Ivana Baquero (info)

Ivana Baquero

was born on June 11th, 1994, in Barcelona, Spain. She graduated High School at The American School of Barcelona in 2012.

She got her big break in 2006 when Guillermo Del Toro cast her as the lead in his critically acclaimed fantasy thriller "Pan's Labyrinth." The role of Ofelia was originally intended for an eight-year-old girl, but the script was altered to accommodate Ivana (who was eleven at the time) due to her outstanding audition.

Ivana was awarded the 2007 Goya Award for Best New Actress for her performance in "Pan's Labyrinth." In addition to her Goya Award, she received various awards including the Award for Best Newcomer by the Union of Spanish Actors, the Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Young Actor and the Imagen Award for Best Actress.

Before receiving great acclaim in "Pan's Labyrinth," Ivana had already appeared in a number of films. The most notable of these films were "Fragile" with Calista Flockhart and "Romasanta" alongside Julian Sands, both of which were supporting roles when she was only 9 and 10 years old.

Ivana played her first American role in the feature film "The New Daughter," where she starred opposite Kevin Costner. In 2015, she shot in New Zealand MTV's television series "The Shannara Chronicles"- a story based on Terry Brook's bestselling novel "The Elfstones of Shannara."

While she is fully dedicated to her acting carrier, she is also undertaking Law studies. - IMDb Mini Biography By: Topacting

She speaks Spanish, Catalan, and English.

Was chosen amongst 1000 girls for the role of Ofelia for Pan's Labyrinth (El laberinto del fauno (2006)).

Favorite actors are Dustin Hoffman and Mark Wahlberg.

Favorite actresses are Natalie Portman and Jodie Foster. Both were child actresses and have received college degrees, and Baquero intends to do so as well.

Youngest Spanish actress to win a Goya Award at only 12 years-old for her performance in El laberinto del fauno (2006).

In 2007 she was on the list of the 50 most beautiful published by the magazine "People en EspaƱol".

June 2009 Ranked #40 on theMovie-Fanatic.com Top 50 Hottest Young Actresses.

After 3 months in South Carolina (Charleston) shooting "The New Daughter" she is back home in Barcelona. [May 2008]

While she is fully dedicated to her acting career, she is also undertaking Law studies.

Before Ivana was cast, the producers of "The Shannara Chronicles" saw over 400 actors for the role of Eretria.

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