Perhaps best known to American audiences for her title role in the internationally acclaimed independent film "Sex and Lucia" (2001), Paz Vega was born María Paz Campos Trigo in Seville, Spain in 1976. Taking the surname that would serve as her stage name from her grandmother, Vega studied acting at Centro Andaluz de Teatro before landing her first role on the Spanish series "Menudo es mi padre" (Antena 3, 1996-98) in 1997. Vega would next appear on the Spanish series "Más que amigos" (1997-98), before joining the cast of what would become the most popular sitcom in Spain, "7 Vidas" (Telecino, 1999-2006), in 1999. The show took Vega's fame to the next level, and it was no surprise when she made such waves in "Sex and Lucia" just a few years later. She would go on to work with the legendary Pedro Almodovar in "Talk to Her" (2002) the following year, before making her English language debut in the James L. Brooks film "Spanglish" (2004), for which the actor would learn all of her lines phonetically. After appearing alongside Samuel L. Jackson in "The Spirit" (2011) and Nicole Kidman in "Grace of Monaco" (2014), Vega returned to television, starring in the acclaimed Spanish drama "Fugitiva" (RTVE, 2018-) in 2018.