Yareli Arizmendi

Yareli Arizmendi was born in Mexico City. A proud Cuban-Mexican-American, she studied high school in Kansas. She earned a BA in Political Science from the UCSD and went on to receive her MFA at the same institution. She is best known for her role as Rosaura in 'Like Water for Chocolate' and Lila in the cult classic A Day Without a Mexican. Multi-faceted, Yareli is an actress with vast character range who has appeared in the Emmy-winning television shows Six Feet Under, Heroes, House, 24, NYPD Blue and Chicago Hope. She is married to film director/rocker/artist Sergio Arau, who she met on the set of "Like Water For Chocolate." Yareli and Sergio own Eye On The Ball Films for which she is VP of Development.