School teacher turned actress who became the first Indigenous woman to receive a Best Actress Oscar nomination, and the second Mexican woman, for her role in Roma.
She pursued a degree in pre-school education and earned a degree in early childhood education.
She had to learn to speak Mixtec fluently for Roma.
Her father is Mixtec and her mother is Triqui.
She was the second Mexican woman to receive an Oscar nomination after Salma Hayek.