Yalitza Aparicio

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Yalitza Aparicio
Yalitza Aparicio Oscars 2019.jpg
Aparicio at the 2019 Academy Awards
Born
Yalitza Aparicio Martínez

(1993-12-11) 11 December 1993 (age 28)
Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico
OccupationActress
Years active2018–present
Signature
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Yalitza Aparicio Martínez (Spanish: [ɟʝaˈlitsa apaˈɾisjo] (listen); born 11 December 1993) is a Mexican actress and preschool teacher.[1] She made her film debut as Cleo in Alfonso Cuarón's 2018 drama Roma, which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. In 2019, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world.[2] On 4 October 2019 she was named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Indigenous Peoples.[3][4]

Early life[edit]

Yalitza Aparicio Martínez was born 11 December 1993[5] in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca.[6][7] Her parents are of indigenous origin; her father is Mixtec and her mother is Triqui.[8][9] She was not, however, fluent in the Mixtec language and had to learn it for her role in Roma.[10][11] Aparicio was raised by a single mother who worked as a maid.[12] She does not have formal training in acting, but rather has pursued a degree in pre-school education while already holding a degree in early childhood education and worked in a school.[11][13] She won her first acting role just prior to qualifying as a teacher.[14]

Career[edit]

Aparicio made her acting debut in the drama film Roma, which was written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón. The film was released in November 2018. Aparicio received critical acclaim, with Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian stating that she "brings to the role something gentle, delicate, stoic and selfless. She is the jewel of this outstanding film."[15]

For her performance, she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress, becoming the first Indigenous American woman to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination.

She also earned nominations in the same category from the Chicago Film Critics Association,[16] the Critics' Choice Movie Awards,[17] the Hollywood Film Awards,[18] the Gotham Awards,[19] the San Francisco Film Critics Circle,[20] the Satellite Awards,[21] and the Women Film Critics Circle,[22] as well as recognition from Time[23] and The New York Times.[24]

Aparicio appeared on the cover of Vogue México in January 2019.[25] She also appeared in the Vanity Fair 2019 "Hollywood Issue" cover.[26] Aparicio was given the keys to Panama City, Panama, on 8 April 2019.[27]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

  • Midnight Family (2022) - TBA

Awards and nominations[edit]

Academy Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Roma Best Actress Nominated
Alliance of Women Film Journalists
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Roma Best Breakthrough Performance Nominated
Ariel Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Roma Best Actress Nominated
Austin Film Critics Association
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Roma Breakthrough Artist Award Nominated
Chicago Film Critics Association
Year Nominated work Category Result
2018 Roma Most Promising Performer Nominated
2018 Roma Best Actress Nominated
Critics' Choice Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Roma Best Actress Nominated
Georgia Film Critics Association
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Roma Breakthrough Award Nominated
2019 Roma Best Actress Nominated
Gotham Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2018 Roma Breakthrough Actor Nominated
Hollywood Film Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2018 Roma New Hollywood Award Won
MTV Millennial Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Herself Top Women Won
National Hispanic Media Coalition Impact Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Herself Outstanding Performance in a Film Won
Platino Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Roma Best Actress Nominated
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Roma Best Actress Nominated
Satellite Awards
Year Nominated work Category Result
2019 Roma Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Así era la vida de Yalitza Aparicio como maestra, antes de "Roma"". El Heraldo de México (in Spanish). 24 January 2019. Retrieved 18 October 2021.
  2. ^ Cuarón, Alfonso (17 April 2019). "Yalitza Aparicio". Time. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ "Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio named UNESCO goodwill ambassador for indigenous peoples", ABC 7, 4 October 2019
  4. ^ "Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio named UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador", UNESCO, 4 October 2019
  5. ^ AlloCine. "Yalitza Aparicio". AlloCiné. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  6. ^ Sippell, Margeaux. "First-Time Actress Yalitza Aparicio on How She Found 'Roma'". Variety. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  7. ^ Justa, La Tia. "Yalitza Es Maestra Y Su Mejor Enseñanza Es La Humilidad". La Tia Justa. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  8. ^ Rivera, Guillermo. "Yalitza Aparicio: 'Me dijeron que por ser mujer indígena no podía seguir adelante'". mexico.com (in Mexican Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Yalitza Aparicio, de hacer piñatas a actriz en Hollywood". El Universal (in Spanish). 26 November 2018. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  10. ^ Quiroz, Brenda (18 December 2018). "10 cosas que no sabías de Yalitza Aparicio, la mejor actriz del 2018". Wapa (in Spanish). Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  11. ^ a b Wilkinson, Alissa (21 November 2018). "Roma's Yalitza Aparicio had never acted before. Now she's in one of the year's buzziest films". Vox. Retrieved 16 December 2018.
  12. ^ "Yalitza Aparicio: An Indigenous Mexican Woman Captivates Hollywood". VOA News. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  13. ^ Aguilar, Carlos (6 December 2018). "Children of Women: Yalitza Aparicio and Marina de Tavira's Trip to "Roma"". FLOOD. Retrieved 22 December 2018.
  14. ^ Kay, Jeremy (8 April 2019). "'ROMA' star Yalitza Aparicio on next steps, female solidarity, Trump". Screen Daily. Media Business Insight. Retrieved 30 April 2019.
  15. ^ Bradshaw, Peter (30 August 2018). "Roma review: Alfonso Cuarón returns to Venice – and Mexico – for a heart-rending triumph". The Guardian. Retrieved 2 July 2020.
  16. ^ "2018 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards". Chicago Film Critics Association. 8 December 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  17. ^ Johnson, Zach (10 December 2018). "Critics' Choice Awards 2019: The Complete List of Nominations". E! News. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  18. ^ Grossman, Lena (4 November 2018). "2018 Hollywood Film Awards: The Complete List of Winners". E! News. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  19. ^ Lewis, Hilary; Crist, Allison (26 November 2018). "'The Rider' Tops Gotham Awards; Full Winners List". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  20. ^ "2018 San Francisco Film Critics Circle Awards". San Francisco Film Critics Circle. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  21. ^ "2018 Nominees". International Press Academy. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  22. ^ "The 2018 Women Film Critics Circle (WFCC) Winners". Next Best Picture. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  23. ^ Zacharek, Stephanie (15 November 2018). "The 10 Best Movie Performances of 2018". Time. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  24. ^ Scott, A.O.; Morris, Wesley. "The Best Actors of 2018". The New York Times. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  25. ^ "YALITZA APARICIO: INDIGENOUS STAR OF NETFLIX'S ROMA APPEARS ON COVER OF VOGUE MEXICO", The Independent, London, 18 December 2018, archived from the original on 7 May 2022, retrieved 29 March 2019
  26. ^ "The 2019 Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue Cover Is Here". Vanity Fair. Condé Nast. Retrieved 15 May 2019.
  27. ^ Mur, Maria M. (11 April 2019), Feminism is fight for equality not women's superiority, Mexican actress says, retrieved 30 April 2019
  28. ^ "Yalitza Aparicio vuelve al cine; graba película "Presencias" en Michoacán: FOTOS". El Heraldo de México (in Spanish). 9 March 2021. Retrieved 10 March 2021.

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