Alma Martinez took birth on March 18, 1953, in Mexico. She obtained her B.A from Whittier College, M.F.A from the University of Southern California and P.H.D from Stanford University. Her official website is www.almamartinez.com. She nurtured herself at the Royal Academy Of Dramatic Art, The Centro Universitario de Teatro and The National University of Mexico. She earned herself a place in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences in 2013. She redefined acting with her roles in The Bridge, Tales of Passion And Revolution and her performances on Broadway and Mexican and European stages. She made her debut in the classic film Zoot Suit and subsequently had her part in Barbarosa, Under Fire, In the Summer House, etc. She has appeared in over twenty feature films including Born In East L.A, Strike One, Cake, Batman Vs Superman: Dawn Of Justice. In fact, she has been part of over 100 productions in U.S.A, Mexico and Europe like the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, the Joyce Theatre, Mark Toper Forum, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Pasadena Playhouse, Arizona Theatre Company, etc.
Her television stints comprise of the Bridge and Corridos: Tales of Passion and Revolution. El Teatro Campesino founder Luis Valdez discovered her, and they had almost a thirty-year partnership. In her words-“I came into my own as an actor when I joined Luis Valdez’s El Teatro Campesino in 1978. Working with this company- and then performing with Luis a year later in Zoot Suit-showed me that actors can change hearts and minds, actors can move mountains. We did this every night for a year, Being an actor is an incredible privilege but working with Luis showed me that we, as actors, also have an incredible responsibility towards our audiences”. She was given a nomination for the best-supporting actress for Just Like Us, Broadway World Award and has even booked commercials for Subway, old Navy and Disney.