Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz

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Birthday: 
28 April 1974, Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Birth Name: 
Penélope Cruz Sánchez
Height: 
168 cm
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance. After ... Show more »
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser. As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance. After studying classical ballet for nine years at Spain's National Conservatory, she continued her training under a series of prominent dancers. At 15, however, she heeded her true calling when she bested more than 300 other girls at a talent agency audition. The resulting contract landed her several roles in Spanish TV shows and music videos, which in turn paved the way for a career on the big screen. Cruz made her movie debut in El laberinto griego (1993) (The Greek Labyrinth), then appeared briefly in the Timothy Dalton thriller Framed (1992). Her third film was the Oscar-winning Belle Epoque (1992), in which she played one of four sisters vying for the love of a handsome army deserter. The film also garnered several Goyas, the Spanish equivalent of the Academy Awards. Her resume continued to grow by three or four films each year, and soon Cruz was a leading lady of Spanish cinema. Carne trémula (1997) (Live Flesh) offered her the chance to work with renowned Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar (who would later be her ticket to international fame), and the same year she was the lead actress in the thriller/drama/mystery/sci-fi film Abre los ojos (1997), a huge hit in Spain that earned eight Goyas (though none for Cruz). Her luck finally changed in 1998, when the movie-industry comedy La niña de tus ojos (1998) won her a Best Actress Goya. Cruz made a few more forays into English-language film, but her first big international hit was Almodóvar's Todo sobre mi madre (1999), in which she played an unchaste but well-meaning nun. As the film was showered with awards and accolades, Cruz suddenly found herself in demand on both sides of the Atlantic. Her next big project was Woman on Top (2000), an American comedy about a chef with bewitching culinary skills and a severe case of motion sickness. While in the US, she also signed up to star opposite Johnny Depp in the drug-trafficking drama Blow (2001) and opposite Matt Damon in Billy Bob Thornton's All the Pretty Horses (2000). Cruz says she's wary of being typecast as a beautiful young damsel, but it's hard to imagine disguising her wide-eyed charms and generous nature. Fortunately, with Cameron Crowe's Vanilla Sky (2001) (a remake of Abre los ojos (1997)) and a John Madden collaboration looming in her future, Damsel Penelope isn't likely to disappear just yet. Show less «

Penélope Cruz's FILMOGRAPHY

The Graham Norton Show - Season 25

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Pain and Glory (Dolor y gloria)

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American Crime Story - Season 2

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The Graham Norton Show - Season 24

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The Graham Norton Show - Season 23

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Sesame Street - Season 49

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Everybody Knows (Todos lo saben) [Sub: Eng]

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Sesame Street - Season 48

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Murder on the Orient Express (2017)

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Loving Pablo

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The Brothers Grimsby

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The Queen of Spain (La reina de España) [Sub: Eng]

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Zoolander 2

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Ma ma (2015)

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Im So Excited

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I'm So Excited

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The Counselor

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Twice Born

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The 84th Annual Academy Awards

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Pirates Of The Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

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Sex and the City 2

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Sex in the City 2

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Nine

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Penélope Cruz'S roles

Laura
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Pelagia
Pelagia
Sof
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Maria Alvarez
Maria Alvarez
Rhonda George
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Eva Rojas
Eva Rojas
Gemma
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Jessica
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Mirtha Jung
Mirtha Jung
Greta Ohlsson
Greta Ohlsson
Raimunda
Raimunda
Maria Elena
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Carla
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Nina Vasquez
Nina Vasquez
Carmen Garcia Carrion
Carmen Garcia Carrion
Chloe Sava
Chloe Sava
Hermana Rosa
Hermana Rosa
Magda
Magda
Valentina Valencia
Valentina Valencia
Consuela Castillo
Consuela Castillo
Juarez
Juarez
Angelica Teach
Angelica Teach
Isabella Oliveira
Isabella Oliveira
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
Virginia Vallejo
Virginia Vallejo
Herself - Guest
Herself - Guest
Laura
Laura