Paz Vega Biography

Why Is She Famous?

An A-list celebrity in Spain, Vega earned international renown after her stunning work in the sex-filled Sex and Lucia. She was later cast by Pedro Almodovar in Talk to Her and will soon make her American big-screen debut in James L. Brooks' Spanglish.

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Name :
Paz Vega

Birth Name :
Paz Campos Trigo

Date of Birth :
January 2, 1976

Place of Birth :
Sevilla, Spain

Height :
5' 8

Nationality :

Profession :

Claim to Fame :
As Lucia in Sex and Lucia (2001)

Orson Salazar (2002 - present) 1 child

Mailing Address
Paz Vega
c/o Creative Artists Agency
2000 Avenue Of The Stars

Los Angeles, CA 90067

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Phoenix Film Critics Society Award
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

Ondas Award
Year : 2001
Category : Best Actress (Mejor Actriz)
For : Lucía y el sexo

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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 Madrid, where she worked in bars while auditioning for every gig she heard about.

Was a television star before making it in movies.

Husband is Venezuelan. They met while vacationing on a Spanish island.

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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.

Spanish citizen.

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 Seville, the Spanish town famous for Carmen and singing barbers. The slender and athletic Paz first dreamed of being a sports star and later took interest in politics. At age 15, all it took was a day at the theater to cement her ambitions; a performance of La Casa de Bernarda Alba set her sights on acting for good.

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 Madrid, where she sought fame. She changed her name to Paz Vega (her grandmother's last name) and worked in bars while auditioning for every acting job she could.

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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 Spain. Filmmaker Mateo Gil liked Paz so much that he gave her a major part in his movie Nadie conoce a nadie (Nobody Knows Anybody, 1999). As she juggled TV and movies, she quickly learned the inner workings of the film industry.

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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, Spain's biggest movie award, for Best New Actress.

With the success of Sex and Lucia, Vega was courted by the biggest names in the film industry. Spain's most important director, Pedro Almodovar, gave her a part in his award-winning film Hable con ella (Talk to Her, 2002). Soon after, she was seen in the musical romantic comedy, El otro lado de la cama (The Other Side of the Bed, 2002).

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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 U.S. and she will hopefully be seen in more American movies. After Spanglish, Paz can be seen in 2005's Un angel en la oscuridad in the pipeline.

Paz Vega currently lives in Madrid, Spian with husband Orson Salazar.

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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."

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Novo ( 2004 )
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 )