Ana de Armas

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Ana de Armas
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De Armas at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Ana Celia de Armas Caso

(1988-04-30) 30 April 1988 (age 31)
CitizenshipCuba, Spain
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.[1] She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Spanish film Una rosa de Francia, and went on to star in the television show El Internado (2007–2010). In 2015, she starred in her first American film, Knock Knock, which was followed by roles in the 2016 films Hands of Stone and War Dogs.

Armas had her breakout role as AI hologram Joi in the science fiction film Blade Runner 2049 (2017), and received critical acclaim for her leading role as the nurse Marta Cabrera in the mystery film Knives Out (2019). The latter earned her a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

Early life[edit]

Ana Celia de Armas Caso was born on 30 April 1988 in Santa Cruz del Norte, the daughter of Ana, who worked in human resources, and Ramon, a teacher.[2][3] She grew up in Havana and has one brother.[4] Her maternal grandparents were Spanish, and she gained Spanish citizenship through them.[5][6] At age twelve, she decided to become an actress,[7] 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.[7] 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).

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, with whom she also co-starred in the 2016 film Exposed. She credits Hands of Stone director Jonathan Jakubowicz as having "discovered her", since he gave her first international role, in the 2016 release. Staying busy through 2016, she also had a prominent role in War Dogs, playing the moral wife of Miles Teller's character.

In 2017 she appeared in Overdrive, a French action-thriller film,[8] and Blade Runner 2049 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.[9][10][11][12]

In 2019, Armas starred in the action crime film The Informer, directed by Andrea Di Stefano, opposite Rosamund Pike and Joel Kinnaman.[13] She next starred in Wasp Network directed by Olivier Assayas, which had its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival on September 1, 2019.[14][15] She then had a starring role in Knives Out, a Whodunit murder mystery film directed by Rian Johnson, opposite an ensemble cast including Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, and Katherine Langford. The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September 2019,[16] and received rave reviews from critics, who praised her performance.[17][18] It was released on November 27, 2019, by Lionsgate.[19]

In 2020, she will appear in No Time to Die, the next James Bond film reuniting her with Daniel Craig, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga.[20][21] All of Armas’s dialogue was written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.[22] She will also appear in the erotic thriller Deep Water, directed by Adrian Lyne, based upon the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, opposite Ben Affleck.[23] It is scheduled to be released on November 13, 2020, by 20th Century Fox.[24]

She will next star in Blonde portraying the role of Marilyn Monroe, directed by Andrew Dominik for Netflix,[25] the crime drama film The Night Clerk, opposite Tye Sheridan,[26] and in Sergio, directed by Greg Barker, also for Netflix.[27]

Personal life[edit]

De Armas married Spanish actor Marc Clotet in July 2011. They divorced in 2013.[7][28]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Una rosa de Francia Marie
2007 Madrigal Stella Maris
2009 Mentiras y Gordas Carola
2009 Y de postre, qué Girl Short film
2009 Ánima Julieta Short film
2011 El callejón Rosa / Laura
2012 Perrito chino Sabina Short film
2013 Faraday Inma Murga
2014 Por un puñado de besos Sol
2015 Anabel Cris
2015 Knock Knock Bel
2016 Exposed Isabel de la Cruz
2016 Hands of Stone Felicidad Durán
2016 War Dogs Iz
2017 Overdrive Stephanie
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Joi
2018 Corazón Elena Ramírez Short film
2019 Yesterday Roxanne Deleted scenes[29]
2019 The Informer Sofia Hoffman
2019 Wasp Network Ana Magarita Martinez
2019 Entering Red Short film
2019 Knives Out Marta Cabrera
2020 Sergio Carolina Post-production
2020 The Night Clerk Andrea Post-production
2020 No Time to Die Paloma Post-production
2020 Deep Water Melinda Van Allen Filming
TBA Blonde Marilyn Monroe Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 El edén perdido Gloria Television film
2007–2010 El Internado Carolina Leal Solís 56 episodes
2008 Revelados
2010–2012 Hispania, la leyenda Nerea 17 episodes
2011 Actrices Herself 2 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2018 Everyday Orishas

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2018 Blade Runner 2049 Saturn Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2019 Knives Out National Board of Review Best Cast Won
2020 Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Nominated
2020 Satellite Awards Best Cast – Motion Picture Won
Best Actress – Motion Picture Comedy or Musical Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Krista (15 August 2016). "Ana de Armas on Making the Jump from Cuba to Spain to Hollywood". Vanity Fair.
  2. ^ A Cuban Women Out To Conquer Hollywood Archived 5 November 2016 at the Wayback Machine On Cuba magazine
  3. ^ https://magazinec.com/style/ana-de-armas-is-conquering-hollywood-in-record-time
  4. ^ "When my brother finds a photo of me, he took back in 2015". Instagram. Retrieved 18 January 2018.
  5. ^ Ana de Armas, la novia virtual del nuevo 'Blade Runner' - Interview (Spanish) ‘Mis abuelos maternos eran españoles y yo tenía el pasaporte.’
  6. ^ https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2016/08/ana-de-armas-actress-cuba-spain-hollywood
  7. ^ a b c "Los ojos verdes de Hollywood no tenían trabajo en España". Ideal (in Spanish). 16 May 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (14 September 2015). "'Knock Knock' Actress Ana de Armas Joining Scott Eastwood in 'Overdrive' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 5 June 2018.
  9. ^ Erbland, Kate (9 October 2017). "'Blade Runner 2049': Where You've Seen Standout Supporting Cast Before - IndieWire". Indiewire.com. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  10. ^ "Hollywood's Next Big Thing: 'Blade Runner 2049' Breakout Ana de Armas". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 December 2017.
  11. ^ Hughes, Mark. "Review: 'Blade Runner 2049' Miraculously Accomplishes The Impossible". Forbes. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  12. ^ Poenisch, Emily; By (3 October 2017). "Ana de Armas Is Complex and Incredible in 'Blade Runner 2049'". Esquire. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  13. ^ Lodderhose, Diana (10 July 2017). "Ana De Armas Joins Joel Kinnaman & Rosamund Pike For 'Three Seconds'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 29 November 2019.
  14. ^ Anderson, Ariston (25 July 2019). "Venice Film Festival Unveils Lineup (Updating Live)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 July 2019.
  15. ^ N'Duka, Amanda; N'Duka, Amanda (11 February 2019). "'Blade Runner 2049's Ana de Armas Joins Edgar Ramírez & Penélope Cruz In Spy Drama 'Wasp Network'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 22 February 2019. Retrieved 21 February 2019.
  16. ^ Lang, Brent (23 July 2019). "Toronto Film Festival: 'Joker,' 'Ford v Ferrari,' 'Hustlers' Among Big Premieres". Variety. Retrieved 23 July 2019.
  17. ^ "Knives Out (2019)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  18. ^ Beck, Lia (27 November 2019). "Of All Knives Out's Surprises, Ana De Armas Is The Most Delightful". Refinery29. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  19. ^ Fleming, Mike, Jr. (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.
  20. ^ Ford, Rebecca (6 November 2019). "Bond Women: How Rising Stars Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas Are Helping Modernize 007". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  21. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (28 November 2019). "Bond 25 Live Reveal From Jamaica: Rami Malek, Ana De Armas, Billy Magnussen, Lashana Lynch & Dali Benssalah Among Confirmed Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  22. ^ Yamato, Jen (22 November 2019). "'Knives Out' certifies Ana de Armas as a star, just in time for 007 and Marilyn Monroe". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  23. ^ New Regency Bringing Adrian Lyne Back To Directing With ‘Deep Water;’ Ben Affleck, Ana de Armas In Talks For Patricia Highsmith Adaptation
  24. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (15 November 2019). "Disney Dates A Ton Of Pics Into 2023 & Juggles Fox Releases With Ridley Scott's 'The Last Duel' To Open Christmas 2020, 'The King's Man' Next Fall – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  25. ^ Exclusive: Ana de Armas Eyed to Play Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s ‘Blonde’
  26. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (23 May 2018). "Helen Hunt, Ana de Armas & John Leguizamo Join 'The Night Clerk' Thriller". Deadline. Retrieved 15 December 2018.
  27. ^ Kit, Borys (25 July 2018). "'Narcos' Star Wagner Moura to Play Famed UN Diplomat in Netflix Biopic". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  28. ^ "El primer desnudo de Ana de Armas en Hollywood junto a Keanu Reeves". El Mundo (in Spanish). 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  29. ^ Reyes, Mike (26 June 2019). "Yesterday Cut An Entire Character From The Film That Would Have Changed The Plot". CinemaBlend. Retrieved 27 June 2019.

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