Salma Hayek biography

Salma Hayek

Actor, Celebrity

1966 –

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Who is Salma Hayek?

Salma Hayek Jiménez is a Mexican and American film actress, director and producer. She began her career in Mexico starring in the telenovela Teresa and went on to star in the film El Callejón de los Milagros for which she was nominated for an Ariel Award. In 1991 Hayek moved to Hollywood and came to prominence with roles in Hollywood movies such as Desperado, Dogma, and Wild Wild West.

Her breakthrough role was in the 2002 film Frida as Frida Kahlo for which she was nominated in the category of Best Actress for an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award. The movie received widespread attention and was a critical and commercial success. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing in a Children/Youth/Family Special in 2004 for The Maldonado Miracle and received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007 after guest-starring in the ABC television series Ugly Betty. She also guest-starred on the NBC comedy series 30 Rock from 2009 to 2013.

Hayek's recent films include Grown Ups and Grown Ups 2, acting alongside Adam Sandler, and Puss in Boots, in which she voices Kitty Softpaws, alongside her former collaborator Antonio Banderas.

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Born
Sep 2, 1966
Coatzacoalcos
Also known as
  • Salm Hayek Pinault
  • Salma Hayek Pinault
  • Salma Valgarma Hayek-Jimenez
  • Salma Hayek Jiménez
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
Ethnicity
  • Lebanese American
  • Lebanese people
  • Arab Mexican
  • Mexicans
Nationality
  • Mexico
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Universidad Iberoamericana
  • Ramtha's School of Enlightenment
Employment
  • Chopard
  • Founder, Ventanarosa
  • Avon Products
    (2004/02 - )
  • Revlon
    (1998 - )
Lived in
  • Coatzacoalcos
  • Los Angeles

Submitted
on July 23, 2013