This Happened - April 28: Penelope Cruz Is Born
Spanish actress Penélope Cruz was born on this day in 1974, in Madrid, Spain. She began her acting career in the early 1990s.
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Where did Penélope Cruz grow up?
Penélope Cruz Sánchez grew up in Alcobendas, a town near Madrid, Spain. She grew up in a working-class family, the daughter of a hairdresser mother and a car mechanic father. Cruz has two younger siblings, Monica and Eduardo. She showed an interest in performing arts from an early age. At the age of 15, she enrolled at Spain's National Conservatory to study classical ballet.
What awards has Penélope Cruz won?
Penélope Cruz has won numerous awards for her acting, including an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for the same film, and three Goya Awards for her roles in "Volver," "Blow," and "Broken Embraces."
Is Penélope Cruz married?
Penélope Cruz is married to Spanish actor Javier Bardem. The couple got married in 2010 and has two children together. Bardem and Cruz have worked together in several movies, including "Jamón Jamón" (1992), "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008), and "Loving Pablo" (2017).