Adriana Barraza was born on March 5, 1956 in Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico. She is known for her work on Babel (2006), Drag Me to Hell (2009), and Thor (2011
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. 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.
Adriana Barraza Career:
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.
Adriana Barraza Net Worth:
The expected Net Worth of Adriana Barraza is about $5 Millions.