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Actor: Yalitza Aparicio

Yalitza Aparicio is a Mexican actress known for her breakout role in the critically acclaimed film “Roma.” Directed by Alfonso Cuarón, the film brought Aparicio widespread recognition and earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress, making her the first Indigenous American woman to receive such a nomination. Aparicio’s talent and authenticity in portraying the character of Cleo, a domestic worker, earned her praise from critics and audiences alike. Beyond her acting career, Aparicio is also an advocate for Indigenous rights and education. Her remarkable performance and advocacy work have solidified her as a prominent figure in the film industry and beyond.