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Name:
Penelope Cruz

DOB: April 28, 1974

Background: Cruz is a Spanish actress who was signed by an agent at the age of 15 and made her acting debut at 16. She made her feature debute the following year, in 1992's "Jamon, Jamon."

Filmography: After success in her native Spain, Cruz crossed over to Hollywood, where she made high-profile films including "Vanilla Sky" with Tom Cruise, "Sahara" with Matthew McConaughey, and "Blow" with Johnny Depp. She has returned to Spain for multiple collaborations with director Pedro Almodovar, including "Volver," for which she received her first of three Academy Award nominations. She won for Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," becoming the first Spanish actress ever to win an Oscar.

Academy Awards: Win - Best Supporting Actress ("Vicky Cristina Barcelona," 2008)

Best Actress Nomination
"Volver" (2006); lost to Helen Mirren ("The Queen")

Best Supporting Actress Nomination
"Nine" (2009); lost to Mo'Nique ("Precious")

Golden Globes:

Best Film Drama Actress Nomination
"Volver" (2007); lost to Helen Mirren ("The Queen")

Best Film Supporting Actress Nominations
"Nine" (2010); lost to Mo'Nique ("Precious")
"Vicky Christina Barcelona" (2009); lost to Kate Winslet ("The Reader")

SAG Awards:

Best Film Ensemble Nomination
"Nine" (2010); lost to "Inglourious Basterds"

Best Film Actress Nomination
"Volver"( 2007); lost to Helen Mirren ("The Queen")

Best Film Supporting Actress Nominations
"Nine" (2010); lost to Mo'Nique ("Precious")
"Vicky Christina Barcelona" (2009); lost to Kate Winslet ("The Reader")
 

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