32 Facts About Ana de Armas


Ana Celia de Armas Caso is a Cuban and Spanish actress.


Ana de Armas began her career in Cuba with a leading role in the romantic drama Una rosa de Francia.


Ana de Armas rose to prominence with her role as the holographic AI projection Joi in the science fiction film Blade Runner 2049.


Ana de Armas subsequently portrayed Bond girl Paloma in the James Bond film No Time to Die and Norma Jean in the biopic Blonde.


De Armas was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in the small city of Santa Cruz del Norte.


Ana de Armas previously studied philosophy at a Soviet university.


Ana de Armas memorized and practiced monologues in front of a mirror, and decided to become an actress when she was 12.


Ana de Armas sometimes hitchhiked to attend the "rigorous" course.


Ana de Armas left the four-year drama course months before presenting her final thesis because Cuban graduates are forbidden from leaving the country without completing three years of mandatory service to the community.


Ana de Armas travelled to Spain as part of a promotional tour for the film and was introduced to Juan Lanja, who would later become her Spanish agent.


Ana de Armas then starred in the movie El eden perdido and had a supporting role in Fernando Perez's Madrigal, filmed at night without the permission of her drama school tutors.


Ana de Armas asked to be written out of the show in its second to last season.


Ana de Armas then starred in Antonio Trashorras's horror films El callejon and Anabel, and in the drama Por un punado de besos.


De Armas had a supporting role in Todd Phillips's War Dogs, acting opposite Miles Teller as the wife of an arms dealer, and again learned her lines phonetically.


Ana de Armas starred opposite Edgar Ramirez in the biopic Hands of Stone as the wife of Panamanian boxer Roberto Duran.


Ana de Armas was contacted by director Jonathan Jakubowicz while still living in Madrid after watching her in El Internado and asked her to travel to Los Angeles to audition for the Spanish-language part.


In Denis Villeneuve's futuristic thriller Blade Runner 2049, de Armas had a supporting role as Joi, the holographic AI girlfriend of Ryan Gosling's character, a blade runner.


In 2018, de Armas starred opposite Demian Bichir in John Hillcoat's medical drama Corazon.


Ana de Armas played a Dominican woman with heart failure in the short film, funded by Montefiore Medical Center to raise awareness of organ donation.


The director Danny Boyle said that, while de Armas was "really radiant" in her scenes, the introduction of a love triangle subplot did not test well with audiences.


De Armas starred in four films released in the United States in 2020.


Ana de Armas had a supporting role in the crime thriller The Informer as the wife of Joel Kinnaman's character.


In 2021, de Armas reunited with Daniel Craig to play a Bond girl in Cary Joji Fukunaga's No Time to Die.


Ana de Armas described the character as bubbly and "very irresponsible".


De Armas starred in Adrian Lyne's erotic thriller Deep Water, based upon the novel by Patricia Highsmith.


In 2022, De Armas starred in the Russo brothers' Netflix action thriller The Gray Man, alongside Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans.


De Armas portrayed Marilyn Monroe in the Netflix biopic Blonde, based on the biographical fiction novel of the same name by Joyce Carol Oates.


In preparation, de Armas worked with a dialect coach for a year, read Oates' novel and said she studied hundreds of photographs, videos, audio recordings, and films to prepare for the role.


De Armas next starred in the Apple TV+ action comedy film Ghosted, co-starring Chris Evans, for which she replaced Scarlett Johansson.


De Armas began a relationship with Spanish actor Marc Clotet in mid-2010 and they married in Costa Brava in July 2011.


Ana de Armas was briefly engaged to American talent agent Franklin Latt during a relationship from early 2015 to late 2016.


Ana de Armas moved to Los Angeles at 26, and resides in Vermont as of 2023.