Stephanie Sigman

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Stephanie Sigman
Sigman in 2017
Born (1987-02-28) 28 February 1987 (age 36)
  • Mexican
  • American
Years active2006–present
SpouseBrian Andrew Mendoza[1]

Stephanie Sigman is a Mexican-American actress. Her breakthrough role was in the 2011 Mexican crime drama film Miss Bala. She has gone on to appear in Pioneer (2013), Spectre (2015), Going Under (2016), and Annabelle: Creation (2017). On television, Sigman starred in Narcos (2015) and S.W.A.T (2017) for the first and second seasons of both series.

Early life and family[edit]

Sigman was born in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, daughter of one Mexican mother and an American father, Lee Sigman, a New York Yankees scout from Kansas. She is a U.S. citizen through her father.[2][3][4] Her brother, baseball player Kenneth Ray Sigman, was formerly married to actress Barbara Mori.[5]


Sigman began her career appearing on Mexican television, before making her film debut in Rio de Oro. In 2011, she played the leading role of Laura Guerrero in the Mexican crime drama film, Miss Bala.[6] The film was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards,[7][8] but it did not make the final shortlist.[9] Sigman was nominated for a Dublin Film Critics' Circle Award in 2011 for her performance in film.[10][11] The following year, she played Catalina Aguado in the Canadian documentary film Flight of the Butterflies. In 2013, Sigman co-starred in the Norwegian thriller Pioneer.[12]

In 2013, Sigman played the leading role in the USA Network drama pilot The Arrangement opposite Bryan Greenberg.[13] It was not ordered to series. Later that year, she was cast in a recurring role on the FX crime drama series The Bridge. She also starred in the Arctic Monkeys music video for "Snap Out of It" in 2014.[14] In 2015, Sigman played Valeria Vélez, character based on Virginia Vallejo, in the Netflix crime thriller, Narcos.[15][16]

In 2015, Sigman appeared in the James Bond film Spectre,[17] becoming the second Mexican actress to play a Bond girl after Linda Christian first played the role of Valerie Mathis in the 1954 TV adaptation of Casino Royale.[3] She later was cast as a female lead in the action comedy Going Under,[18] as well as War on Everyone.[19]

In 2016, Sigman had a recurring role as Monica Ava during the second season of the ABC anthology drama series American Crime created by John Ridley.[20] Ridley later cast Sigman in the leading role as Presence Foster, the former Army veteran who finds herself as unlicensed Private Investigator, in the ABC detective drama pilot, Presence.[21]

In 2017, Sigman began playing Jessica Cortez, captain and commanding officer of the LAPD Metropolitan Division in S.W.A.T..[22] She exited at the start of the third season, when her character left to pursue FBI training.[23]

Sigman starred as Sister Charlotte in the 2017 horror film Annabelle: Creation.[24]

Personal life[edit]

Sigman is married to Brian Andrew Mendoza.[25] They have a child born in 2019.[26]



Year Title Role Notes
2006 Con lujo de detalle Mujer Short film
2010 Rio de Oro Estela
2011 Miss Bala Laura Guerrero Nominated — Dublin Film Critics' Circle Award for Best Breakthrough
2012 Morelos Francisca Ortiz
2012 Flight of the Butterflies Catalina Aguado Documentary film
2013 El cielo es azul Laurada
2013 Pioneer Maria Salatzar
2014 Alicia en el país de María Alicia
2015 Spectre Estrella
2016 War on Everyone Delores
2017 Shimmer Lake Steph Burton
2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice Lupe
2017 Annabelle: Creation Sister Charlotte


Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Arrangement Lourdes Nieves Pilot
2013–2014 The Bridge Eva Guerra Recurring role
2015–2016 Narcos Valeria Velez Main role
2016 American Crime Monica Ava Recurring role
2016 Presence Presence Foster Pilot
2017–2019 S.W.A.T. Jessica Cortez Main role (seasons 1–2)
2023 Royal Crackers Abuelita (voice) Episode: "Casa de Darby"


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  2. ^ @sigmanstephanie (29 August 2015). "I'm a U.S. Citizen too! #YacallateTRUMP Is shocking to me that Trump still has followers .. He…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ a b "New Film Spectre Casts Stephanie Sigman as 1st Mexican-born Bond Girl on the big screen: 5 things to know about her". EOnline. Retrieved 13 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Miss Bala star Stephanie Sigman rises with a bullet". 2 February 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  5. ^ Stephanie Sigman se casa en secreto y de la Barbara Mori la delata. Quien.
  6. ^ "Miss Bala". Rotten Tomatoes. 20 January 2012. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  7. ^ Hecht, John (22 September 2011). "'Miss Bala' Crowned Mexico's Foreign-Language Oscar Submission". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 22 September 2011.
  8. ^ "63 Countries Vie for 2011 Foreign Language Film Oscar". Retrieved 14 October 2011.
  9. ^ "9 Foreign Language Films Vie for Oscar". Retrieved 19 January 2012.
  10. ^ "The Dublin Film Critics Circle Honours Drive". Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
  11. ^ Ryan Adams (27 December 2011). "Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards 2011".
  12. ^ "Pioneer (12A)". Arrow Film Distributors. British Board of Film Classification. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
  13. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (14 November 2012). "Bryan Greenberg And Stephanie Sigman To Star In USA's Cheryl Heuton/Nick Falacci Pilot, Lifting Contingency". Deadline. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  14. ^ Grow, Kory (17 June 2014). "Arctic Monkeys Cause a Nervous Breakdown in 'Snap Out of It' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 20 March 2015.
  15. ^ ""Stephanie Sigman Joins Netflix Series 'Narcos'"". Variety. 20 July 2014.
  16. ^ "Entrevista exclusiva con la nueva chica Bond mexicana". (in Spanish). Metro International. 12 March 2015. Archived from the original on 26 December 2018. Retrieved 12 March 2015. Hago a Valeria Velez, un personaje distinto basado en la amante de Pablo Escobar, Virginia Vallejo, un personaje importante en Colombia
  17. ^ "STEPHANIE SIGMAN JOINS SPECTRE". Archived from the original on 3 May 2017. Retrieved 11 March 2015.
  18. ^ Mike Fleming Jr. "John Goodman & Stephanie Sigman Added To Bruce Willis Comedy Film - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  19. ^ "First Look At John Michael McDonagh's War On Everyone". Empire. 20 April 2015.
  20. ^ Denise Petski. "Stephanie Sigman Joins 'American Crime' As Recurring - Deadline". Deadline. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  21. ^ Nellie Andreeva. "John Ridley ABC Drama Pilot 'Presence' Casts Stephanie Sigman In The Title Role". Deadline. Retrieved 3 February 2016.
  22. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (12 May 2017). "Actress Stephanie Sigman to Star in S.W.A.T. reboot". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 30 June 2018.
  23. ^ Mitovich, Matt Webb (3 October 2019). "S.W.A.T.'s Stephanie Sigman Confirms Exit — Captain Cortez Won't Be Back". TVLine.
  24. ^ Kroll, Justin (22 June 2016). "'Spectre' Actress Stephanie Sigman to Star in 'Annabelle' Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 22 June 2016.
  25. ^ "Stephanie Sigman-Mendoza on Instagram: "5 weeks pregnant • 5 months pregnant #beforeandafter ✌🏽"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021.
  26. ^ "Stephanie Sigman-Mendoza (@stephaniesigman) posted on Instagram • Nov 2, 2019 at 4:17pm UTC". Instagram. Archived from the original on 24 December 2021.

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