Penelope Cruz Biography

Penelope Cruz

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Birth Name: Penelope Cruz
Date of birth:
Birth Country: Spain
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign: Acer
Age:   43 Years
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Penelope Cruz Sanchez is an actress and model from Spain. She is known for her lead roles in Vanilla Sky and Blow. She was born to Encarna and Eduardo Cruz and grew up with her siblings, Monica Cruz and Eduardo Cruz along with half-sister, Salma Cruz Moreno. Cruz studied classical ballet at Spain’s National Conservatory. Regarding her Ethnicity, she is white and holds Spanish Nationality.

Cruz made her movie debut from the Spanish film, Jamon Jamon, and American film, The Hi-Lo Country. Before that, she also featured in the music video, “La Fuerza del Destino” which was Spanish pop group, Mecano. She also hosted the Spanish talk show, La Quinta Marcha, and also appeared in French TV series, Serie rose.

Moreover, Penelope also appeared in, I’m So Excited, G-Force, Noel, Manolete, The Good Night, Gothika, All the Pretty Horses, Woman on Top, Nine, which earned her wide recognition. Her diligent performance bridged her to feature in the movie such as, Vanilla Sky, Volver, Pirates of the Caribbean, Ma Ma, Twice Born, etc. which won the heart of millions of people.     

Moving towards her personal life, Penelope Cruz dated Tom Cruise, Matthew McConaughey, Josh Hartnett, Matt Damon, Nacho Cano, etc. before she got married to Javier Bardem. They are blessed with two children named as Leo and Luna.  

Penelope earns the huge amount of money from her acting and modeling career. She s liked actress. The sexy Pirate earns a huge sum of money from her acting career. Her current Net worth is estimated to be around $ 60 Million.   

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Born in Alcobendas, Madrid

1974 28th of April

She was born in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain to Encarna and Eduardo Cruz. She has two siblings; Monica Cruz and Eduardo Cruz and also has half sister Salma Cruz Moreno. She belongs to white ethnicity and her nationality is Spanish.


Won an audition at a Talent Agency


She was interested in movies from her teenage. She did multiple casting for an agent but was rejected as she was too young at that time. At the age of fifteen, in 1989, she won an audition at a talent agency. She was winner among 300 girls. 



Acting debut in a music video of La Fuerza del Destino


After winning an audition among 300 girls, she becomes highlight in Spain. She got break in acting in a music video. The music video was for Spanish Pop Band Mecano’s song La Fuerza del Destino. It was her story of year 1989.



Film Debut Jamón, jamón


It was year 1992 when she made her first feature film appearance as a lead actress.  Jamón, jamón was her first movie which is comedy/drama movie of Spain. She acts as young woman named Silvia and story mainly revolves around her.



First American movie The Hi-Lo Country


Her first American movie was The Hi-Lo Country. The movie was a drama film and was directed by Stephen Frears. Stars among the lead roles are Billy Crudup, Penelope Cruz, Woody Harrelson, Cole Hauser, Sam Elliott, Patricia Arquette, Enrique Castillo, and Katy Jurado.


Broke up with Tom Cruise


Cruz started dating Tom Cruise from 2001. Penelope Cruz dated Tom Cruise for three years and ended up their relationship in January 2004. They become close during the shooting of Vanilla Sky. Tom Cruise is also an actor.


Won Academy Award


She won Academy award in 2008 in the category of best supporting actress for her role as María Elena in Vicky Cristina Barcelona.  Vicky Cristina Barcelona is a romantic comedy movie written and directed by Woody Allen.


Married to Javier Bardem

2010 of July

Cruz Began dating Javier Bardem from 2007 and married in July 2010. They together have two children. She does not have extra marital affair. She is living happily with her spouse and children. There is no sign of their divorce.


Gave birth to first child

2011 20th of January

She is married with Javier Bardem in July 2010.  Javier Bardem is also an actor from Spain. He is an Academy award winner for his role as Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men. Their first son, Leonardo was born on January 22, 2011.



Gave birth to second child Luna

2013 22nd of July

She is married with Javier Bardem in July 2010.  Javier Bardem is also an actor from Spain. He is an Academy award winner for his role as Anton Chigurh in No Country for Old Men. Their second child is Luna who was born on July 22, 2013. Leonardo is Luna’s elder brother.



Death of her father Eduardo Cruz


Her father Eduardo Cruz died at the age of 62 in his own house in 2015. He was born in 1953 in Spain. He was married to Encarna Cruz. He was a retailer and an auto mechanic. He had four children altogether.



Current Net worth.


Penelope earns the huge amount of money from her acting and modeling career. She had featured in numerous movies with renowned Hollywood stars which was blockbuster movies. It has been estimated that her current Net worth is around $ 60 Million.

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