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Yalitza Aparicio

Yalitza Aparicio Martínez is a Mexican actress. She made her film debut as Cleo in Alfonso Cuarón's 2018 television series Roma, which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. In 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. On October 4, 2019, she was honored as UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador to Indigenous Peoples.

Born Yalitza Aparicio Martínez, December 11, 1993, Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
Occupation Actress
Years active 2018–present

About Yalitza Aparicio

School teacher turned actress who became the first Indigenous woman to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination, and the second Mexican woman, for her role in Roma.

Yalitza Aparicio before fame

She pursued a degree in pre-school education and earned a degree in early childhood education.

Achievement of Yalitza Aparicio

She had to learn to speak Mixtec fluently for Roma.

Yalitza Aparicio family life

Her father is Mixtec and her mother is Triqui.

Associations of Yalitza Aparicio

She was the second Mexican woman to receive an Oscar nomination after Salma Hayek.

Top Facts You Did Not Know About Yalitza Aparicio

Oaxacan actresses. The Mixtecs. Native American actors. Mexican actresses of the 21st century. BBC 100 women. Mexican actress

Latest information about Yalitza Aparicio updated on August 02 2021.