Edit
Paz Vega Poster

Biography

Jump to: Overview (3) | Mini Bio (1) | Spouse (1) | Trivia (16) | Personal Quotes (3)

Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 January 1976Seville, Seville, Andalucía, Spain
Birth NamePaz Campos Trigo
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Actress Paz Campos Trigo was born in Seville, Spain, to a bullfighter father. She has been based in Los Angeles since 2008.

She has starred in dozens of films in Europe and North America. After six successful seasons as Laura in "Seven Lives" (Telecinco,) one of Spain's longest running sitcoms, the young Seville born actress makes her leap to the big screen, attracting the attention of Spanish and European audiences in 2001 when she won the Goya for Best New coming Actress with her performance as Lucia in "Sex and Lucia" by Julio Medem, as well as the prestigious Chopard Award for Best Actress at the Cannes International Film Festival. The film, as well as the actress, went on to receive several other important awards in Spain and across its borders.

Also in 2001, Paz starred in "Solo Mia/ Only Mine" by Javier Balaguer, opposite Sergi López and was nominated for yet another Goya Award, this time for Best Actress, marking a milestone in the history of the prestigious awards. For the first time, an actress was nominated twice for two different roles in one edition.

In 2002, Paz appears in "Talk to Her" by Pedro Almodóvar. The film received over thirty international awards, including the Academy Award for the Best Original Screenplay and the Golden Globe for best foreign language film, along with seven Goya Awards nominations. The same year, the actress starred in "El Otro Lado de la Cama" by Emilio Martínez Lázaro, one of the highest grossing Spanish comedies of all time.

In 2003, she was Carmen in Vicente Aranda's film, based on the homonymous novel by Prosper Mérimée, opposite Leonardo Sbaraglia. That same year, she pairs up with Santi Millán in the romantic comedy, "Dí Que Sí/Say I Do," for Columbia Pictures in Spain. Both films went on to have very successful box office careers in 2004. As a result of her collaboration with Columbia Pictures in "Dí Que Sí", James L. Brooks invited her to co-star in "Spanglish" opposite Adam Sandler. For her role, Paz won the Best Female Newcomer of the Phoenix Film Critics Society.

Since "Spanglish," Paz Vega has been directed by acclaimed filmmakers such as Frank Miller, Danis Tanovic, Oliver Parker, Michelle Placido and the Taviani brothers and shared billboard with fellow actors such as, Scarlett Johansson, Andie McDowell, Eva Mendes, Colin Farrell, not to mention the legendary Christopher Lee and Morgan Freeman, among others. Paz also starred in the first film directed by Jada Pinkett Smith, produced by Will Smith: "The Human Contract."

Most recently, Paz repeated her collaboration with Spain's emblematic Director, Almodovar, in "I'm So Excited," released in 2013 and has lended her voice to the Andalusan horses in "Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted."

Paz Vega has performed in English, Spanish, French and Italian, in the United States, several European countries as well as Latin America. Recently, she has played the lead on Alfonso Pineda Ulloa's "Espectro" in Mexico.

The province of Andalucía and the city of Seville have repeatedly recognized the actress for her tireless work representing her native region and city throughout the world. Paz has, thus, been awarded the Medal of Andalucía, the Seville Medal and the prestigious Seville Gold Medal.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: PR

Spouse (1)

Orson Salazar (2002 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (16)

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.
Her stage name translated into English means 'peace meadow'.
Got an "Introducing" credit for Spanglish (2004), despite it being her 13th film.
Spanish citizen.
Her father was a bullfighter.
Ranked #85 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Her younger sister is a flamenco dancer.
Gave birth to her first child at age 31, a son named Orson Salazar, Jr., on May 2, 2007. Child's father is her husband, Orson Salazar.
Gave birth to her second child at age 33, a daughter named Ava Salazar on July 17, 2009. Child's father is her husband, Orson Salazar.
Gave birth to her third child at age 34, a son named Lenon Salazar on August 13, 2010. Child's father is her husband, Orson Salazar.
Has joined the cast of the Spanish series Lex (2008) for 4 episodes. [July 2008]
Sister of Sara Vega.

Personal Quotes (3)

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.
When I was young, I remember my father saying "Okay, let's go to bed" at eight. But I would keep the door open a crack, and watch the old black & white movies my parents would be watching on TV, and I would love that! Cary Grant, Lauren Bacall...

See also

Other Works | Publicity Listings | Official Sites | Contact Info

Contribute to This Page