Catalina Sandino Moreno

LOS ANGELES - JUL 08:  Catalina Sandino Moreno arrives to the "T

Moreno in 2013, photo by DFree/

Place of Birth: Bogotá, Colombia

Date of Birth: April 19, 1981

Ethnicity: Colombian

Catalina Sandino Moreno is a Colombian actress. She is the daughter of Martha Moreno and Raúl Sandino. Catalina is married to David Elwell, with whom she has one child.

She is the first person born in the 1980s to have been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress (for Maria Full of Grace, 2004). Anna Paquin is the first person born in the decade to have received an acting nomination, Best Supporting Actress in 1993, which she won.

Catalina, Yalitza Aparicio (for Roma, 2018), and Ariana DeBose (for West Side Story, 2021), are thus far the only actors of Latin-American descent born after 1980 to have been nominated for an acting Oscar, with Ariana winning.

1 Response

  1. andrew says:

    parents: Raúl Sandino and Martha Moreno

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