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Penélope Cruz

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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Apr 28, 1974 In Madrid, Spain
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie Belle Époque 1992-12-20
Latest Project:
movie Everybody Knows 2019-02-08
Known For
Poster of Zoolander 2
Poster of To Rome with Love
Poster of Dancing Without You
Poster of The Trouble With Normal
Movie Everybody Knows Laura 2019-02-08
Movie Loving Pablo Virginia Vallejo 2017-10-12
Movie Murder on the Orient Express Pilar Estravados 2017-11-03
Movie Zoolander 2 Valentina Valencia 2016-02-06
Series American Crime Story Donatella Versace 2016-02-02
Movie Grimsby Kate 2016-02-24
Movie The Queen of Spain Macarena Granada 2016-11-25
Movie Ma Ma Magda 2015-09-11
Series Zack & Quack Mary 2014-02-07
Movie Truth of the Situation: Making 'The Counselor' Herself 2014-02-11
Movie I'm So Excited! Jessica 2013-03-08
Movie The Counselor Laura 2013-10-25
Movie To Rome with Love Anna 2012-04-20
Movie Twice Born Gemma 2012-09-13
Movie Woody Allen: A Documentary Herself 2011-11-20
Movie Dancing Without You Unknown 2010-10-29
Movie Sex and the City 2 Carmen García Carrión 2010-05-26
Movie Broken Embraces Lena 2009-03-01
Movie The Cannibalistic Councillor Pina 2009-03-18
Movie Nine Carla 2009-12-03
Movie Vicky Cristina Barcelona María Elena 2008-08-15
Movie A Matador's Mistress Lupe Sino 2008-09-06
Movie The Good Night Anna/Melodia 2007-01-25
Movie Sexo en el plató Silvia (archive footage) 2007-04-09
Movie Volver Raimunda 2006-03-16
Movie Bandidas Maria Alvarez 2006-01-18
Movie Chromophobia Gloria 2005-01-01
Series A.T.O.M. Sofia Serrano 2005-08-27
Movie Sahara Eva Rojas 2005-04-06
Movie Don't Move Italia 2004-03-12
Movie Head in the Clouds Mia 2004-04-29
Movie Noel Nina Vasquez 2004-11-12
Series Early Doors Angelica Teach 2003-05-12
Series Punk'd Herself 2003-03-17
Movie Gothika Chloe Sava 2003-11-21
Movie Waking Up in Reno Brenda 2002-12-13
Series Pardon the Interruption Sofía 2001-10-22
Movie Don't Tempt Me Carmen Ramos 2001-11-30
Movie Woman on Top Isabella Oliveira 2000-09-22
Movie All the Pretty Horses Alejandra 2000-12-11
Series The Trouble With Normal Mirtha Jung 2000-10-06
Movie All About My Mother Rosa 1999-04-19
Movie Volaverunt Pepita Tudó 1999-10-01
Movie Talk of Angels Pilar 1998-10-30
Movie Don Juan Mathurine 1998-04-28
Series Call for Help Pelagia 1998-05-11
Movie The Girl of Your Dreams Macarena Granada 1998-11-13
Series Nerds 2.0.1: A Brief History of the Internet Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice) 1998-11-25
Movie The Hi-Lo Country Josepha O'Neil 1998-12-30
Movie Twice Upon a Yesterday Louise 1998-11-27
Movie Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health Diana Joven 1997-01-10
Movie Live Flesh Isabel Plaza Caballero 1997-10-28
Movie A Scent of Paradise Doña Helena 1997-08-29
Movie La Celestina Melibea 1996-11-08
Movie Not Love, Just Frenzy Laura 1996-11-15
Movie Entre rojas Lucía 1995-04-20
Movie The Butterfly Effect Party Guest (uncredited) 1995-12-20
Movie Alegre ma non troppo 1994-05-26
Movie Todo es mentira Lucía 1994-10-14
Series Sweet Valley High Consuela Castillo 1994-09-05
Movie La Ribelle Enza 1993-08-19
Movie Belle Époque Luz 1992-12-20