Maribel Verdú, (Madrid, 2nd October 1970), is a Spanish actress, Goya Award, Cinematography National Award and Mexico Ariel Award winner. Although her career has mainly unfolded in Spain, Maribel, has worked with Oscar winning international directors such as Alfonso Cuarón, Guillermo del Toro and Francis Ford Coppola. Maribel Verdú has been nominated at the Goya awards eleven times, which makes her the actress with the most nominations in the history of these awards. Her first nomination was for her role in “Lovers” with Vicente Aranda, the award was won by Sílvia Munt for her role in “Butterfly Wings.”
She has also been awarded with the Golden Medal by the Spanish Film Academy and the Cinematography National Award, making her the sixth actress to have managed such achievement. Verdú is currently part of the Hollywood, Spain and Mexico Film Academies as well as the European Academy.