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Dafne Keen Fernández (born 2005) is a British and Spanish actress who played the role of Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver in the television series The Refugees, and the mutant Laura Kinney / X-23 in the 2017 film Logan.

Dafne Keen
Keen in 2017
Born Daphne Keen Fernández
2005 (age 12–13)[1]
Citizenship British, Spanish
Occupation Actress
Years active 2014–present
Parent(s) Will Keen
María Fernández Ache
Relatives Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe (paternal great-grandfather)


Life and career

She is the daughter of British actor Will Keen, and Spanish actress, theatre director and writer María Fernández Ache.[2] Her paternal great-grandfather was peer Edward Curzon, 6th Earl Howe.

Keen made her acting debut in 2014 alongside her father Will Keen with the television series The Refugees, where she played Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver.[3]

Keen starred in the 2017 film Logan as Laura, a lab-bred mutant child of Wolverine.[4][5]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 The Refugees Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver Main role; 7 episodes
2017 Logan Laura Film
2018 Ana Ana[6] Filming

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Duo (with Hugh Jackman) Logan Won [7]
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Nominated [8]
Dublin Film Critics' Circle Breakthrough Artist of the Year Nominated [9]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [10]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Nominated [11]
2018 Houston Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [12]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Performer Nominated [13]
London Film Critics Circle Young British/Irish Performer of the Year Nominated [14]


  1. ^ "Dafne Keen". e-TALENTA profile. 
  2. ^ "Logan's Dafne Keen: cutting her teeth – and claws – on the big screen as X-23". The Guardian. 16 February 2017. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Levine, Daniel S. (October 20, 2016). "Dafne Keen as X-23: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "'Logan' Image Teases Dafne Keen as Mutant X-23". Entertainment Weekly. October 23, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Latest Image From LOGAN Introduces Us To Dafne Keen's Laura/X-23". October 23, 2016. Retrieved October 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ "First look at 'Logan' star Dafne Keen and Andy Garcia in 'Ana'". 18 July 2017. Retrieved September 9, 2017. 
  7. ^ Bell, Crystal (April 6, 2017). "Here Are Your 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations: See The Full List". MTV. Retrieved April 7, 2017. 
  8. ^ Childress, Erik (December 10, 2017). ""Call Me By Your Name" and "The Shape of Water" lead 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Nominees". Chicago Film Critics Association. Retrieved December 11, 2017. 
  9. ^ The Irish Independent Editors (December 14, 2017). "The critics have spoken - Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards announced for 2017". The Irish Independent. Retrieved December 14, 2017. 
  10. ^ Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Editors (December 6, 2017). "The 2017 WAFCA Awards". Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association. Retrieved December 7, 2017. 
  11. ^ Seattle Film Critics Society Editors (December 11, 2017). "'Blade Runner 2049' Leads the 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Nominations". Seattle Film Critics Society. Retrieved December 11, 2017. 
  12. ^ Stone, Sasha (December 12, 2017). "Houston Film Critics Release Nominations". Awards Daily. Retrieved December 12, 2017. 
  13. ^ Hammond, Pete (December 6, 2017). "Critics' Choice Awards Nominations: 'The Shape Of Water' Leads With 14; Netflix Tops TV Contenders". Retrieved December 6, 2017. 
  14. ^ Lodge, Guy (December 19, 2017). "'Three Billboards,' 'Phantom Thread' Lead London Critics' Circle Nominations". Variety. Retrieved January 2, 2018. 

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