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Birth Name :
Date of Birth :
January 2, 1976
Place of Birth :
Claim to Fame :
As Lucia in Sex and Lucia (2001)
Orson Salazar (2002 - present) 1 child
c/o Creative Artists Agency
2000 Avenue Of The Stars
Year : 2004
Category : Breakout of the Year - On Screen
For : Spanglish
Sant Jordi Award
Year : 2002
Category : Best Spanish Actress (Mejor Actriz Española)
For : Lucía y el sexo
Year : 2001
Category : Best Actress (Mejor Actriz)
For : Lucía y el sexo
Took her surname Vega from her grandmother.
Majored in journalism, but dropped out of college after two years to pursue an acting career.
After two years at the acting school, she moved to
Was a television star before making it in movies.
Husband is Venezuelan. They met while vacationing on a Spanish island.
Her stage name translated into English means 'peace meadow'.
Got an "Introducing" credit for Spanglish (2004), despite it being her 13th film.
Shares birthday with Kate Bosworth, Cuba Gooding Jr., Tia Carrere, Saint Teresa of Lisieux, and writer Isaac Asimov.
Her father was a bullfighter.
She and her husband welcomed their first son, Orson (2 May 2007).
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Paz Vega Biography: Paz Vega was born on January 2, 1976, in
Paz Vega was born on January 2, 1976, in
At 16, Paz left school and patiently waited for the prestigious Centro Andaluz de Teatro acting school to accept her. After two years at the acting school and another two studying journalism, Paz moved to
Paz's first big jobs came on TV, where she appeared in three episodes of the Spanish series Menudo es mi padre, and in two other series, Mas que amigos and Companeros. In 1999, Paz got her first major movie role in Zapping, in which she played a hot sex-loving vixen who snagged another woman's husband. That same year, she had a minor part in Sobrevivire (I Will Survive), which got people noticing her.
Paz then returned to television with the career-making role of Laura in the series, 7 vidas. It was this role that endeared her to all of
Movie director Julio Medem saw her potential and asked Vega to leave her TV role to dedicate herself to his new project. His film would be provocative, steamy and sensual, so he needed just the right actress. In 2001, Lucia y el sexo (Sex and Lucia) hit theaters. It told the story, in graphic and lurid detail, of an innocent girl who slowly discovers her sexuality. Paz appeared nude, acting with her whole body in a gush of sensuality. Sex and Lucia became an international hit and won Paz a Goya,
With the success of Sex and Lucia, Vega was courted by the biggest names in the film industry.
After two more movies, including a rendition of Carmen in 2003, Paz started being coveted abroad. James L. Brooks, of The Simpsons and As Good as It Gets, signed her for his new directing project, a comedy called Spanglish, with Adam Sandler and Tea Leoni. This movie will no doubt raise her profile in the
Paz Vega currently lives in
Paz Vega Quotes:
"I don't want to play only Latin women. I want to have roles in English."
"I am only an actress when they say, 'action' and I stop being an actress when they say, 'cut'. I am a normal person outside of acting."
Novo ( 2004 ) The Other Side of the Bed ( 2003 ) Sex and Lucia (Lucia y El Sexo) ( 2002 ) Talk to Her ( 2002 ) Solo Mia ( 2001 ) Nadie Conoce A Nadie ( 1999 )
Spanglish ( 2004 )
The Other Side of the Bed ( 2003 )
Sex and Lucia (Lucia y El Sexo) ( 2002 )
Talk to Her ( 2002 )
Solo Mia ( 2001 )
Nadie Conoce A Nadie ( 1999 )