Paz de la Huerta
|Paz de la Huerta|
Paz de la Huerta at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||María de la Paz Elizabeth Sofía Adriana de la Huerta
September 3, 1984
New York City, New York, U.S.
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, and is known for her role as Lucy Danziger in the HBO drama series Boardwalk Empire.
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, Basque Country, Spain) and Judith Bruce (born October 23, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States). De la Huerta was born with recurrent cystic hygroma under her arm, which she has had treated with multiple surgeries. 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.
In 2014, filming in Las Vegas completed for the movie Death in the Desert, co-starring de la Huerta as Margo, with singer Roxy Saint as Corey, and directed by Josh Evans. Shayla Beesley played casino mogul Ted Binion's live-in girlfriend (named Kim in the film), alongside co-star Michael Madsen, who played Binion (renamed Ray for the film). The movie was inspired by the book Death in the Desert by Cathy Scott with the screenplay by John Steppling.
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. Her first boyfriend was Donald Cumming, frontman of The Virgins, whom she dated when she was 17. She has also dated Jack Nicholson, Scott Weiland and Orlando Bloom.
|1998||Object of My Affection, TheThe Object of My Affection||13-year-old Sally|
|1999||Cider House Rules, TheThe Cider House Rules||Mary Agnes|
|2000||Looking for an Echo||Nicole Delgado|
|2001||Bailey's Mistake||Becca Donovan||Television film|
|2001||Riding in Cars with Boys||Phone call flirt|
|2002||Walk to Remember, AA Walk to Remember||Tracie|
|2002||Girl's Guide to the Galaxy, AA Girl's Guide to the Galaxy||Maxie||Short film|
|2003||Bringing Rain||Dakota Cunningham|
|2005||Steal Me||Lily Rose|
|2006||Hollywood Dreams||Guest at wedding|
|2006||Nail Polish||Becky Burns|
|2006||Tripper, TheThe Tripper||Jade|
|2007||Light and the Sufferer||Annette|
|2007||Neal Cassady||Tonya Novak|
|2008||Guitar, TheThe Guitar||Constance "Cookie" Clemente|
|2008||Deception||List member #1|
|2009||Limits of Control, TheThe Limits of Control||Nude|
|2009||Enter the Void||Linda|
|2009||Nothing Personal||Tess||Short film|
|2009||42 One Dream Rush||N/A|
|2011||4:44 Last Day on Earth||Woman on street|
|2012||Girl Is in Trouble, TheThe Girl Is in Trouble||Maria|
|2013||Nurse 3D||Abby Russell|
|2013||In the Woods||N/A||Part of The Being Experience trilogy by
|2014||Chuck Hank and the San Diego Twins||Salsa||In post-production|
|2014||Concrete Underground||In post-production|
|2014||Death in the Desert||Margo||Filming|
|2015||Aimy in a Cage||Caroline||In post-production|
|2000||Law & Order||Chloe||Episode: "Loco Parentis"|
|2000||Practice, TheThe Practice||Jenny Holbrook||Episode: "Black Widows"|
|2000||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Karen Raye||Episode: "Chat Room"|
|2008||X Femmes||Miss Lingerie||Episode: "Le bijou indiscret"|
|2010–2011||Boardwalk Empire||Lucy Danziger||Main cast (seasons 1–2); 13 episodes|
|2007||"By the Time I Get Home There Won't Be Much of a Place for Me"||Grand National|
|2011||"Video Games"||Lana Del Rey||Paparazzi footage|
- 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.
- "Paz de la Huerta". Hollywood.com. Archived from the original on 2013-01-25. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
- Bulger, Jay (2010-05-30). "Are you ready for Paz?". New York Magazine. Retrieved 2012-12-22.
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- Death in the Desert (2014) - IMDb
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- Paz de la Huerta at the Internet Movie Database
- Paz de la Huerta: Behind the Nude, article at Focus Features' 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