Paz Vega

Paz Vega

Born: January 2, 1976
Age: 47
Birthplace: Seville, Andalusia, Spain
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Paz Vega (born 2 January 1976), is a Spanish actress.

Vega was born in Seville, Spain, in 1976 to a housewife mother and a father who was a former bullfighter.[1] Vega's younger sister has performed as a flamenco dancer.[2] Vega has described her family as "traditional" and Catholic.[1] She took her stage name from her grandmother. Vega decided to become an actress after attending a performance of Federico García Lorca's play, La casa de Bernarda Alba, when she was 16.[3]

After completing compulsory education at 16, Vega was accepted at the Centro Andaluz de Teatro stage school.[4] She studied there for two years and took another two years studying journalism.[5] She next moved to Madrid to seek her future.[6]


Screen career

Vega at the 10 Items or Less premiere in Madrid with co-star Morgan Freeman.

Vega made her television debut in the Spanish TV series, Menudo es mi padre, which starred rumba singer El Fary. She appeared in two other series in 1997—Más que amigos and teen drama Compañeros.

In 1999 she made her film debut in Zapping. The same year she also had a minor role in the David Menkes movie I Will Survive (Sobreviviré), alongside Emma Suárez, Juan Diego Botto and a cameo by Boy George.

Vega found success in 1999's TV series 7 Vidas. The series was billed as a Spanish Friends and became one of the country's best-loved domestic sitcoms. Vega played Laura, a perky Andalusian girl who had come to stay with David, who had recently come out of a coma. The series was broadcast on Telecinco and finished on 12 April 2006, albeit without Vega.

In 2001, she starred in Julio Médem's film Sex and Lucia, which brought her to the attention of a larger audience. She appeared in the 2004 James L. Brooks American film Spanglish opposite Adam Sandler. In 2006, she co-starred with American actor Morgan Freeman in the independent film 10 Items or Less, directed by Brad Silberling. In 2008, she co-starred with Gabriel Macht, Samuel L. Jackson, and Scarlett Johansson in The Spirit. In 2011, Vega had a role in Michele Placido's film Vallanzasca -The Angels of Evil.

Vega also works as a model; she is signed to 1/One Management in New York City. On May 2011, Vega replaced Penélope Cruz as the face for L'Oreal Spain.[7]

In 2018 she appeared in the third season of MasterChef Celebrity.[8]

Personal life

Vega and her Venezuelan husband, Orson Salazar, had their first child, son Orson, on 2 May 2007.[9] Her second child, daughter Ava, was born on 17 July 2009.[10] Their third child, son Lenon, was born on 13 August 2010.[11]


Year Film Role Notes and Awards
1997 Más allá del jardín
1998 Perdón, perdón María
1999 Zapping Elvira
Sobreviviré Azafata
2000 Nadie conoce a nadie Ariadna
El chico en la puerta (short film)
2001 Lucía y el sexo Lucía
Mine Alone Angela
2002 Hable con ella Amparo
El otro lado de la cama Sonia
Novo Isabelle
2003 Carmen Carmen
2004 Di que sí Estrella Cuevas
Spanglish Flor Moreno
2006 10 Items or Less Scarlet
Los Borgia Caterina Sforza
Fade to Black Lea Padovani
2007 Theresa: The Body of Christ Santa Teresa de Jesús
The Lark Farm Nunik
2008 The Human Contract Michael
The Spirit Plaster of Paris
2009 Not Forgotten Amaya
The Six Wives of Henry Lefay Veronica
Triage Elena Morales
Burning Palms Blanca Juarez
Wanted: Weapons of Fate Araña[12] video game
2010 Angel of Evil Antonella D'Agostino
Castro's Daughter Alina Fernandez
2011 The Flower of Evil Antonella D'Agostino
Cat Run Catalina "Cat" Rona
2012 Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted the Andalusian Triplets (Esmeralda, Esperanza and Ernestina) Voice
Mary of Nazareth Mary Magdalene
2013 I'm So Excited Alba
Demon Inside Marta
2014 Grace of Monaco Maria Callas
Não Pare na Pista - A Melhor História de Paulo Coelho Luiza
Kill the Messenger Coral Baca
La ignorancia de la sangre Consuelo
2015- Big Time in Hollywood, FL Isabella Delgado
2015 Beautiful & Twisted Narcy Novack
2016 All Roads Lead to Rome Post-production
2016 The OA Renata TV
2017 Acts of Vengeance Alma
2018 The Jesuit
2019 Rambo V: Last Blood Carmen Delgado

Awards and nominations

Premios Goya
  • 2001, Best actress in a leading role, Sólo mía, NOMINATION
  • 2001, Best breakthrough actress performance, Lucía y el sexo, WON
Premios Unión de Actores
  • 2001, Unión de Actores Award best actress|Best actress in a leading role, Sólo mía, NOMINATION
  • 2001, Premio Unión de Actores best breakthrough actress performance|Best breakthrough actress performance, Lucía y el sexo, NOMINATION
Fotogramas de Plata|Fotogramas de Plata
  • 2003, Best actress, Carmen, NOMINATION
  • 2002, Best actress, El otro lado de la cama, NOMINATION
  • 2001, Best actress, Lucía y el sexo and Sólo mía, NOMINATION
European Awards
  • 2003, Viewers award best actress, Carmen, Nomination
Cannes Festival
  • 2001, Trofeo Chopard best breakthrough performance, Lucía y el sexo, WON
Imagen Foundation
  • 2004, Best actress, Spanglish, WON
Phoenix Film Critics Society
  • 2004, Best breakthrough performance, Spanglish, WON
Círculo de Escritores Cinematográficos
  • 2001, Best actress, Sólo mía, WON
Sant Jordi Awards
  • 2001, Best Spanish Act, Lucía y el sexo and Sólo mía, WON
Ondas Award
  • 2001, Best actress, Lucía y el sexo, WON

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