Tonantzin Carmelo was born in America of Mission Indian descendents. She is a well known actress.
Biography and Career :
As a child, she was a member of an American Indian dance troupe, which was led by her mother. She attended and graduated from UC Irvine. Tonantzin started her career in theatre and received roles as Anita in "Exmagare", Christina Khalo/Paula in "Frida Khalo" and multiple characters in "Malinche". Her first role in a movie was in "Street Kings".
On January 5, 2005, she received a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries for her performance in "Into the West".
- She performed in an American Indian dance troupe led by her mother.
- Her mother's name i
s Virginia Carmelo.
- She is a traditional Aztec dancer and pre-Columbian musician and recorded 3 CDs with Canyon Records.
- Her biological father is a composer and musician, who regularly performs Latin style music.
- She likes hiking, bike riding, and the multicultural California cuisine.
- "Unearthed" (2007)
- "Imprint" (2007)
- "Into the West" (2005) (mini) TV Series
- "Dragnet" (1 episode, 2003)
- "187 Shadow Lane" (2003)
- "King Rikki" (2002).
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