Paulina Gaitan

Active - 2004 - 2020  |   Born - Jul 23, 1991 in Mexico City, Mexico  |   Genres - Drama, Thriller

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Biography by Nathan Southern

Hispanic actress Paulina Gaitan debuted on-camera in her adolescent years, with a memorably difficult part that brought her international crossover success: that of Adriana, a young girl kidnapped and sold into underground sex slavery against her will, in Marco Kreuzpaintner's lurid thriller Trade (2007).

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  • Began acting at age 9 as an extra in a soap opera, and had significant parts in early films such as her big-screen debut, Innocent Voices (2004), and a breakthrough introduction to U.S. audiences in Trade (2007).
  • Received a Best Actress nomination at Mexico's Ariel Awards for Insignificant Things (2008).
  • For starring role in festival-favorite Sin Nombre (2009), the Mexican-born actor had to convince American director Cary Fukunaga that she could do a Honduran accent.