Belén Rueda

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Belén Rueda
Premios Goya 2018 - Belén Rueda.jpg
Rueda at the 32nd Goya Awards in 2018
Born María Belén Rueda García-Porrero
(1965-03-16) 16 March 1965 (age 53)
Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress, former television presenter
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Massimo ? (1985–87)
Daniel Écija (1990–2004)
Children 3 daughters (1 deceased)
Relatives María Jesús (Chus) Rueda (sister) and Alfonso Rueda (brother)

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 María Jesús (Chus) and Alfonso. 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 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 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 Julia's Eyes,[2] which was produced by Guillermo Del Toro.[3] She also starred in Oriol Paulo's thriller The Body.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Title Year Role Notes
Médico de familia 1997 Clara Nadal (TV series) A Doctor in the Family
Journalists 1998 Clara Nadal (TV series; 1998–2002) Periodistas
7 vidas 2001 Ana Hacha (TV series; 1 episode) 7 Lives
Rebound 2001 Elsa (Short) Retruc
Los Serrano 2003 Lucía Gómez (TV series; 2003–08)
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 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
El Barco 2011 Leonor (TV series; 3 episodes) The Boat
The Body 2012 Mayka Villaverde El Cuerpo
7th Floor 2013 Delia Séptimo
Ismael 2013
The Night My Mother Killed My Father 2016 Isabel Paris
Orbiter 9 2017 Silvia Spanish Title: Órbita 9
Perfectos desconocidos Eva
Sara's Notebook (film) 2018 Laura Alonso Spanish title: El Cuarderno de Sara

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 Best Actress The Orphanage Nominated
Fantasporto Awards 2008 Best Actress The Orphanage Won
Fotogramas de Plata 2004 Best Television Actress Los Serrano Nominated
2005 Best Film Actress The Sea Inside Won
2008 The Orphanage Nominated
2011 Julia's Eyes Nominated
Goya Awards 2004 Best New Actress The Sea Inside Won
2007 Best Actress The Orphanage Nominated
2010 Julia's Eyes Nominated
Saturn Awards 2007 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ Miska, Brad (22 February 2010). "Optimum Acquires UK Rights to Guillermo del Toro Produced 'Julia's Eyes'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  2. ^ Jones, Gareth (3 August 2012). "UK's Optimum Releasing Focuses on Julia's Eyes". Dread Central. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  3. ^ Miska, Brad (13 May 2010). "Spanish Trailer for Guillermo Del Toro Produced 'Julia's Eyes'". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 30 July 2018.
  4. ^ Uncle Creepy (23 April 2012). "First Images and Sales Trailer for The Body (El Cuerpo)". Dread Central. Archived from the original on 21 January 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2018.

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