|María Valverde Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 5 in|
|Date of Birth||March 24, 1987|
María Valverde is a Spanish actress who is known for having played a variety of characters in a number of films such as Melissa Panarello in Melissa P., Lucrecia Borgia in The Borgia, Bea in The King of the Mountain, and Zipporah in Exodus: Gods and Kings. She started her professional acting career during her teens and over the years, María Valverde has been a part of numerous other films and shows which include Cuando Nadie nos Mira, Noche Hache, Válido para un baile, Body Confusion, Hermanos, The Sandman, Tres Metros Sobre el Cielo, A puerta fría, Tengo Ganas de Ti, The Liberator, A Lonely Sun Story, What’s the Bet?, Broken Horses, Ali and Nino, The Limehouse Golem, Back to Burgundy, 400 Boys, La Fuga, Palabra por palabra, Capacitados. La serie, and Días de cine. Moreover, she has also earned a huge fan base on social media with more than 1.5 million followers on Facebook, more than a million followers on Instagram, and more than 800k followers on Twitter.
María Valverde Rodríguez
Carabanchel, Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
María Valverde is represented by –
- Tavistock Wood Management, Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom
- United Talent Agency, Talent Agency, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles County, California, United States
5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
52 kg or 114.5 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
María Valverde has dated –
- Mario Casas (2009-2014) – María Valverde started going out with actor Mario Casas in the year 2009. He is known for the acting finesse that he has proved in projects such as El fotógrafo de Mauthausen, Bajo La Piel de Lobo, Three Steps Above Heaven, The Boat, Palmeras en la nieve (a.k.a. Palm Trees in the Snow), El camino de los ingleses (Summer Rain), etc. and has won several awards and nominations which include Association of Latin Entertainment Critics Awards, LesGaiCineMad Festival Awards, Micrófono de Oro Awards, Neox Fan Awards, New Talent of Spanish Cinema Awards, and many others. Also, both María Valverde and Mario Casas worked alongside one another in a couple of projects such as Tres metros sobre el cielo (a.k.a. Three Steps Above Heaven), Tengo ganas de ti (a.k.a. I Want You), and The Mule. However, after being together for a couple of years, the duo decided to break up and head separate ways in 2014.
- Gustavo Dudamel (2016-Present) – In 2016, María Valverde and Gustavo Dudamel, a Venezuelan-Spanish conductor and violinist, met each other for the very first time. Soon after, they began their romantic journey together by tying the knot in the year 2017. The marriage was a secret affair that took place in Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, United States and the two of them have been together ever since. Moreover, they can also often be seen attending several public events as well as flaunting their love on social media where they give their fans a sneak-peek into their lives by uploading a lot of pictures.
Race / Ethnicity
She has Spanish ancestry.
Dark Brown (Natural)
- Pierced ears
- Lean body
- Beautiful smile
María Valverde has either endorsed or promoted a couple of brands through social media which include the likes of CHANEL, CHANEL BEAUTY, and several others.
Best Known For
- Having been cast as Vittoria in the American mystery thriller film, Broken Horses, in which she starred alongside the likes of Vincent D’Onofrio, Anton Yelchin, Chris Marquette, and Thomas Jane
- Playing the role of Zipporah, who has been mentioned in the Book of Exodus as the wife of Moses and the daughter of Reuel/Jethro, in the epic biblical film, Exodus: Gods and Kings, whose lead cast comprised of actors Christian Bale, Joel Edgerton, John Turturro, Aaron Paul, Ben Mendelsohn, Sigourney Weaver, and Ben Kingsley
- Portraying the character named Virginia Rodríguez in the TV drama series, Hermanos, in which she co-starred with Antonio Velázquez, Álvaro Cervantes, Sonia Almarcha, Aura Garrido, Elvira Mínguez, and Fernando Cayo
- Having been cast in the titular role of Melissa Panarello in the erotic drama film, Melissa P., in which she starred alongside Fabrizia Sacchi, Primo Reggiani, Nilo Mur, Elio Germano, Letizia Ciampa, Davide Pasti, Alba Rohrwacher, Piergiorgio Bellocchio, Giulio Berruti, Marcello Mazzarella, Claudio Santamaria, and Geraldine Chaplin. Also, the film is based on the book named One Hundred Strokes of the Brush Before Bed by Melissa Panarello.
- Having accumulated an impressive social media fan base with more than 1.5 million followers on Facebook, more than a million followers on Instagram, and more than 800k followers on Twitter
María Valverde made her first theatrical film appearance by playing the role of María in the drama film, The Weakness of the Bolshevik (also known as La flaqueza del bolchevique), in 2003. She starred in the Manuel Martín Cuenca directorial film alongside actor and musician, Luis Tosar, and also won the 18th Goya Award in the “Best New Actress” category.
First TV Show
María Valverde made her first TV show appearance as ‘Herself’ in an episode of the show, Cinema mil, in September 2005. However, her appearance on the show went uncredited.
A few years later, in January 2012, she made her first credited TV show appearance by playing the role of Anna Serra in an episode, titled Anna y Daniel, of the action-adventure drama show, La fuga.
María Valverde Facts
- She was raised in Madrid, Spain.
- She was only 16 years old when she bagged one of the most prominent roles of her career in the movie, The Weakness of the Bolshevik (also known as La flaqueza del bolchevique).
- In 2006, María Valverde played the role of Lucrezia Borgia, a Spanish-Italian noblewoman of the House of Borgia, in the biographical film, The Borgia.
- She was cast as Fiamma Coronna in the British independent psychological thriller drama film, Cracks (2009), in which she co-starred alongside Eva Green, Juno Temple, Imogen Poots, and Sinéad Cusack.
- In the year 2010, María Valverde also appeared in the music video for the song Mira la vida by Dani Martin.
- She also played one of the titular roles of Nino Kipiani in the British war film, Ali and Nino (2016), whose lead cast also consisted of Adam Bakri, Riccardo Scamarcio, Homayoun Ershadi, Halit Ergenç, Numan Acar, Assaad Bouab, Ekin Koç, Connie Nielsen, and Mandy Patinkin.
- Visit her official website @ mariavalverde.es.
- Follow María Valverde on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
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