Penélope Cruz – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, PHOTOS, BIO, FILMOGRAPHY

Penélope CruzFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Cruz and the second or maternal family name is Sánchez.

Penélope Cruz Sánchez

Cruz at the 2012 Toronto Film Festival.

Born Penélope Cruz Sánchez

April 28, 1974 (age 38)

Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain

Occupation Actress

Years active 1989–present

Spouse(s) Javier Bardem (2010–present)

Children 1


Academy Awards

Best Supporting Actress

2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona

BAFTA Awards

Best Actress in a Supporting Role

2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Goya Awards

Best Actress

1998 The Girl of Your Dreams

2006 Volver

Best Supporting Actress

2008 Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Cannes Film Festival

Best Actress

2006 Volver

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (Spanish pronunciation: [peˈnelope kruθ ˈsantʃeθ]; born April 28, 1974) is a Spanish actress. Signed by an agent at age 15, she made her acting debut at 16 on television and her feature film debut the following year in Jamón, jamón (1992), to critical acclaim. Her subsequent roles in the 1990s and 2000s included Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000) and Woman on Top (2000). 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 wide range of genres, including the comedy Waking Up in Reno (2002), the thriller Gothika (2003), the Christmas movie Noel (2004), and the action adventure Sahara (2005). 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. 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.[1][2]

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. She has donated both her time and money to charities. Cruz has volunteered in Uganda and India, where she spent one week working for Mother Teresa; 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. [3]

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