Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness hit theatres in early May. We witnessed the return of iconic characters such as Doctor Strange and Scarlett witch. But that’s not it. American Chavez played by Xochitl Gomez was the latest young avenger to be introduced in the Marvel Cinematic universe.
In Multiverse of Madness, Xochitl Gomez, a 15-year-old Marvel newcomer, made her debut as America Chavez. Doctor Strange and his team will immensely benefit from the young hero’s talents, which include superhuman strength, speed, and durability, as well as the ability to travel through time and space.
Keep reading to know all about Xochitl Gomez.
Who is Xochitl Gomez?
Xochitl Gomez was born on April 26, 2006, in Los Angeles, California. She has Mexican heritage. Xochitl means flower in Nahuatl, a Mexican indigenous language.
Her zodiac sign is Taurus. She attained her early education at Sundance Institute in Park City, Utah, United States. She chose the path of homeschooling to find a balance between school and work. She has aspired to be an actress and model since childhood.
Early Life of Xochitl
For Gomez, the love for acting brewed at an early age. She began performing at the tender age of five. Gomez got her to start doing a production of The Little Mermaid years before working with Disney. It was her first musical and she loved being on stage. Gomez performed in a total of 22 musicals. In the musical Beauty and the Beast, one of her earliest roles was of a horse.She was required to make odd horse noises during the play.
Xochitl Gomez movies and TV shows
Xochitl was only 13 when was cast for The Baby-Sitters Club.
On July 3, 2020, The Baby-Sitters Club was launched. It follows the life of five middle-schoolers in Stoneybrook, Connecticut, as they initiate a babysitting service.
Xochitl Gomez’s character in the series is a “laid back, vegan, hippy activist” who is “passionate and empathic,” according to Xochitl Gomez. The series is based on Ann Martin’s Children’s novel series of the same name. They were written between 1986 and 2000.
With the release of Interwoven in 2016, she made her full-fledged acting debut. She starred in G.I. Joe as Frida, Young Adriana in Evil things, and Zoe in Light as a feather. She played Lily in the series Matty Paz Is a Noob. Other roles include Delia in River’s Edge, Teresa in The Wetback, and Violet in Cazadora. She was Marcela in The Letter.
She appeared in the series You’re the Worst, the film Shadow Wolves (as Chucky), the Netflix series Gente-field as Young Ana, and Emma in Roped. She also appeared in two episodes of Raven’s Home on the Disney Channel.
As of May 24, 2022, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness had a global total of $810.9 million, with $349.2 million in the US and Canada and $461.7 million in other regions. In less than 24 hours, the film beat ticket presales for The Batman (2022), grossing $42 million on Fandango, the most on the platform since Spider-Man: No Way Home (2021).
The film surpassed the 800-million-dollar mark at the box office in its third weekend, earning $31.6 million, making it Hollywood’s second-highest-grossing film released during the pandemic, behind No Way Home.
That’s all for Xochitl Gomez movies and Tv shows.
Her character America Chavez
Gomez admires her character because it radiates resilience and charisma. It is also a positive representation of Latinas and teens.
One of her favorite parts about filming was working alongside Benedict Cumberbatch and Elizabeth Olssen. On Gomez’s first day of filming, Elizabeth Olsen knocked on her trailer door and gave her phone number. Her co-stars were super supportive.
Gomez, who was born to Mexican parents, is eager to bring more Latina presence to the film industry, both as America Chavez and in future roles.
Xochitl Gomez family
She is an only child but has plenty of cousins around. Currently, there is not a lot of information regarding her parents on the internet.
Gomez revealed her mother would drive around A for hours, taking her for auditions. Eventually, she resigned from her job because the auditions were time-consuming.
Xochitl Gomez height
She is approximately 5 feet 5 inches.
Social media following
Xochitl Gomez has 1.2 million followers on social media.
She is a firm advocate for the Black lives matter movement. Gomez also participated in the 2017 Women’s March. She loves shopping at Poshmark.
Dr strange Multiverse of Madness was released on 6th May 2022. It’s fair to say the movie was well-received by the audience. Fans all over the world were impatiently waiting for its release. The movie topped off the charts.
Everyone was blown away by the story, cinematography, and everything. The positive reviews outweighed the negative ones. However, the movie did receive some backlash, and it had everything to do with the character of American Chavez.
Xochitl Gomez is queer and Latin American. She carried these aspects of her identity into the movie as well. Her identity and the mention of two moms did not sit well with some people. The young star faced harassment on social media.
Not only that, conservative countries like Saudi Arabia and Egypt banned the movie from premiering. They asked for the removal of a 12-second clip where Chavez revealed her identity. Ultimately, Disney refused and it led to the movie being banned. Both countries also banned the release of the sequel.
Unfortunately, a lot of fans blamed Xochitl for the ban. She faced negative backlash on social media. A lot of people plagued her with negative comments.
The unwillingness of the Disney corporation to erase the scene is an admirable position, even if it cost the company a huge amount of money.
She left the babysitters club in 2021
People fell in love with the first season of The Babysitters Club. Season two brings the bunch back for new adventures, and you might be wondering why the cast looks a little different this time. Dawn Schafer, who was previously played by Xochitl Gomez, has been recast and will now be played by Kyndra Sanchez.
Some may ask why someone would want to leave such a great show after an Emmy award-winning first season. Tight production schedules and the COVID pandemic forced Gomez to take a break from The Baby-Sitters Club, but a position in Marvel’s Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness was just too fantastic to pass up. In an interview, she revealed she was sad to leave the role.
As sad as it is to see Gomez depart, her co-stars are as ecstatic as her to join the MCU. “Gomez will forever be a part of The Baby-Sitters Club,” her co-stars said in a video posted by Netflix, wishing her farewell. The video concludes with the group’s last four members, Sophie Grace, Momona Tamada, Shay Rudolph, and Malia Baker, welcoming Kyndra Sanchez to the club, which left her stunned.
Awards & Achievements
In 2020, she won the Young Artist Award for her movie Shadow Wolves. In 2021, she won the award for Best Leading Young Actress for the series The Baby-Sitters Club. Gomez is a young and talented star. She has multiple achievements to her name at such a young age.
Xochitl Gomez’s net worth
Her net worth is $1m. It is expected to grow in the upcoming years.
She is health-conscious and works out by viewing fitness videos on the internet. She likes to have pizza with a keto crust.
Movie Trivia of Xochitl
-She loves drinking coffee.
-Her favorite artists are Olivia Rodrigo, Lizzo, and Peter Mcpoland.
-Kombucha is her most loves drink.
-She had a fear of heights.
-She’s been taking improv classes since she was eight years old.
-While filming the first season of The Baby-Sitters Club in Vancouver, Canada, she learned to skateboard.
-The wallpaper in her room is raccoon-themed.
-Xochitl is obsessed with watching 1980s and 1990s television shows. Her favorite shows include Friends, The Wonder Years, Freaks and Geeks, Seinfeld, and Beverly Hills 90210.
-She has 81 original Baby-Sitters Club volumes in her collection.