Belén Rueda

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This name uses Spanish naming customs; the first or paternal family name is Rueda and the second or maternal family name is García-Porrero.
Belén Rueda
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Belén Rueda in Paris in January 2008.
Born María Belén Rueda García-Porrero
(1965-03-16) 16 March 1965 (age 49)
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress, former television presenter
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Massimo ? (1985–87)
Daniel Écija (2003–04)
Children 3 daughters (1 died)
Relatives Chus Rueda (sister)

María Belén Rueda García-Porrero (born 16 March 1965) is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her roles as Lucía in the TV series Los Serrano, as Julia in The Sea Inside, for which she won a Goya Award and as Laura in The Orphanage for which she received another Goya Award nomination. Most recently she played the lead role in the movie Julia's Eyes.

Early life[edit]

Rueda was born in Madrid. Her father was a civil engineer and her mother was a ballet instructor. She is the second of three children; her siblings are named Chus and Violeta (Ms. Rodal). She and her family moved to San Juan, Alicante when she was a child. When Rueda was 18 years old she moved to Madrid to study architecture, but she left the university when she met an Italian man whom she later married.

Career[edit]

Rueda returned to Madrid and worked as a salesperson and a model until she finally became a TV presenter. After that she worked as an actress on television, including the show Los Serrano, and eventually acted in films. She won a Goya Award in 2004 for her role as Julia in Mar Adentro (The Sea Inside). She received another Goya nomination for her role in the 2007 film, The Orphanage.[1] Rueda played the lead role of the Spanish thriller Los ojos de Julia,[2] which is produced by Guillermo Del Toro.[3] She also starred in Oriol Paulo's thriller The Body.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
A Doctor in the Family 1997 Clara Nadal (TV Series) Médico de familia
Journalists 1998 Clara Nadal (TV Series; 1998–2002) Periodistas
7 Lives 2001 Ana Hacha (TV Series; 1 episode) 7 vidas
Rebound 2001 Elsa (Short) Retruc
The Serranos 2003 Lucía Gómez (TV Series; 2003–08) Los Serrano
Nominated—Fotogramas de Plata for Best Television Actress
Nominated—Spanish Actors Union Award for Best Female Leading Performance
Nominated—TP de Oro Award for Best Actress
The Sea Inside 2004 Julia El mar adentro
Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best New Artist
Goya Award for Best New Actress
Spanish Actors Union Award for Best Female Newcomer
Nominated—ACE Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Fotogramas de Plata for Best Film Actress
Savage Grace 2007 Pilar Durán
The Orphanage 2007 Laura El orfanato
ACE Award for Best Actress
Barcelona Film Award for Best Actress
Fantasporto Award for Best Actress
Fotogramas de Plata for Best Film Actress
Nominated—Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best Actress
Nominated—European Film Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress
Nominated—Spanish Actors Union Award for Best Female Leading Performance
8 Dates 2008 Elena 8 citas
Spanish Movie 2009 Laura
For the Good of Others 2010 Isabel El mal ajeno
Julia's Eyes 2010 Julia Los ojos de Julia
Nominated—Fotogramas de Plata for Best Film Actress
Nominated—Goya Award for Best Actress
The Princess of Eboli 2010 Ana of Eboli (Mini Series) La princesa de Éboli
Don't Be Afraid 2011 Silvia's Mother No tengas miedo
The Boat 2011 Leonor (TV Series; 3 episodes) El barco

Awards and nominations[edit]

Award Year Category Nominated Work Result
ACE Awards 2005 Best Actress The Sea Inside Nominated
2008 Best Actress The Orphanage Won
Barcelona Film Awards 2007 Best Actress The Orphanage Won
Cinema Writers Circle Awards 2005 Best New Artist The Sea Inside Won
2008 Best Actress The Orphanage Nominated
European Film Awards 2008 European Film Award for Best Actress The Orphanage Nominated
Fantasporto Awards 2008 Best Actress The Orphanage Won
Fotogramas de Plata 2004 Best Television Actress The Serranos Nominated
2005 Best Film Actress The Sea Inside Won
2008 The Orphanage Nominated
2011 Julia's Eyes Nominated
Goya Awards 2005 Best New Actress The Sea Inside Won
2007 Best Actress The Orphanage Nominated
2011 Julia's Eyes Nominated
Saturn Awards 2008 Best Actress The Orphanage Nominated
Spanish Actors Union Awards 2005 Best Female Newcomer The Sea Inside Won
2006 Best Leadng Female Performance The Serranos Nominated
2008 Best Female Leading Performance The Orphanage Nominated
TP de Oro 1994 Best Female Presenter Ta tocao Nominated
2004 Best Actress The Seranos Nominated

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