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Adriana Barraza Height, Weight, Age, Spouse, Children

Adriana Barraza Quick Info
Height 5 ft 1 in
Weight 60 kg
Date of Birth March 5, 1956
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Eye Color Dark Brown

Adriana Barraza is a Mexican actor, acting teacher, voice artist, and director. Over the course of her career, she has been a part of several on-screen projects which include the likes of Babel, Henry Poole Is HereThor, ER, And Soon the Darkness, Burning Palms, Imperio de CristalThe Strain, Penny Dreadful: City of Angels, The Inmate, Dora and the Lost City of Gold, Bajo un mismo rostroMariachi Gringo, Amores perros, From Prada to Nada, Los cosas simplesLa palomaClase 406, Rambo: Last Blood, Coyote Lake, Alguna vez tendremos alasLa culpaSucedió en un día, Vivo por ElenaThe First NightLa paloma de MarsellaLocura de amorDiario de un gigoló, La segunda nocheCSI: Miami, We Can Be Heroes, Drag Me to HellEl Cartel de los Sapos, Monica, Tres piezas de amor en un fin de semanaSilvana sin lana (Silvana Without Money), Cerro BayoRevoluciónDueños del paraíso (Owners of Paradise)Wild HorsesDiario de un gigolóBlue Beetle…Y solo humo, Al otro lado del muro (On The Other Side Of The Wall), RageTe presento a Laura, Cake, Bingo HellKoati, and Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real.

Born Name

Adriana Barraza

Nick Name


Adriana Barraza as seen in 2009
Adriana Barraza as seen in 2009 (Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Toluca, State of Mexico, Mexico


Miami, Florida, United States





Adriana Barraza got enrolled at the Fine Arts School at the Autonomous University of Chihuahua and studied acting.


Actor, Acting Teacher, Voice Artist, Director


  • Father – Eduardo Carral Barraza (Farmer)
  • Mother – Celia (née González Flores)
  • Siblings – Maria Eugenia Barraza (Sister), Eduardo Barraza (Brother), Porfirio Barraza (Brother), Jose Barraza (Brother)


Adriana Barraza has been signed with Innovative Artists, Talent Agency, Santa Monica, California, United States.



Adriana Barraza in September 2022
Adriana Barraza in September 2022 (Adriana Barraza / Instagram)


5 ft 1 in or 155 cm


60 kg or 132 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Adriana Barraza has dated –

  1. When Adriana Barraza was 18 years old, she gave birth to her first child – a daughter named Carolina Valsagna (b. 1975). The identity of the child’s father is not known as he abandoned Adriana. Carolina went on to become an actor.
  2. Carlos Valsagna (1978-1985)​ – Adriana Barraza got married to Carlos Valsagna in the year 1978 and he adopted her daughter Carolina and gave her his last name. The couple divorced in 1985.
  3. Arnaldo Pipke (2005-Present) – In 2005, she married her 2nd husband Arnaldo Pipke.

Race / Ethnicity


Adriana Barraza is of Mexican descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown (Natural)

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Usually sports short hair

Adriana Barraza as seen while posing for a picture in August 2022
Adriana Barraza as seen while posing for a picture in August 2022 (Adriana Barraza / Instagram)

Adriana Barraza Facts

  1. She was 10 years old when her mother died of myocarditis (a heart condition).
  2. She was cast as Octavio and Ramiro’s mother in the 2000 psychological drama film Amores perros.
  3. Along with Brad Pitt, Cate Blanchett, Gael García Bernal, Kōji Yakusho, and Rinko Kikuchi, Adriana Barraza co-starred as Amelia Hernández in the 2006 critically-acclaimed psychological drama film Babel. This role won her many accolades including the ALMA Award for “Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture” and San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for “Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture”. Adriana was also nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role”, Golden Globe Award for “Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture”, Imagen Award for “Best Supporting Actress”, and Screen Actors Guild Award for “Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role”.
  4. In 2014, she started playing the recurring role of Guadalupe Elizalde (Gus and Crispin’s mother) in the FX vampire horror drama television series The Strain.
  5. Adriana Barraza co-starred as Aurelia Jimenez (Nora and Mary’s maternal aunt) in the 2011 romantic comedy film From Prada to Nada, loosely based on Jane Austen’s 1811 novel Sense and Sensibility. For this performance, she was nominated for an Imagen Award in the “Best Supporting Actress” category.
  6. She has her own acting school named Adriana Barraza’s Black Box located in Miami, Florida.

Featured Image by Festival Internacional de Cine en Guadalajara / Flickr / CC BY 2.0

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