American actress Xochitl Gomez (pronounced: Soh-Chee) became a worldwide sensation after portraying the teen superhero America Chavez in the MCU film Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).
The Los Angeles-raised turned professional in 2016 but grabbed recognition 4 years later; she played Dawn Shafer in the Netflix series The Baby-Sitters Club (2020). As for a fact, she left the Netflix series to appear as the bisexual Latina superhero in the Doctor Strange sequel film.
Currently, in her mid-teens, Xochitl is already on an elevator to success- not to mention, her fandom on Instagram & TikTok is on a spree.
Where Is Xochitl Gomez From? What Is Her Age?
Xochitl Gomez-Deines was born on April 29, 2006, in Los Angeles, California, the United States. As of 2022, Gomez is 16 years old and stands 5 feet 6 inches tall (167 cm).
An American by nationality, Gomez is the only child of her parents; her father is Mexican and her mother is from the USA.
‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ actress often mentions her dad & mom on her Instagram post, though she is yet to share pictures of her mother. On June 21, 2020, Xochitl shared an adorable picture with her father (who works as a contractor) on Father’s Day.
Not much about her parents is known, but undoubtedly, they are her biggest supporters.
The meaning of Gomez’s name ‘Xochitl’ is “flower” in Nahuatl, an indigenous language of Mexico.
Is She Related To Singer & Actress Selena Gomez?
No, Xochitl Gomez is not related by bloodline or any other relations with the Good For You singer Selena Gomez.
But they do share the same passion for acting.
MCU Debut From ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’– What Role Xochitl Portrayed?
Xochitl Gomez became an international phenomenon after landing the role of MCU superhero America Chavez in the movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022).
The film released on May 6, 2022, is a sequel to its 2016 release Doctor Strange, and follows the situation after Avengers: Endgame (2019) and Wandavision (2021. mini-series).
The Marvel movie featured Benedict Cumberbatch (as Stephen Strange/Dr. Strange), Elizabeth Olsen (as Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch), Benedict Wong (as Wong), and Rachel McAdams (as Christine Palmer).
In the film, the teen actress appears as a Latina queer superhero America Chavez (who goes by the moniker Miss America). The character is from another universe & has the ability to travel through dimensions of the multiverse by punching a star-shaped energy blast.
In fact, Xochitl’s appearance is the first-ever live-action portrayal of the Marvel Cinematic Universe film.
How She Got The Role?
At the age of 13, Gomez auditioned for the role of America Chavez in the Doctor Strange sequel movie. However, the character was actually written for a bit older version of around 18 at that time.
Later, the character was re-written for a much younger version when Xochitl Gomez auditioned again.
As per the actress herself, while talking with People En Español, it was only after 2 days from her return from the UK audition that she earned the role. She was with her mother in the bedroom, when her agent ‘tricked’ her to connect in Zoom and there was the casting director Sarah Finn waiting to deliver the good news.
Even more, as a part of a promotion to her character America Chavez, she even made her appearance on the 2021 red carpet of Spider-Man: No Way Home and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings premiere.
Check out this video: Gomez with her Doctor Strange in Multiverse of Madness co-stars in an interview on The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Xochitl Gomez Left ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ To Work In Doctor Strange Film
After a bunch of LA short films: G.I. Jose, The Wetback, The Letter, Mia, and Cazadora, Gomez made a notable appearance as Chucky in Shadow Wolves (2019). It won her Young Artist Award in 2020.
Then-following a guest role in Gentefied, she earned the main role, Dawn Schafer, in the Netflix comedy-drama series The Baby-Sitters Club (2020). It co-starred Sophie Grace, Shay Rudolph, Momona Tamada, and Alicia Silverstone.
At around that time, Xochitl earned a role in ‘Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness’, resulting in scheduling conflicts. So, she left the Netflix series, and actress Kyndra Sanchez was re-cast in the role of Dawn Schafer.
How Did Xochitl Gomez Become An Actress?
In an interview with People En Español in May 2022, Gomez told that her interest in acting from an early age got huge support from her parents. Reportedly, Xochitl’s mother put her in musical theater class when she was 5 years old which would lead her to commercials & later to on-screen acting.
“I’ve done like 22 full-length musicals, which is pretty insane. I loved being on stage performing and bonding with the cast and all the excitement leading up to the show. I think it really gave me a passion for acting. Then I started doing commercials when I was ten, and that slowly led to co-star roles.”
Moreover, the actress stated that her mother even quit her job to fully focus on Xochitl’s career building; she would drive her to musicals and auditions.
Is Gomez Bisexual? Dating Story & Relationships!
No, Xochitl Gomez is not bisexual in real life- she has not confirmed these. Rather, the teen actress portrays a queer MCU superhero America Chavez (Miss America).
As per comics, the lady superhero has a relationship with Lisa Halloran, an Emergency Medical Technician. Moreover, she develops a good friendship with Kate Bishops, the daughter of Hawkeye (Clint Barton).
And talking about Xochitl’s actual dating life, the American actress is yet to have a boyfriend. Instead, she shares a deep relationship with her family members as well as her co-stars.
Social Media- Her TikTok Was Once Banned, Why?
Gomez is an active user of Instagram (@_xochitl.gomez) with more than 1 million followers in 2022. She is yet to go official on Twitter.
Moreover, her TikTok account (@_xochitl.gomez) has over 2.9 million followers and 30 million total likes. But the actress following the stream of success was not away from controversy though, which even resulted in the ban of her TikTok account.
Her LGBTQ character in the MCU film was not well-loved everywhere, it made Xochitl Gomez the target of haters. Even, the film Madness of the Multiverse was banned in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. In early May 2022, Xochitl’s TikTok account got banned after hate comments began to flood, but was recovered later.
Net Worth Of Xochitl Gomez
Gomez has an estimated net worth of $300,000 as of 2022. These perks came through her considerable earnings from her acting career- thanks to musicals & commercials as the initiator.
More prominently, she worked in the Netflix series The Baby-Sitters Club, before switching to big-screen success with Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022). Allegedly, she earned a salary in the 6-digit figure from these projects.
Sources cite that Hollywood A-lister Benedict Cumberbatch, the title cast Dr. Strange made around $7.5 million for the sequel film. Previously, he made $6 million in combined work for his 2016 Doctor Strange, and Avengers movies.
Possibly, fans are curious if Xochitl Gomez could earn through social media endorsements. If she opts for paid promotions, the actress can earn $2,100 – $3,501 per sponsored post via Instagram.