Biography of Ana de ArmasAna de Armas is a talented Hollywood actress with Cuban roots. She became famous after featuring in the films "Exposed", "War Dogs", "Blade Runner 2047", "Knives Out", "No Time To Die". In 2022 she performed the main role in the biopic "Blonde!" dedicated to Marilyn Monroe.
ChildhoodAna Celia de Armas Caso (full name of the actress) was born in the small Cuban town of Santa Cruz del Norte in April 1988.
Recalling the past, the actress said that her childhood was very vivid and un. She and her friends had never played video games or watched DVDs, on the contrary her the days were filled with plain human communication and interesting ideas.
I grew up in nature, at the beach, and playing on the streets with friends. I felt very free. Just going wild out there and coming back home to have dinner and watch cartoons. Falling and having my knees all bleeding all the time. It was a normal childhood.And today, when she comes to Cuba to visit her parents, she turns off her phone, does not go online and simply enjoys communicating with loved ones, going to the beach and taking strolls.
Ana de Armas' parents are Ana Caso and Ramon de Armas. Her father, who at one time studied philosophy at one of the universities in the USSR, changed many professions: he was a teacher, bank manager and vice mayor of the city. Her mom worked in the personnel department of the Ministry of Education.
Ana also has an elder brother, Javier, who is a photographer and lives in New York.
The girl fell in love with the stage at a young age. Already at 13, she realized that she wanted to be an actress. Her parents fully supported their daughter, and sent her to the National Theater School of Cuba, where Ana studied for four years.
Acting careerFor the first time, Ana de Armas appeared onscreen at the age of 18. The girl made her debut in the Spanish film "Unarosa de Francia" (2006). She played an episodic role, but the first steps had been made. In the credits, she appeared under her full name – Ana Celia de Armas Caso.
Next, de Armas was noted for small, but memorable scenesin the films "Madrigal" (2007) and "El edénperdido" (2007). Having gained experience, the Cuban went to conquer Madrid. There, the young and bright actress successfully passed the casting to participate in the filming of the mystical melodrama "El internado" (2007 – 2010), where she played Carolina Leal Solis.
The action takes place on the territory of an elite school, where the "golden youth" of Spain is educated. Terrible events are taking place here, and for seven seasons of the series, students are trying to unravel the mystical tangle of secrets. The character of Ana de Armas is among the central ones in the plot. A proud, brave, curious girl laid the beginning of a chain of tragic events.
In 2009 she appeared in "Mentiras y gordas". The young actress starred together with the main heartthrob of Spain, Mario Casas. Undoubtedly, this duo looked more than impressive. In 2010, the film was recognized as the highest-grossing film in the country.
In 2011, Ana played the main role in the thriller "Dead End". According to the plot, her character found herself in a terrible trap that a serial killer had prepared for her. She also starred in two seasons of the series "Hispania, la leyenda" (2010 – 2012), but then, despite the popularity of the project and her heroine in Spanish-speaking countries, she decided to leave the project for filming in Hollywood.
Before moving to Los Angeles, Ana de Armas did not know English, except for some common phrases. And this fact surprises many of her colleagues, because her English is impeccable, and without an accent. After moving to LA, she went to a full-time language school for four months and studied, studied, studied...
I went to English school full-time for the first three or four months when I got here. I really wanted to learn grammar so I could write correctly and understand what I was saying. But I make so many mistakes.The first American project of the Cuban heroine was the film "Hands of Stone" (2015), where Ana starred with Robert de Niro. The girl was amazed by the experience of playing together with the legendary actor, and she herself showed top class. However, the biopic about the great boxer remained almost unnoticed by the audience.
Another film that was released during this period, with the participation of Ana de Armas is the thriller "Knock Knock" with Keanu Reeves. The movie was remembered by the audience with an unusual approach to the old plot: two girls (Ana de Armas and LorenzaIzzo) turned out to be in the vicinity of cold-blooded sadistic maniacs, mocking with cold cruelty the family that had sheltered them.
In 2015, Ana de Armas was working with Keanu Reeves again. This time the actors had to play in the action movie "Exposed". Her character, young Isabel, was involved in a mysterious crime. The film premiered in 2016.
In the same year, the Todd Phillips comedy "War Dogs" was released. The audience got the opportunity to see the real story of two young and risky guys from Miami who were able to conclude a 300-million contract with the Pentagon for supplying arms. The main characters were brilliantly played by Jonah Hill and Miles Teller, but a lot of attention was paid to the characters of Ana de Armas and Bradley Cooper, too.
In 2017, the sequel to the cult cyberpunk drama "Blade Runner" was released. Ana got the role of Joi, an artificial intelligence that accompanyies the main character (Ryan Gosling). Although her character is, in fact, a hologram, the audience unanimously called this work a breakthrough in Ana's career.
The next big project in Armas' filmography was a black comedy "Knives Out" with Daniel Craig. Here her character is the nurse of a famous writer who died under mysterious circumstances. Each family member had a motive, and this case is taken to unravel the brilliant detective Benoit Blanc, who quickly finds out that Ana’s character has a pathological dislike of lies.
Soon she met Daniel Craig again, this time on the set of the next part of "007". In the film "No Time to Die", she played Paloma, a CIA agent who helps Bond. After the premiere of the film, viewers complained that Ana, who presented a parody image of a "typical 007 agent girl," had a frustratingly little screen time.
Personal life of Ana de ArmasFor some time, the actress met with her colleague Mark Clotet, and in 2011 the couple decided to got married. The wedding was organized on the colorful island of Costa Brava. Soon, reports of quarrels between the spouses began to emerge in the press. In 2013, journalists got an honest answer from Mark. At the presentation of the Goya Award in Madrid, he announced the final break-up with Ana.
In 2016, GQ placed Ana de Armas on the 7th place in the editorial list of the most beautiful women. The Latin American beauty found herself close with Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez, Priyanka Chopra and Alessandra Ambrosio.
In March 2020, on the set of the film "Deep Waters", Armas met Ben Affleck. A month later they went to Cuba, and a little later they announced their relationship publicly. Throughout the year, Affleck and de Armas were considered one of the most charming couples in Hollywood. But in 2021, the relationship came to an end. According to people close to the couple, the reason was irreconcilable differences between the actors.
Her next partner was Paul Boukadakis, a former director of music videos, who later created The Wheel video processing application.
Ana de Armas NowIn September, the world saw a screening of the film "Blonde!" – an artistic biography of Marilyn Monroe, in which the main role was assigned to Ana de Armas. The creators scrupulously approached recreating the images of the iconic actress, and – in some shots, Ana is almost indistinguishable from Marilyn.
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