Najwa Nimri

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Najwa Nimri
Nimri at the 32nd Goya Awards in 2018
Nimri at the 32nd Goya Awards in 2018
Background information
Birth nameNajwa Nimri Urrutikoetxea
Also known asNajwajean
Born (1972-02-14) 14 February 1972 (age 49)
Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
GenresTrip hop, downtempo, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Actress, singer
Years active1995–present
Websitenajwa.es

Najwa Nimri Urrutikoetxea (Spanish: [ˈnaʝwa ˈnimri]; born 14 February 1972) is a Spanish actress and singer.

Early life[edit]

Nimri's mother is Basque and her father was a Christian Jordanian named Karam Nimri.[1] She has a brother named Karim Nimri, a half-brother named Andre Nimri and two half-sisters named Sara and Nadia Nimri. Najwa also has a cousin who is a singer named Alexander Nimier. When she was a child she moved to Bilbao and now lives in Madrid. She has one son named Teo Nabil, who was born on 30 June 2004.

Career[edit]

Her first major film role was in Salto al vacío, the first movie by film director Daniel Calparsoro. Her career as a singer started with small groups. In 1996, she formed the band Najwajean with Carlos Jean.[2] She has also released three solo albums. She was married to Daniel Calparsoro[3] and in 2004, she had a son, Teo.

Several of her film roles won her praise: as Ana in Lovers of the Arctic Circle,[4] and as Elena in Lucía y el sexo.[5] Both films were directed by Julio Medem.[6] She starred next to Eduardo Noriega in Abre los ojos,[7] and El método.[8]

She was nominated to the 33rd edition of Goya Awards for Goya Award for Best Actress for Quién te cantará.[9]

In 2020, she returned as Zulema in the spin off Vis a vis: (Locked Up)El oasis,[10] starring with Maggie Civantos.[11] She played Alicia Sierra, a policewoman inspector in (Money Heist) La casa de papel.[12] She voiced Kate Laswell in the 2019 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.[13]

Discography[edit]

With Carlos Jean as Najwajean[edit]

  • No Blood (1998) – No. 80
  • Asfalto (2001) (soundtrack) – No. 175
  • Guerreros (2002) (soundtrack) – No. 88
  • Najwajean Selection (2002) (compilation album) – No. 108
  • Till It Breaks (2008) – No. 20
  • Bonzo (2015)

Najwajean singles[edit]

  • I'm gonna be (1999)
  • Garota de Ipanema (1999)
  • Crime (2008)
  • Waiting (2015)
  • Bonzo (2015)
  • Drive me (2016)

Solo albums[edit]

  • Carefully (2001) – No. 76
  • Mayday (2003) – No. 48
  • Walkabout (2006) – No. 10 (50,000 copies sold; Gold)
  • Donde rugen los volcanes (2012)
  • Rat Race (2014)
  • Viene de Largo (2020)
  • AMA (2021)

Solo singles[edit]

  • That Cyclone (2001) from Carefully – No. 37
  • Following Dolphins (2001) from Carefully – No. 68
  • Go Cain (2003) from Mayday – No. 20
  • Hey Boys, Girls (2003) from Mayday – No. 26
  • Capable (2006) from Walkabout – No. 3
  • Push It (2006) from Walkabout
  • Le Tien, Le Mien (2006) from Walkabout
  • El último primate (2010) from El Ultimo primate
  • Como un animal (2010) from El ultimo primate.
  • Donde rugen los volcanes" (2012) from Donde rugen los volcanes
  • Somos su nuevo invitado (2012) from Donde rugen los volcanes
  • Feed Us (2014) from Rat Race
  • Rat race (2014) from Rat Race
  • Pijama (2014) from Rat Race
  • Lento (2020) from Viene de largo
  • Panpan (2020)
  • Mira Como Van (2020)
  • Santa Claus llego a la cuidad (2020)

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Director
1995 Salto al vacío Álex Daniel Calparsoro
1996 Pasajes Gabi
1997 Abre los ojos Nuria Alejandro Amenábar
Blinded Marrubi Daniel Calparsoro
1998 Los amantes del círculo polar Ana (young) Julio Medem
9'8 m/s² "Ella" Alfonso Amador
Nicolás Méndez
1999 The Citizen Jay Anania
2000 Guerreros Daniel Calparsoro
Asfalto Lucía
2001 Fausto 5.0 Julia Isidro Ortiz
Álex Olle
Carlos Padrissa
Antes que anochezca Fina Zorilla Ochoa Julian Schnabel
Lucía y el sexo Elena Julio Medem
2002 Piedras Leire Ramón Salazar
2003 Utopía Ángela María Ripoll
La reina del bar Canalla Linda Daniel Azancot
2004 A + (Amas) Dam Xabier Ribera
Agents secrets María Menéndez Frédéric Schoendoerffer
2005 El método Nieves Marcelo Piñeyro
20-centímetros "La Conejo" Ramón Salazar
2006 Trastorno Natalia Fernando Cámara
Las vidas de Celia Celia Antonio Chavarrías
2007 Mataharis Eva Icíar Bollaín
Oviedo Express Bárbara Gonzalo Suárez
2010 Todo lo que tú quieras Marta Achero Mañas
Route Irish Marisol Ken Loach
Habitación en Roma Edurne Julio Medem
2011 Verbo Inés Eduardo Chapero-Jackson
2012 The Wine of Summer Ana Maria Matteoli
2013 10.000 noches en ninguna parte Claudia Ramón Salazar
2018 Quién te cantará Lila Cassen Carlos Vermut
El árbol de la sangre Macarena Julio Medem
La octava dimensión Olga Calderón Kike Maíllo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Episodes
2015–2019 Vis a vis (Locked Up) Zulema Zahir 40 episodes
2019–present La casa de papel (Money Heist) Alicia Sierra Montes 15 episodes
2020 Vis a vis: El Oasis Zulema Zahir 8 episodes
2021 Insiders Host 7 episodes

Podcast[edit]

Year Title Role Episodes
2020 Vis a vis: Cara B Zulema Zahir Voice role, 10 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
1998 45th Ondas Awards Best Actress Los amantes del círculo polar & Abre los ojos Won [14]
1999 13th Goya Awards Best Actress Los amantes del círculo polar Nominated [15]
2002 16th Goya Awards Best Supporting Actress Lucía y el sexo Nominated [15]
2017 4th Feroz Awards Best Leading Actress (TV) Vis a vis (Locked Up) Nominated [16]
2019 6th Feroz Awards Best Leading Actress (TV) Vis a vis (Locked Up) Nominated [17]
2019 33rd Goya Awards Best Actress Quién te cantará Nominated [15]
2019 69th Fotogramas de Plata Best Film Actress Quién te cantará Nominated [18]
2019 69th Fotogramas de Plata Best TV Actress Vis a vis (Locked Up) Won [19]
2019 6th Platino Awards Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Series Vis a vis (Locked Up) Nominated [20]
2021 8th Platino Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Series La Casa de Papel (Money Heist) Nominated [21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diéguez, Antonio (7 June 2016). "Najwa Nimri: "Mi familia es la única cristiana de Jordania"". El Mundo (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  2. ^ "Najwa Nimri y Carlos Jean continúa mañana en Vigo la gira gallega de presentación del álbum 'NajwaJean 10 years after'". Europa Press (in Spanish). Viga. 2 April 2008. Retrieved 14 October 2008.
  3. ^ "Calparsoro: Del cine de autor vasco al terror de encargo en USA". Noticine (in Spanish). 8 May 2007. Retrieved 14 October 2008.
  4. ^ "Los mejores papeles de Najwa Nimri, de 'Los amantes del círculo polar' a 'Quién te cantará'". MSN Entertainment. 25 October 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  5. ^ EFE (20 August 2001). "Julio Medem presenta en Madrid 'Lucía y el sexo', su película más complicada". El País (in Spanish). Madrid: Prisa. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Los amantes del Círculo Polar se reencuentran 20 años después". Academia de Cine (in Spanish). 25 September 2018. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  7. ^ Gómez, Laura (4 February 2014). "Cine de ciencia ficción: Abre los ojos". Hobby Consolas (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  8. ^ Repiso, Isabel (20 August 2015). "Un "Método" de éxito". ABC (in Spanish). Vocento. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  9. ^ "Najwa Nimri: "No esperaba estar nominada a los Goya"". Europa Press. Madrid. 15 January 2019. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  10. ^ "'Vis a vis' vuelve con un 'spin off' con Najwa Nimri y Maggie Civantos como protagonistas". La Vanguardia (in Spanish). 23 May 2019. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  11. ^ Europa Press (23 May 2019). "Najwa Nimri y Maggie Civantos protagonizarán el 'spin-off' de 'Vis a Vis'". El Periódico. Grupo Zeta. Retrieved 6 July 2019.
  12. ^ Sanz Ezquerro, David (29 May 2019). "Najwa Nimri, una 'poli mala' en La casa de papel". El Mundo (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial Información General, S.L.U. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  13. ^ Tiramillas (21 October 2019). "Najwa Nimri dará voz a Kate Laswell en 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare'". Marca (in Spanish). Unidad Editorial Información Deportiva, S.L.U. Retrieved 2 November 2019.
  14. ^ "Najwa Nimri: la razón por la que podría ir al paro tras La casa de papel". Merca2@date=10 March 2021. 10 March 2021.
  15. ^ a b c "Los actores y actrices con más nominaciones que nunca han ganado un Goya". Fotogramas. 5 March 2021. p. 7.
  16. ^ "Premios Feroz 2017: Listado completo de ganadores". FormulaTV. 23 January 2017.
  17. ^ Prats, Marina (19 January 2019). "La lista completa de ganadores de los Premios Feroz 2019". HuffPost.
  18. ^ Custodio, Nerea (5 March 2019). "Ricardo Gómez e Irene Escolar, entre los ganadores de los Premios Fotogramas de Plata 2018". Bekia.
  19. ^ "Fotogramas de Plata 2018: Najwa Nimri, mejor actriz de televisión". Fotogramas. 4 March 2019.
  20. ^ "Estos son los ganadores de los Premios Platino 2019". Infobae. 13 May 2019.
  21. ^ "Mejor Interpretación Femenina de reparto en Miniserie o Teleseriedate". Infobae (in Spanish). 3 October 2021.

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