| Veronica Echegui|
| Veronica Fernandez Echegaray|
16 June 1983 (age 32) (1983-06-16) Madrid, Spain
Goya Award for Best New Actress, Goya Award for Best Actress
My Name Is Juani, The Cold Light of Day, Family United, 6 Points About Emma, Kathmandu Lullaby
Alex Garcia Fernandez, Daniel Sanchez Arevalo, Manuela Velles, Roberto Perez Toledo, Iciar Bollain
Verónica Fernández Echegaray (born 16 June 1983), known professionally as Verónica Echegui, is a Spanish actress.
Echegui has been nominated for three Goya Awards in two categories: Best New Actress for My Name Is Juani, and Best Actress for My Prison Yard and Kathmandu Lullaby. At the 59th Berlin International Film Festival, she was one of ten young European actors honoured with the Shooting Stars Award.
Echegui was born and grew up in Madrid. She trained at the Royal Dramatic Arts School.
She caught the eye of Spanish powerhouse director Bigas Luna, who discovered Penélope Cruz and Javier Bardem. He cast her as a girl from the wrong side of the tracks in My Name Is Juani, for which she was nominated Goya Award for Best New Actress and won multiple awards including Milan International Film Festival Award for Best Actress
She made herself known to British audiences in the Mighty Boosh film spin-off Bunny and the Bull. Starring alongside Boosh mainstays Noel Fielding, Simon Farnaby and Julian Barratt, she plays a foul-mouthed waitress caught up in a hallucinogenic road trip involving a kidnapped stuffed bear, jars of urine, deranged tramps and suckled dogs. In Roberto Perez Toledo's romantic drama Six Points about Emma she plays a wilful and sexually confident blind woman, while for Manuel Martin Cuenca's sparsely atmospheric Half of Oscar she is a silent, recessive sibling circling her estranged brother, and in Iciar Bollain's Kathmandu Lullaby displays a forthright passion as a teacher trying to help abandoned children in Nepal.
Echegui is fluent in Spanish and English. She has been compared to Penélope Cruz for both her looks and her talent. A photo of her by photographer Jorge Fuembuena has been selected to be the official poster of the 23rd Festival of the Spanish Cinema (in French '23ème festival du cinéma espagnol') in Nantes, France.
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