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Born in Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Birth NameMaría Belén Rueda García-Porrero
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

María Belén Rueda García-Porrero (born 16 March 1965) is a Spanish actress. She is best known for her roles as Lucía in the TV series Los Serrano (2003); as Julia in The Sea Inside (2004), for which she won a Goya Award; and as Laura in The Orphanage (2007), for which she received another Goya Award nomination. Most recently she played the lead role in the movie Julia's Eyes (2010).

Rueda was born in Madrid. Her father was a civil engineer and her mother was a ballet instructor. She is the second of three children; her siblings are named María Jesús (Chus) and Alfonso. She and her family moved to San Juan, Alicante when she was a child. When Rueda was 18 years old she moved to Madrid to study architecture, but she left the university when she met an Italian man whom she later married.

Rueda returned to Madrid and worked as a salesperson and a model until she became a TV presenter. After that she worked as an actress on television, including the show Los Serrano (2003), and eventually acted in films. She won a Goya Award in 2004 for her role as Julia in The Sea Inside (2004). She received another Goya nomination for her role in the 2007 film, The Orphanage (2007). Rueda played the lead role of the Spanish thriller Julia's Eyes (2010), which was produced by Guillermo del Toro. She also starred in Oriol Paulo's thriller The Body (2012).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Spouse (2)

Daniel Écija (2003 - 2006) ( divorced) ( 3 children)
Massimo (1985 - 1987) ( divorced)

Trivia (23)

Studied architecture.
Former model.
Lived with producer Daniel Écija for 15 years. The couple married in 2003 and split in May 2004.
Had three children with Daniel Écija: Belén (b. 1994), María (b. 1996) and Lucía (b. 1998). María died of a heart disease as a baby.
Played the same role, Clara Nadal, first in some episodes of Médico de familia (1995) and then as a regular character in Periodistas (1998).
Worked with actor Jesús Bonilla in the TV-series Periodistas (1998) and then in Los Serrano (2003).
Didn't appear in one season of Los Serrano (2003). while filming the film The Sea Inside (2004).
One of her co-stars in Periodistas (1998), actress Alicia Borrachero, gave her the award as best Spanish actress for her role in the film The Sea Inside (2004), in the Spanish Goya Ceremony in 2005.
Good friends with Emilio Aragón.
Sister Chus Rueda usually works as an stylist in the TV series Belén participates in.
Her character in Los Serrano (2003), Lucía, died in the episode aired in Spain on 6 March 2007, when the actress decided to leave the series in order to join other projects.
Made her stage debut in "Closer", playing Julia Roberts's character in the movie version (January 2007).
Has an older and a younger sister.
Her father worked as a civil engineer, her mother was a ballet instructor.
Worked as a salesperson and model after her first marriage until she became a TV presenter.
She's not going to appear in some chapters of "Los Serrano" that will be aired on June, because she's going to film a new movie called "El orfanato". [May 2006]
Ex partner in Los Serrano, Antonio Resines has handed her her Fotogramas Award as the best cinema actress for her work in the film El Orfanato. [March 2008]
Was formerly in a relationship with Roger Vincent (2009-2014).
After her first, brief marriage ended in 1987, she was married for one year to Daniel Ecija. She gave birth to three children, one of whom passed away at a young age.
Her role in Los Serrano (The Serranos) earned her TP de Oro, Fotogramas de Plata, and Spanish Actors Union award nominations.
She starred in the Guillermo Del Toro-produced horror film Los Ojos de Julia (Julia's Eyes).
Before beginning her acting career, she worked in modeling and sales and briefly studied architecture.
Fluent in italian.

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