Latin American actress Norma Aleandro is best known in the U.S. for her distinguished (she won the Best Actress award at Cannes) performance in the Oscar-winning 1985 film, The Official Story. Prior to that, Aleandro was a distinguished performer, playwright and director on the South American stage. She also appeared regularly on television. Aleandro was born to a theatrical family in Argentina. She began treading the boards while still a child and grew up to become one of the country's premiere actresses. Unfortunately, she was quite up-front about her liberal views and during the late 1970s was exiled to Uruguay. Later she moved to Spain and did not return to Argentina until 1982. She soon rekindled her career and began performing in films as well as on the stage. In 1987, Aleandro was nominated for an Academy Award for her work in Gaby -- A True Story. She also co-wrote one screenplay, Los Herederos and has published poetry and short stories.