Salma Hayek is an actress, director and producer of Mexican and Lebanese descent who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role in the film Frida.
Salma Hayek was born in Mexico in 1966, left school and became an actress. She got her big break in Hollywood with a role in Robert Rodriguez’s “Desperation”, eventually climbing to the top of the industry with her Oscar-nominated in Frida. Hayek also took part in television work, in particular, acting as the executive producer of the series Ugly Betty.
Early life and career
Salma Hayek Jimenez was born on September 2, 1966 in Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz, Mexico, the daughter of the mother of Spain and the father of Lebanon. Raised in a well-endowed Catholic home, Hayek studied at a monastic school in Louisiana at the age of 12 and lived with her aunt in Houston, Texas, as a teenager. After a short stay at the University of Mexico, she quit her career in the acting profession, eventually becoming a star of the telenovela in her native Mexico.
Early Role Roles
In 1991, an ambitious Hayek moved to Los Angeles, California, deciding to improve his English and become a Hollywood actress. After small appearances, she landed a role opposite Antonio Banderas in 1995 in Desperado. The success of the film gathered her work in relatively dull films, including the teenage thriller The Faculty (1998), Wild Wild West 1999 and Fools Rush 1997. Subsequently, Hayek began to engage in smaller independent photographs and founded his own production company, Ventanarosa.
“Frida” and the continuation of success
Hayek’s increasingly intellectual and passionate approach to filmmaking reached its culmination in the role of her dream in “Frida” in 2002, in which she starred in a film (like Frida Kahlo). The film was nominated for six Academy Awards, including the best actress nomination for Hayek, making her the first Latin actress to be nominated in this category.
Large-scale projects followed Frida’s success, including the production of The Miracles of Maldonado in 2002; Starring in the final episode of the Desperado trilogy, Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003); And appearing in the thriller of robbery After The Sunset (2004) with Pierce Brosnan.
Emmy Award winner and Oscar nominee Hayek became Executive Producer of the TV series “The Terrible Betty”. Based on the Columbian telenovela Yo Soyeva Betty La Fea, the series ran from 2006 to 2010, which premiered on ABC, and in 2007 received the Golden Globe (best comedy). Also in 2007, the star of the show, America Ferrera, won the Emmy Award for her outstanding leading actress in the comedy series.
Demonstrating his comedy skills, Hayek made a series of guest appearances on the popular comedy 30 Rock in 2009. She played a nurse who becomes romantically involved with the executive television network played by Alec Baldwin, later returning to the show for two performances in 2013. The actress continued to speak against Adam Sandler in the comedy “Adults” in 2010.
Hayek has proved that she can hold her as an articulating actor after appearing in Puss in Boots (2011) – a by-product of the popular Shrek franchise – along with Antonio Banderas, who voiced the main role. She also repeated her role as the wife of Adam Sandler in Adults 2 (2013).
After the main role in the film “Everly” (2015) actor, Hayek turned to a more serious material with the widespread release of “Prophet” Khalil Gibran in the same year. The actress produced and provided work on the work for the film, an animated retelling of Gibran’s spiritual essay collection.
Hayek began to meet with French entrepreneur François-Henri Pinault in 2006, and the couple became engaged in the following year. On September 21, 2007, she gave birth to her daughter Valentina Paloma Pino in Los Angeles, California. The couple married on Valentine’s Day 2009 in Paris, France, and held a second ceremony shortly thereafter in Venice.
Hayek had previously been romantically involved with several actors, including Edward Norton, Edward Atterton and Richard Krenn Jr.