Ana de Armas

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Ana de Armas
Ana de Armas by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Armas at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Ana Celia de Armas Caso

(1988-04-30) 30 April 1988 (age 30)
OccupationActress
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)
Marc Clotet
(m. 2011; div. 2013)

Ana Celia de Armas Caso (born 30 April 1988) is a Cuban-Spanish actress. She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Spanish film Una rosa de Francia. She also starred in the Spanish television show El Internado. In 2015 she starred in her first American film Knock Knock followed by Exposed, Hands of Stone, War Dogs, and Blade Runner 2049.

In 2017, she starred as Joi, an AI hologram, in the critically acclaimed neo-noir science fiction film Blade Runner 2049—for her performance she received worldwide recognition.[2][3][4] In 2019, she is set to star in the mystery crime film Knives Out, with Daniel Craig; the British action crime film The Informer, with Joel Kinnaman and Rosamund Pike; the Richard Curtis/Danny Boyle musical comedy film Yesterday[5][6][7]; and in 2020 will appear in the next James Bond film, currently known as Bond 25.[8]

Early life[edit]

Ana de Armas was born in Santa Cruz del Norte and raised in Havana, Cuba. She has one brother.[9] De Armas is of Spanish descent on her maternal side; through her grandparents she was able to claim Spanish citizenship.[10] At age 12, she decided to become an actress,[11] and attended the National Theater School of Cuba.

Career[edit]

De Armas made her acting debut in 2006, portraying the role of Marie on Una rosa de Francia, starring with Alex Gonzalez.[11] At the age of 18, she moved to Spain. Her first major television success there was the Spanish TV series El Internado, in which she starred as Carolina Leal, airing on Antena 3 in 2007. She continued her career in the film Mentiras y gordas (2009), the TV series Hispania, la leyenda (2010–2012), and Blind Alley (2011).

Move to Hollywood[edit]

In 2014 de Armas moved to Los Angeles. She appeared in the film Por un puñado de besos. In 2015, she starred in Knock Knock, alongside Keanu Reeves, whom she also co-starred with in the 2016 film Exposed. She credits Hands of Stone director Jonathan Jakubowicz as having "discovered her" since he gave her the first international role in his Robert De Niro boxing epic which premiered in Cannes 2016. Staying busy through 2016, in addition to Hands of Stone she had a prominent role in Todd Phillips' War Dogs, playing the moral wife of Miles Teller's character who sells weapons to the American government.

In 2017 she appeared in Overdrive, a French action-thriller film, in which she played Scott Eastwood's girlfriend who becomes involved in his plot to steal cars from a ruthless tycoon.[12] While the film received scathing reviews, De Armas' performance received praise from critics.[citation needed]

The same year she appeared in Blade Runner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve, playing opposite Ryan Gosling in the role of Joi, a holographic computer program which is the main character's girlfriend. Her performance in the film received high praise and has been characterized as a breakout role.[13][14][15]

On 23 May 2018, it was announced that Armas would star in the upcoming crime drama film The Night Clerk, with Academy Award-winner Helen Hunt and John Leguizamo.[16]

Personal life[edit]

De Armas was married to Spanish actor Marc Clotet from 2011 to 2013.[11][17]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Una rosa de Francia Marie
2007 Madrigal Stella Maris
2009 Sex, Party and Lies Carola aka Mentiras y gordas
2011 Blind Alley Rosa/Laura aka El callejón
2013 Faraday Inma Murga
2014 Por un puñado de besos Sol
2015 Knock Knock Bel
Anabel Cris
2016 Exposed Isabel de la Cruz
Hands of Stone Felicidad Durán
War Dogs Iz
2017 Overdrive Stephanie
Blade Runner 2049 Joi Nominated – Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress
2019 Yesterday Roxanne Post-production
The Informer Sofia Hoffman Post-production
Knives Out Post-production
The Night Clerk Post-production
2020 Wasp Network Post-production
2020 Bond 25 Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 El edén perdido Gloria Television film
2007–2010 El Internado Carolina Leal Solís TV series (56 episodes)
2008 Revelados TV series
2010–2013 Hispania, la leyenda Nerea TV series (17 episodes)
2011 Actrices Herself TV miniseries (2 episodes)

Short films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Y de postre, qué Girl
Ánima Julieta
2012 Perrito chino Sabina
2018 Corazón Elena Ramírez
2019 Entering Red N/A

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist Notes
2018 Everyday Orishas

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Cuban Women Out To Conquer Hollywood On Cuba magazine
  2. ^ Hughes, Mark. "Review: 'Blade Runner 2049' Miraculously Accomplishes The Impossible". Forbes. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  3. ^ Poenisch, Emily; By (3 October 2017). "Ana de Armas Is Complex and Incredible in 'Blade Runner 2049'". Esquire. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  4. ^ "Hollywood's Next Big Thing: 'Blade Runner 2049' Breakout Ana de Armas". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  5. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming; Jr, Mike Fleming (13 December 2018). "Thanksgiving 2019: Lionsgate To Release MRC's Rian Johnson Murder Mystery 'Knives Out' With Daniel Craig & Killer Cast". Deadline. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  6. ^ "The Informer Trailer: Joel Kinnaman Goes to Prison to Win His Freedom". ScreenRant. 16 November 2018. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  7. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; D'Alessandro, Anthony (24 April 2018). "Ana de Armas Makes A Date With Danny Boyle Untitled Romantic Comedy". Deadline. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  8. ^ [://www.jamesbondlifestyle.com/news/everything-you-need-know-about-bond-25-announcement "Everything You Need To Know About the Bond 25 Announcement"] Check |url= value (help). James Bond Lifestyle. 15 April 2019. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  9. ^ "When my brother finds a photo of me, he took back in 2015". Instagram. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  10. ^ Ana de Armas, la novia virtual del nuevo 'Blade Runner' - Interview (Spanish) ‘Mis abuelos maternos eran españoles y yo tenía el pasaporte.’
  11. ^ a b c "Los ojos verdes de Hollywood no tenían trabajo en España". Ideal (in Spanish). 16 May 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  12. ^ Kit, Borys (14 September 2015). "'Knock Knock' Actress Ana de Armas Joining Scott Eastwood in 'Overdrive' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  13. ^ Erbland, Kate. "'Blade Runner 2049': Where You've Seen Standout Supporting Cast Before - IndieWire". Indiewire.com. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  14. ^ "Hollywood's Next Big Thing: 'Blade Runner 2049' Breakout Ana de Armas". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  15. ^ "Ana de Armas Is Complex and Incredible in 'Blade Runner 2049'". Esquire.com. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  16. ^ N'Duka, Amanda; N'Duka, Amanda (23 May 2018). "Helen Hunt, Ana de Armas & John Leguizamo Join 'The Night Clerk' Thriller". Deadline. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  17. ^ "El primer desnudo de Ana de Armas en Hollywood junto a Keanu Reeves". El Mundo (in Spanish). 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2016.

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