Catalina Sandino Moreno Biography
Born April 19, 1981 in Bogota Columbia, Catalina took acting classes in Bogota Theater where she was finally discovered by an anonymous fan who later recommend her name to the casting agent for Maria Full of Grace in 2004. Catalina landed as the lead role in the movie where she was later nominated for Best Actress in 2005 Oscar for her outstanding Performance.
In the film Maria Full of Grace, Catalina Sandino Moreno played the girl Maria who turned out to be a beautiful woman in the end. Her character in the movie made a big impact on Catalina Sandino Moreno in choosing the right roles for in her future projects. She no longer wants to make movies with light story but prefer those with power just like Maria Full of Grace.
Catalina Sandino Moreno studied Advertising in British School in Columbia before moving to New York City in 2003. She decided to leave Columbia to look for better acting opportunities in the streets of New York where acting is rewarded with higher pay. Now, Catalina Sandino Moreno is one of the busiest leading actresses in Hollywood.
Catalina Sandino Moreno is currently filming two movies to be released 2008 namely; The Argentine and Guerilla. Catalinas film credits include Love in the Time of Cholera (2007), Corazon de la tierra, El (2007), The Hottest State (2006), Fast Food Nation (2006) Paris, je taime (2006), Journey to the End of the Night (2006) and Maria Full of Grace (2004).
Catalina Sandino Moreno is one of the three Hispanic Actresses who received an Oscar Nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Catalina joined the elite group of Hispanic Artists like Salma Hayek who was nominated for her role in Frida (2002) and Penelope Cruz for Volver (2006).
A huge fan of Ang Lee, Catalina Sandino Moreno is looking forward to work with Pedro Almodovar and Alejandro Amenabar. Her favorite artists in the industry include Javier Bardem, Gael Garcia Bernal, Cate Blanchett and Frances McDormand. In Hollywood, Catalina is very close to actor Ethan Hawke.
Catalina was quoted saying that as an actress, and as a person, it is her responsibility to show reality to her viewers. Catalina Sandino Moreno often reads Spanish books where it reminds her about the language, culture and the people of Columbia. She is happily married to David Elwell on April 15, 2006.