, Barraza's latest films include From Prada to Nada and Thor. She currently recurs as Guadalupe Elizalde, on the FX television series The Strain.

Filmography[edit]

List of film and television credits
YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Los cosas simples(TV Movie)
1994Imperio de CristalFloraPilot episode
1995Bajo un mismo rostroElvira
La palomaMadre Clara
1996La culpaTrabajadora Social
1997Alguna vez tendremos alasClara Domínguez
1998Vivo por ElenaHilda 'La Machin'
The First NightMamá de Bruno
1999La paloma de Marsella
2000Locura de amorSoledad Retana
Amores perrosMama Octavio
2001La segunda nocheMama Lulu y Laura
1985–2003Mujer, Casos de la Vida RealLupeAppeared in 8 episodes from 1985–2006
2003Clase 406Mabel
2006BabelAmelia
2007...Y solo humoToñashort film
ERDolores Salazarepisode: "Skye's the Limit
2008Henry Poole Is HereEsperanza Martinez
Tiempo Finalepisode: "Reality Show
CSI: MiamiCarmen Delkoepisode: The DeLuca Motel
2009RageAnita de Los Angeles
Drag Me to HellShaun San Dena
Tres piezas de amor en un fin de semanaSofía
2010RevoluciónChayo
And Soon the DarknessRosamaria
Sucedió en un díaMadre
Burning PalmsLouisa Alvarez
Cerro BayoMarta
Te presento a LauraConchita
2011From Prada to NadaAurelia Jimenez
ThorIsabella Alvarez
2012El Cartel Delos SaposLa abuela
Mariachi GringoMagdalena
2014The StrainGuadalupe ElizaldeRecurring Role
2015CakeSilvana

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryWorkResult
2006About.comBest Supporting Actress In A Motion PictureBabelWon
Academy AwardBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleNominated
Broadcast Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting Actress In A Motion PictureNominated
Chicago Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting Actress In A Motion PictureNominated
Golden Globe AwardsBest Supporting Actress – Motion PictureNominated
Gotham AwardsBest Ensemble CastWon
Imagen AwardsImagen Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
Online Film CriticsBest Supporting Actress In A Motion PictureNominated
Palm Springs International Film FestivalPalm Springs International Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble CastWon
San Francisco Film Critics CircleBest Supporting Actress In A Motion PictureWon
Screen Actors Guild AwardBest Supporting Actress In A Motion PictureNominated
Screen Actors Guild AwardOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
2007ALMA AwardOutstanding Actress In A Motion PictureWon
2011Imagen AwardsImagen Award for Best Supporting ActressFrom Prada to NadaNominated


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