ONCE UPON A TIME IN MEXICO
SALMA HAYEK (Carolina)
has proven herself as a prolific producer and actress in both film and
television. This year, she was nominated for an Academy AwardÂ® as Best Actress
for her portrayal of Frida Kahlo in Julie Taymor's acclaimed Frida, on
which she also served as producer. She also garnered a SAG nomination and a
BAFTA nomination. In total, Frida earned six OscarÂ® nominations and
received two statuettes, for makeup and musical score. She recently appeared in
Robert Rodriguez's Spy Kids 3-D: Game Over and will soon be seen in
Robert Altman's Ultraviolet.
Hayek recently produced
Showtime's "The Maldonado Miracle," which also marked her
directorial debut. The film starred Peter Fonda, Mare Winningham and Ruben
Blades. In addition, Hayek co-produced and starred in In the Time of the
Butterflies, for which she was nominated for a Broadcast Film Critics
Association's Award. Hayek also produced the Mexican film No One Writes to
the Colonel, directed by Arturo Ripstein and based on the novel by Gabriel
Garcia Marquez. The film was selected for official competition at the 1999
Cannes Film Festival. She is the co-writer on the upcoming Murphy's Law,
in which she will also star.
Other recent film
credits include, Time Code, Chain of Fools, Wild Wild West, Fools Rush In,
54, From Dusk Til Dawn, Desperado and Breaking Up opposite Russell
Crowe. Hayek also appeared in Mike Figgis' Hotel, the follow-up to Time
Born and raised in
Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, Hayek studied International Relations and Drama in
college in Mexico. She starred in the title role of "Teresa," one of
the most successful primetime television shows in Mexico. The program has been
syndicated to more than 20 countries around the world. Other Mexican credits
include Midaq Alley, based on a novel by Nobel-prize winner Naguib Mafouz.
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