It is considered one of the most prominent Mexican figures in Hollywood since the actress Dolores del Río.
His first major role was in the 2002 film Frida as Frida Kahlo , through which he received nominations for Best Actress at the Academy Award , the BAFTA Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and Golden Globe Award Movie received much attention and was a critical success and audience. She won a Daytime Emmy Award for Best Direction for Special Children / Youth / Family in 2004 by The Maldonado Miracle and was nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2007 after being the guest star in the chain with the ABC television series Ugly Betty .
Recent films include Hayek Grown Ups (2010) and Grown Ups 2 (2013 ) . He also voiced the Kitty Softpaws in Puss in Boots (2011 ) with Antonio Banderas.
His parents are politician and businessman Sami Hayek Dominguez , a Mexican of Lebanese father and Diana Jiménez Medina, mexicana. March 4 Your name, Salma, is Arabic word meaning "peace" or "calm". Born into a devoutly Catholic family , and during his childhood he studied in school Margarita Lara Olivo his hometown Coatzacoalcos , Veracruz It was sent to the Academy of the Sacred Heart , Grand Cousteau , Louisiana, at age 12 years. While he was , there was diagnosed dislexia. speaks several languages: Spanish , Arabic, English and portugués.
He studied International Relations at the Universidad Iberoamericana , but left college for acting . His first artwork was in the play called A Thousand and One Nights , where he saw a television producer who offered her a role in his first telenovela Televisa New Dawn . His second starring role in the telenovela Teresa , which was a big hit with audiences of 71 %.