She was born Ana Celia de Armas Caso. 1
The 31-year-old actress of Cuban-Spanish heritage and was born in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba, in April 1988. She began her career in Spanish language films and has since successfully transitioned over to Hollywood. She has starred in films including War Dog alongside Jonah Hill and Miles Teller and worked with Ryan Gosling in Bladerunner. She starred in Knives Out with Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, and Toni Collette.
Ana is proud to be Cuban. 2
For Thanksgiving 2019, she listed all the things she was grateful for, along with photos of her in her homeland--and Cuba being her home was first on the list. "Thankful for calling this place home," she captioned the post. "Thankful for my family and friends, for my health. Thankful for all the opportunities I’ve been given and the ones I’ve fought for. And I’m thankful for you all, for your love and support and all the beautiful messages I’ve received lately about @knivesout , all of that, right back at you! xx. ♥️🙏🏻🌸."
Ana has been acting for quite some time. 3
Although it seems like her career is just getting started in Hollywood, she has been dedicated to acting for a while. She is a National Theater School of Cuba alum and got her first taste of fame as part of the Spanish drama series El Internado, which first aired in 2007.
She was married to Marc Clotet. 5
She started dating Spanish actor and model Marc Clotet in 2010, and they married in Costa Brava, Spain, in July 2011. They divorced in early 2013. She dated Spanish director and screenwriter David Victori from 2013 to 2014.
She moved to Los Angeles in 2014. 6
She moved to Los Angeles, California, to get her start in acting in Hollywood. She didn't speak English then and had to teach herself once she began landing roles in English-language films.
She will be portraying Marilyn Monroe in an upcoming movie. 7
She will be starring as Norma Jeane Mortenson, Marilyn Monroe's real name, in the 2020 film Blonde. IMDb says the movie is a fictionalized chronicle of the inner life of the beloved actress. She wrapped filming for the movie in October 2019 and shared a photo of Marilyn with the caption: "That’s a wrap! ♥️ Thank you Norma Jeane, thank you Marilyn, for letting us do it and for being with us every step along the way! I see you. 🙏🏻 #Blonde."
She's a Bond girl. 8
She is starring in the upcoming James Bond sequel No Time to Die, whose release was pushed back due to the coronavirus pandemic and will now be released in November 2020. “I never thought of myself as a Bond girl,” she told Remezcla. "It was hard to imagine. It wasn’t reachable to get to that level of perfection, so tall and so glamorous. It was not on my radar. It was very flattering that they thought of me."
She moved to Spain when she was 18. 9
She was born and raised in Cuba but moved to Spain when she was 18 years old, and that's where she started her acting career. She opened up to James Corden about the culture shock, and revealed food was the thing that surprised her the most.
She met Ben Affleck on the set of their upcoming movie. 11
Ana and Ben are playing husband and wife in an upcoming thriller film called Deep Water, which is about "a well-to-do husband who allows his wife to have affairs in order to avoid a divorce becomes a prime suspect in the disappearance of her lovers." The film is slated to be released in November 2020. Weeks after the actors wrapped filming, they were spotted on vacation together.
She shared photos of her time in New Orleans. 12
The couple were on location together while filming the psychological thriller in New Orleans, which started production in November 2019. The actor has starred in movies with his romantic interests in the past, including ex-wife Jennifer Garner and ex-fiancée Jennifer Lopez.
Ben spoke about his desire for a healthy relationship in February. 13
During a recent interview with Good Morning America, the actor opened up about his sobriety, dealing with depression, and where he sees himself in half a decade. "Five years from now, Ben Affleck is sober and happy, and sees his kids three and a half days a week, and has made three or four movies that are interesting to him," he said on GMA. "[And] directed two [movies] that he's hopefully proud of and is in a healthy, stable, loving, committed relationship."
The pair jetted off to Cuba after wrapping. 14
Once the pair wrapped filming for Deep Water, they jetted off on vacation together, and she took him to her native Cuba. "Ben and Ana had a great time in Havana," a source told People. "Ana was his tour guide and took him to all her favorite places. Ben seemed to love the trip. He was in a great mood and very friendly. He was approached by fans multiple times and happily posed for pictures. They visited several restaurants and enjoyed Cuban cuisine."
Ana shared photos of herself in Havana. 15
The couple were spotted together at the airport in Cuba in March, where onlookers reported that they were engaging in some PDA. "They were beaming," a source told Page Six. "I saw Ana grab Ben's arm as they walked out together, they looked super happy--she's absolutely stunning! I totally think they’re dating."
The couple posed for pics together with fans. 16
It doesn't look like they are hiding their romance. The couple stopped for photos with fans during their trip to Cuba. While they didn't post photos together on social media, the couple didn't shy away from being seen in public by other tourists and the people in Cuba.
She shared the photos he took of her while in Costa Rica. 18
Although Ben isn't in the pictures, he reportedly took them. The pictures show her on the beach at sunset walking at the edge of the water.
The couple was photographed at the airport in Costa Rica together. 19
"They are without a doubt a couple," an eyewitness told E! News about them after seeing them on their trip. "They have been kissing, cuddling up together and putting their arms around each other a lot. They look at each other adoringly and like taking pictures of each other. Ben seems blissfully happy and giddy. He can't stop smiling and laughing. He is clearly is very into Ana."
"They have been staying at their home on the beach relaxing," the source added. "The weather has been very hot and they are trying to stay cool inside. They've been coming out for sunset walks each day and look very happy together."
Ben's ex, Jennifer Garner, reportedly approves of the relationship. 20
His ex-wife, Jennifer Garner, seems to be supportive of the couple's relationship. "Jen has completely moved on from Ben in a romantic sense. She considers him a friend, thinks he is a good dad to their children and respects him," a source told Us Weekly. "She is happy in her own life and supportive of him and happy for him and his relationship."