Penélope Cruz

28 Apr 1974

Actor

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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Filmography (45 titles)

(movie, 2017)
···Murder on the Orient Express
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Role: Actor (as Pilar Estravados)
(movie, 2016)
···Grimsby
Genre: Action, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Kate)
(movie, 2016)
···Zoolander 2
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Montana Grosso)
(movie, 2013)
···The Counselor
Genre: Thriller, Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Laura)
(movie, 2013)
···Los amantes pasajeros
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Jessica)
(movie, 2012)
···Venuto al mondo
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Gemma)
(movie, 2012)
···To Rome with Love
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Anna)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Fantasy
Role: Actor (as Angelica Teach)
(movie, 2009)
···Nine
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Role: Actor (as Carla)
(movie, 2009)
···G-Force
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Family, Comedy
Role: Actor (as Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice))
(movie, 2009)
···Los abrazos rotos
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Lena)
(movie, 2008)
···Manolete
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Lupe Sino)
(movie, 2008)
7.5Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as María Elena)
(movie, 2008)
···Elegy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Consuela Castillo)
(movie, 2007)
···The Good Night
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Music
Role: Actor (as Anna · Melodia)
(movie, 2006)
···Volver
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Raimunda)
(movie, 2006)
···Bandidas
Genre: Action, Comedy, Western, Crime
Role: Actor (as Maria Alvarez)
(movie, 2005)
···Chromophobia
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Gloria)
(movie, 2005)
···Sahara
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Eva Rojas)
(movie, 2004)
···Noel
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Nina Vasquez)
(movie, 2004)
···Head in the Clouds
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Role: Actor (as Mia)
(movie, 2004)
···Non ti muovere
Genre: Drama, Romance, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Italia)
(movie, 2003)
···Gothika
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Chloe Sava)
(movie, 2003)
···Masked and Anonymous
Genre: Drama, Music
Role: Actor (as Pagan Lace)
(movie, 2003)
···Sin noticias de Dios
Genre: Comedy, Foreign
Role: Actor (as Carmen Ramos)
(movie, 2003)
···Fanfan la tulipe
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Adeline La Franchise)
(movie, 2001)
···Vanilla Sky
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Science Fiction, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sofia Serrano)
(movie, 2001)
···Captain Corelli's Mandolin
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Role: Actor (as Pelagia)
(movie, 2001)
8.0Blow
Genre: Crime, Drama
Role: Actor (as Mirtha Jung)
(movie, 2001)
···Sin noticias de Dios
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Carmen Ramos)
(movie, 2000)
···All the Pretty Horses
Genre: Drama, Western, Romance
Role: Actor (as Alejandra)
(movie, 2000)
···Woman on Top
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Isabella Oliveira)
(movie, 1999)
···Todo sobre mi madre
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Rosa)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Louise)
(movie, 1998)
···Don Juan
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Mathurine)
(movie, 1998)
···La niña de tus ojos
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Role: Actor (as Macarena Granada)
(movie, 1997)
···Abre los ojos
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Sofía)
(movie, 1997)
···Carne Trémula
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Romance
Role: Actor (as Isabel Plaza Caballero)
(movie, 1996)
···Brujas
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Patricia)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Role: Actor (as Diana Balaguer joven)
(movie, 1996)
···La Celestina
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Melibea)
(movie, 1993)
···La ribelle
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Enza)
(movie, 1993)
···Per amore, solo per amore
Genre: History
Role: Actor (as Mary)
(movie, 1992)
···Jamón, jamón
Genre: Comedy
Role: Actor (as Silvia)
(movie, 1992)
···Belle epoque
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Luz)