Adriana Barraza
  • March 5, 1956
  • Toluca, Mexico
  • Female
  • Mexican

Adriana Barraza


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, she collaborated with Iñárritu in Babel, for which she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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, whom 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 the Autonomous University of Chihuahua.

Barraza appeared in the films Henry Poole Is Here, Drag Me to Hell, And Soon the Darkness. In 2011, Barraza's latest films included From Prada to Nada and Thor (in which her part was cut down).

She had a recurring role as Guadalupe Elizalde, on the FX television series The Strain. In 2014 she starred in the film Cake opposite Jennifer Aniston.


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