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Catalina Sandino Moreno



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.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
16% Incarnate
  • Camilla
2016
89% A Most Violent Year
  • Luisa
2015
28% At The Devil's Door
  • Leigh
2014
No Score Yet A Stranger In Paradise
  • Actor
2014
78% Medeas
  • Christina
2014
No Score Yet Swelter
  • Carmen
2014
68% Magic Magic
  • Barbara
2013
No Score Yet Roa
  • María de Roa
2013
18% For Greater Glory
  • Adriana
2012
49% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Maria
2010
66% Che: Part One (The Argentine)
  • Aleida March
2009
80% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)
  • Aleida March
2008
26% Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Hildebranda Sanchez
2007
32% The Hottest State
  • Sara Garcia
2007
87% Paris Je T'aime
  • Ana
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
2006
No Score Yet Journey to the End of the Night
  • Actor
2006
97% Maria Full of Grace
  • Maria
2004

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
85% The Affair
2014
  • Luisa Cole Luisa
61% American Gothic
2016
  • Christina Morales Christina
58% Red Band Society
2014-2015
  • Eva Eva Palacios

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