The US Trends | Salma Hayek | Salma Hayek is a Mexican film actress, director and producer. Hayek received nomination on Oscar for her role as Frida Kahlo in the film Frida, for Best Actress.
Salma Hayek was born Salma Valgarma Hayek Jiménez de Pinault, on September 2,1966 inCoatzacoalcos,Veracruz,Mexico,the daughter of Diana JiménezMedina, an opera singer and talent scout, andSami Hayek Dominguez,an oil company executive who once ran for mayor ofCoatzacoalcos.
Hayek'sfather is ofLebanese descent,while her mother is ofSpanish descent.Her first given name,Salma, isArabic for "safe".Raised in a wealthy, devoutlyRoman Catholic family, she was sent to theAcademy of theSacred Heart inGrand Coteau,Louisiana, at the age of twelve.While there, she was diagnosed with dyslexia.She attended college inMexico City, where she studied International Relations at theUniversidad Iberoamericana.
In1991, the ambitiousHayek moved toLos Angeles,determined to improve herEnglish and become aHollywood actress.After small gigs, she landed a role opposite AntonioBanderas in 1995'sDesperado.The success of the film garnered her work in relatively lackluster movies, including the teen thrillerThe Faculty, 1999'sWild WildWest and 1997's FoolsRush In.Subsequently,Hayek became engaged with smaller,independent pictures and started her own production company,Ventanarosa.
Hayek's increasingly intellectual and passionate approach to filmmaking culminated in her dream role in 2002'sFrida,in which she both produced and starred.The film was nominated for sixAcademy Awards, including a Best Actress nomination forHayek,who was the firstLatin actress to be nominated in the category.
Large-scale projects followed the success ofFrida, including directing 2002'sThe MaldonadoMiracle,starring in the final episode of theDesperado trilogy, Once Upon a Time inMexico,and appearing in the heist thrillerAfter TheSunset with PierceBrosnan.
Emmy winner andOscar nominee SalmaHayek is executive producer on the hit television seriesUglyBetty,which is based on theColombian telenovela "YoSoy BettyLaFea." The show created on ABC in September 2006 and won a Golden Globe for best comedy in2007.Also in 2007, won the series star, AmericaFerrera,the EmmyAward for Outstanding LeadActor in a ComedySeries.
Demonstrate competence comic,Hayek made a series of appearances on the hit comedy 30Rock in2009. She played a nurse who falls for an executive of the broadcaster played by AlecBaldwin. Also expected to appear opposite Adam Sandler in the comedyUps grown.
Engagedin luxuryGoods,FrancoisHenriPinault,Hayek gave birth to her daughter ValentinaPalomaPinault,September21,2007 inLosAngeles.The couple later married onValentine's Dayin2009 inParis,and held another ceremony shortly afterwards inVenice.Hayekpreviously dated severalactors,includingEdwardNorton,EdwardAtterton,andRichardCrenna,Jr.