Yalitza Aparicio, born Yalitza Aparicio Martinez is a Mexican Film Actress.
Born: December 11, 1993 in Tiaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Education: Bachelor Degree
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5′ 5″ (1.65 m)
Yalitza Aparicio made her movie debut as Cleo in Alfonso Cuaron’s 2018 drama Roma, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
Although she does not have formal training in acting, but rather has pursued a degree in pre-school education, she won her first acting role just prior to qualifying as a teacher. She has also appeared on the Vanity Fair 2019 ‘Hollywood Issue’ cover and Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2019. Aparicio is the first indigenous American woman and the second Mexican woman to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination, following Salma Hayek for her role in 2002’s Frida.
She has also earned nominations in the same category from the Chicago Film Critics Association, the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards, the Hollywood Film Awards, the Gotham Awards, the San Francisco Critics Circle, the Satellite Awards and the Women Film Critics Circle, as well as recognition from Time and the New York Times. Yalitza Aparicio appeared on the cover of Vogue Mexico in January 2019 and was given the keys to Panama City, Panama in April 2019.