Sunday, 10 July 2011

Paz Vega

Paz Vega
Biography

Birth name                     Paz Campos Trigo
Birth date                      January 2, 1976
Birth place                     Seville, Andalucía, Spain
Height                           5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Occupation                    Actress



Life and Career
Red-hot Spanish actress Paz Vega sizzled across the screen in "Sex and Lucia" and the passionate "Carmen" -- and now she's working her Sevillian magic in Hollywood.

Known for its vitality and storied history, the city of Seville, Spain seems an apt place for actress Paz Vega to hail from. Sevillians are great actors, recognized for their wit and sparkle, and the sultry 5'8" brunette is no exception.

Paz Vega studied at the Centro Andaluz de Teatro stage school before getting her first break on the Spanish TV series Menudo es Mi Padre. Her screen presence and acting ability were just as apparent as her beauty, and she soon appeared on the series Más Que Amigos, as well as in the films Perdón, Perdón and Zapping. Vega arrived on the scene as a recognizable name and face in 1999 with a role on the domestic sitcom 7 Vidas, also known as the "Spanish Friends." At the age of 23, Vega had become a star, and director Mateo_Gil took such notice of her that he gave her a substantial role in his slick thriller Nadie Conoce a Nadie. She soon afterward made waves with a provocative title role in the erotic drama Lucía y el Sexo -- winning her a Goya award (the Spanish equivalent of an Oscar) and effectively making her a sex symbol overnight. Vegatackled several high-quality and high-profile roles in the following few years, including a battered wife in Sólo_Mía and scientist in the award-winning Hable con Ella. Her arrival in Hollywood came in 2004, however, with a role in the Adam_Sandler dramatic comedy Spanglish. The film had only a modest run at the box office, but U.S. audiences were taken with the Spanish beauty. She was soon afterward offered a role in Oliver_Parker's old-Hollywood thriller Fade to Black, playing Italian actress Lea_Padovani. Cammila Albertson, Rovi


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