Peruvian and Latinamerican Biography in spanish
She was born on April 28, 1974 in Madrid (Spain).
Penelope Cruz, "Peter" to herfriends, is the daughter of the commercial and Eduardo Cruz Sánchez embodies hairdresser.
Its name derives from one of the favorite songs of their parents, composed and performed by Joan Manuel Serrat.
studied dance like her sister Monica, who was dancer Joaquín Cortés Company and actress of the television series "Step Up".
Penelope Cruz has a comprehensive training: Training study four years of performance with Cristina Rota, nine years of classical ballet, Spanish ballet three years and a course in jazz dance with Raul Caballero. In the late 80's began appearing in commercials.
Her artistic career began in television with her participation in a "Pink Series" for TVE, in "Urban Chronicles" by Ricardo Palacios, "She and Him" by Jaime Chavarri "Framed" with Timothy Dalton and "fifth gear" on Tele 5. He also did commercials and a video clip with the music group Mecano. It is precisely this latter work that will begin her relationship with Nacho Cano with whom he also collaborated on her first solo album. In 1991 made her film debut with the film "The Greek Labyrinth" (1991), a thriller directed by Rafael Alcazar. has proven itself to be one of the most versatile young actresses by playing a certain variety of compelling characters. Having made her presentation to the American audience with Spanish films Jamón, jamón (1992), and Belle Epoque (1992), in 1998, participated in her first English language film: Hi-Lo Country (Hi-Lo Country, 1998) for director Stephen Frears opposite Woody Harrelson, Patricia Arquette and Billy Crudup. In 1999, Cruz won the Goya for Best Actress at the 13th edition of the awards granted by the Spanish Academy of Arts and Cinematographic Sciences for her role in The Girl of Your Dreams (1998), by Fernando Trueba. Confirming its status as international Spanish actress passionate, Cruz won the coveted role opposite Matt Damon in the film adaptation of All the Pretty Horses (All The Pretty Horses, 2000), directed by Billy Bob Thornton. Later she played Isabella in Woman On Top (Woman On Top, 2000). This film, directed by Fina Torres, narrated the story of a single gifted gourmand who travels the world in search of success, but finally found it herself. Other films to her credit where it's protagonist is Open Your Eyes (1997), Twice Upon a Yesterday (1998), Live Flesh (1997), Pedro Almodóvar, Broken Passions (Talk of Angels, 1998), and Don Juan (Don Juan, 1998). Additionally, Cruz co-starred in All About My Mother (1999), Pedro Almodovar, the critics praised, winning the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Foreign Language film. The next thing was for Penelope Blow (Blow, 2001 ), Ted Demme. The film depicts the true story of how cocaine became the designer drug in the U.S. in the early 70's, seen through the eyes of an American played by Johnny Depp, who became one of the largest dealers of famous drug kingpin Carlos Escobar. Cruz gave life to Depp's wife. Later, the actress was the opponent of Nicolas Cage and Christian Bale in Captain Corelli's Mandolin (Captain Corelli's Mandolin, 2001).
The film, directed by John Madden, was shot in Greece and is based on the bestseller by Louis de Bernières: a story framed War II world .
One of the newest titles from the actress is Vanilla Sky (Vanilla Sky, 2001), opposite Tom Cruise. This feature also appeared Cameron Diaz and Jason Lee, all under the direction of Cameron Crowe Cruz also appears in the film set of Larry Charles: Anonymous (Masked And Anonymous, 2003), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, and in the film Fanfan La Tulipe (Fanfan La Tulipe, 2003), which opened the Cannes Film Festival last year and was distributed in Spain by Manga Films. Lately, she has been seen in the horror thriller Gothika (Gothika, 2003), Matthieu Kassovitz, with Halle Berry, and has starred in Do not Move (Non Ti Muovere, 2004), Sergio Castellitto. For this work, Penelope David Cross has DiDonatello for Best Actress. The actress is now filming Sahara in Morocco (2005), Breck Eisner, with Matthew McConaughey. In her career the actress has won Goya Awards, and won many awards not only the means but also by the public very well has earned in her career. The current, "Volver" (2006), is a new encounter with Almodóvar.
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