Cruz studied classical ballet at Spain’s National Conservatory.
Regarding her Ethnicity, she is white and holds Spanish Nationality.
24, directed by Spain’s Fernando León de Aranoa, whose credits include 2002’s San Sebastian Golden Seashell-winner “Mondays in the Sun,” which won Bardem a best actor Spanish Academy Goya, and 2015 Directors’ Fortnight entry “A Perfect Day,” with Benicio del Toro and Tim Robbins.
Of major territories, “Escobar” has been sold to the U. (Icon Film Distribution), Latin America (California Filmes), France (SND-M6 Groupe), Spain (Filmax), Australia/NZ (Becker Film Group), West Indies (VAA Film Distributors), Benelux (Dutch Film Works), Greece/Cyprus (Odeon), Italy (Notorious), Portugal (Nos Lusomundo), Scandinavia (Star Media Entertainment), India/Philippines (Parkit Films), Indonesia (Amero Mitra Film), Vietnam (Rain Film), Middle East (Eagle), Turkey (Tanweer), Eastern Europe (Pro Rom) and the CIS and Baltic States (Magnum).
Her current Net worth is estimated to be around $ 60 Million.
Edit She was born in Alcobendas, Madrid, Spain to Encarna and Eduardo Cruz.
Cruz achieved recognition for her lead roles in the 2001 films Vanilla Sky and Blow.
She has since built a successful career, appearing in films from a wide range of genres, including the comedy Waking Up in Reno (2002), the thriller Gothika (2003), the Christmas movie Noel (2004), and the action adventure Sahara (2005).
It recreates drug lord Pablo Escobar’s story, paying especial emphasis on his love affair with glamorous Colombian TV host Virginia Vallejo (Cruz).
As a toddler, she was already a compulsive performer, re-enacting TV commercials for her family's amusement, but she decided to focus her energies on dance.
After studying classical ballet for nine years at Spain's National Conservatory, she continued her training under a series of prominent dancers.
The couple’s son, Leo, 2, was born in January 2011., the 39-year-old actress said, “Nature is very wise and gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment—when you see that face, you are transformed forever.”“Even if you have heard from all your friends and family, ‘this is what’s going to happen,’ until it happens to you, it’s hard to understand in your soul,” she explained.
Known outside her native country as the "Spanish enchantress", Penélope Cruz Sánchez was born in Madrid to Eduardo Cruz, a retailer, and Encarna Sánchez, a hairdresser.