Najwa Nimri Urrutikoetxea (Spanish: [ˈnaʝwa ˈnimri]; born 14 February 1972) is a Spanish actress and singer.

Najwa Nimri
Nimri at the 32nd Goya Awards in 2018
Nimri at the 32nd Goya Awards in 2018
Background information
Birth nameNajwa Nimri Urrutikoetxea
Also known asNajwajean
Born (1972-02-14) 14 February 1972 (age 50)
Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
GenresTrip hop, downtempo, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Actress, singer
Years active1995–present

Early lifeEdit

Nimri's mother is from Pamplona and her father, Karam Nimri, is Jordanian.[1][2] She has a brother named Karim Nimri, a half-brother named Andre Nimri and two half-sisters named Sara and Nadia Nimri. Najwa also has a cousin who is a singer named Alexander Nimier. When she was a child she moved to Bilbao and now lives in Madrid. She has one son named Teo Nabil, who was born on 30 June 2004.

CareerEdit

Her first major film role was in Salto al vacío, the first movie by film director Daniel Calparsoro. Her career as a singer started with small groups. In 1996, she formed the band Najwajean with Carlos Jean.[3] She has also released three solo albums. She was married to Daniel Calparsoro[4] and in 2004, she has a son, Teo.

Several of her film roles won her praise: as Ana in Lovers of the Arctic Circle,[5] and as Elena in Lucía y el sexo.[6] Both films were directed by Julio Medem.[7] She starred next to Eduardo Noriega in Abre los ojos,[8] and El método.[9]

She was nominated to the 33rd edition of Goya Awards for Goya Award for Best Actress for Quién te cantará.[10]

In 2020, she returned as Zulema in the spin off Vis a vis: (Locked Up)El oasis,[11] starring with Maggie Civantos.[12] She played Alicia Sierra, a policewoman inspector in (Money Heist) La casa de papel.[13] She voiced Kate Laswell in the 2019 video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.[14]

DiscographyEdit

With Carlos Jean as NajwajeanEdit

  • No Blood (1998) – No. 80
  • Asfalto (2001) (soundtrack) – No. 175
  • Guerreros (2002) (soundtrack) – No. 88
  • Najwajean Selection (2002) (compilation album) – No. 108
  • Till It Breaks (2008) – No. 20
  • Bonzo (2015)

Najwajean singlesEdit

  • I'm gonna be (1999)
  • Garota de Ipanema (1999)
  • Crime (2008)
  • Waiting (2015)
  • Bonzo (2015)
  • Drive me (2016)

Solo albumsEdit

  • Carefully (2001) – No. 76
  • Mayday (2003) – No. 48
  • Walkabout (2006) – No. 10 (50,000 copies sold; Gold)
  • Donde rugen los volcanes (2012)
  • Rat Race (2014)
  • Viene de Largo (2020)
  • AMA (2021)

Solo singlesEdit

  • That Cyclone (2001) from Carefully – No. 37
  • Following Dolphins (2001) from Carefully – No. 68
  • Go Cain (2003) from Mayday – No. 20
  • Hey Boys, Girls (2003) from Mayday – No. 26
  • Capable (2006) from Walkabout – No. 3
  • Push It (2006) from Walkabout
  • Le Tien, Le Mien (2006) from Walkabout
  • El último primate (2010) from El Ultimo primate
  • Como un animal (2010) from El ultimo primate.
  • Donde rugen los volcanes" (2012) from Donde rugen los volcanes
  • Somos su nuevo invitado (2012) from Donde rugen los volcanes
  • Feed Us (2014) from Rat Race
  • Rat race (2014) from Rat Race
  • Pijama (2014) from Rat Race
  • Lento (2020) from Viene de largo
  • Panpan (2020)
  • Mira Como Van (2020)
  • Santa Claus llego a la cuidad (2020)
  • Contra Quien Luchaba (2022)

FilmographyEdit

FilmsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1995 Salto al vacío [es] Alex [15]
1996 Pasajes Gabi [16]
1997 Abre los ojos (Open Your Eyes) Nuria [17]
A ciegas (Blinded) Marrubi [18]
1998 Los amantes del círculo polar (Lovers of the Arctic Circle) Ana Character also performed by Kristel Díaz and Sara Valiente [19]
9'8 m/s² Ella [20]
2000 Asfalto Lucía [21]
2001 Fausto 5.0 Julia [22]
Before Night Falls Fina Correa [23]
Lucía y el sexo (Sex and Lucia) Elena [24]
2002 Piedras (Stones) Leire [25]
2003 Utopía [es] Ángela [26]
La reina del bar Canalla Linda
2004 A + (Amas) Dam
Agents secrets (Secret Agents) Maria Menendez [27]
2005 El método (The Method) Nieves [28]
20 centímetros (20 Centimeters) La Conejo [29]
2006 Trastorno Natalia [30]
Las vidas de Celia [es] (Celia's Lives) Celia [31][32]
2007 Mataharis Eva [33]
Oviedo Express Bárbara [34]
2010 Todo lo que tú quieras (Anything You Want) Marta [35]
Route Irish Marisol [36]
Habitación en Roma (Room in Rome) Edurne [37]
2011 Verbo Inés [38]
2012 The Wine of Summer Ana
2013 10.000 noches en ninguna parte (10,000 Nights Nowhere) Claudia [39]
2018 Quién te cantará Lila Cassen [40]
El árbol de la sangre (The Tree of Blood) Macarena [41]
La octava dimensión Olga Calderón

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015–2019 Vis a vis Zulema Zahir 40 episodes
2019–2021 La casa de papel Alicia Sierra Montes 25 episodes
2020 Vis a vis: El Oasis Zulema Zahir 8 episodes
2021–2022 Insiders Host 14 episodes
TBD 30 monedas Haruka Introduced in season 2 [42]

PodcastEdit

Year Title Role Episodes
2020 Vis a vis: Cara B Zulema Zahir Voice role, 10 episodes

AccoladesEdit

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
1998 45th Ondas Awards Best Actress Lovers of the Arctic Circle & Open Your Eyes Won [43]
1999 13th Goya Awards Best Actress Lovers of the Arctic Circle Nominated [44]
2002 16th Goya Awards Best Supporting Actress Sex and Lucia Nominated [44]
2017 4th Feroz Awards Best Leading Actress (TV) Locked Up Nominated [45]
2019 6th Feroz Awards Best Leading Actress (TV) Nominated [46]
33rd Goya Awards Best Actress Quién te cantará Nominated [44]
69th Fotogramas de Plata Best Film Actress Nominated [47]
Best TV Actress Locked Up Won [48]
6th Platino Awards Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Series Nominated [49]
2021 8th Platino Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Series Money Heist Nominated [50]
2022 72nd Fotogramas de Plata Best TV Actress Won [51]
2022 9th Platino Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Series Money Heist Won [52]

ReferencesEdit

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