Paulina Gaitán

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Paulina Gaitán Ruíz
Born Paulina Gaitan Ruiz
(1992-02-19) February 19, 1992 (age 23)
Mexico City
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present

Paulina Gaitán Ruíz (born 19 February 1992)[1] is a Mexican actress.


Paulina Gaitán was born in Mexico City, Distrito Federal.[1] Gaitán started acting at age 9 and at the age of 12 had an important role in Mexican director Luis Mandoki's Innocent Voices, a tale about the civil war in El Salvador.[2] She was the female lead in the Cary Joji Fukunaga film Sin Nombre, where she played the character of Sayra, who joins her father and uncle when they try to migrate from Honduras to the United States, and ends up travelling with El Casper, a gang member, played by actor Edgar Flores.[3]

Gaitán also played a girl kidnapped by sex traffickers in the 2007 movie Trade alongside Kevin Kline. She portrayed Sabina, a lead role in the Mexican horror drama We Are What We Are (Somos Lo Que Hay) in 2010.[4] In addition, she has played the role of Zuvely in the short film En Tus Manos, which was also released in 2010.

Gaitán stars in the ensemble cast of the 2012 ABC Steven Spielberg series The River.



Year Film Role Notes
2004 Animales en peligro Voice
Innocent Voices Angelita
2006 Never on a Sunday Isabel
2007 Trade Adriana
Cuando Las Cosas Suceden Fernanda
2008 Insignificant Things Esmeralda
2009 Sin Nombre Sayra
La Mitad del Mundo Paulina
2010 En Tus Manos Zuvely
We Are What We Are Sabina
Las Paredes Hablan Lupe
2011 Days of Grace Camila
2013 Deseo


Year Show Role Notes
Lo Que Callamos Las Mujeres Episode: "Los Pasos de Mamá"
2007 Cielo Cielo
2010 Las Aparicio Ileana
2009 Capadocia Andrea Marin season 2
2012 The River Jahel


  1. ^ a b "Paulina Gaitán – Biografia". Biosstars International. Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. 
  2. ^ New York Daily News article: Paulina Gaitán's crossing over in 'Sin Nombre'. (2009-03-17). Retrieved on 2011-06-04.
  3. ^ Blu-ray Review: Sin Nombre. (2010-01-28). Retrieved on 2011-06-04.
  4. ^ Cannes Video Day 4: Jorge Michel Grau's We Are What We Are (Somos lo que hay). (2010-05-15). Retrieved on 2011-06-04.

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