Zaide Silvia Gutiérrez is a Mexican actress whose breakout role was the 1983 film El Norte.Gutiérrez attended the National Autonomous University of Mexico, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, with highest honors, in Dramatic Literature and Theater. Her graduate work includes Theater Directing (Columbia University), Russian Literature, and Mexican Literature (National Autonomous University of Mexico). She graduated with a double major in Mexican Literature and Film Direction at the Ivy League stated above. Since her debut in El Norte, Zaide appeared in over 35 feature films in Mexico, a country with a robust film industry. She has appeared in two films by director Alex Cox, El Patrullero in 1991 and Death and the Compass in 1996. She also received a nomination for the Ariel Award for Best Supporting Actress for Por Si No Te Vuelvo a Ver in 1998. In addition, she has appeared in many widely popular Latin American telenovelas, television productions, and both acts in and directs theatre. Zaide recently appeared in Gregory Nava's Bordertown.