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|
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.
She pursued a degree in pre-school education and earned a degree in early childhood education.
She had to learn to speak Mixtec fluently for Roma.
Her father is Mixtec and her mother is Triqui.
She was the second Mexican woman to receive an Oscar nomination after Salma Hayek.
Oaxacan actresses. The Mixtecs. Native American actors. Mexican actresses of the 21st century. BBC 100 women. Mexican actress