Penélope Cruz

Birthday:

04/28/1974

Place of birth:

Madrid, Spain:

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.



Credits

Love Child (2018)
Everybody Knows (2018)
Carolina
Murder on the Orient Express (2017)
Pilar Estravados
Loving Pablo (2017)
Virginia Vallejo
The Queen of Spain (2016)
Macarena Granada
Grimsby (2016)
Kate
Zoolander 2 (2016)
Montana Grosso
Ma Ma (2015)
Magda
Truth of the Situation: Making 'The Counselor' (2014)
Herself
The Counselor (2013)
Laura
I'm So Excited! (2013)
Jessica
Twice Born (2012)
Gemma
To Rome with Love (2012)
Anna
Woody Allen: A Documentary (2011)
Herself
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Angelica Teach
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
Carmen García Carrión
Nine (2009)
Carla
G-Force (2009)
Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice)
The Cannibalistic Councillor (2009)
Pina
Broken Embraces (2009)
Lena
A Matador's Mistress (2008)
Lupe Sino
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
María Elena
Elegy (2008)
Consuela Castillo
Sexo en el plató (2007)
Silvia (archive footage)
The Good Night (2007)
Anna/Melodia
Volver (2006)
Raimunda
Bandidas (2006)
Maria Alvarez
Sahara (2005)
Eva Rojas
Chromophobia (2005)
Gloria
Noel (2004)
Nina Vasquez
Head in the Clouds (2004)
Mia
Don't Move (2004)
Italia
Gothika (2003)
Chloe Sava
Masked and Anonymous (2003)
Pagan Lace
Fan-Fan the Tulip (2003)
Adeline La Franchise
Waking Up in Reno (2002)
Brenda
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Sofia Serrano
Don't Tempt Me (2001)
Carmen Ramos
Captain Corelli's Mandolin (2001)
Pelagia
Blow (2001)
Mirtha Jung
All the Pretty Horses (2000)
Alejandra
Woman on Top (2000)
Isabella Oliveira
Volaverunt (1999)
Pepita Tudó
All About My Mother (1999)
Rosa
The Hi-Lo Country (1998)
Josepha O'Neil
Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998)
Louise
The Girl of Your Dreams (1998)
Macarena Granada
Talk of Angels (1998)
Pilar
Don Juan (1998)
Mathurine
Open Your Eyes (1997)
Sofía
Live Flesh (1997)
Isabel Plaza Caballero
A Scent of Paradise (1997)
Doña Helena
Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health (1997)
Diana Joven
Not Love, Just Frenzy (1996)
Laura
La Celestina (1996)
Melibea
Brujas (1996)
Patricia
The Butterfly Effect (1995)
Party Guest (uncredited)
Entre rojas (1995)
Lucía
Todo es mentira (1994)
Lucía
Alegre ma non troppo (1994)
La Ribelle (1993)
Enza
The Greek Labyrinth (1993)
Elisa
Per amore, solo per amore (1993)
Mary
Belle Époque (1992)
Luz
Jamon Jamon (1992)
Silvia
This Man, This Woman ()
Martha Parks
The Queen of Spain (2016)
Producer
Ma Ma (2015)
Producer