Yalitza Aparicio

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Yalitza Aparicio is a Mexican actress. She is best known for her film debut Roma (2018), which earned her a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Aparicio was born on December 11, 1993, in Tlaxiaco, Oaxaca, Mexico. She also has an baccalaureate in early childhood education. Her parents are of indigenous origin. See full bio »

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Known For

Roma Cleo
Let's Dance Young Lady (segment "The Daisy")


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 2019 Mon Laferte feat. Guaynaa: Plata ta tá (Video short)
Mujer con pañuelo verde
 2018 Let's Dance (Short)
Young Lady (segment "The Daisy")
 2018 Roma
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 2018 Roma (performer: "Chilu")
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 2021 Peace Peace Now Now (TV Series documentary) (filming) (2020)
 2020 Road to Roma (Documentary)
 2019 De Pisa y Corre (TV Series)
- Episode #1.37 (2019) ... Self
 2018-2019 Sale el Sol (TV Series)
- Episode #1.706 (2019) ... Self
- Enamórate (2018) ... Self
 2019 VI Premios Platino del Cine Iberoamericano (TV Special)
Self - Presenter
 2019 La noche de los Oscar (TV Special)
Self - Interviewee
 2019 The Oscars (TV Special)
Self - Nominee
 2019 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards (TV Special)
Self - Presenter
 2019 BAFTAs 2019 (TV Special)
Self - Presenter
 2019 Today (TV Series)
Self - Guest
- Episode dated 7 February 2019 (2019) ... Self - Guest
 2019 The 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2019 (TV Special)
Self - Audience Member
 2018 Jimmy Kimmel Live! (TV Series)
Self - Guest
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 2019 Premios Goya 33 edición (TV Special documentary)
Cleo (uncredited)

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[on Roma (2018)] The fact that despite the film being so personal for Alfonso, and that it touches on the different problems here in Mexico, people from different countries identify with the story so much that it touches their hearts. See more »


Yalitza had been studying to be a teacher and had just graduated when the acting opportunity arose related to Roma (2018). As she had 6-8 months to wait for her test results, she opted to blindly accept the role of Cleo at the suggestion of her very pregnant sister who had to bow out. She knew nothing about the film industry stature of fellow Mexican Alfonso Cuarón at the time. Without any acting... See more »

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