Xochitl Gomez is an Mexican-American actress born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She is most famous for her role as Dawn Schafer on the Netflix show ‘The Babsitter’s Club.’ She recently was selected to play America Chavez, a Marvel superhero who will debut on screen in the forthcoming feature film “Doctor Strange: The Multiverse of Madness.’ Xochitl Gomez is a popular Hollywood Actress, Xochitl’s previous film to hit the theatres was Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in the year 2022. Gomez marched in support of the Black Lives Matter movement and at the 2017 Women’s March.
Xochitl began acting in youth musical theater shows at the age of five and then began roles in commercials as well as minor TV parts by the age of 10. She gained the majority of her first acting experience by performing in local LA short films — several of which led to Best Young Actress awards. These awards and credits led to her being chosen as a star actress in the Sundance Institute’s Director’s Lab in the year 2018. Then , in August, 2020 Xochitl received the honor of being featured in the magazine’s Power Of Young Hollywood issue for her exceptional performance on The Baby-sitter’s Club.
Gomez began her journey into the MCU in February of 2020, when she was just 13 years old, auditioning for a role she was not sure of. Her second audition took place after six months, where she concluded that the role was connected with Doctor Strange because the term “sorcerer” was used within the script for her audition.
Exclusively speaking to Marvel.com Xochitl Gomez reveals her journey through the mind-bending MCU along with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
In a flashback to the moment her universe began to expand at a massive dimension, Gomez shares how her agent Stella Alex “tricked” her by making her sign on to Zoom to show her something just two days after returning home from her testing at the UK. “Once I logged on, Stella was on the phone with [casting director] Sarah Finn,” Gomez explains. Gomez. “She stated that she had something important to tell me and told me, ‘Xochitl! Welcome into the MCU! This is America Chavez.’ I was stunned and awestruck. It took me two weeks to get over the shock.”
The casting process and the process of finding the best America Chavez, Victoria Alonso President, Physical and Post Production, Visual Effects as well as Animation Production at Marvel Studios and also the executive producer of the film, says, “We went through a very extensive search process with the Sarah Finn Company and her team, and after meeting with hundreds and hundreds of young women, we landed on Xochitl – who was the best choice for the character.”
“We were thrilled to have found someone who could embody the character with a fresh look at who America Chavez could be, and who could stand up in performance alongside the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch, Benedict Wong, and Elizabeth Olsen,” Alonso adds Alonso. “With Xochitl there was a jovial side about her. There was a spark of light in her eyes. We could see the determination from America Chavez in her.”
Gomez is set to immerse herself into the world of the fan-favorite characters from comics America Chavez. The character was created by Joe Casey and Nick Dragotta, America Chavez made her debut in comics by releasing VENGEANCE issue #1 back in 2011., before appearing in her ongoing AMERICA series AMERICA in 2017 written by Gabby Rivera as well as Joe Quinones. The 2017 series will be the first time for Marvel’s Latinx LGBTQ+ character to manage an ongoing comic. The character will be a part of the MCU.
When she learned that she was going to introduce America Chavez to the MCU, Gomez dove straight into the comics and “instantly fell in love with her,” noting the confidence of her character as a distinct characteristic and “a total baddie.” Gomez is awed by the fact that the filmmakers were faithful to the comics however, they also gave a fresh version of the character that is loved by fans by giving her the age of 14 which is younger than what was in comics, and in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
About America Chavez:
America Chavez. For fans who do not know the character, Chavez first debuted in 2011 and comes from another dimension, which is inhabited entirely by women and exists outside of a regular timestream.
Chavez, a.k.a. Miss America, has a variety of super powers, with the most important power in the film potentially being her ability to create inter-dimensional portals with her fists.
Xochitl Gomez Biography:
|Date of Birth||29 April 2006|
|Profession||Actress and model|
|Height||5′ 4¼” (1.63 m)|
|Living In||Los Angeles, California|
|Famous for||breakout role of America Chavez|
|Net Worth||$150-200K USD (Approx)|
|Hobbies||Reading Books and Watching Movies|
|Source of Income||Acting in movies and shows|
|Awards||London Independent Shorts Award|
Xochitl Gomez Quick Facts:
- Her name, Xochitl, means “flower” in nahuatl, an ancient language spoken in Mexico and other Central American countries.
- Is not related to Singer/Actress Selena Gomez.
- Xochitl Gomez shares her birthday with Michelle Pfeiffer and Katherine Langford.
- In 2017 she did her best to get selected for a role in the show “Modern Family”, but she did not get it.
- In 2018 Gomez went to Sundance Institute.
- She was worked in The Savage Agency in Los Angeles.
- In The Baby-Sitters Club, she is “Dawn Schafer”.
- She owns more than 80 babysitters club novel and she like it.