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. Her roles include the films Maria Full of Grace, Journey to the End of the Night, Paris, je t’aime, Fast Food Nation, The Hottest State, Che, Magic Magic, Swelter, Incarnate, and The Quarry, and the shows The Affair and From.

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), Ariana DeBose (for West Side Story, 2021), Ana de Armas (for Blonde, 2022), and America Ferrera (for Barbie, 2023), are thus far the only actors of Latin-American descent born after 1980 to have been nominated for an acting Oscar, with Ariana winning.

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