Ana de Armas
Birth Name: Ana Celia de Armas Caso
Place of Birth: Havana, Cuba
Date of Birth: 30 April, 1988
Ethnicity: Cuban [Spanish]
Ana de Armas is a Cuban actress. She is known for her roles in the films Sex, Party and Lies; Por un puñado de besos, Knock Knock, Exposed, Hands of Stone, War Dogs, Overdrive, Blade Runner 2049, The Informer, Wasp Network, Knives Out, Sergio, The Night Clerk, No Time to Die, Deep Water, The Gray Man, Blonde, and Ghosted; and on the Spanish shows El Internado and Hispania, la leyenda.
She is the daughter of Ana, who worked at the Ministry of Education, and Ramón, who was a bank manager, teacher, school principal, and town deputy mayor. She was born in Havana, Cuba and raised in the seaside town of Santa Cruz del Norte. On her mother’s side, her grandfather was from Guardo, Palencia, and her grandmother was from Valverde de Balboa, León, both 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.
Ana, Catalina Sandino Moreno (for Maria Full of Grace, 2004), Yalitza Aparicio (for Roma, 2018), and Ariana DeBose (for West Side Story, 2021), are thus far the only actors of Latin-American descent born after 1980 to have been nominated for an acting Oscar, with Ariana having won.