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Elpidia Carillo
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August 16, 1961, Paracuaro, Mexico

Elpidia Carillo (born August 16, 1961, Paracuaro, Mexico) is a Mexican actress who appeared as Maria Pendroza, wife (later widow) to Louis Pendroza in the episode "To Have and to Hold", and Felicia, a nun and member of the resistance to General Manuel Borbon in the episode "Freefall" of the series Miami Vice.

Carillo has mainly appeared in Mexican movies, her first American movie was 1982's The Border, other American films include Beyond the Limit (with Joaquim de Almeida), Salvador (with Juan Fernandez and Tony Plana), Let's Get Harry (with Glenn Frey and Jerry Hardin), Predator (with Bill Duke and Sonny Landham) and its' sequel Predator 2 (with Bill Paxton and Ruben Blades), The Brave (with Clarence Williams III, Luis Guzman, and Pepe Serna), Mother and Child (with Annette Bening and Jimmy Smits), and Chateau Vato.

Her first American TV appearance was in the 1985 mini-series Christopher Columbus, other appearances include Midnight Caller (with Gary Cole, Jesse Borrego, and Mykelti Williamson), 21 Jump Street (with Jorge Gil, Xavier Coronel and Mario Ernesto Sanchez), ER, Law and Order: SVU (with Richard Belzer), The Mentalist (with Xander Berkeley), and Mayans, M.C. (with Edward James Olmos and Tony Plana).