Photo of Catalina Sandino Moreno Catalina Sandino Moreno

Born in Bogota, Colombia, on April 19, 1981, Catalina Sandino Moreno became the surprise Oscar contender of 2004 with her first film role in Maria Full of Grace, as a poor Colombian woman working as a "drug mule" in order to enter the United States.

Before landing the role, Moreno had many years of theatre experience in her native country, including four years with the Ruben Di Pietro Theatre Academy. After making Maria Full of Grace, she moved to New York City, where she attended the famed Lee Strasberg Institute and began acting in New York stage productions.

In addition to her Best Actress Academy Award nomination, Moreno's performance was also honored with the Silver Bear Award at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival, Best Actress honors from the Cartagena and Seattle Film Festivals, Chicago and Los Angeles Film Critics' Awards, and nominations for the Indie Spirit and Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Catalina Sandino Moreno in Incarnate

Incarnate

2016 UR

Dr. Seth Ember has the power to exorcise demons by entering the subconscious minds of their victims. But when he accepts a Vatican request to aid a possessed 9-year-old boy, Ember must face the same malevolent spirit responsible for his wife's death.

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