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Paz Vega

Biography

Spanish actress who gained fame with American audiences on her behalf roles in Spanglish as well as the Spirit. In 2011, she changed Penelope Cruz because the encounter of L’Oreal. She made an appearance inside a Spanish Television show entitled Menudo sera mi Padre. She is at the indie film 10 Products or Much less, with Morgan Freeman. She wedded Orson Salazar in 2002. The few has three kids. She is at the 2004 film Spanglish, which starred Adam Sandler.

Quick Facts


Full Name Paz Vega
Date Of Birth January 2, 1976
Place Of Birth Seville, Spain
Height 1.67 m
Profession Movie Actress
Education Centro Andaluz de Teatro
Nationality Spanish
Spouse Orson Salazar
Children Ava Salazar, Orson Salazar Jr., Lenon Salazar
Parents Manuel Campos, Paz Trigo
Siblings Sara Vega
Awards Goya Award for Best New Actress, Ondas Award for Cinema: Best Actress
Nominations Goya Award for Best Actress, European Film Audience Award for Best Actress
Movies Sex and Lucia, Spanglish, Cat Run, Grace of Monaco, The Other Side of the Bed, 10 Items or Less, The Spirit, The Human Contract, Talk to Her, Kill the Messenger, Not Forgotten, All Roads Lead to Rome, Burning Palms, Carmen, I'm So Excited, Beautiful & Twisted, Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, Angel of Evil, The Six Wives of Henry Lefay, Mine Alone, Di que sí, The Borgia, Fade to Black, The Lark Farm, Triage, The Ignorance of Blood, Theresa: The Body of Christ, Nobody Knows Anybody, The Pilgrim, I Will Survive, Demon Inside, The Jesuit, Novo, La vida inmoral de la pareja ideal, A Fall from Grace, Emperor, Zapping, Butterflies & Lightning, Mary of Nazareth
TV Shows Mary of Nazareth, 7 vidas, The OA, La Hermandad
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1Sister of Sara Vega.
2Has joined the cast of the Spanish series Lex (2008) for 4 episodes. [July 2008]
3Gave birth to her third child at age 34, a son named Lenon Salazar on August 13, 2010. Child's father is her husband, Orson Salazar.
4Gave birth to her second child at age 33, a daughter named Ava Salazar on July 17, 2009. Child's father is her husband, Orson Salazar.
5Gave birth to her first child at age 31, a son named Orson Salazar, Jr., on May 2, 2007. Child's father is her husband, Orson Salazar.
6Her younger sister is a flamenco dancer.
7Ranked #85 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
8Her father was a bullfighter.
9Spanish citizen.
10Got an "Introducing" credit for Spanglish (2004), despite it being her 13th film.
11Her stage name translated into English means 'peace meadow'.
12Husband is Venezuelan. They met while vacationing on a Spanish island.
13Was a television star before making it in movies.
14After two years at the acting school, she moved to Madrid, where she worked in bars while auditioning for every gig she heard about.
15Majored in journalism, but dropped out of college after two years to pursue an acting career.
16Took her surname Vega from her grandmother.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Art of Living2018pre-productionAnka
Stoic2017post-productionSheila
¡Ay, mi madre!2017post-production
Chasing Satellites2017completed
A Fall from GraceannouncedLizbeth
Emperorpost-productionMary 'Of Hungary'
The Jesuitpost-production
Perdóname, Señor2017TV Series
The OA2016TV SeriesRenata
La vida inmoral de la pareja ideal2016Loles
La Hermandad2016TV SeriesLuisa Salinas
All Roads Lead to Rome2015Giulia Carni
Big Time in Hollywood, FL2015TV SeriesIsabella Delgado
Beautiful & Twisted2015TV MovieNarcy
La ignorancia de la sangre2014Consuelo
Kill the Messenger2014Coral Baca
Paulo Coelho's Best Story2014Luiza
Grace of Monaco2014Maria Callas
Demon Inside2013Marta
I'm So Excited!2013Alba
Le mille e una notte: Aladino e Sherazade2012TV Mini-SeriesNamuna
Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted2012Horses (voice)
Mary of Nazareth2012TV MovieMaria Magdalena
Cat Run2011Catalina Rona
Don Mendo Rock ¿La venganza?2010Lola
Angel of Evil2010Antonella D'Agostino
Burning Palms2010Blanca Juarez
Triage2009Elena Morales
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay2009Veronica
Wanted: Weapons of Fate2009Video GameAraña (voice)
Not Forgotten2009Amaya
The Spirit2008Plaster of Paris
Lex2008TV SeriesRocío Janer
The Human Contract2008Michael
Teresa, el cuerpo de Cristo2007Teresa
La masseria delle allodole2007Nunik
Fade to Black2006Lea Padovani
Los Borgia2006Caterina Sforza
10 Items or Less2006Scarlet
7 vidas1999-2006TV SeriesLaura Arteagabeitia
Spanglish2004Flor
Di que sí2004Estrella Cuevas
Carmen2003Carmen
Novo2002Isabelle
The Other Side of the Bed2002Sonia
Talk to Her2002Amparo
Sólo mía2001Angela
Sex and Lucia2001Lucía
El chico en la puerta2000Short
Nadie conoce a nadie1999Ariadna
Shelly Fisher1999TV MovieSeidy Bender
I Will Survive1999Azafata
Zapping1999Elvira
Perdón, perdón1998ShortMaría
Más que amigos1997-1998TV SeriesOlga
Compañeros1998TV SeriesLuz
Menudo es mi padre1997TV SeriesOlga

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
10 Items or Less2006performer: "Al Pasar la Barca"
The Other Side of the Bed2002performer: "Luna de miel", "Mucho mejor", "Echo de menos"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Días de cine2008-2016TV SeriesHerself
Premios Goya 30 edición2016TV MovieHerself - Presenter: Best Iberoamerican Film
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Le grand journal de Canal+2014TV Series documentaryHerself
The 2011 European Film Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
El hormiguero2010-2011TV SeriesHerself - Guest
The Daily Habit2011TV SeriesHerself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2011TV SeriesHerself
Versión española2005-2011TV SeriesHerself / Herself - Guest
Buenafuente2010TV SeriesHerself
Sé lo que hicisteis la última semana2010TV SeriesHerself
XXIV Premios Anuales de la Academia2010TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Special Effects
Cinema 32003-2009TV SeriesHerself
Human Contract: Roll of Film2009Documentary shortHerself
The Spirit: Green World2009Video shortHerself
23 premios Goya2009TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Lead Actress
Cartelera2008TV SeriesHerself
Corazón, corazón2003-2007TV SeriesHerself
Framed2007TV Series documentaryHerself (2007)
Caiga quien caiga2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
Corazón de...2005-2007TV SeriesHerself
El reservado2007TV SeriesHerself
Channel nº 42007TV SeriesHerself
La noche de Quintero2007TV SeriesHerself
Miradas 22007TV Series documentaryHerself
Las mañanas de Cuatro2006-2007TV SeriesHerself
Los desayunos de TVE2007TV SeriesHerself
Cómo conseguir un papel en Hollywood2007TV Movie documentaryHerself
Last Call with Carson Daly2006TV SeriesHerself
Geraldine en España2006TV MovieHerself
The Megan Mullally Show2006TV SeriesHerself
La noche de los Oscar2006TV MovieHerself
20h10 pétantes2005TV SeriesHerself
Continuarà...2001-2004TV SeriesHerself
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentaryHerself
Silenci?2004TV SeriesHerself
Lo + plus2000-2003TV SeriesHerself
A pèl2003TV SeriesHerself
XVII premios Goya2003TV SpecialHerself - Presenter: Best Supporting Actress
La noche con Fuentes y Cía2002TV SeriesHerself
XVI premios Goya2002TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Best New Actress
II premios ATV2000TV MovieHerself
Gala TP de Oro 19992000TV SpecialHerself
PremiosTP de Oro 19992000TV MovieHerself
Crónicas marcianas1997-1999TV SeriesHerself
La modelo del año 99 Ragazza1999TV MovieHerself - Hostess

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra2015TV SeriesHerself
Gala 20 aniversario2010TV MovieLaura Arteagabeitia
1 quart de 32008TV SeriesHerself
El último truco2008DocumentaryHerself / Teresa (uncredited)
Maquillando entre monstruos2007TV Movie documentaryLucía
Casting: El camino del éxito2007TV Movie documentaryHerself (uncredited)
Sexo en el plató2007TV Movie documentaryLucía Caterina Sforza
XI edición de los 'Premios de la música'2007TV Movie
La televisión cumple contigo2006TV MovieLaura Arteagabeitia
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHerself
Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel2006TV Movie documentaryLucía Amparo (uncredited)
La mandrágora2005TV SeriesÁngela
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies2005TV MovieHerself - Place #43
7 vidas2004TV SeriesLaura Arteagabeitia
Compañeros2002TV SeriesLuz

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Málaga-Sur AwardMálaga Spanish Film Festival
2015Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Spanish ActressGrace of Monaco (2014)
2014Taormina Arte AwardTaormina International Film Festival
2004PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBreakout of the Year - On ScreenSpanglish (2004)
2004Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Spanish ActressCarmen (2003)
2002Chopard TrophyCannes Film FestivalFemale Revelation
2002GoyaGoya AwardsBest New Actress (Mejor Actriz Revelación)Lucía y el sexo (2001)
2002Sant JordiSant Jordi AwardsBest Spanish Actress (Mejor Actriz Española)Lucía y el sexo (2001)
2001Film AwardOndas AwardsBest Actress (Mejor Actriz)Lucía y el sexo (2001)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2005Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actress - FilmSpanglish (2004)
2004Audience AwardEuropean Film AwardsBest European ActressCarmen (2003)
2004Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Movie Actress (Mejor Actriz de Cine)Carmen (2003)
2003Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Movie Actress (Mejor Actriz de Cine)El otro lado de la cama (2002)
2002CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Actress (Mejor Actriz)Sólo mía (2001)
2002Fotogramas de PlataFotogramas de PlataBest Movie Actress (Mejor Actriz de Cine)Lucía y el sexo (2001)
2002GoyaGoya AwardsBest Lead Actress (Mejor Actriz Principal)Sólo mía (2001)
2002Award of the Spanish Actors UnionSpanish Actors UnionFilm: Lead Performance (Protagonista Cine)Lucía y el sexo (2001)
2002Newcomer AwardSpanish Actors UnionLucía y el sexo (2001)


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#Quote
1When I was young, I remember my father saying "Okay, let's go to bed" at eight. But I would keep the door open a crack, and watch the old black & white movies my parents would be watching on TV, and I would love that! Cary Grant, Lauren Bacall...
2I am only an actress when they say, 'action' and I stop being an actress when they say, 'cut'. I am a normal person outside of acting.
3I don't want to play only Latin women. I want to have roles in English.


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