María Valverde is a Spanish actress known for her lead role in La Flaqueza del Bolchevique and English films Cracks, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and Broken Horses. She has been in the industry for the past 17 years and has made quite the name of a famous Spanish actress.
María Valverde Rodríguez was born on March 24, 1987, in Carabanchel, a district in the southwestern suburbs of Madrid, Spain. She was raised in Madrid by her foster parents with an older brother and a younger sister about whom much information is not published. At an early age of 6, María developed an interest in acting, and thereafter her mother enrolled her at a theatre school. She was also a member of her school drama troupe and later she went to Cristina Rota School of Dramatic Arts for pursuing her career in acting.
María Valverde Career
María got interested in acting from a very young age, her mom even enrolled her in an acting school. Her first appearance was seen when she was selected from among 3,000 other candidates auditioning for Manuel Martin Cuenca’s film La Flaqueza del Bolchevique which is also known as The Weakness of the Bolshevik in English. For this film, she portrayed the lead role of Maria. The film was premiered in 2003 and she was 16 years of age at that time. Her debut earned her the Best New Actress Award at the 18th Goya Awards in 2004.
Subsequently, she went on receiving many scripts and roles and was seen in Spanish film Body Confusion in 2004, in 2005 Vorvik and erotic drama Melissa P where she played the lead of Melissa Panarello. In 2006 she was seen in Spanish–Italian film Los Borgia or ‘The Borgia’ in English along with Paz Vega. She played the role of Lucrezia Borgia. María also worked with actor Leonardo Sbaraglia for the thriller The King of the Mountain in 2007 where she appeared as Bea. The same year she also made her appearance in films as Sara in Thieves and Lola in The Sandman.
Throughout these years she is seen in many Spanish short films, soon after this, she did her first English film in 2009 and made her debut with psychological thriller Cracks. Valverde was quite known in the Spanish entertainment industry; she was seen in the lead for Fernando Gonzalez directed movie Metros Sobre el Cieloor Three Steps above Heaven where she portrayed the role of Babi opposite Mario Casas. In 2012 the sequel for this film named Tengo Ganas de Ti was released where she played the same role.
Furthermore, in 2011, she played the role of a journalism student named Angela in film Madrid, 1987. The film was premiered at the 2011 San Sebastian International Film Festival. Aaprt from this, she was also seen in A Puerta Fría as Inés, Conchi in The Mule and as Maria Theresa Bolivar in 2003’s historical drama The Liberator. The same year she debuted on television also as Anna Serra in La Fuga and portrayed Virginia Rodriguez in 2013’s Hermanos.
Her notable work was seen in the epic biblical film, Exodus: Gods and Kings which was released globally. She played Zipporah in this film working with Christian Bale, Ben Kingsley, and Sigourney Weaver. From 2015 to 2016 she featured in almost 7 films including her famous roles in, Broken Horses the English remake of Bollywood film Parinda. She played the lead role of Vittoria. Then seen in a British war film, Ali and Nino as Nino Kipiani, Teresa in the romantic film Guernica and as Aveline Ortega in the British horror film The Limehouse Golem.
In 2017 María appeared in Back to Burgundy as Alicia and Melanie Laurent’s movie Plonger as Paz Aguilera. The Canadian-Chinese film featured her as Paiva in 400 Boys in 2018. Recently Valverde was seen in Spider as Young Ines and soon in the coming years, she will be also seen in Fever Dream and Across the River and Into the Trees.
María Valverde Biography
|Real Name||María Valverde Rodríguez|
|Birth Date||24 March 1987|
|Birth Place||Madrid, Spain|
|Height||in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in centimeters – 164 cm Approx|
|Weight||in Kilograms – 52 kg – in Pounds – 114.5 lbs Approx|
|Bra (Breast) Size||32B|
|Waist Size||25 Inches|
|Hip Size||35 Inches|
|Shoe Size||7.5 (US)|
|Dress Size||2 (US)|
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Light Brown|
María Valverde Relationship Status
|What is her marital status?||Married|
|How many children does she have?||None|
|Is Maria having any relationship affair?||No|
|Is she a lesbian?||No|
|Who is María’s Valverde husband?||Gustavo Dudamel|
In 2009, María was dating her co-star Maio Casas and together they have appeared in three movies. They dated for nearly 4 years and in 2014 parted their ways. Their short film A Lonely Sun Story was released after their separation. On February 9, 2017, María secretly married Gustavo Dudamelin Las Vegas, Nevada. He is a Venezuelan conductor, violinist, and music director.
María Valverde Net Worth
She has played a lead role in many notable Spanish films and in fact, has her name in Hollywood. María has endorsed many brands like Nina Ricci and Purification Garcia. As of 2020, her net worth is estimated to be around $6 million.
- María Valverde is a Spanish actress from Carabanchel, Madrid, Spain.
- She is known for the movies, La Flaqueza del Bolchevique, Melissa P, Cracks, and Exodus: Gods and Kings.
- She won Best New Actress at the 18th Goya Awards for La Flaqueza del Bolchevique.
- María is married in 2017 to Gustavo Dudamel in a secret ceremony that took place in Las Vegas.
- She is active on Instagram with over 1 million followers and on Twitter with 650.9k followers.