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Xochitl Gomez

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Xochitl Gomez
Xochitl Gomez in 2022 3.jpg
Gomez in 2022
Born (2006-04-29) April 29, 2006 (age 16)[1]
OccupationActress
Years active2016–present

Xochitl Gomez (/ˈsi/ SOH-chee)[2][3] is an American actress. She is known for playing America Chavez in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).[4][5][6] She has also played Dawn Schafer in the first season of the Netflix series The Baby-Sitters Club (2020).

Early life

Gomez was born in Los Angeles, California,[7] to parents of Mexican descent.[8][9] Her name Xóchitl means "flower" in Nahuatl, an indigenous language of Mexico.

Career

Gomez began acting at age 5 in local musicals.[10] Before appearing in The Baby-Sitters Club, Gomez had roles in the television series Gentefied, Raven's Home, and You're the Worst.[10] In 2020, Gomez won a Young Artist Award for Supporting Teen Artist for her work in the 2019 film, Shadow Wolves.[11] Later that year, it was announced that Gomez would play America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.[12] In March 2021, Netflix recast the role of Dawn Schafer in season 2 of The Baby-Sitters Club due to scheduling conflicts with Gomez filming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.[13]

Personal life

Gomez marched in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and at the 2017 Women's March.[14][15]

Select filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Shadow Wolves Chucky
2021 Boob Sweat Francis Short Film; Credited as Xochitl Gomez-Deines
2022 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness America Chavez

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Raven's Home School Journalist Episodes: "Winners and Losers", "Raven's Home: Remix"
2019 You're the Worst Eclipse Kid Episode: "The Pillars of Creation"
2020 Gentefied Young Ana Episode: "Brown Love"
The Baby-Sitters Club Dawn Schafer Main role (season 1), 7 episodes

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2020 Young Artist Award Supporting Teen Artist Shadow Wolves Won [11]

References

  1. ^ @_xochitl.gomez (April 29, 2021). "Quinceañera". Retrieved February 16, 2022 – via Instagram.
  2. ^ "Netflix's The Baby-Sitters Club Cast Reveals Who's the Best Secret Keeper and More | Superlatives". Seventeen. July 3, 2020. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  3. ^ "Learn to Braid with Xochitl Gomez 😀 The Baby-Sitters Club | Netflix Futures". Netflix. August 12, 2020. Retrieved April 21, 2022.
  4. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 16, 2020). "'Doctor Strange 2': xBaby-Sitters Club' Star Xochitl Gomez Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In Next Installment". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  5. ^ Rubin, Rebecca (October 16, 2020). "'Doctor Strange' Sequel Casts 'Baby-Sitters Club' Star Xochitl Gomez". Variety. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  6. ^ Couch, Aaron (October 16, 2020). "'Doctor Strange 2' Enlists 'Baby-Sitters Club' Star Xochitl Gomez". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  7. ^ "Quién es Xóchitl Gómez, la actriz de América Chávez en "Doctor Strange 2"". El Comercio Peru (in Spanish). May 6, 2022.
  8. ^ Gomez, Albert (December 16, 2020). "Xochitl Gomez will play the first film version of supergirl America Chavez in the next Doctor Strange movie". Al Día. Archived from the original on December 16, 2020. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  9. ^ Leishman, Rachael (July 22, 2020). "INTERVIEW: Xochitl Gomez Talks Baby-Sitters Club and Dawn!". The Mary Sue. Retrieved January 8, 2021.
  10. ^ a b "POPULAR TWEEN: XOCHITL GOMEZ". PopularTV. July 21, 2020. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  11. ^ a b "Young Artist Awards | 2020 Nominees". Young Artist Foundation. Retrieved January 5, 2021.
  12. ^ Kroll, Justin (2020-10-16). "'Doctor Strange 2': 'Baby-Sitters Club' Star Xochitl Gomez Joins Benedict Cumberbatch In Next Installment". Deadline. Retrieved 2022-04-11.
  13. ^ Fuentes, Tamara (2021-03-18). "Exclusive: Kyndra Sanchez Joins "The Baby-Sitters Club" Season 2 as Dawn Schaefer". Seventeen. Retrieved 2021-03-18.
  14. ^ Spencer, Ashley (July 3, 2020). "'The Baby-Sitters Club' was always progressive. Now, Netflix's version is empowering a new generation". The Washington Post. Retrieved February 24, 2021.
  15. ^ Mejia, Jacquelinne (August 10, 2020). "'The Baby-Sitters Club's' Xochitl Gomez Talks The Importance Of Her Activist Latinx Character, Dawn Schafer". BESE. Retrieved February 24, 2021.

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