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Ivana Baquero Macías

(1994-06-11) 11 June 1994 (age 29)
Barcelona, Spain
Education American School of Barcelona
Occupation Actress
Years active 2002–present

Ivana Baquero Macías (born 11 June 1994) is a Spanish actress. At the age of 11, she was chosen to star as Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth, for which she won critical acclaim and the Goya Award for Best New Actress. In 2015, she was cast as Eretria in the television series The Shannara Chronicles.

Early life

Baquero was born in Barcelona, Spain, the daughter of Iván Baquero and Julía Macías. She attended the American School of Barcelona, where she learned to speak fluent English, Spanish and Catalan. She graduated in 2012.


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Ivana Baquero in 2020

Baquero started acting professionally at the age of 8, playing a few small roles in a number of films, the most notable of which is Fragile, in which she played a minor role. She was in a number of other films including Romasanta and Rottweiler. She has also appeared on Spanish television on a few occasions.

From about 1,000 young actresses, Baquero was picked to play the role of Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth in 2006. The role of Ofelia was originally intended for a girl of the age of 8, but the script was altered to accommodate Baquero, who was 11 at the time. Afterward, she worked in various projects while still attending school.

In 2009, she played the title role in John Connolly's horror film The New Daughter, marking her first American role. In 2016, Baquero portrayed Eretria in The Shannara Chronicles, an MTV television adaptation of the Shannara novel series by Terry Brooks; its second season premiered in 2017. From 2019 to 2020, Baquero played the role of Eva Villanueva in the Netflix series High Seas.


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Romasanta Ana
2004 Rottweiler Esperanza
2005 Fragile Mandy
2006 Pan's Labyrinth Ofelia / Princess Moanna Goya Award for Best New Actress
Imagen Award for Best Actress - Film
Premio ACE for Best New Actress
Newcomer Award for Female (Categoría Femenina)
Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Turia Award for Best New Actress
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated—Butaca Award for Best Catalan Film Actress (Millor actriu catalana de cinema)
Nominated— Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated—Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best New Artist
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Actor or Actress
2008 The Anarchist's Wife Paloma (Age 15)
2009 The New Daughter Louisa James
2013 Another Me Kaylie
2014 Gelo Catarina, Joana
2014 The Misfits Club Meri
2017 Sister of Mine Aurora
2019 Feedback Claire
2021 Black Friday! Marnie
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Maria i Assou Nicole Television film
2005 Películas para no dormir: Cuento de Navidad Moni Television film
2016–2017 The Shannara Chronicles Eretria Main role
2019–2020 High Seas Eva Villanueva Main role

Awards and nominations

  • 2007: XXI Goya Award for Best Young Actress.
  • 2007: Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
  • 2007: Premio de la Unión de Actores for Best Young Actress.
  • 2007: Turia Award for Best Supporting Role (Female).
  • 2007: Premio ACE for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
  • 2007: Imagen Awards for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
  • 2017: Sophia Awards for Best Actress.
  • 2017: Silver Biznaga for Best Actress.

See also

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