Catalina Sandino Moreno is an Oscar-nominated actress, probably best known for her performance in “Maria Full of Grace.” Most recently, she joined the series “Falling Skies” for its fifth and final season. She is notably the first Columbian to be nominated for an Academy Award for her role in “Maria Full of Grace.”
Born and raised in Columbia, Catalina Sandino Moreno attended Saint George’s School in Bogota. She got into acting at a young age.
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Catalina Sandino Moreno took acting lessons in Columbia before an anonymous supporter referred her name to a casting agent for “Maria Full of Grace.” As for its critical response, she said, “It is amazing. None of us ever expected it to be so big. It was a film that was made with all the love in the world and it is being so well received. We would have never expected it.”
She’s also been on “Red Band Society,” “Fast Food Nation” and “The Hottest State,” among other projects.
Catalina Sandino Moreno added, “Maria had such an impact on me that I didn’t want to do something so light. I wanted to do something with power. Anyone can be a beautiful girl. Any girl can be that. So I didn’t do anything for three years. I was waiting for the right roles.”
She studied advertising in college in Columbia before she moved to New York City in 2003. She said, “If you do theatre in Columbia, you’ll die of hunger. Now I’m living in New York City. It’s changed my whole point of view on everything. Being independent, having a little apartment, cooking. In Columbia, you live with your parents until you’re twenty-five and get a job and then get married.”
As for her role in the Twilight franchise, she said, “I love that she was evil…she was so much fun, though, she was great.”
As for her career, she said, “I feel I have a responsibility, as an actress, as a Columbian immigrant, and just as a person, to show people reality.”
Catalina Sandino Moreno is off the market, having been married to David Elwell since 2006. She’s also now a hot MILF.