Adria Arjona

Adria Arjona Torres (born April 25, 1992) is an actress based in the United States. She played the roles of Dorothy Gale in the Oz book adaptation Emerald City (2017), Anathema Device in the TV adaptation of Good Omens (2019), and Bix Caleen in Andor (2022). She has played supporting roles in the films Pacific Rim: Uprising (2018), Life of the Party (2018), Triple Frontier (2019), 6 Underground (2019) and Morbius (2022).

Adria Arjona
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Arjona in 2022
Born
Adria Arjona Torres

(1992-04-25) April 25, 1992 (age 30)
Alma materLee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
OccupationActress
Years active2012–present
Spouse
Edgardo Canales
(m. 2019)
Parents

Early lifeEdit

Arjona was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and lived in Mexico City until she was twelve. Her mother, Leslie Torres, is Puerto Rican, and her father, Ricardo Arjona, is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter.[1][2] As a child, her father took her along on his tours, and she traveled often. At age 12, she moved to Miami and lived there until she was 18, when she moved to New York City on her own.[3] There she worked as a waitress and a hostess while studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.[4]

CareerEdit

Arjona's early TV roles include Emily in season two of the anthology television series True Detective (2015) and Dani Silva in two episodes of the television series Person of Interest (in 2014 and 2015). She later starred in Emerald City as Dorothy Gale and played Anathema Device in the mini-series Good Omens.[5][6]

Arjona appeared as a minor character in the film Triple Frontier, released in March 2019, and later in a starring role in the movie 6 Underground, released in December 2019.

In 2021 Arjona starred in Netflix's Sweet Girl alongside Jason Momoa.[7]

In December 2018, Arjona entered negotiations in the Sony spinoff Morbius to portray the film's female lead Martine Bancroft; her involvement was confirmed at the end of January.[8]

In 2020, Arjona starred in the advertising campaign for Giorgio Armani's fragrance My Way.[9][10]

In April 2021, Arjona was confirmed to star as the lead with Andy Garcia in the Warner Bros. remake of Father of the Bride. The latest take is told through the relationships in a sprawling Cuban American family.[11]

In August 2020, Variety confirmed that Arjona had been cast in the Star Wars series Andor on Disney+. She joined previously announced series lead Diego Luna, who reprises his role from the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.[12]

Upcoming projectsEdit

In October 2021, she was set to star in and be the executive producer on drama film Los Frikis, written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz.[13] She will also star in Pussy Island, which marks the directorial debut of Zoë Kravitz.[14]

FilmographyEdit

  Denotes works that have not yet been released

FilmEdit

Year Film Role Notes Ref.
2012 Loss Short film
2015 Wedding in New York Patricia
Eos Woman Short film
2016 The Belko Experiment Leandra Florez
2018 Pacific Rim Uprising Jules Reyes
Life of the Party Amanda
2019 Triple Frontier Yovanna
6 Underground Amelia / Five
2021 Sweet Girl Amanda Cooper
2022 Morbius Martine Bancroft [15]
Father of the Bride Sofia Herrera [16]
TBA Pussy Island   TBA Post-production
Los Frikis   TBA Post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Unforgettable Suzy Houchen Episode: "Cashing Out"
2014–15 Person of Interest Dani Silva 2 episodes
2015 Narcos Helena Episode: "The Sword of Simón Bolivar"
True Detective Emily 6 episodes
2017 Emerald City Dorothy Gale 10 episodes
2019 Good Omens Anathema Device 5 episodes
2020 Monsterland Mermaid Episode: "Palacios, Texas"
2022 Irma Vep Laurie 3 episodes
Andor Bix Caleen 8 episodes [17][18]

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Fortnite Ramirez, Wildcat Voice

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "La modelo venezolana Deisy Arvelo está embarazada de Ricardo Arjona Arjona" (in Spanish). Analitica.com. April 9, 2010. Archived from the original on December 16, 2012. Retrieved March 23, 2012.
  2. ^ "Esto es lo que debes saber de Adria Arjona, la actriz latina del momento". Vogue (in Mexican Spanish). June 16, 2022. Retrieved September 25, 2022.
  3. ^ Ortved, John (June 1, 2015). "Adria Arjona". Interview. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  4. ^ Hansen, Lena (March 14, 2018). "Hollywood It Girl Adria Arjona Worked Double Shifts as a Waitress Despite Her Famous Dad". People. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  5. ^ Stanhope, Kate (June 15, 2015). "NBC's 'Emerald City' Casts 'True Detective' Actress as Dorothy". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Muncy, Julie (December 15, 2018). "Jared Leto's Morbius Might Have Found His Tragic Bride". io9. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  7. ^ N'Duka, Amanda (December 12, 2019). "Jason Momoa Netflix Film 'Sweet Girl' Adds Cast". Deadline. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  8. ^ Couch, Aaron (December 14, 2018). "'Morbius': Adria Arjona in Early Talks to Join Jared Leto". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on December 15, 2018. Retrieved December 15, 2018.
  9. ^ Stables, Paige (July 18, 2020). "Adria Arjona Stars in an Unretouched Campaign for Giorgio Armani's Newest Fragrance". Allure. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
  10. ^ Embleton, Fiona (September 7, 2020). "Adria Arjona on starring in Giorgio Armani's unretouched fragrance campaign and her bargain beauty hacks". Marie Claire. Retrieved August 12, 2022.
  11. ^ Kit, Borys (April 22, 2021). "Adria Arjona Joining Andy Garcia in 'Father of the Bride' Remake". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  12. ^ Otterson, Joe (August 10, 2020). "'Star Wars': Cassian Andor Disney Plus Series Casts Adria Arjona". Variety. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  13. ^ Kroll, Justin (October 22, 2021). "Adria Arjona To Star in Indie 'Los Frikis', Will Also Executive Produce". Deadline. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  14. ^ Grobar, Matt (July 6, 2022). "Christian Slater, Alia Shawkat, Geena Davis, Haley Joel Osment & Kyle MacLachlan Among Final Additions To Zoë Kravitz's Directorial Debut Pussy Island For MGM". Deadline. Retrieved July 6, 2022.
  15. ^ Chocano, Carina (March 29, 2022). "Adria Arjona Stuns as Martine Bancroft in Morbius". Elle. Retrieved August 8, 2022.
  16. ^ Peters, Fletcher (June 17, 2022). "Meet the 'Father of the Bride' Remake's Secret Feminist Weapon". The Daily Beast. Retrieved August 20, 2022.
  17. ^ Hibberd, Jame (December 10, 2020). "Rogue One prequel series gets title: Andor". Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on December 10, 2020. Retrieved December 10, 2020.
  18. ^ Kelley, Aidan (August 21, 2022). "'Andor' Cast & Character Guide: Meet the Stars of the Prequel to 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story'". Collider. Retrieved August 21, 2022.

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