Penélope Cruz Sánchez (born 28 April 1974) is a Spanish actress. She is the recipient of various accolades, including an Academy Award and a British Academy Film Award, in addition to nominations for a Primetime Emmy Award, four Golden Globe Awards, and five Screen Actors Guild Awards.

She is known for her collaborations with director Pedro Almodóvar in "Live Flesh" (1997), "All About My Mother" (1999), "Volver" (2006), "Broken Embraces" (2009), "I'm So Excited!" (2013), "Pain and Glory" (2019), and "Parallel Mothers" (2021), as well as with director Woody Allen in "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" (2008) and "To Rome with Love" (2012).

Cruz achieved international recognition for her lead roles in the 2000–2001 films "Vanilla Sky", "All the Pretty Horses", "Captain Corelli's Mandolin", and "Blow". She has since appeared in a variety of films from a wide range of genres, including the comedy "Waking Up in Reno" (2002), the thriller "Gothika" (2003), the Christmas film "Noel" (2004), the action-adventure films "Sahara" (2005) and "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" (2011), the crime drama "The Counselor" (2013), and the mystery film "Murder on the Orient Express" (2017).

In 2018, Cruz made her American television debut as Italian fashion designer Donatella Versace in the FX series "The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story", for which she was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie.

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