Ana Celia de Armas Caso is a Cuban actress. She started her career in her home country and continued in Spain. In recent years, she has been playing in American movies and has earned a fair number of awards and nominations so far.
As of 2020, Ana de Armas net worth is estimated around $4 million. The actor, Ben Affleck is her boyfriend whose net worth is estimated at $130 million. Below, we highlight all you need to know about the beautiful actress.
Early Life And Education
Ana de Armas was born in Havana, Cuba on 30 April 1988. She has an older brother, a photographer who lives in New York City. Her father had careers as a deputy mayor, bank manager, and teacher, and her mother worked at the Ministry of Education. But de Armas lived with her grandparents for most of her younger years and reunited with the whole family at the age of 10.
Ana De Armas lived in Cuba at a time of many restrictions, but she said on one occasion that she was feeling happy and free although living outside the country made her see things from a different perspective. She was watching American movies at her neighbors’ home one day and was determined to become an actress at the age of 12. Two years later, she joined the National Theatre school of Cuba, but, she did not finish it because of the Cuban rule that graduated students can’t leave the country without three years of service. So at the age of 18 she moved to Madrid in Spain and started acting. Her move was easy because her maternal grandparents were from Spain. She has Spanish citizenship aside from being Cuban.
Ana De Armas’ Career
De Armas made her acting debut while at the drama school in Havana. In 2006 she played alongside the Spanish actor, Alex Gonzales in the romantic drama movie Una Rosa de Francia. The next year, she had roles in two more movies El eden perdido and Madrigal.
Having this experience as a teenager and the Spanish citizenship, Ana De Armas decided to move to Spain and start a movie career. She starred in six seasons of the teen TV series Internado. It made her a star in Spain. In 2009, she acted in the comedy Mentiras y Gordas. Two years later, she played in 17 episodes of the TV series Hispania. De Armas also played in two horror movies El calejon in 2011 and Anabele in 2015. Following a short break from acting, she decided to move to Los Angeles and pursue her career there.
Ana de Armas didn’t know how to speak English when she moved to America, so she started learning right after her arrival. Her first movie in Hollywood was the horror thriller Knock knock in 2015 with Keanu Reeves. The next year, Reeves produced the movie Exposed and invited de Armas to play with him again. Later the same year, she played with Miles Teller in War Dogs, as well as with Robert de Niro in the biographical sport movie Hands of Stone.
Her breakthrough in Hollywood was in Blade Runner 2049 in which she played alongside Ryan Gosling in 2017. She received good reviews for her acting and many roles kept coming her way.
De Armas played with Scott Eastwood in Overdrive and with many other famous actors in Knives Out in 2019 – a movie that earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best actress in musical/comedy. It was directed by Rian Johnson and received three Golden Globe nominations, as well as nominations for Best original screenplay at the last Oscar Award ceremony. The cast received National Board of review award and besides de Armas it included Chris Evans, Daniel Craig, Don Johnson, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette and others.
The same year, she featured in another movie The Informer, a British crime thriller. Earlier this year, de Armas played in The Night Clerk alongside Helen Hunt. Sergio is a Netflix movie, a biographical drama that was released earlier this year also with de Armas in the lead role.
In 2017 Ana De Armas bought a house in Havana, Cuba. Two years later, she filmed there the movie Wasp Network, which was her first work in Cuba since leaving the country as a teenager. With these achievements, it’s not too much to say that De Armas had a good start in Hollywood and has a successful and fast growing career.
The upcoming months are pretty busy for the actress as she has many movies scheduled for release. She met her partner, actor Ben Affleck, in the movie, Deep Water. They play a married couple in the psychological thriller based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. It is scheduled for release by November this year. The movie is directed by Adrian Lyne, and it is his first movie after his 18-years break from Hollywood.
In 2021, we will see de Armas as Merilyn Monroe in the Blonde, a biographical movie. The filming started last year’ 2019, and the movie is in post-production at the moment. For her role, in the movie, she prepared almost a year with the help of a dialect coach. Also upcoming is the movie No Time To Die in which she plays the Bond girl.
No Time To Die
Ana de Armas plays Bond girl in the 25th instalment of the spy movie series, ‘James Bond’. She is the first Cuban actress to perform that role. Daniel Craig who plays the 007 agent (James Bond) will appear for the last time in the series. The movie premiere was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak and it is expected to be released in November this year. De Armas plays a CIA agent and her character is the key of James Bond’s mission. The movie was filmed in Italy, Norway, Jamaica, London and Faroe Islands.
Is Ana de Armas Married?
In 2011, Ana de Armas married Marc Clotet, a Spanish actor in Costa Brava. They divorced two years later. After that, she dated the Spanish director, David Victori for a year. Her next boyfriend was the American talent manager, Franklin Latt to whom she was engaged, but they never got married. In 2017 she started dating the Cuban painter, Alejandro Pineiro Bello and they stayed together for a year. De Armas is, as of 2020, in a relationship with her Deep Water co-star, Ben Affleck.
Boyfriend, Ben Affleck
In 2019 de Armas met the American actor, Ben Affleck on the set of the movie Deep Water. They played the main roles in the movie which is scheduled to premiere this fall. Affleck has dated many famous ladies in the past like Gwyneth Paltrow and Jennifer Lopez. He was close to marrying the actress and singer, but it never happened because of the media pressure.
Ben Affleck married the actress Jennifer Garner in 2005 and they have three children together. In 2015, they filed for divorce and finally divorced 3 years later. The couple shares the custody of their children.
It seems that Affleck’s love life is always a media interest. Since his relationship with Ana de Armas became official, paparazzi has followed them everywhere, especially when they go for a walk. In March this year, it was reported that the couple spent their holiday in Havana, Cuba. They also went on a vacation in Georgia with Ben’s Mum and his children.
De Armas’ Eyes, Height, Weight
Ana de Armas has a condition known as central heterochromia. It means that she has different colors within the same eye. Her eyes are green, but they are brown in the centre. De Armas’ height is 5 feet and 6 inches tall and weighs 55 kg. She changes her hair color, but its brunette for now.