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Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz

Birthday: 1974-04-28 | Place of Birth: Madrid, Spain

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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Known For

Acting

Year
Title

Role

2020
Wasp Network

as    Olga Salanueva

2019
Pain and Glory

as    Jacinta

2018
American Crime Story

as    Donatella Versace

2018
Everybody Knows

as    Laura

2017
Murder on the Orient Express

as    Pilar Estravados

2017
Loving Pablo

as    Virginia Vallejo

2016
Grimsby

as    Kate

2016
Zoolander 2

as    Montana Grosso

2013
I'm So Excited!

as    Jessica

2013
The Counselor

as    Laura

2012
To Rome with Love

as    Anna

2012
Twice Born

as    Gemma

2011
2011
Woody Allen: A Documentary

as    Herself

2010
Sex and the City 2

as    Carmen García Carrión

2009
Nine

as    Carla

2009
G-Force

as    Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice)

2009
Broken Embraces

as    Lena

2008
Elegy

as    Consuela Castillo

2008
Vicky Cristina Barcelona

as    María Elena