Yalitza Aparicio Martínez is a Mexican actress from Oaxaca, Mexico, who made her film debut as Cleo in Roma, earning her a nomination for the Academy Awards for Best Actress. Even though she is of Mixtec origin, she is not fluent in this language and had to learn it for the role. She does not have formal training in acting, but studies pre-school education and has a degree in early childhood education. Aparicio is the first indigenous woman, the fourth Latina and the second Mexican woman to receive an Oscar nomination for Best Actress. She was also nominated for the Chicago Film Critics Association, Critic's Choice Award, Hollywood Film Awards, Gotham Awards, San Francisco Film Critics Association, The Satellite Awards and Women Critics Circle, as well as recognition from Time Magazine and The New York Times.