Adriana Barraza

About Adriana Barraza

Who is it?: Miscellaneous Crew, Director, Actress
Birth Day: March 05, 1956
Birth Place:  Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico, Mexico
Occupation: Actress, acting teacher, director
Years active: 1985–present
Spouse(s): Carlos Valsagna (m. 1978; div. 1985) Arnaldo Pipke (m. 2005)
Children: Carolina Valsagna

Adriana Barraza

Adriana Barraza was born on March 05, 1956 in  Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico, Mexico, is Miscellaneous Crew, Director, Actress. Adriana Barraza was born on March 5, 1956 in Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico. She is known for her work on Babel (2006), Drag Me to Hell (2009) and Than Sam Thor (2011). She has been married to Arnaldo Pipke since April 29, 2005. She was previously married to Carlos Valsagna.
Adriana Barraza is a member of Miscellaneous Crew

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Popular As Adriana Barraza
Occupation Miscellaneous Crew
Age 67 years old
Zodiac Sign Aries
Born March 05, 1956 ( Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico, Mexico)
Birthday March 05
Town/City  Toluca, Estado de Mexico, Mexico, Mexico
Nationality Mexico

🌙 Zodiac

Adriana Barraza’s zodiac sign is Aries. According to astrologers, the presence of Aries always marks the beginning of something energetic and turbulent. They are continuously looking for dynamic, speed and competition, always being the first in everything - from work to social gatherings. Thanks to its ruling planet Mars and the fact it belongs to the element of Fire (just like Leo and Sagittarius), Aries is one of the most active zodiac signs. It is in their nature to take action, sometimes before they think about it well.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Adriana Barraza was born in the Year of the Monkey. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Monkey thrive on having fun. They’re energetic, upbeat, and good at listening but lack self-control. They like being active and stimulated and enjoy pleasing self before pleasing others. They’re heart-breakers, not good at long-term relationships, morals are weak. Compatible with Rat or Dragon.



She became pregnant at age 18 with her daughter, Actress Carolina Valsagna b. 1975. The father of her daughter is not known, as he abandoned her. Her first husband was Carlos Valsagna, whom she married in 1978, and he adopted her daughter and gave her his name. Her second husband is Arnaldo Pipke. Barraza studied acting through the Fine Arts School at Autonomous University of Chihuahua.


In 1985, Barraza moved to Mexico City, to work as a theatre Director. Since 1985, Barraza has guest starred and directed the Mexican television show Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real, alongside host Silvia Pinal. She has also been a part of the telenovela ensembles of Bajo un Mismo Rostro playing Elvira, La Paloma as Madre Clara and Imperio de Cristal as Flora. In 1997 she took on the role of Nurse Clara Dominguez in Alguna Vez Tendremos Alas.


Barraza is known in Mexico as Master Barraza from her partnership with Mexican Director Sergio Jiménez, known as El Profe. They created the Actors Workshop in Mexico City, teaching and developing their own version of Method acting. Barraza began her career directing telenovela episodes, the actors in which she would also coach. In the 1990s she decided to step in front of the camera.


In 1999 Director Alejandro González Iñárritu cast her as the mother of Gael García Bernal's character in Amores perros, which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. In 2006, Iñárritu cast her again in his film Babel. For her performance in Babel she was nominated for the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, SAG, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.


Barraza appeared in the films Henry Poole Is Here, Drag Me to Hell, And Soon the Darkness. In 2011, Barraza's latest films included From Prada to Nada and Thor (in which her part was cut down). She had a recurring role as Guadalupe Elizalde, on the FX television series The Strain. In 2014 she starred in the film Cake opposite Jennifer Aniston.

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