María Valverde

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Valverde and the second or maternal family name is Rodríguez.
María Valverde
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María Valverde in 2012
Born María Valverde Rodríguez
(1987-03-24) 24 March 1987 (age 28)
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Occupation Actress
Years active 2003–present

María Valverde Rodríguez (born March 24, 1987) is a Spanish actress. She won a Goya Award for her film debut, La Flaqueza del Bolchevique.

Life and career[edit]

She was born in Carabanchel, Madrid. At the age of 16 she starred in The Weakness of the Bolshevik, for which she won the 2003 Goya Award for Best New Actress.

She has also taken part in several films, such as Melissa P., a film based on the polemic book One Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed by Melissa Panarello, as well as co-starring with Eva Green in the 2009 independent British drama film Cracks, produced by Ridley Scott and directed by his daughter, Jordan Scott.

Valverde appeared in the 2014 film Exodus: Gods and Kings playing Zipporah, directed by Ridley Scott, alongside Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley.[1]

In 2015, she played the lead in the drama Broken Horses, co-starring with Anton Yelchin, she also features in 400 Boys, which will be released in 2016.


Year Film Role Notes
2003 The Weakness of the Bolshevik María La flaqueza del bolchevique
Goya Award for Best New Actress
2003 Cuando nadie nos mira Anna Short film
2004 Body Confusion Cuca Fuera del cuerpo
2005 Vorvik Sofía
2005 Melissa P. Melissa Panarello
2006 The Borgia Lucrecia Borgia Los Borgia
2006 Válido para un baile Short film
2007 Thieves Sara Ladrones
2007 The King of the Mountain Bea El rey de la montaña
2007 Las lágrimas del cisne Short film
2007 The Sandman Lola El hombre de arena
2008 The Anarchist's Wife Manuela La mujer del anarquista
2009 Cracks Fiamma Coronna
2010 Three Steps Above Heaven Babi Tres metros sobre el cielo
2011 Madrid, 1987 Ángela
2012 La fuga Anna Serra TV series (12 episodes)
2012 The Cold Call Inés A puerta fría
2012 I Want You Babi Tengo ganas de ti
2013 Hermanos Virginia Rodríguez TV series (6 episodes)
2013 The Mule Conchi La mula
2013 The Liberator Maria Theresa Bolivar Libertador
2014 Tú y yo Laura Short film
2014 Exodus: Gods and Kings Zipporah
2014 A Lonely Sun Story Linda Short film
2015 Broken Horses Vittoria
2015 Ahora o nunca Eva
2015 ¿Y tú por qué viajas? Short film
2016 La carga Elisa
2016 Ali and Nino Nino Kipiani
2016 400 Boys Paiva
2016 Gernika Teresa Post-production


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