Adriana Barraza

Active - 1998 - 2015  |   Born - Mar 5, 1956 in Toluca, Mexico  |   Genres - Drama, Comedy Drama, Horror, Comedy, Thriller

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After appearing in a number of Mexican television series throughout the 1990s, actress Adriana Barraza was seen by international audiences for the first time in 2000 with a supporting role in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's critically acclaimed ensemble film Amores Perros. In 2006, she re-teamed with Iñárritu for the equally well-received Babel and netted both Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for her performance.

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  • In 1985, moved to Mexico City to become a theater director.
  • Acted in numerous telenovelas.
  • Mexican filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu cast her in his directorial debut, Amores Perros (2000), which was her first international film.
  • Worked as a dialogue coach for the Telemundo Network and for the 2004 Adam Sandler film Spanglish.