Oscar-Nominated Actress, Blonde & Knives Out
For more than a decade Cuban-born actress Ana de Armas has made a name for herself in Spain and America and is now becoming one of the industry’s most sought-after actresses. de Armas can most recently be seen as actress, model, singer, and icon Marilyn Monroe in Andrew Dominik’s highly anticipated film Blonde. The film premiered in competition at the 2022 Venice International Film Festival and received a 14-minute standing ovation.
de Armas received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role in Blonde and the Hollywood Rising-Star Award at the Deauville American Film Festival. The film is based on Joyce Carol Oats’ novel of the same name, chronicling Marilyn Monroe’s life in Hollywood. The bestselling novel, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, is a fictionalized account of Monroe’s personal life.
de Armas received her first Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out” as Marta. The modern-day murder mystery made its North American premiere as a special presentation at the Toronto Film Festival and its UK premiere at the British Film Institute’s London Film Festival and opened nationwide to rave reviews from critics and audiences. It is distributed by Lionsgate.
de Armas concluded production on Apple’s romantic action-adventure film, Ghosted. She stars opposite Chris Evans in the film directed by Dexter Fletcher.
In July 2022, de Armas was seen in Netflix’s The Gray Man, a film adaptation of the best-selling novel series by Mark Greaney. Also starring Chris Evans and Ryan Gosling, the highly anticipated action film is directed by the Russo Brothers.
In 2021, TIME Magazine included de Armas in their TIME100 Next List, naming her one of 100 emerging leaders, artists, and innovators who are shaping the future. In October of the same year, de Armas appeared in No Time To Die, the 25th installment of the James Bond franchise directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, co-written by Scott Z. Burns and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She portrays "Paloma," a fierce and knowledgeable ally in Daniel Craig’s final performance as Bond. Lea Seydoux, Naomie Harris, Lashana Lynch, Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes, and Ben Whishaw also star. The film received a BAFTA nomination for Best British Film.
de Armas was also seen in Sergio, a biopic about Sergio Vieira de Mello, played by Wagner Moura, an honorable Brazilian diplomat known for his work in the middle east over the 1990s and early 2000s. She portrayed Carolina, an Argentine economist in the United Nations peacekeeping department, who was de Mello’s partner at the time of his death. The film was released on Netflix.
In 2018, she received critical acclaim for her performance in Corazón, a short film directed by John Hillcoat which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. The film is based on the life of Elena Ramirez, a young Dominican woman who journeys from Santo Domingo to New York for a rare heart procedure. The film marked the first collaboration between the Tribeca Film Festival and a health organization, the Montefiore Health System, raising awareness for organ donation.
Additional credits include Denis Villeneuve’s Academy Award-winning neo-noir science fiction film Blade Runner 2049 alongside Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford, Venezuelan filmmaker Jonathan Jakubowicz’s Hands of Stone opposite Edgar Ramirez and Robert De Niro, and Todd Phillips’ War Dogs alongside Miles Teller and Jonah Hill.
de Armas made her feature film debut in Una Rosa De Francia for the Cuban Institute of Cinematography. Her additional Spanish credits include Por Un Punado De Besos, Faraday, Blind Alley, and Sex, Party & Lies.