Catalina Sandino Moreno born on 19 April 1981 is a Colombian actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in Maria Full of Grace (2004).
In 2006 she played roles in Fast Food Nation and Paris, je t’aime. In 2008 she appeared alongside Benicio del Toro in Steven Soderberghs Che Part One: The Argentine and Che Part Two: Guerrilla, playing the role of Aleida March de Guevara. She played the role of female Vampire Maria in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010), based on the novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer.
Sandino Moreno lived with motion picture electrician David Elwell from 2002 to 2008, whom she met working on Maria Full of Grace. She married him on 15 April 2006 in a small ceremony held in Cartagena de Indias. In 2009 she gave birth to her first child, a boy, in New York City.