Catalina Sandino Moreno

Highest Rated: 97% Maria Full of Grace (2004)
Lowest Rated: 18% Incarnate (2016)
Birthday: Apr 19, 1981
Birthplace: Bogota, Colombia
Arriving from virtually nowhere to stun viewers with her powerful performance as a poverty-stricken Colombian rose plantation employee looking to make a better life for herself and her unborn child in director Joshua Marston's Maria Full of Grace, first-time actress Catalina Sandino Moreno seemed to elicit near unanimous praise from critics and film lovers worldwide. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, raven-haired beauty Moreno developed an interest in becoming an actor which prompted the young hopeful to enroll in the Ruben Di Pietro theater academy while she was still in high school. It was during this time that she essayed a number of stage performances in such productions as Griselda Gambaro's Acuerdo Para Cambiar de Casa, Tennessee Williams' The Dark Room, and Christopher Durang's Laughing Wild. Later studying advertising and theater at a Bogotá college, Moreno caught the eye of director Marston during an audition for Maria Full of Grace, and it didn't take long to convince the director that -- despite her relative lack of experience -- she was the perfect candidate for the complex and demanding role. Indeed, Moreno brought undeniable depth and onscreen charisma to her thoughtful portrayal of a smart but desperate mother-to-be, earning the emerging starlet numerous critical accolades in addition to a Best Actress nomination for the 77th Annual Academy Awards. Packing her bags for New York City shortly thereafter, Moreno enrolled at the famed Lee Strasberg Institute while preparing for her New York stage debut in a production of Shakespeare's King John at the Frog and Peach Theater Company.Her career officially on track in the U.S., Moreno would enjoy a consistent presence on screen over the coming years, in films like Fast Food Nation, Che, and A Stranger in Paradise.


Highest Rated Movies



18% Incarnate Camilla $4.9M 2016
No Score Yet Custody Sara Diaz 2016
89% A Most Violent Year Luisa 2015
42% At The Devil's Door Leigh 2014
No Score Yet A Stranger In Paradise Jules 2014
78% Medeas Christina 2014
No Score Yet Swelter Carmen 2014
68% Magic Magic Barbara 2013
No Score Yet Roa María de Roa 2013
21% For Greater Glory Adriana $5.7M 2012
48% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse Maria $300.6M 2010
67% Che: Part One (The Argentine) Aleida March $1.6M 2009
79% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla) Aleida March $2.1M 2008
25% Love in the Time of Cholera Hildebranda Sanchez $4.6M 2007
32% The Hottest State Sara Garcia 2007
87% Paris Je T'aime Ana $4.9M 2007
No Score Yet El Corazón de la tierra (The Heart of the Earth) Blanca Bosco 2007
No Score Yet Journey to the End of the Night Angie 2007
50% Fast Food Nation Sylvia $1M 2006
No Score Yet Journey to the End of the Night Actor 2006
97% Maria Full of Grace Maria $6.6M 2004


58% American Gothic
Christina Morales Christina
  • 2016
85% The Affair
Luisa Cole Luisa
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
59% Red Band Society
Eva Eva Palacios
  • 2014

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