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Penélope Cruz Sánchez

Birthdate: (41)
Birthplace: Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
Immediate Family:

Daughter of <private> Cruz and <private> Sánchez
Wife of Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem
Mother of Minor Child and <private> Cruz
Sister of <private> Sánchez and <private> Sánchez

Occupation: actress
Managed by: <private>
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Immediate Family

    • ex-partner
    • Minor Child
      child
    • <private> Cruz
      child
    • <private> Cruz
      parent
    • <private> Sánchez
      parent
    • <private> Sánchez
      sibling
    • <private> Sánchez
      sibling
    • <private> Cruise
      ex-partner's child
    • <private> Cruise
      ex-partner's child
    • <private> Cruise
      ex-partner's child

About Penélope Cruz

Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born April 28, 1974), better known as Penélope Cruz, is a Spanish actress. At 15, she was signed by an agent. 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 Vanilla Sky and Blow. Both films were released in 2001 and were commercially successful worldwide.

In the 2000s, she has appeared 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), the action adventure Sahara (2005), the animated G-Force and the musical drama Nine. Her most notable films to date are Volver (2006), for which she earned Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations, and Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008), for which she received an Academy Award. She was the first Spanish actress in history to receive an Academy Award, and the sixth Spanish actor overall.

Cruz has modeled for companies such as Mango, Ralph Lauren and L'Oréal. Cruz 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.

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Penélope Cruz's Timeline

1974
April 28, 1974
Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain
2009
December 18, 2009
Age 35

Nine is a 2009 musical drama film directed and produced by Rob Marshall. The screenplay, written by Michael Tolkin and Anthony Minghella,[2] is based on Arthur Kopit's book for the 1982 musical Nine, which was suggested by Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8½. Maury Yeston composed the music and wrote the lyrics for the songs.

2010
2010
Age 35