Adriana Barraza

Actress, Director, Acting coach
Adriana Barraza was an established actor, producer and director in her native Mexico and in the Spanish-language television world before coming to American attention in acclaimed dramas from fellow countryman, Alejandro ... Read more »
Born: 03/05/1956

Filmography

Actor (18)

Queen of the South 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Buen Día, Ramón 2015 (Movie)

Esperenza (Actor)

Wild Horses 2015 (Movie)

Mrs. Davis (Actor)

Cake 2014 (Movie)

Silvana (Actor)

Mariachi Gringo 2014 (Movie)

Magdalena (Actor)

The Strain 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Night Has Settled 2013 (Movie)

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Burning Palms 2011 (Movie)

Louisa Alvarez (Actor)

From Prada to Nada 2011 (Movie)

Aurelia Jimenez (Actor)

Thor 2011 (Movie)

Isabela Alvarez (Actor)

And Soon the Darkness 2010 (Movie)

(Actor)

Drag Me to Hell 2009 (Movie)

Shaun San Dena (Actor)

Mount Bayo 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

Rage 2009 (Movie)

(Actor)

CSI: Miami 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Henry Poole Is Here 2008 (Movie)

Esperanza Martinez (Actor)

Babel 2006 (Movie)

Amelia (Actor)

Amores Perros 2001 (Movie)

Octavio's Mother (Actor)

Biography

Adriana Barraza was an established actor, producer and director in her native Mexico and in the Spanish-language television world before coming to American attention in acclaimed dramas from fellow countryman, Alejandro González Iñárritu. Barraza's two-plus decade career in Mexico included a great deal of directing on telenovelas, as well as on the influential television series, "Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real," (Televisa, Univision, 1985- ). However she also earned a reputation as a distinguished stage and screen actress. Barraza's first English language role - playing the nanny of an American couple who finds herself trapped on the other side of the border with her young charges in "Babel" (2006) - earned the actress Academy Award and Golden Globe nominations and piqued the interest of a slew of international directors. Following her American film breakout, Barraza appeared in British director Sally Potter's "Rage" (2009) and Sam Raimi's "Drag Me to Hell" (2009), and continued to offer powerful, multi-dimensional portraits of the types of immigrant women often reduced to clichéd stereotypes by Hollywood.

Milestones

2008

Appeared opposite Luke Wilson in Mark Pellington's "Henry Poole is Here"

2006

Re-teamed with Iñárritu for the well-received ensemble "Babel"; earned Golden Globe, SAG and Oscar nominations for Supporting Actress

2005

Worked as a Spanish dialect coach on the Adam Sandler flick, "Spanglish"

2002

Helmed the Mexican soap opera "Complices al Rescate"

2001

Helmed the Mexican soap opera "El Manantial"

2000

Made international debut in director Alejandro González Iñárritu's critically acclaimed ensemble film "Amores Perros"

2000

Directed the Mexican soap opera "Locura de Amor"

1999

Starred in the sequel, "La Segunda Noche (The Second Night)"

1999

Cast in the Mexican feature "La Paloma de Marsella"

1998

Starred in the feature film "La Primera Noche (The First Night)"

1995

Directed and starred in the long-running series "Mujer, casos de la vida real"

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