Ana de Armas

Ana de Armas Biography

Ana de Armas as Paloma

Ana de Armas is a Cuban Spanish actress who was born in Havana, Cuba on April 30, 1988. She decided to become an actress at the age of 12, and when aged 14, she auditioned to join Havana’s National Theatre of Cuba to study acting.

However, she left the four-year drama course months before graduating because Cuban graduates cannot leave the country without completing three years of mandatory service to the community.

She won her first acting role in Cuban romantic drama Una rosa de Francia, before moving to Madrid, Spain aged 18 to pursue an acting career. In Spain, she starred in TV drama El internado as Carolina Leal Solís, remaining there for six seasons.


She starred in several other Spanish language movies before moving to Los Angeles in 2014. When she arrived there, her English was limited, so she had to complete a four month intensive English language course.

James Bond Paloma Funko POP

De Armas’ first role in Hollywood was in the 2015 erotic thriller Knock Knock by Eli Roth. She starred alongside Keanu Reaves in this film and although her English was limited, she received good reviews.

Ana De Armas starred in limited other Hollywood films until her biggest break to date came in the 2017 Blade Runner 2049 as Joi the holographic AI girlfriend of lead actor Ryan Gosling. Her role in this film garnered critical acclaim and led to a string of higher-profile roles in Hollywood.

In 2021, Ana de Armas appeared in the 25th James Bond film No Time to Die, where she played Paloma, a CIA agent who partners with Bond on his latest mission. Her role was only one scene, but it was explosive and memorable scene and led to many positive reviews.

Watch Ana de Armas’ Explosive Scene in No Time To Die

Ana De Armas’s acting talent and stunning beauty have made her one of the most sought-after actresses in Hollywood. Since starring in Bond 25, she’s played big roles in The Gray Man alongside Ryan Gosling again, and also starred as Marilyn Monroe in Blonde, and starred in Deep Water with Ben Affleck her then boyfriend.