Stephanie Sigman

Stephanie Sigman

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Stephanie Sigman
Born Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico
Citizenship Mexican, American
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010-present

Stephanie Sigman is a Mexican-American actress. Her breakthrough role was in the 2011 crime drama film Miss Bala. She went to appear in Pioneer (2013), Spectre (2015), and Going Under (2016). On television, Sigman starred as Valeria Vélez in the first and second seasons of Netflix crime thriller, Narcos (2015).

Personal life[edit]

Sigman was born in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, to a Mexican mother and an American father, Lee Sigman, a New York Yankees scout from Kansas. She is a U.S. citizen[1] through her father.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Sigman began her career appearing on Mexican television, before making her film debut in Rio de Oro. In 2011, she played the leading role of Laura Guerrero in the critically acclaimed Mexican crime drama film, Miss Bala.[4] The film was selected as the Mexican entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards,[5][6] but it did not make the final shortlist.[7] Sigman was nominated for a Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Award in 2011 for her performance in film.[8][9] The following year, she played Catalina Aguado in the Canadian documentary film Flight of the Butterflies. In 2013, Sigman co-starred in the Norwegian thriller Pioneer.[10]

In 2013, Sigman played the leading role in the USA Network drama pilot The Arrangement opposite Bryan Greenberg.[11] It not was ordered to series. Later that year, she was cast in a recurring role on the FX crime drama series, The Bridge. She also starred in the Arctic Monkeys music video for “Snap Out of It” in 2014.[12] In 2015, Sigman played Valeria Vélez, character based on Virginia Vallejo, in the Netflix crime thriller, Narcos.[13][14]

In 2015, Sigman appeared in the James Bond film, Spectre,[15][16][17][18][19] becoming the second Mexican actress to play a Bond girl after Linda Christian first played the role of Valerie Mathis in the 1954 TV adaptation of Casino Royale.[2] She later was cast as a female lead in the action comedy Going Under,[20] and well as War on Everyone.[21]

In 2016, Sigman had a recurring role as Monica Ava during the second season of critically acclaimed ABC anthology drama series, American Crime created by John Ridley.[22] Ridley later cast Sigman in the leading role as Presence Foster, the former Army veteran who finds herself as unlicensed Private Investigator, in the ABC detective drama pilot, Presence.[23]

Sigman is attached to star in Annabelle 2 opposite Miranda Otto, as Sister Charlotte.[24] The film is scheduled to be released on May 19, 2017.[25]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Con lujo de detalle Mujer Short film
2010 Rio de Oro Estela
2011 Miss Bala Laura Guerrero Nominated — Dublin Film Critics’ Circle Award for Best Breakthrough
2012 Morelos Francisca Ortiz
2012 Flight of the Butterflies Catalina Aguado Documentary film
2013 El cielo es azul Laurada
2013 Pioneer Maria Salatzar
2014 Alicia en el país de María Alicia
2015 Spectre Estrella
2016 War on Everyone Delores
2017 Shimmer Lake Steph Burton
2017 Once Upon a Time in Venice Lupe
2017 Annabelle: Creation Sister Charlotte Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 The Arrangement Lourdes Nieves Pilot
2013-14 The Bridge Eva Guerra Recurring role, 14 episodes
2015 Narcos Valeria Velez Series regular, 9 episodes
2016 American Crime Monica Ava Recurring role
2016 Presence Presence Foster Pilot
2017 S.W.A.T. Jessica Cortez Main role
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