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Ana Celia de Armas Caso (born 30 April 1988) is a Cuban actress. She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Spanish film Una rosa de Francia. She also starred in the popular Spanish television show El Internado. In 2015, she starred in her first American film Knock Knock followed by Exposed, Hands of Stone and War Dogs. In 2017, she had a starring role in the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049 as Joi.

Ana de Armas
Ana de Armas by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Armas at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born Ana Celia de Armas Caso
(1988-04-30) April 30, 1988 (age 29)
Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present
Spouse(s) Marc Clotet (m. 2011; div. 2013)

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Early lifeEdit

Ana de Armas was born in Santa Cruz del Norte and raised in Havana, Cuba. She decided at age 12 to become an actress,[2] and attended the National Theater School of Cuba.

CareerEdit

De Armas made her acting debut in 2006, portraying the role of Marie on Una rosa de Francia, starring with Alex Gonzalez.[2] At the age of 18, she moved to Spain. Her first major television success there was the Spanish TV series El Internado, in which she starred as Carolina Leal, airing on Antena 3 in 2007. She continued her career in the film Mentiras y gordas (2009), the TV series Hispania, la leyenda (2010–2012), and Blind Alley (2011).

Move to HollywoodEdit

In 2014 de Armas moved to Los Angeles. She appeared in the film Por un puñado de besos. In 2015, she starred in Knock Knock, alongside Keanu Reeves, whom she also co-starred with in the 2016 film Exposed. She credits Hands of Stone director Jonathan Jakubowicz as having "discovered her" since he gave her the first international role in his Robert De Niro boxing epic which premiered in Cannes 2016. Staying busy through 2016, in addition to Hands of Stone she had a prominent role in Todd Phillips' War Dogs, playing the moral wife of Miles Teller's character who sells weapons to the American government.

In 2017 she appeared in Overdrive, a French action-thriller film, in which she played Scott Eastwood's girlfriend who becomes involved in his plot to steal cars from a ruthless tycoon. While the film received scathing reviews, De Armas' performance received praise from critics.

The same year she appeared in Blade Runner 2049 by Denis Villeneuve, playing opposite Ryan Gosling in the role of Joi, a holographic computer program which is the main character's girlfriend. Her performance in the film received high praises and has been characterized as a breakout role.[3][4][5]

Personal lifeEdit

De Armas was married to Spanish actor Marc Clotet from 2011 to 2013.[2][6]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2006 Una rosa de Francia Marie
2007 Madrigal Stella Maris
2009 Sex, Party and Lies Carola aka Mentiras y gordas
2009 Y de postre, qué Girl Short film
2009 Ánima Julieta Short film
2011 Blind Alley Rosa/Laura aka El callejón
2012 Perrito chino Sabina Short film
2013 Faraday Inma Murga
2014 Por un puñado de besos Sol
2015 Knock Knock Bel
2015 Anabel Cris
2016 Exposed Isabel de la Cruz
2016 Hands of Stone Felicidad Durán
2016 War Dogs Iz
2017 Overdrive Stephanie
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Joi
2018 Three Seconds Sofia Hoffman

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 El edén perdido Gloria Television film
2007–2010 El Internado Carolina Leal Solís TV series (56 episodes)
2008 Revelados TV series
2010–2012 Hispania, la leyenda Nerea TV series (17 episodes)
2011 Actrices Herself TV miniseries (2 episodes)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ A Cuban Women Out To Conquer Hollywood On Cuba magazine
  2. ^ a b c "Los ojos verdes de Hollywood no tenían trabajo en España". Ideal (in Spanish). 16 May 2016. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  3. ^ Erbland, Kate. "'Blade Runner 2049': Where You've Seen Standout Supporting Cast Before - IndieWire". Indiewire.com. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  4. ^ "Hollywood's Next Big Thing: 'Blade Runner 2049' Breakout Ana de Armas". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  5. ^ "Ana de Armas Is Complex and Incredible in 'Blade Runner 2049'". Esquire.com. 3 October 2017. Retrieved 2 December 2017. 
  6. ^ "El primer desnudo de Ana de Armas en Hollywood junto a Keanu Reeves". El Mundo. 4 November 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 

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