Patricia Velasquez was born in poverty in Venezuela before she triumphantly climbed to the top of the fashion world.

She is best known for her role as Ank Su Namun in The Mummy and The Mummy Returns. Patricia has appeared in foreign films such as such as Le Jaguar and Zapata. She was critically acclaimed for her debut stage performance in the lead role of School of the Americas at the Public Theater in New York City, produced by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Television credits include American Family, CSI: Miami and Arrested Development.

Patricia plays “Mother” in Guys Reading Poems.

Patricia Velasquez as "Mother"

“In a child’s eyes, a mother is a goddess. She can be glorious or terrible, benevolent or filled with wrath, but she commands love either way. I am convinced that this is the greatest power in the universe.” – N.K. Jemisin, The Hundred Thousand Years



photo by Michael Marius Pessah

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