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Lumi Cavazos is a Actor Mexicaine born on 21 december 1968 at Monterrey (Mexique)

Lumi Cavazos

Lumi Cavazos
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Nationality Mexique
Birth 21 december 1968 (51 years) at Monterrey (Mexique)

Lumi Cavazos (born December 21, 1968) is a Mexican actress who won the Best Actress awards at the Tokyo Film Festival, and Brazil’s Festival de Gramado for her portrayal of "Tita" in the 1993 adaptation of Laura Esquivel’s Mexican novel, Like Water for Chocolate. The film grabbed the attention of US film critics and moviegoers, and facilitated her entry into the American film industry. She subsequently relocated to Los Angeles.

Born in Monterrey, Cavazos began her acting career at the age of 15, and made her film debut in Busi Cortes’ 1988 El Secreto de Romalia. She has acted in numerous Mexican films and television series since then, and has also done a fair amount of work in the U.S., appearing in television dramas as well as a singing role in the film Sugar Town. Cavazos is sometimes credited as "Rosita Lumi Cavazos".

She had a featured role in Bottle Rocket, the first film of director Wes Anderson.


Elle grandit à Guadalajara. À l'âge de 15 ans, elle s'intéresse à la comédie et entre dans une troupe de théâtre pendant ses études. Elle étudie le métier d'acteur à l'Université nationale de Mexico où ses professeurs sont Luis de Tavira, Jose Caballero et Ludvik Margules. Pendant sa dernière année universitaire, elle obtient le rôle de Tita dans Les Épices de la passion d'Alfonso Arau, film qui lui apportera le prix de la meilleure actrice au Festival international du film de Tōkyō. Cela la conduit à abandonner un peu le théâtre au profit d'une carrière au cinéma, notamment dans des films indépendants américains tels que Bottle Rocket de Wes Anderson ou Sugar Town de Allison Anders. Par la suite, elle reprend sa carrière d'actrice dramatique à Mexico.

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Filmography of Lumi Cavazos (10 films)

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Bless the Child, 1h47
Directed by Chuck Russell
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Horror, Crime
Themes Medical-themed films, Films about religion, Serial killer films, Films about psychiatry, Films about disabilities, Films about autism
Actors Kim Basinger, Jimmy Smits, Angela Bettis, Rufus Sewell, Christina Ricci, Holliston Coleman
Roles Sister Rosa
Rating51% 2.5508052.5508052.5508052.5508052.550805
Maggie O'Connor's (Kim Basinger) life revolves around her job as a nurse at a busy New York hospital, until one rainy night, her sister Jenna (Angela Bettis) abandons her newborn autistic daughter, Cody, at her home. Maggie takes Cody in, and she becomes the daughter she never had.
Sugar Town
Sugar Town (1999)
, 1h32
Directed by Allison Anders, Kurt Voss
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Comedy
Actors Ally Sheedy, Rosanna Arquette, Lucinda Jenney, John Taylor, John Doe, Martin Kemp
Roles Rosio
Rating61% 3.0516353.0516353.0516353.0516353.051635
Real rock stars play the roles of Clive (Duran Duran bassist John Taylor), Jonesey (former Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp), and Nick (singer/actor Michael Des Barres), who form an aging supergroup built of refugees from other bands. They and their producer Burt seek backing from Jane (Beverly D'Angelo), a rich investor who will only help if the singer will sleep with her.
Optical Fibre, 1h45
Genres Thriller
Actors Lumi Cavazos, Angélica Aragón, Alberto Estrella
Roles María Ponce
Rating66% 3.300693.300693.300693.300693.30069
Last Stand at Saber River, 1h29
Directed by Dick Lowry
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Western
Themes Political films
Actors Tom Selleck, Suzy Amis, Haley Joel Osment, Keith Carradine, David Carradine, Harry Carey, Jr.
Roles Luz
Rating69% 3.495363.495363.495363.495363.49536
As America recovers from the Civil War, Paul Cable (Tom Selleck) returns home to Texas after being away from his family for years while fighting for the Confederacy. His wife, Martha (Suzy Amis), is a pretty but strong-willed frontier woman, whose independence makes her a force in and of herself. She had been told that he was killed in action. Upon her husband's unexpected return, she once again devotes herself to being his wife, but resents him for having left her and their children behind to fight a war she didn't care to understand.
Bottle Rocket, 1h32
Directed by Wes Anderson
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Crime
Themes Buddy films, Heist films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, James Caan, Lumi Cavazos, Ned Dowd, Andrew Wilson
Roles Inez
Rating69% 3.4990653.4990653.4990653.4990653.499065
In Arizona, Dignan "rescues" Anthony from a voluntary psychiatric unit, where he has been staying for self-described exhaustion. Dignan has an elaborate escape planned and has developed a 75-year plan that he shows to Anthony. The plan is to pull off several heists, and then meet up with a Mr. Henry, a landscaper and part-time criminal known to Dignan.
Like Water for Chocolate, 1h53
Directed by Alfonso Arau
Origin Mexique
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Cooking films
Actors Marco Leonardi, Lumi Cavazos, Regina Torné, Margarita Isabel, Mario Iván Martínez, Claudette Maillé
Roles Tita
Rating70% 3.546853.546853.546853.546853.54685
Tita, as the youngest daughter in a traditional Mexican family, is forbidden to marry. Her duty is to care for her mother until the day the mother dies. Therefore, when Pedro, the boy Tita has fallen in love with, and his father come to ask for Tita’s hand in marriage, Tita's mother, Mama Elena, refuses. Mama Elena offers her other daughter, Rosaura, and Pedro accepts in order to be closer to Tita. Tita bakes the wedding cake with tears, causing vomiting, crying, and a longing for their true love in all those who eat it.
El secreto de Romelia, 1h40
Origin Mexique
Actors Pedro Armendáriz (fils), Dolores Beristáin, Arcelia Ramírez, Diana Bracho, Lumi Cavazos, Josefina Echánove
Roles Blanca
Rating63% 3.1837853.1837853.1837853.1837853.183785
Le film raconte l'histoire de trois générations de femmes et leurs idées sur la virginité.