Lumi Cavazos - Details


A native of Monterrey, Mexico, LUMI CAVAZOS gained international attention with her performance as the quiet beauty Tita who transmits her passion through cooking in Like Water for Chocolate. For her spirited portrayal, she won the Best Actress prize at the Tokyo Film Festival and the Festival de Gramado in Brazil. She has also starred in Sugar Town, opposite Rosanna Arquette and Ally Sheedy, and Mascara, opposite Ione Skye and Amanda de Cadenet.

She made her film debut in Busi Cortes’ El Secreto de Romalia (1988) and rejoined her to star in Serpents and Stairs. After starring in the historical drama series El vuelo del aguila for Televisa and Tres destinos for Telemundo Network, she relocated to Los Angeles. Upon arriving she played the lead character in the independent film Land of Milk and Honey, followed by Wes Anderson’s Bottle Rocket.

Cavazos has continued to work in her native country, starring in the Italian production Viva San Isidro and, more recently, Fibre optica, by Francisco Athie; Sistole Diastole, a short film by Carlos Cauron; and Entre la tarde y la noche, by Oscar Blancarte. In June 1998, Cavazos made her American stage debut with Tina, a multi-media opera celebrating the life of Italian photographer Tina Modetti.