Penelope Cruz Biography
Spanish actress Penelope Cruz is known for her roles in such films as Vanilla Sky, Captain Corelli’s Mandolin and Vicky Cristina Barcelona.
Born in Spain in 1974, actress Penelope Cruz studied classical ballet at a young age and later moved to Hollywood, California, to pursue acting. She soon landed roles opposite the likes of Matt Damon and Tom Cruise. She won an Academy Award—becoming the first Spanish actress to do so—for her performance in the film Vicky Christina Barcelona. Cruz married her Vicky Cristina Barcelona co-star, Spanish actor Javier Bardem, in 2010.