Penlope Cruz is a rising Spanish star. She made her first acting debut at the tender age of sixteen in Jamón Jovellante, an award winning soap opera. She went on to receive three honors for her role, including the award for outstanding actress in a supporting role. She then appeared in the films ‘Unfriended’ and ‘Sleeping with Other People’. In the latter role she played an American in a crime series that was very popular in Spain. Penlope Cruz’s other notable role was the lead role in the soap opera ‘Adulero’, which ran for three seasons.
Penlope Cruz has also been in the series as the prom queen, first appearing in the first episode of the first season. Her relationship with Carlos, played by Jesus Luevaros (who has also worked with her on the television series), started on the soap opera. They were married soon after the series began. She later became the president of a company linked to Carlos and his family.
Her other credits include appearances on several telenovelas and she has also appeared in some feature films. Some of these have been successful, such as the remake of ‘Guerilla’. She has also won a Telekinetic Prize, which is an Academy Award, for her performance in the movie ‘The Mask’. She currently has four books based on the life of Che Guevara.
Penlope is originally from the state of Huelva in northern Mexico. Her parents are lawyers. She attended the prestigious Teatro Real in San Salvador. After that she continued her studies at the Conservatory of St. John in Santa Fe de Alta. She studied drama at the Academy for Performing Arts and Sciences in Costa Rica, graduating in 1990.
Penlope was cast as the lead in the TV series ‘The Firm’ that was broadcasted by Fox. It was a spin-off of the successful ‘MacGyver’ series. Her role was that of a technician who worked in the firm of MacGyver. Penlope did a small acting stint in ‘A Few Good Men’ as an assistant to MacGyver.
Since then she has appeared in some more popular TV shows, most notably in ‘ 24’ and ‘Heroes’. In the movie, she plays someone close to MacGyver, referred to as Penelope Dinkins. Penlope’s career then took off when she was cast as the villainous figure in ‘Daywatch’. Her final major role was the mother in the movie, in the film ‘Cable Guy’. Since that time, she has gone on to star in a number of different movies, including one or two in Spain, and one in the United Kingdom.
Penlope is not only known for her work on TV, but also for her voice acting in some popular video games. She is one of those rare characters in the world of theatre and cinema, who have both broad roles and small parts in big movies. It is this versatility that makes her an actor that is well sought after. Penlope is also known for her voice over work, which includes doing maids in films such as ‘True Blood’ as well as playing the evil Orlewicz in the video game series ‘SS: Super Spies’.
Penlope is also known for her love of horses, and she has appeared in some excellent horse shows over the years. She has also written a number of best selling books, which have often been filmed alongside the shows she is involved in. Penlope’s other credits include playing the evil Queen in the movie version of Snow White, as well as appearing in the animated movie ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’. She has also had some small acting roles in TV series, such as one in the British sitcom ‘Doyle’s Family’ and one in the movie adaptation of the book ‘Camelot’.