Hollywood Actress Profiles: Penelope Cruz
Penelope Cruz has been acting since she was 16, debuting on television in the Spanish Media. Since then, shehas done a lot of work in Hollywood as well, including movies like Open YourEyes, the Girl of Your Dreams, Vanilla Sky, Blow etc. These are the movies thatdrew attention towards her and won her amazing critical acclaim.
Penelope Cruz is known to be aversatile actress who has acted in a whole range of movies, such as Gothika,Sahara, Nine, Frida etc. She received her first Academy Award for BestSupporting Actress for Vicky Cristina Barcelona. She has also received Golden Globe and BAFTA nominations. Cruz happensto be the first Spanish actress to win the Academy Award!
Cruz dated her Vanilla Sky co-starTom Cruise for three years. She also dated the actor Matthew McConaughey foraround a year. She married her Vicky Cristina Barcelona co-star Javier Bardemin 2007, with whom she has a son named Leonardo.
She is involved with philanthropyas well. She worked in Nepal for a while, working in leprosy clinics for MotherTheresa. She is also involved with some campaigns of PETA and some HIVawareness programs. Date of Birth: April 28, 1974