The Weinstein Company‘s highly anticipated biographical boxing drama Hands of Stone that follows the life of legendary boxer Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran is set to hit theaters on August 26th. The much buzzed about drama stars Édgar Ramírez as Duran, Robert De Niro, Usher and Cuban-born rising star, Ana de Armas. In Hands of Stone Armas plays Felicidad Iglesias, Duran’s eventual wife and the woman who stood by him during his rise to fame and after the infamous “no mas” fight against Sugar Ray Leonard. In addition to Hands of Stone Ana de Armas will also be starring in War Dogs opposite Jonah Hill and Miles Teller which is set to release August 19th.
Here are 6 things you need know about the stunning star Ana de Armas as she gears up to take Hollywood by storm.
1. De Armas’ full name is Ana Celia De Armas Caso.
Her grandparents are Spanish and hold Cuban-Spanish citizenship.
2. She is a Taurus!
Her birthday is April 30th.
3. She was born and raised in La Habana, Cuba.
De Armas attended the National Theater School of Cuba.
4. She has a dog named Elvis.
5. She starred in her first feature film at the age of 16.
The film was called Una Rosa de Francia.
6. She moved to Madrid when she was 18 – not knowing anyone there.
Since her grandparents were Spanish that was the only way she could get out of Cuba.
Watch the Hands of Stone trailer below!