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Catalina Sandino Moreno

Highest Rated:   100% Barbarians (2022)
Lowest Rated:   17% Incarnate (2016)
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Birthplace:   Bogota, Colombia
Arriving from virtually nowhere to stun viewers with her powerful performance as a poverty-stricken Colombian rose plantation employee looking to make a better life for herself and her unborn child in director Joshua Marston's Maria Full of Grace, first-time actress Catalina Sandino Moreno seemed to elicit near unanimous praise from critics and film lovers worldwide. A native of Bogotá, Colombia, raven-haired beauty Moreno developed an interest in becoming an actor which prompted the young hopeful to enroll in the Ruben Di Pietro theater academy while she was still in high school. It was during this time that she essayed a number of stage performances in such productions as Griselda Gambaro's Acuerdo Para Cambiar de Casa, Tennessee Williams' The Dark Room, and Christopher Durang's Laughing Wild. Later studying advertising and theater at a Bogotá college, Moreno caught the eye of director Marston during an audition for Maria Full of Grace, and it didn't take long to convince the director that -- despite her relative lack of experience -- she was the perfect candidate for the complex and demanding role. Indeed, Moreno brought undeniable depth and onscreen charisma to her thoughtful portrayal of a smart but desperate mother-to-be, earning the emerging starlet numerous critical accolades in addition to a Best Actress nomination for the 77th Annual Academy Awards. Packing her bags for New York City shortly thereafter, Moreno enrolled at the famed Lee Strasberg Institute while preparing for her New York stage debut in a production of Shakespeare's King John at the Frog and Peach Theater Company.Her career officially on track in the U.S., Moreno would enjoy a consistent presence on screen over the coming years, in films like Fast Food Nation, Che, and A Stranger in Paradise.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
100% Barbarians
  • Actor
2022
41% The Quarry
  • Celia
2020
No Score Yet The Quarry
  • Celia
2020
17% Incarnate
  • Camilla
$4.9M 2016
60% Custody
  • Sara Diaz
2016
90% A Most Violent Year
  • Luisa
2015
43% At The Devil's Door
  • Leigh
2014
No Score Yet A Stranger In Paradise
  • Jules
2014
80% Medeas
  • Christina
2014
No Score Yet Swelter
  • Carmen
2014
68% Magic Magic
  • Barbara
2013
No Score Yet Roa
  • María de Roa
2013
20% For Greater Glory
  • Adriana
$5.7M 2012
47% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Maria
$300.6M 2010
68% Che: Part One (The Argentine)
  • Aleida March
$1.6M 2009
79% Che: Part Two (Guerrilla)
  • Aleida March
$2M 2008
27% Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Hildebranda Sanchez
$4.6M 2007
32% The Hottest State
  • Sara Garcia
2007
86% Paris Je T'aime
  • Ana
$4.9M 2007
No Score Yet El Corazón de la tierra (The Heart of the Earth)
  • Blanca Bosco
2007
No Score Yet Journey to the End of the Night
  • Angie
2007
49% Fast Food Nation
  • Sylvia
$1M 2006
No Score Yet Journey to the End of the Night
  • Actor
2006
97% Maria Full of Grace
  • Maria
$6.6M 2004

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
88% Room 104
2017-2020
  • Maria
  • 2019
58% American Gothic
2016
  • Christina Morales Christina
  • 2016
86% The Affair
2014-2019
  • Luisa Cole Luisa
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
79% Falling Skies
2011-2015
  • Isabella
  • 2015
59% Red Band Society
2014-2015
  • Eva Eva Palacios
  • 2014
No Score Yet From
  • Actor

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