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Xochitl Gomez Biography – Xochitl Gomez Wiki
Xochitl Gomez is an American film and television actress. She became famous following her portrayal of the heroine America Chavez in ‘Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness’ as well as Dawn Schafer on the Netflix series ‘The Babysitter’s Club.’ She is cast in the 32nd season of Dancing With the Stars alongside her professional dancing partner Val Chmerkovskiy.
At the age of 5, she started by doing performances in musical theatre productions. She then progressed to doing commercials and minor television roles when she turned 10.
She attended public schools all her life. Her first musical theater class was when she was five and started acting in a local production of The Little Mermaid. She also did musical theatre and full-length musicals. She was also cast in student films.
Her professional acting career was heavily influenced by Jennifer Lawrence’s performance as Katniss Everdeen in The Hunger Games film series. She went to auditions after school and managed to secure commercials. Her performance in student films helped to propel her to the limelight. On top of that, at the age of 11, she enrolled to study martial arts including wushu to elevate her acting career.
In 2018, she debuted onscreen on the sitcom Raven’s Home on Disney Channel. She is starring in the 2019 movie Shadow Wolves and won the Young Artist Award for Supporting Teen Artist. She was cast as Dawn Schafer in the Netflix movie The Baby-Sitters Club in March 2020. The following year in March 2021, Netflix recast her role for the show’s second season due to scheduling conflicts with Gomez filming Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).
Gomez starred as America Chavez in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. She first auditioned for the role of America at the age of 13 in February 2020. The character America was that of an 18-year-old but was later rewritten to be that of a younger teenager.
She started doing martial arts kickboxing, and stunt training consistently over time. Six months following her first audition, she got a callback and did a screen test with Stephen Strange actor Benedict Cumberbatch. She was cast two days later.
She was 16 at the time of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’s release. She was one of the youngest actors to be cast as a superhero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film became a commercial success, grossing over $955 million worldwide.
The film had a mixed critical reception. However, Gomez received praise for her role. Empire wrote she “brings impressive warmth and feeling”. In August 2022, she was cast in the science fiction thriller film Ursa Major alongside Mary Elizabeth Winstead.
Xochitl Gomez Age
She was born on 29 April 2006 in Los Angeles, California, United States.
Xochitl Gomez Parents
She was born in Los Angeles, California. She was born to her father who serves as a construction worker and her mother is a set decorator for films.
Gomez grew up in Hollywood, Los Angeles. When she turned 5 her family relocated to Echo Park. While growing up, she was majorly influenced by the Mexican culture around her.
Xochitl Gomez Ethnicity
Gomez is of Mexican descent. Her father hails from Mexico.
She stands at a height of 5′ 4¼″ (1.63 m) tall.
She is of American nationality.
Her Instagram handle is @_xochitl.gome.