Ivana Baquero at the 2006 Toronto International Film Festival.
June 11, 1994
Ivana Baquero (born June 11, 1994) is a Spanish actress. At the age of 11, she was chosen by director Guillermo del Toro to star as Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth, for which she won critical acclaim and the Goya Award for Best New Actress.
Baquero was born in Barcelona, the daughter of Ivan Baquero and Julia Macías. She attended the American School of Barcelona, where she learned to speak fluent English, Spanish and Catalan. She graduated in 2012.
Baquero started acting professionally at the age of eight, playing a few small roles in a number of films before being cast in Pan's Labyrinth in 2006. The most notable of these early films is Fragile, in which she played a minor role alongside Calista Flockhart and Richard Roxburgh. She was in a number of other films including Romasanta and Rottweiler. She has also appeared on Spanish television on a few occasions.
From about 1000 young actresses, Baquero was picked to play the role of Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth. The role of Ofelia was originally intended for a girl of the age of 8, but the script was altered to accommodate Baquero, who was 11 at the time. Afterward, she worked in various projects while still attending school.
In 2015, Baquero was cast in The Shannara Chronicles, an MTV television adaptation of the Shannara novel series by Terry Brooks, in which she plays the role of Eretria; the show premiered in January 2016.
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Awards and nominations
- 2007: XXI Goya Award for Best Young Actress.
- 2007: Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
- 2007: Premio de la Unión de Actores for Best Young Actress.
- 2007: Turia Award for Best Supporting Role (Female).
- 2007: Premio ACE Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
- 2007: Imagen Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
- Ivana Baquero Fansource
- Chris Eggertsen (May 11, 2010). "Spanish Star Ivana Baquero Becomes 'The New Daughter', Exclusive Interview!". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
- Variety Staff (January 7, 2015). "'Pan's Labyrinth' Star Ivana Baquero Joins Cast of MTV's 'Shannara'". Variety. Retrieved 2016-01-08.
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