Paz de la Huerta
|Paz de la Huerta|
Paz de la Huerta at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
September 3, 1984 |
New York City, United States
María de la Paz Elizabeth Sofía Adriana de la Huerta (born September 3, 1984), better known by her stage name Paz de la Huerta, is an American actress and model. De la Huerta began acting and modeling in adolescence, and had roles in The Cider House Rules (1999), A Walk to Remember (2002), and Choke (2008). She has also starred in several independent films, but is best known for her role as Lucy Danziger in the HBO cable television series, Boardwalk Empire.
Early life 
De la Huerta was raised by a single mother, along with her older sister, Rafaela de la Paz (born November 5, 1981), in the New York City neighborhood of SoHo located in the Lower Manhattan area. Her parents were Iñigo de la Huerta y Ozores (born November 17, 1944, in San Sebastián, Spain) and Judith Bruce (born October 23, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States). De la Huerta's father was born into Spanish dukedom, and her mother worked as an authority on birth control and women's issues in Third World countries. She attended private Saint Ann's School in the New York City borough of Brooklyn, with fellow student and future fashion designer, Zac Posen, for whom she has since modeled. She also attended the performing arts camp Buck's Rock. De la Huerta spent summers with her father in Spain while attending high school.
De la Huerta began modeling in her adolescence and became a sought-after runway model before transitioning into film. She made her film debut with a small role in the 1998 romantic comedy The Object of My Affection, and then starred opposite Michael Caine and Charlize Theron in The Cider House Rules (1999). In 2002, she starred opposite Shane West and Mandy Moore in A Walk to Remember (2002), based on Nicholas Sparks' novel. De la Huerta starred in several independent films throughout the 2000s, and landed a role in Choke (2008), based on Chuck Palahniuk's popular novel. In 2010, De la Huerta landed a regular role on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, produced by Martin Scorsese, opposite Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt. She posed nude for the January/February 2013 issue of Playboy, and appeared on the front cover.
Personal life 
De la Huerta was born with recurrent cystic hygroma under her arm, which she has had treated with multiple surgeries. De la Huerta lived with her mother and sister in New York City until her mid-twenties, when she moved into an apartment in the Tribeca neighborhood, later moving to a lower Manhattan apartment adjacent to her mother's. De la Huerta has been romantically linked to actor Jack Nicholson, Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots and Donald Cumming, frontman of The Virgins.
|1998||The Object of My Affection||13-Year-Old Sally|
|1999||The Cider House Rules||Mary Agnes|
|2000||Law & Order||Chloe||"Loco Parentis" (ep. 215)|
|The Practice||Jenny Holbrook||"Black Widows" (S4E17)|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Karen Raye||"Chat Room" (ep. S1E18)|
|Looking for an Echo||Nicole Delgado|
|2001||Bailey's Mistake||Becca Donovan||TV movie|
|Riding in Cars with Boys||Phone Call Flirt|
|2002||A Girl's Guide to the Galaxy||Maxie||Short film|
|A Walk to Remember||Tracie|
|2003||Bringing Rain||Dakota Cunningham|
|Light and the Sufferer||Annette|
|2005||Steal Me||Lily Rose|
|2006||Hollywood Dreams||Guest at Wedding|
|Nail Polish||Becky Burns|
|2007||"By the Time..." by Grand National||Herself||Music video|
|Neal Cassady||Tonya Novak|
|Deception||List Member #1|
|2009||The Limits of Control||Nude|
|Enter the Void||Linda|
|2010||Boardwalk Empire||Lucy Danziger||Series regular|
|2011||4:44 Last Day on Earth|
|"Video Games" by Lana Del Rey||Herself||Music video, Paparazzi footage|
|2012||Nurse 3D||Abby Russell||Starring role|
|The Girl is in Trouble||Maria|
|2013||In the Woods||Part of The Being Experience trilogy by Jennifer Elster|
|Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story||Bobo|
- Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía (1992). Anales de la Real Academia Matritense de Heráldica y Genealogía: Tomo I, año 1991. Ediciones Hidalguia. pp. 126–. ISBN 978-84-600-8178-4. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- Jay Bulger (30 May 2010). "Are You Ready for Paz?". New York Magazine. New York Media LLC. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- SMartin780@aol.com (1990–2012). "Biography for Paz de la Huerta". IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 26 July 2012.
- "Paz de la Huerta". Hollywood.com. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
- Weinstein, Joshua L. (August 2, 2011). "'30 Rock' Star Katrina Bowden Joins Lionsgate's 'Nurse 3D'". The Wrap. Archived from the original on October 8, 2011. Retrieved October 8, 2011.
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- Paz de la Huerta at the Internet Movie Database
- Paz de la Huerta: Behind the Nude, article at The Limits of Control's website.
- Are You Ready for Paz?, article at New York Magazine's website.
- Interview with Paz de la Huerta by Imagine Fashion
- Paz de la Huerta Image Gallery