Fatima Ptacek is an American film and television actress and model, and a human rights activist working with UN Women’s #HeForShe campaign for gender equality. Fatima Ptacek starred as Dora in Nickelodeon’s animated series Dora the Explorer since 2010. She has made a respectable position in the American acting field at a young age.
Table of Biography
The actress was born on August 20, 2000, in New York City, NY. She replaced Caitlin Sanchez as the voice of Dora the Explorer. She began her modeling and television commercial career at the age of five. Her age is 20 years and her zodiac sign is Leo. Similarly, she holds an American nationality. The name of her parents is Jack Ptacek and Lucia Ptacek. She was born and resides in New York City with her parents. Her mother is Ecuadorian whereas her father has Colombian, Czech, Irish, and Norwegian roots. She has brothers named Jon Ptacek, Alex Ptacek, and also 1 elder brother whose name is unknown.
In 2010, she noted that she was aiming for a scholarship to Harvard or Yale, and was enrolled in an academy for intellectually gifted children. That year, she suggested she may be too old to act by that point. In 2013, she was inducted into the National Junior Honor Society. She was acknowledged by Assemblyman Francisco Moya on the floor of the Assembly and recognized for her contributions to the arts.
In addition to being fluent in English and Spanish, Ptacek has been studying Mandarin Chinese since childhood. Then, she started attending Stanford University in 2018. Furthermore, she loves gymnastics so she has completed in the United States of America Gymnastics. However, there were hopes of her being qualified for the Olympics. Aside from arts, she has also learned Mandarin Chinese(language) as well.
Career and Professional Life
As a child actress, Ptacek appeared in more than 70 television commercials, and on the covers of numerous national magazines. She was also one of the few child models who has had the privilege of walking the runway at Bryant Park during the annual Fall Fashion Week in New York City. She was discovered by Wilhelmina Models, then represented by New York’s Abrams Artists Agency during her child acting and modeling career. She had appeared as the “face of” Ralph Lauren and worked in major campaigns for high-end designers like Bonnie Young, Miss Sixty, Monna Lisa, and Siviglia, and fashion houses like Guess, The Gap, H&M, and Benetton.
One of her most notable campaigns was for Macy’s in 2009, when she revived Natalie Wood’s childhood role of “Virginia” in Macy’s. She also appeared on the cover of Newsweek. Her parents told her that they were paying for people to photograph her, as opposed to vice versa. In 2009, she was cast in the comedy film The Rebound with Catherine Zeta-Jones. After landing small roles in several other films, she was cast in lead roles in several feature films released in 2013 and 2014, including A Little Game, Anything’s Possible, Tio Papi, and A Miracle in Spanish Harlem.
Ptacek has appeared in television shows including Saturday Night Live, A Gifted Man, Royal Pains, The Beautiful Life, Body of Proof, and appeared with First Lady Michelle Obama on Sesame Street. Ptacek was given a three-year contract as Dora in Dora the Explorer, in November 2010, with the first new TV episodes with her voice in January 2012. She attended the Vanity Fair Oscar party with Christensen. Fátima volunteers as a “Celebrity Ambassador” for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and has done work for the Make-A-Wish Foundation in conjunction with the Macy’s Believe Campaign, and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
Awards and Nomination
Ptacek received the critical acclaim for her role in the Oscar-winning film Curfew. This also led her to efforts by the “Big Four” talent agencies – Creative Artist Agency (CAA), United Talent Agency (UTA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), and International Creative Management (ICM). The role as Dora earned her a “Best Young Actress – Television” at the 2012 Imagen Awards, which she attended. She was also nominated in the 2014 awards for “Outstanding Performance in a Children’s TV Series”.
The film Curfew was nominated for “Best Live Action Short Film” at the 85th Academy Awards. That film won, with Ptacek in attendance. Ptacek has personally won Best Young Actress at the 2012 Sapporo Short Fest. She also won many more awards like Best Actress at the 2013 Rincon International Film Festival and Best Actress at the 2013 Vaughan Film Festival. Also, Ptacek was nominated for a “Best Actress/Supporting Actress – Feature Film” Imagen Award, alongside nominees including Elizabeth Rodriguez from the same film
Ptacek was one of the highest-paid child models in the world, earning approximately $250,000 annually as of 2010. Fatima gets a good amount of money from different films and TV series. She has an estimated net worth of $1 million. The talented actress is earning such a good amount at this young age, we believe that she will be earning more in her future.
The talented actress is an unmarried girl. She has been in a relationship with Regan Mizrahi since 2015. Unfortunately, she was not happy in the relationship so they broke up. Currently, she has managed to keep her personal information so secret that nothing relating to her present affairs status is out. Being so young, it seems like she is sharpening his strength and skills to make her all dreams come true rather than being stuck in the relationship.
Body Measurement and Social Media
Regarding Fatimaa’s body measurement, she stands the height of 5 feet 4 inches tall. She weighs 54 kg. Her body measurement is 32-25-34 inches and her bra size is 32C. Furthermore, she has a pair of dark brown eyes and dark brown hair. Ptacek is a very beautiful girl with a curvy figure and everyone can see that she has a very kind and beautiful heart as well. Hence, her works have made her more beautiful and more attractive.
Talking her social media updates, she is extremely active there. She uses Instagram, Twitter, and also Facebook. Ptacek shares posts of her hanging out with her friends and family. Also, she spreads her opinions about human rights through her social media accounts to the world. Moreover, she has 27.5K followers on her Instagram account, 25.8K followers on her Twitter account, and thousands of followers on her Facebook page.