Penélope Cruz



Actor Date of Birth: April 28, 1974


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.



Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain




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Penelope Cruz had a great time filming Murder On The Orient Express
Penelope Cruz had a great time filming Murder On The Orient Express

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In a decidedly unglamorous role in a glamorous movie, Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is "The Missionary" in Murder On The Orient Express, an updated version of the 1934 Agatha Christie mystery with an all-star cast directed by English thespian Kenneth ...and...

Penelope Cruz Shows Support For Salma Hayek After Exposing Harvey Weinstein
Penelope Cruz Shows Support For Salma Hayek After Exposing Harvey Weinstein

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The Spanish star showed her support for her friend after she exposed the hell she live through working with Harvey Weinstein. GettyImages. Salma Hayek made a bold move this week by exposing the hell she lived through while working with Harvey Weinstein ...and...

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Penelope Cruz, Gwyneth Paltrow and Jessica Chastain swear by this East-meets-West doc and his new book, 'The Clarity Cleanse,' which can be used, for one, to really enjoy the holiday season. When Gwyneth Paltrow writes the foreword to your new book and ...and...

Penélope Cruz Strips for Esquire UK and Talks About The Nude Scene She Thought Would End Her Career
Penélope Cruz Strips for Esquire UK and Talks About The Nude Scene She Thought Would End Her Career

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Penélope Cruz sheds her clothes for the cover of the latest issue of Esquire U.K., and bares other revealing details. The Spanish actress sat down with the men's magazine to discuss her latest role as Donatella Versace in the FX Network's forthcoming ...and...

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