Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas attends the 'Hands Of Stone' Photocall during the 6

de Armas in 2016, photo by Denis Makarenko/Bigstock

Birth Name: Ana Celia de Armas Caso

Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba

Date of Birth: 30 April, 1988

Ethnicity: Cuban [Spanish, possibly other]

Ana de Armas is a Cuban actress. She is known for her roles in the films Knock Knock, Exposed, War Dogs, and Knives Out.

She is the daughter of Ana and Ramón. She was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in the seaside town of Santa Cruz del Norte. On her mother’s side, she has grandparents from Palencia and León in Spain. Ana moved to Madrid, Spain, when she was eighteen to pursue an acting career. She is also a Spanish citizen.

A picture of Ana with her parents can be seen here.

23 Responses

  1. italiano90 says:

    Definitely looks european.

  2. sondheim says:

    She is considered a woman of color in America. It’s so weird. Where is the color?

    • leanxdrox says:

      yeah, north americans used to say that latino-americans are all mixed with africans and or indigenous people
      that’s quite a messed up

    • italiano90 says:

      I dont think she’s considered a “Woman Of Color” in America. I know Americans has this false idea on what race is but lets be honest if anybody sees this woman out in the street, they are going to assume she is white. In a way she still benefits from white privilege.

      • Yesterday says:

        Many refer to her as a poc. Plenty of people (Americans mostly) think that Spanish is a race and anyone with a Spanish background cannot also be white.

        • passingtime85 says:

          Most Americans, and I’m sure some international citizens of the world, are unaware that the people from Spain are by majority European/Caucasian/”white”. A huge majority of English speaking Americans confuse all Spanish speaking people for one another.

          The most common Spanish speaking people Americans are familiar with are Mexicans. Since the majority of Mexicans are of indigenous and Spanish/European mixture, mestizo, many Americans think of all Spanish speakers, have that heritage and consider them to be a separate race or distinct ethnicity.

          It does not help that Latin is a blanket term that has a few meanings in America and a separate meaning in the international community. One meaning that describes the people that use the Romance languages. Although I do not think I’ve ever heard anyone call Romanians Latin.

          However the Italian, the Spanish, the Portuguese, and the French all have been referenced as Latin people, even though it’s probably not entirely accurate to do so.

          Yet I can’t tell you the amount of times I’ve heard someone say “o that person is passionate because he/she is Latin” regardless of which country/heritage they have or are from. Classically I suppose Latin would specifically designated for the Italians.

          In the western hemisphere Latin and Latin/o/a/x more commonly refers to the Spanish and Portuguese speakers of the Americas. Yet, some people still use the international definition, and still call the Italians and Spanish Latins, and even still the French. So the conflation of ethnicities and languages makes for confusion and mislabeling frequently occurs.

          Sometimes it does not even occur to people that a person that only speaks Spanish/Portuguese can be from a family of immigrants from, say for example, Germany, that moved to a Spanish/Portuguese speaking country, and not in fact be of Spanish, or Portuguese, or amerindian heritage at all. Gisele Bundchen is a good example of this, some people only thinks if her as Brazilian as she is sixth generation Brazilian.

          At least that how it seems to me.

        • fey123feyy says:

          They probably think “Spanish” mean somewhere in Latin America. They don’t think of the country.

        • italiano90 says:

          @Yesterday Spaniards are white.

    • blue says:

      Yes, she has spanish nationality, ius sanguini, this is why she could travel to spain and left Cuba, her accent in spain is rare, not cuban and not spanish.

  3. Kimmel says:

    She got some African in her, but the family hide it (or they don’t know).

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