Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz

  • Born on
    • April 28th, 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.

Starring Penélope Cruz on Plex


Acting (58 Credits)

2022The 355 as Graciela
2021Parallel Mothers as Janis
2021Official Competition as Lola Cuevas
2019Wasp Network as Olga
2019Pain and Glory as Jacinta
2018Everybody Knows as Laura
2017Murder on the Orient Express as Pilar Estravados
2017Loving Pablo as Virginia Vallejo
2016The Queen of Spain as Macarena Granada
2016Zoolander 2 as Valentina Valencia
2016The Brothers Grimsby as Kate
2015Ma ma as MagdaWatch Free
2014And the Oscar Goes to...
2013The Counselor as Laura
2013I'm So Excited! as Jessica
2012Twice Born as Gemma
2012To Rome With Love as Anna
2011Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides as Angélica
2010Sex and the City 2 as Carmen García Carrión
2009Broken Embraces as Lena
2009G-Force as Juarez the Guinea Pig (voice)
2009The Cannibalistic Councillor as Pina
2009Nine as Carla
2008Elegy as Consuela Castillo
2008A Matador's Mistress as Lupe Sino
2008Vicky Cristina Barcelona as María ElenaWatch Free
2007The Good Night as Anna/Melodia
2006Volver as Raimunda
2006Bandidas as Maria Alvarez
2005Sahara as Eva Rojas
2005Chromophobia as Gloria
2004Head in the Clouds as Mia
2004Noel as Nina VasquezWatch Free
2004Don't Move as Italia
2003Fanfan as Adeline La Franchise
2003Masked and Anonymous as Pagan Lace
2003Gothika as Chloe Sava
2002Waking Up in Reno as BrendaWatch Free
2001No News from God as Carmen Ramos
2001Vanilla Sky as Sofia Serrano
2001Captain Corelli's Mandolin as Pelagia
2001Blow as Mirtha Jung
2000Woman on Top as Isabella Oliveira
2000All the Pretty Horses as Alejandra
1999Volaverunt as Pepita Tudó
1999All About My Mother as Rosa
1998The Girl of Your Dreams as Macarena Granada
1998Twice Upon a Yesterday as LouiseWatch Free
1998The Hi-Lo Country as Josepha O'Neil
1998Talk of Angels as Pilar
1997Open Your Eyes as Sofía
1997Live Flesh as Isabel Plaza Caballero
1996La Celestina as Melibea
1996Love Can Seriously Damage Your Health as Diana Joven
1996Not Love, Just Frenzy as Laura
1994Todo es mentira as Lucía
1992Belle Epoque as Luz
1992Jamón, Jamón as Silvia

Herself (3 Credits)

2011Woody Allen: A Documentary as Herself
2010Client 9 as Herself
2001America: A Tribute to Heroes as Herself


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