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Adria Arjona
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Arjona in 2022
Born
Adria Arjona Torres

(1992-04-25) April 25, 1992 (age 31)
Alma mater Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012–present
Spouse(s)
Edgardo Canales
(m. 2019⁠–⁠2023)
Parent(s)
  • Ricardo Arjona (father)

Adria Arjona Torres (born April 25, 1992) is a Puerto Rican actress. She played Dorothy Gale in the Oz book adaptation Emerald City (2017), Anathema Device in the TV adaptation of Good Omens (2019), and Bix Caleen in Andor (2022). She has had supporting roles in the films Pacific Rim Uprising (2018), Life of the Party (2018), Triple Frontier (2019), 6 Underground (2019) and Morbius (2022).

Early life

Arjona was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, and lived in Mexico City until she was twelve. Her mother, Leslie Torres, is Puerto Rican, and her father, Ricardo Arjona, is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter. As a child, her father took her along on his tours, and she traveled often. At age 12, she moved to Miami and lived there until she was 18, when she moved to New York City on her own. There she worked as a waitress and a hostess while studying acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute.

Career

Arjona's early TV roles include Emily in season two of the anthology television series True Detective (2015) and Dani Silva in two episodes of the television series Person of Interest (in 2014 and 2015). She later starred in Emerald City as Dorothy Gale and played Anathema Device in the mini-series Good Omens.

She appeared as a minor character in the film Triple Frontier, released in March 2019, and later in a starring role in the movie 6 Underground, released in December 2019.

In 2021 she starred in Netflix's Sweet Girl alongside Jason Momoa.

In December 2018, she entered negotiations in the Sony spinoff Morbius to portray the film's female lead Martine Bancroft; her involvement was confirmed at the end of January.

In 2020, she starred in the advertising campaign for Giorgio Armani's fragrance My Way.

In April 2021, Arjona was confirmed as the lead with Andy Garcia in the Warner Bros. remake of Father of the Bride. The latest take is told through the relationships in a sprawling Cuban American family.

In August 2020, Variety confirmed that Arjona had been cast in the Star Wars series Andor on Disney+. She joined previously announced series lead Diego Luna, who reprises his role from the 2016 film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

In October 2021, Arjona was set to star in and executive-produce the drama film Los Frikis, written and directed by Tyler Nilson and Michael Schwartz. .....

Filmography

Not yet released Denotes works that have not yet been released

Film

Year Film Role Notes Ref.
2012 Loss N/A Short film
2015 Wedding in New York Patricia
Eos Woman Short film
2016 The Belko Experiment Leandra Florez
2018 Pacific Rim Uprising Jules Reyes
Life of the Party Amanda
2019 Triple Frontier Yovanna
6 Underground Amelia / Five
Wasp Network Joan A. Lenard
2021 Sweet Girl Amanda Cooper
2022 Morbius Martine Bancroft
Father of the Bride Sofia Herrera
2023 The Absence of Eden
Hit Man Maddy Masters
TBA ... Island Not yet released TBA Post-production
Los Frikis Not yet released TBA Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014 Unforgettable Suzy Houchen Episode: "Cashing Out"
2014–15 Person of Interest Dani Silva 2 episodes
2015 Narcos Helena Episode: "The Sword of Simón Bolivar"
True Detective Emily Recurring role (season 2)
2017 Emerald City Dorothy Gale Main cast
2019 Good Omens Anathema Device Main cast
2020 Monsterland Mermaid Episode: "Palacios, Texas"
2022 Irma Vep Laurie Recurring role
Andor Bix Caleen Main cast

Video games

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Fortnite Ramirez, Wildcat Voice

Awards and nominations

Award ceremony Year Category Nominee(s) / Work(s) Result
Imagen Awards 2017 Best Actress - Television Emerald City Nominated
Peabody Award 2022 Entertainment Andor Won
Golden Raspberry Awards 2023 Worst Supporting Actress Morbius Won

See also

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