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Spanish-born American film actress


Penélope Cruz Sánchez began her professional career at the age of 15 and made her acting debut at 16. She became popular for her role in her debut movie Jamón, jamón. She acted in many Hollywood blockbusters including Open Your Eyes (1997), The Hi-Lo Country (1999), The Girl of Your Dreams (2000) and Woman on Top (2000).

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Birth namePenélope Cruz Sánchez
Date of BirthApril 28, 1974
Place of BirthAlcobendas, Community of Madrid, Spain
Years active1992–present
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 I have played an Italian woman before but for that I had to speak in Italian, This was the first time I had to play an Italian in English. So that was a big challenge for me but it's good I had a lot of months for preparation and a great dialect coach. 
— Penelope Cruz on her role in the movie Nine / November 29, 2009
 I watched Italian movies every night for hours and hours and hours. That was how I did it. I don't know what everyone else thought though. 
— Penelope Cruz saying she watched a lot of Italian movies to prepare for her role in the movie Nine / November 29, 2009
 I think, how do you say it, laughing is the best medicine, It can help you release whatever you're holding inside yourself. I am a clown and I love to make people laugh. That's why I'd love to do more comedies. 
— Penelope Cruz wants to do more comedy movies / November 19, 2009
 Well, yes, I'm dressing for two tours at once over these two weeks, so it's great that I have a team of people that help me. 
— Penelope Cruz on her tours for promoting her two new films / November 18, 2009
 For Nine, I had to rehearse a number for three months... That was the only way to do that, I had singing teachers and dancing teachers. I did dancing when I was growing up. I did classical ballet, but what I do in Nine is a VERY different type of dance. It was really like starting from zero, in a way. 
— Penelope Cruz on the dance numbers in the movie Nine / November 18, 2009

 I don't feel comfortable talking about my private life in public 
— Penelope Cruz when asked by David Letterman if she is engaged to Javier Bardem / November 17, 2009
 I've been here a few times with you, you know I'm tough. One thing I don't do, I don't lie about my personal life... It's sacred to me. It's my life. But I don't give details about it because I am allergic to that. 
— Penelope Cruz when asked by David Letterman if she is engaged to Javier Bardem / November 17, 2009
 It's important not to be too confident as an actor, I don't want to get to the set and feel like I know what I'm doing and be very secure. That would really scare me. 
— Penelope Cruz doesn't want to be over-confident / November 15, 2009