Ana Celia de Armas Caso was born 30 April 1988 and is a Cuban-Spanish actress. She made her acting debut in 2006 in the Spanish film Una rosa de Francia, and went on to star in the television show El Internado (2007–2010). In 2015, she starred in her first American film, Knock Knock, which was followed by roles in the 2016 films Hands of Stone and War Dogs.
Armas had her breakout role as AI hologram Joi in the science fiction film Blade Runner 2049 (2017), and received critical acclaim for her leading role as the nurse Marta Cabrera in the mystery film Knives Out (2019).
She was born in Santa Cruz del Norte. The daughter of Ana, who worked in human resources, and Ramon, a teacher. She grew up in Havana and has one brother. Her maternal grandparents were Spanish, and she gained Spanish citizenship through them. At age twelve, she decided to become an actress and attended the National Theater School of Cuba.
In 2020, she will appear in No Time to Die, the next James Bond film reuniting her with Daniel Craig, directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga. All of Armas’s scenes were written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She will also appear in the erotic thriller Deep Water, directed by Adrian Lyne, based upon the novel of the same name by Patricia Highsmith, opposite Ben Affleck. It is scheduled to be released on November 13, 2020, by 20th Century Fox.
She will next star in Blonde portraying the role of Marilyn Monroe, directed by Andrew Dominik for Netflix, the crime drama film The Night Clerk, opposite Tye Sheridan, and in Sergio, directed by Greg Barker, also for Netflix.