Spouse David Elwell (m. 2006)
|Name Catalina Moreno|
Years active 2004–present
|Full Name Catalina Sandino Moreno|
Born April 19, 1981 (age 42) (1981-04-19) Bogota, Colombia
Education Pontifical Xavierian University
Awards Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead
Nominations Academy Award for Best Actress
Movies Maria Full of Grace, Medeas, The Hottest State, At the Devil's Door, A Most Violent Year
Similar People David Elwell, Joshua Marston, Nicholas McCarthy, Yenny Paola Vega, David Slade
Actress catalina sandino moreno
Catalina Sandino Moreno (born 19 April 1981) is a Colombian actress. She shared the Silver Bear with Charlize Theron and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Maria Full of Grace (2004).
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Life and career
Sandino Moreno was born in Bogotá, Colombia. Before becoming an actress, she studied advertising at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá. Casting calls for Maria Full of Grace were conducted in both New York and Colombia where she was initially noticed for her talent at the acting school in Bogotá. She was then referred to a casting audition where she beat over 900 girls for the lead role. Sandino Moreno's role in this movie made her the first Colombian, the second South American, and third Hispanic actress nominated for an Academy Award.
She is the current CEO of El Delirio Productions, a production company based in Los Angeles and Bogotá. Catalina Sandino Moreno is now working in the pre production of El Delirio's first feature film called Gratitude, written and directed by Nicolás Sandino Moreno; her business partner and brother.
In 2006, she played roles in Fast Food Nation and Paris, je t'aime. In 2008, she appeared alongside Benicio del Toro in Steven Soderbergh's Che, playing the role of Aleida March de Guevara. She played the role of female Vampire Maria in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.
In November 2013, it was announced she would play the title role in the forthcoming biopic Castro's Daughter, based on Alina Fernández’s autobiography of the same name.
On October 20, 2014, it was announced that she would be joining the final season of Falling Skies in a recurring role as Isabella.