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Adriana Barraza is a Actor Mexicaine born on 5 march 1956 at Toluca (Mexique)

Adriana Barraza

Adriana Barraza
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Nationality Mexique
Birth 5 march 1956 (63 years) at Toluca (Mexique)

Adriana Barraza (born March 5, 1956) is a Mexican actress, acting teacher, and director.
In 1999 director Alejandro González Iñárritu cast her as the mother of Gael García Bernal's character in Amores perros, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2006, Iñárritu cast her again in his film Babel. For her performance in Babel she was nominated for the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, SAG, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

Barraza is known in Mexico as Master Barraza from her partnership with Mexican director Sergio Jiménez, known as El Profe. They created the Actors Workshop in Mexico City, teaching and developing their own version of Method acting. Barraza began her career directing telenovela episodes, the actors in which she would also coach. In the 1990s she decided to step in front of the camera.

She currently operates her own acting school located in Miami, Florida titled Adriana Barraza's Black Box. Instructors at the school include her husband Arnaldo and daughter Carolina.

Biography

Barraza was born in Toluca, Estado de Mexico, the daughter of Celia (née González Flores), and Eduardo Carral Barraza, a farmer. Her mother died when she was ten years old from Myocarditis, a heart condition. Barraza herself has experienced two heart attacks. She has a sister named Maria Eugenia Barraza and three brothers, Eduardo, Porfirio, and Jose.

She became pregnant at age 18 with her daughter, actress Carolina Valsagna b. 1975. The father of her daughter is not known, as he abandoned her. Her first husband was Carlos Valsagna, who she married in 1978, and he adopted her daughter and gave her his name. Her second husband is Arnaldo Pipke. Barraza studied acting through the Fine Arts School at Autonomous University of Chihuahua.

Best films

Babel (2006)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Adriana Barraza (14 films)

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Actress

Wild Horses, 1h42
Directed by Robert Duvall
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Actors James Franco, Robert Duvall, Josh Hartnett, Adriana Barraza, Jim Parrack, Luciana Pedraza
Roles Mrs. Davis
Rating48% 2.4037752.4037752.4037752.4037752.403775
Les répercussions sur une famille, propriétaire d'un ranch au Texas, de la réouverture d'une enquête sur une personne disparue.
The 33
The 33 (2015)
, 2h
Directed by Patricia Riggen
Origin Chili
Genres Drama, Historical
Themes Seafaring films
Actors Antonio Banderas, Rodrigo Santoro, Juliette Binoche, James Brolin, Lou Diamond Phillips, Gabriel Byrne
Roles Marta
Rating68% 3.4436553.4436553.4436553.4436553.443655
Several people from Copiapó, Chile, work in the San José mine. The owner ignores the warnings of the failing stability of the mine, which collapses a short time later. The only path inside the mine is completely blocked, and the thirty three miners manage to get to the rescue chamber. They discover that the radio is useless, the medical kit is empty, the ventilation shafts lacked the required ladders, and there was very little stored food. Mario Sepulveda becomes the leader of the miners, dividing the food in rations and stopping the outbursts of violence or despair. The mine does not attempt any rescue, and the relatives of the miners gather around the gates.
Cake
Cake (2014)
, 1h38
Directed by Daniel Barnz
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about suicide
Actors Jennifer Aniston, Anna Kendrick, Sam Worthington, Chris Messina, William H. Macy, Lucy Punch
Roles Silvana
Rating63% 3.19913.19913.19913.19913.1991
The story centers around chronic pain sufferer Claire (Aniston) as she struggles to come to terms, not only with the aftermath of the car accident that killed her son & left her partially disabled, but also with the suicide of fellow cp sufferer Nina (Kendrick). The film documents how her pain & grief affect her behavior, her relationships with other people, and her ability to function from just after Nina's death until she reaches a breakthrough point in her own path.
Mariachi Gringo, 1h47
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Shawn Ashmore, Martha Higareda, Kate Burton, Adriana Barraza, Lila Downs, Tom Wopat
Roles Magdalena
Rating61% 3.0988753.0988753.0988753.0988753.098875
Mariachi Gringo portrays the life of Edward (Shawn Ashmore), a young american man living in a small town, his days seem to make no sense until he meets Albert, an old Mexican who in his youth was mariachi. Edward soon find passion in traditional Mexican music and travels to Guadalajara, Mexico, with one goal: to become Mariachi. On his journey he will learn along the way that to achieve your dreams you have to sacrifice many things.
Thor
Thor (2011)
, 1h50
Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Space adventure films, Films about magic and magicians, Seafaring films, Monde imaginaire, Films based on mythology, Transport films, Sur une planète fictive, Superhero films, Films set in the Viking Age, Films based on Norse mythology, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Stellan Skarsgård, Colm Feore, Ray Stevenson
Roles Isabela Alvarez
Rating69% 3.497133.497133.497133.497133.49713
In 965 AD, Odin, king of Asgard, wages war against the Frost Giants of Jotunheim and their leader Laufey, to prevent them from conquering the nine realms, starting with Earth. The Asgardian warriors defeat the Frost Giants and seize the source of their power, the Casket of Ancient Winters.
From Prada to Nada, 1h47
Directed by Angel Gracia
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Camilla Belle, Alexa Pena, Wilmer Valderrama, Nicholas D'Agosto, Kuno Becker, Adriana Barraza
Roles Aurelia Dominguez
Rating54% 2.7493452.7493452.7493452.7493452.749345
The film opens with Nora studying law and Mary shopping. They head to their home, Casa Bonita, for their father's birthday. While dancing with their father, he collapses and dies.
Burning Palms
Directed by Christopher B. Landon
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, Rape in fiction, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Dylan McDermott, Shannen Doherty, Zoe Saldana, Jamie Chung, Lake Bell, Nick Stahl
Roles Louisa Alvarez
Rating54% 2.703242.703242.703242.703242.70324
The Green Eyed Monster Dedra Davenport (Rosamund Pike) meets the 15-year-old daughter (Emily Meade) of her fiancé (Dylan McDermott) for the very first time. However, she is soon disturbed by how unhealthy and bordering on incestuous the relationship between the two is.
And Soon the Darkness, 1h31
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror, Crime
Actors Amber Heard, Karl Urban, Odette Annable, Gia Mantegna, Adriana Barraza
Roles Rosamaria
Rating52% 2.600642.600642.600642.600642.60064
Stephanie and Ellie, two young American women, decide to stay in a small hotel on their last night in Argentina. After a drunken night at the local bar, where they encounter some of the local men, the two miss the bus that was supposed to take them to their destination. Since the bus only comes once per day, they begin their trip and head down to the nearby river to relax and enjoy their extra day off. The trip takes a turn for the worse when the two are separated after a heated argument, and Ellie is kidnapped. While Stephanie desperately searches for her friend, she is joined by Michael, an American who claims to be looking for his girlfriend who disappeared months before. The duo is assisted by the town's only police officer, who acts oddly suspicious. Stephanie finds the hide-out where the kidnapper has taken Ellie and manages to rescue her, but Ellie is later killed in the escape by the man who kidnapped her. The policeman appears and lures Stephanie in his car. By finding her passport there, she understands that the lone police officer was behind all the missing girls. Michael grabs the policeman's weapon, who offers to trade Michael's girlfriend, Camila, for Stephanie. Michael agrees but is shot by the policeman using a second weapon. Stephanie is taken by the policeman and the kidnapper to be sold. This time she escapes herself by jumping off a boat and kills the kidnapper. On the shore, she is caught by the buyer and the policeman, but escapes again. She is eventually able to kill the policeman near the Paraguayan border.
Drag Me to Hell, 1h39
Directed by Sam Raimi
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Horror comedy, Horror
Themes Films about magic and magicians, Demons in film, Ghost films, Witches in film, Comedy horror films
Actors Alison Lohman, Justin Long, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer, Adriana Barraza
Roles Shaun San Dena
Rating64% 3.2483853.2483853.2483853.2483853.248385
In 1969 in Pasadena, California, a couple seeks the aid of the medium Shaun San Dena (Flor de Maria Chahua) saying their son (Shiloh Selassie) has been hearing evil spirits' voices after stealing a silver necklace from gypsies. San Dena aids the family by carrying out a seance, but they are attacked by an unseen force that pulls the boy into Hell. The medium says she will encounter the force again one day.
Rage
Rage (2009)
, 1h38
Directed by Sally Potter
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Comedy-drama
Actors Jude Law, Judi Dench, Dianne Wiest, Steve Buscemi, John Leguizamo, Lily Cole
Roles Anita de Los Angeles
Rating48% 2.4083052.4083052.4083052.4083052.408305
A young blogger at a New York fashion house shoots behind-the-scenes interviews on his cell phone.
Henry Poole Is Here, 1h39
Directed by Mark Pellington
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Actors Luke Wilson, Adriana Barraza, Radha Mitchell, Morgan Lily, Cheryl Hines, George Lopez
Roles Esperanza
Rating64% 3.247963.247963.247963.247963.24796
Having been diagnosed as terminally ill, Henry Poole purchases a tract house in his hometown, a working class suburb of Los Angeles, and awaits the inevitable, fortified with whiskey and frozen pizza. His peaceful solitude and self-imposed exile are disrupted by his meddling neighbor Esperanza Martinez, who insists she sees the face of Christ imbedded in the stucco wall of his home and is convinced the image has miraculous powers when it begins to exude drops of blood. Before long, she is leading pilgrimages to his backyard and inviting Father Salazar from the local parish to bless the supposedly sacrosanct blemish.
Babel
Babel (2006)
, 2h23
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama
Themes Films set in Africa, Medical-themed films, Seafaring films, Transport films, Films about disabilities, Le désert, Personne sourde ou muette, Sign-language films, Films about language and translation
Actors Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Adriana Barraza, Peter Wight, Rinko Kikuchi
Roles Amelia
Rating73% 3.698873.698873.698873.698873.69887
Babel focuses on four interrelated sets of situations and characters, and many events are revealed out of sequence. The following plot summary has been simplified and thus does not reflect the exact sequence of the events on screen.
Amores Perros, 2h33
Directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Thriller
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs
Actors Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Vanessa Bauche, Jorge Salinas, Adriana Barraza
Roles Mama Octavio
Rating80% 4.0488754.0488754.0488754.0488754.048875
The film is constructed from three distinct stories linked by a car accident that brings the characters briefly together.