THE HUMMINGBIRD PROJECT
Academy Award Nominee SALMA HAYEK has proven herself as a
producer and director, in both film and television. She was nominated for an
Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and a BAFTA award for her
leading role in Julie Taymor's Frida.
Hayek was most recently seen in the critically-acclaimed, Beatriz At Dinner,
she starred as the title character for director Miguel Arteta and writer Mike
and for which she received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. She will also
star alongside Jesse Eisenberg and Alexander Skarsgard in the upcoming film, The
Hummingbird Project. Other notable projects include the recent Lionsgate/Pantelion
comedy How to be a Latin Lover, alongside Eugenio Derbez, Rob Lowe and Kristen
Bell, the action comedy The Hitman's Bodyguard with Samuel L. Jackson and Ryan
Reynolds which opened in August, and Drunk Parents with Alec Baldwin.
Hayek devoted herself to another recent passion project as a producer and
Kahlil Gibran's The Prophet, an animated feature inspired by the book of the
name by the beloved Lebanese artist and poet. She voices a character in the film
alongside other talent such as Liam Neeson, John Krasinski, Quvenzhane Wallis,
Alfred Molina. The animated film debuted at Toronto International Film Festival
September 2014 and released domestically on August 7th, 2015.
Noted for her acting career, Hayek has also dedicated much of her time to
activism. Hayek served as spokesperson for the Pampers/UNICEF partnership
worldwide, to help stop the spread of life-threatening maternal and neonatal
tetanus. She also served as the spokesperson for the Avon Foundation's SPEAK OUT
AGAINST DOMESTIC VIOLENCE program, which focuses on domestic violence
education, awareness and prevention, as well as support for victims. Hayek has
on the board of the Kering Foundation since 2009. The foundation aims to combat
violence against women, focusing specifically on sexual violence in America,
traditional practices in Western Europe and domestic violence in Asia. The
foundation also pays specific attention to refugee and migrant women worldwide.
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