Carrillo, Elpidia 1963(?)–

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Carrillo, Elpidia 1963(?)–

(Elpedia Carrillo)


Born c. 1963, in Michoacan, Mexico.


Agent—Bresler Kelly and Associates, 11500 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 352, Los Angeles, CA, 90064.



Awards, Honors:

Independent Spirit Award nomination, best female lead, Independent Features Project West, 1987, for Salvador; Nosotros Golden Eagle Award, outstanding actress in film, 2000; ALMA Award, outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture, American Latin Media Arts Awards 2002, for Bread and Roses; Bronze Leopard, Locarno International Film Festival, and Gotham Award nomination, Independent Features Project, both best ensemble cast (with others), 2005, and ALMA Award, outstanding supporting actress in a motion picture, 2006, all for Nine Lives.


Film Appearances:

Deseos, 1977.

Nuevo mundo, 1978.

Isabel, Pedro Paramo (also known as El hombre de la media luna), 1978.

Veronica, Bandera rota (also known as Broken Flag), 1979.

La virgen robada, 1981.

El jugador de ajedrez, 1981.

Maria, The Border, Universal, 1982.

Saninistas, Under Fire, Orion, 1983.

Clara, Beyond the Limit (also known as The Honorary Consul), Paramount, 1983.

(As Elpedia Carrillo) Maria, Salvador, Hemdale, 1986.

Veronica, Let's Get Harry (also known as The Rescue), TriStar, 1986.

Anna, Predator, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1987.

Una cita con el destino, 1988.

Elena, The Assassin, Management Company Entertainment Group, 1989.

Anna, Predator 2, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1990.

Fabiola, Ciudad de ciegos (also known as City of the Blind), 1991.

Maria, La hija del puma (also known as The Daughter of the Puma, Pumaens datter, and Pumans dotter), United International Pictures, 1994.

Isabel Magana, My Family (also known as Cafe con leche, East L.A., and My Family, Mi Familia), New Line Cinema, 1995.

La casa del abuelo, 1995.

Meifer, De tripas, corazon, 1996.

Rita, The Brave, 1997.

Brujo's woman, Un embrujo (also known as Under a Spell), 1998.

Tecuichpo/Dona Isabel, La otra conquista (also known as The Other Conquest), Carrasco and Domingo Films, 1998.

Maria Velasquez, They Come at Night, 1998.

Carmen Alba, "Love Waits for Kathy" in Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 2000.

Rosa, Bread and Roses (also known as Pan y rosas), Lions Gate Films, 2000.

Second friend, Solaris, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002.

Cata, A Day Without a Mexican (also known as Un dia sin Mexicanos), Altavista Films, 2004.

Coco, Killer Snake (short film), Concrete Images, 2004.

Sandra, Nine Lives, Magnolia Pictures, 2005.

Isabel, Ladrones y mentirosos (also known as Thieves and Liars), Ladrones y Mentirosos, 2006.

Hermenegilda, Tortilla Heaven, Archangel Entertainment, 2007.

Film Work:

Director and editor, Killer Snake (short film), Concrete Images, 2004.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Coana, Christopher Columbus (also known as Cristoforo Colombo), CBS, 1985.

Lupita, Kingpin, NBC, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Sister Anna, Bartolome oder die Rueckkehr der weissen Goetter, 1985.

Angela, Dangerous Passion, ABC, 1990.

Dolores Pineda, Lightning Field (also known as The Lightening Incident), USA Network, 1991.

Television Appearances; Series:

Wetatoni, Winnetou ou le mescalero (also known as My Friend Winnetou), 1980.

La otra, 2002.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Reasonable Doubts, 1991.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Maria Pendroza-Guerrero, "To Have and to Hold," Miami Vice, 1989.

Sister Felicia, "Freefall," Miami Vice, 1989.

Evangelina Contreras, "Kid Salinas," Midnight Caller, 1990.

"La Bizca," 21 Jump Street, Fox, 1990.

Maria, "The Kid," Charlie Grace, ABC, 1995.

"The Hold-up," The Lazarus Man, 1996.

Anna Bravo, "Hell Hath No Fury," Cracker (also known as Fitz), ABC, 1997.

Nia, "Ranger Jarod," The Pretender, NBC, 1997.

Pilar, "Under Control," ER, NBC, 2000.

Lupe Baca, "Bruja," Resurrection Blvd., Showtime, 2001.

Maria Ramos, "Protection," Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (also known as Law & Order: SVU and Special Victims Unit), NBC, 2002.



If It Bleeds We Can Kill It: The Making of "Predator," Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.


Film Scripts:

Killer Snake (short film), Concrete Images, 2004.

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