Penélope Cruz

Biography

Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress and model, signed at age 15, made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992), to critical acclaim.  Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky and Blow.

She has since built a successful career, appearing in films from a range of genres, from thrillers to family friendly holiday features. She has received critical acclaim for her roles in Volver (2006) and Nine (2009) receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for each. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). She was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award and the first Spanish actress to receive a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Cruz has modeled for companies such as Mango, Ralph Lauren and L'Oréal. Penélope and her younger sister Mónica Cruz have designed items for Mango.  Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India; she donated her salary from The Hi-Lo Country to help fund the late nun's mission. A wax sculpture of Cruz will be placed in a premier spot in the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris.

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Penélope Cruz Sánchez is a Spanish actress and model, signed at age 15, made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992), to critical acclaim.  Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky and Blow.

She has since built a successful career, appearing in films from a range of genres, from thrillers to family friendly holiday features. She has received critical acclaim for her roles in Volver (2006) and Nine (2009) receiving Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations for each. She won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 2008 for Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008). She was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award and the first Spanish actress to receive a star at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Cruz has modeled for companies such as Mango, Ralph Lauren and L'Oréal. Penélope and her younger sister Mónica Cruz have designed items for Mango.  Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India; she donated her salary from The Hi-Lo Country to help fund the late nun's mission. A wax sculpture of Cruz will be placed in a premier spot in the Grevin Wax Museum in Paris.

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Personal Info

Gender Female

Known Credits 64

Birthday 1974-04-28

Place of Birth Madrid - Spain

Adult Actor False

Official Site -

Also Known As

  • Penelope Cruz Sanchez
  • Penélope Cruz Sánchez

Known For

Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Murder on the Orient Express
2017 Escobar as Virginia Vallejo
2017 Untitled Asghar Farhadi Project
2016 La Reina de España as Macarena Granada
2016 Grimsby as Kate
2016 Zoolander 2 as Montana Grosso
2015 Ma Ma as Magda
2013 The Counselor as Laura
2013 I'm So Excited! as Jessica
2012 Twice Born as Gemma
2012 To Rome with Love as Anna
2011 Woody Allen: A Documentary as Herself
2011 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Angelica Teach
2010 Sex and the City 2 as Carmen García Carrión
2009 Nine as Carla
2009 G-Force as Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice)
2009 The Cannibalistic Councillor as Pina
2009 Broken Embraces as Lena
2008 A Matador's Mistress as Lupe Sino
2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona as María Elena
2008 Elegy as Consuela Castillo
2007 The Good Night as Anna/Melodia
2006 Volver as Raimunda
2006 Bandidas as Maria Alvarez
2005 Sahara as Eva Rojas
2005 Chromophobia as Gloria
2004 Noel as Nina Vasquez
2004 Head in the Clouds as Mia
2004 Don't Move as Italia
2003 Gothika as Chloe Sava
2003 Masked and Anonymous as Pagan Lace
2003 Punk'd(1 episode) as Herself
2003 Fan-Fan the Tulip as Adeline La Franchise
2002 Waking Up in Reno as Brenda
2001 Vanilla Sky as Sofia Serrano
2001 Don't Tempt Me as Carmen Ramos
2001 Captain Corelli's Mandolin as Pelagia
2001 Blow as Mirtha Jung
2000 All the Pretty Horses as Alejandra
2000 Woman on Top as Isabella Oliveira
1999 Volaverunt as Pepita Tudó
1999 All About My Mother as Rosa
1998 The Hi-Lo Country as Josepha O'Neil
1998 Twice Upon a Yesterday as Louise
1998 The Girl of Your Dreams as Macarena Granada
1998 Talk of Angels as Pilar
1998 Don Juan as Mathurine
1997 Open Your Eyes as Sofía
1997 Live Flesh as Isabel Plaza Caballero
1997 Et hjørne af paradis as Doña Helena
1997 Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health as Diana Joven
1996 Not Love, Just Frenzy as Laura
1996 La Celestina as Melibea
1996 Brujas as Patricia
1995 Entre rojas as Lucía
1994 Todo es mentira as Lucía
1994 Alegre Ma Non Troppo
1993 La Ribelle as Enza
1993 Per amore, solo per amore as Mary
1992 The Age of Beauty as Luz
1992 Framed(4 episodes) as Lola Del Moreno
1992 Jamon Jamon as Silvia
1929 The Academy Awards(2 episodes) as Penélope Cruz
1900 This Man, This Woman as Martha Parks

Production

2015 Ma Ma … Producer

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