Angie Cepeda was born Angélica María Cepeda Jiménez, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, in August of 1974. She followed her older sister, Lorna Paz, into acting; Paz was most well known for her supporting role in "Yo Soy Betty la Fea" (RCN, 1999-2001), the Colombian show that was adapted into "Ugly Betty" (ABC, 2006-2010) in the U.S. Angie Cepeda's first onscreen appearances came in the early 1990s on Colombian telenovelas like "Crónicas de una Generación Trágica" ("Chronicles of a Tragic Generation") (Channel A, 1993) and "Candela" (Channel 1, 1994-1995). Her first international exposure came in "Pantaleón y las Visitadoras" ("Captain Pantoja and the Special Services") (2000), an adaptation of the novel of the same name by acclaimed Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa. The film was the Peruvian submission for the Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards®, but did not end up with a nomination. Her English-language debut was in "Love for Rent" (2005), playing a Columbian college student struggling in the US, who agrees to be a surrogate mother. Cepeda appeared in another South American adaptation in 2007, when she played the Widow Nazareth in "Love in the Time of Cholera" (2007) from the novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Her second English-language film was "A Night in Old Mexico" (2013), playing a prostitute, opposite Robert Duvall. She played opposite Duvall again in "Wild Horses" (2015), a film he also directed.