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Úrsula Corberó Delgado (born August 11, 1989) is a Spanish actress.

She is best known for her roles as Ruth Gomez in the Antena 3 television series Física o Química (2008-2010), Margarita de Austria in the Televisión Española television series Isabel (2014) and Marta in the comedy film Cómo Sobrevivir a una Despedida (2015). She gained international fame thanks to her role of Tokyo in the Antena 3 (later, Netflix) heist series La Casa de Papel (2017-2019). 

She is the face of several brands, including Bulgari since 2018.

Early life Edit

Úrsula Corberó Delgado was born in Barcelona. She grew up in Sant Pere de Vilamajor with her parents, Pedro Corberó, a carpenter and Esther Delgado, a shopkeeper. She has one sister named Mónica.

By age 6, she already knew she wanted to be an actress and she first started acting in commercials. She got her first part at age 13 and took acting classes as well as flamenco and jazz dance classes. After her studies, she moved to Madrid to shoot the TV series Física o Química.

She speaks Catalan and Spanish fluently.

Career Edit

2002-2013 Edit

Corberó debuted as Maria in the television series Mirall Trencat in 2002. She appeared as Sara in Ventdelplà in 2005–06, and in series Cuenta átras in 2007. In 2008, she portrayed Manuela Portillo in series El Internado and began working on the Antena 3television series Física o Química until 2010. Her character, Ruth Gomez, suffered from bulimia. The series attracted a lot of controversy but Corberó has been critically acclaimed for her outstanding performance.

After leaving Física o Química, in 2011, Corberó landed a main-role in Televisión Española's drama series 14 de Abril. La Republica. The show's second season didn't air until november 2018 due to political conflicts with the People's Party. The same year, she starred in the horror film XP3D alongside her Física o Química co-star and friend Maxi Iglesias. Despite an important campaign of promotion, the film failed to convince the critics. In 2012, she shot the television movie Los días de gloria which was also postponed due to political conflicts and broadcast in july 2013. Then, she joined the third season of La 1's series Gran Reserva in the role of Julia Cortazar. The same year, she was directed by Joaquín Oristrell in the catalan tv movie Volare. Then, she participated in the horror film Afterparty, which also failed to convince both the critics and the public. At the end of the year, she flew to Colombia to shoot Crimen con vista al Mar with Carmelo Gomez.

In 2013, she starred in the comedy ¿Quién mató a Bambi? alongside actors Clara Lago and Quim Gutiérrez. The film was well-received by the critics and the public. The same year, she lent her voice to Sam in Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. 

2014-2016 Edit

In 2014, she played Margarita de Austria in the successful historical series Isabel. The same year, she became the first actress in History to receive the Untameable Award at the Sitges Film Festival, rewarding her career. Men's Health’s magazine named her Woman of the Year, award that she received from the hand of her friend and legendary actress, Rossy de Palma.

In 2015, Corberó went to Trento to shoot La Dama Velata, a spanish-italian coproduction starring Miriam Leone, Andrea Boscaand Aura Garrido. Later this year, she played Natalia de Figueroa y Martorell in the Spanish sitcom Anclados alongside actress Rossy de Palma. In march 2015, she starred as Nadia in Perdiendo el Norte alongside the actors Blanca Suarez and Yon Gonzalez. This same year, she received the Ciudad de Alicante Award, an award created by the Alicante Film Festival to encourage spanish young talents. In december 2015, she landed a main-role in the new thriller series written by the creators of Gran Hotel, La Embajada. The series was presented at Cannes during the MIPTV and bought by the american network UniMás.

In 2016, she landed her first main role in a movie in Cómo sobrevivir a una despedida and confirmed she's one of the best comical actresses of Spain. The film was presented at the Málaga Film Festival in the official competition and was nominated for Best Picture. She reprised her role of Margarita de Austria in the movie La Corona Partida. The film is a continuation of the series Isabel and Carlos, rey emperador. The same year, she repeated the dubbing experience by lending her voice to Katie in The Secret Life of Pets.

2017-present: La Casa de Papel and international fame Edit

In 2017, Corberó landed a main role in the heist television series La Casa de Papel. She is Tokyo, the narrator of the story, a runaway robber who is scouted by the Professor to participate in his plan. The series, created by Álex Pina, who previously wrote Vis a Vis, is characterized by its dark humor, its anticapitalist discourse and the importance of women. It first aired in Spain on Antena 3 and was later made available internationally through Netflix. For the first time in her career, Úrsula Corberó is acclaimed by the critics and the audience who see in this part a "before and after" in her career, in rupture with her previous roles. She was nominated for Best Actress in a TV Series at the Premios Feroz and won an Atv Award for Best Actress. The series won Best Drama Series at the 46th International Emmy Awards. It became a worldwide hit and is the most viewed non-english speaking series on the platform.

Later that year, she was given her first main dramatic role in cinema by Julio Medem, The Tree of Blood is a thriller and Corberó is Rebecca, a mysterious woman who, along with her husband, discover secrets from her family. The actress was also directed by Isabel Coixet for the movie Proyecto Tiempo: La Llave. The film debuted at the San Sebastian Film Festival.

In 2018, she is given her first english-speaking role in the american crime-drama series Snatch. She stars alongside actors Rupert Grint and Luke Pasqualino.

In 2019, she appeared as herself in the Spanish comedy series Paquita Salas. Later this year, she was announced as G.I. Joevillain the Baroness in Snake Eyes, a spin-off from the G.I. Joe.

Public image Edit

She is a feminist. In 2018, she participated in a video in favor of the legalization of abortion in Argentina.

A Catalan, she does not consider herself a separatist and supports both sides. Nevertheless, following the outcome of the 2017 Catalan independence referendum, she tweeted that she was “heartbroken” by police violence.

The actress is considered a "fashion icon" and created the buzz with her Teresa Helbig's dress, which featured an impressive lateral opening that showed her leg, at the 30th Goya Awards. However, she's also been criticized for her weight and some people assumed she suffered from anorexia. She always denied and considers herself a good eater. She exercises a lot and does pilates as well as fitness.

In May 2018, thanks to the worldwide success of La Casa de Papel, the actress became currently the 3rd most followed Spanish celebrity on Instagram with more than 19 million followers but is overtaken by Danna Paola and Leo Messi. She currently has more than 19.4 million followers. Corberó also uses her platform to raise awareness about climate change and was a jury member of the 4th edition of the We Art Water Film Festival.

She is the co-founder of Ymas, a company of artists (actors, directors, producers, writers,...) that allows people to attend films premieres, behind the scenes and more.

The actress has participated in several breast cancer awareness campaigns with actresses Blanca Suarez and Clara Lago. She is also committed to childhood cancer with the Atresmedia Foundation.

Personal life Edit

In 2008, Corberó dated the actor Israel Rodríguez for two years. In 2011, she dated the tennis player Feliciano López for five months. Beginning in 2013, she dated model and actor Andrés Velencoso for three years.

Since 2016, she has been in a relationship with actor Chino Darín, whom she met on the set of the television series La embajada. They live together, in Madrid, since 2019.

She has a dog named Lolita.

Filmography Edit

Film Edit

Year Title Role Notes
2007 Crónica de una voluntad Cova Short film
2011 Slides N/A Short film
Elsinor Park Lissa Never released
Paranormal Xperience 3D Belén
2013 Afterparty María / Laura
Crimen con vista al mar Sonia
Who Killed Bambi? Paula Larrea
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 Sam Voice
2015 Off Course Nadia
Cómo sobrevivir a una despedida Marta
2016 La corona partida Margaret of Austria
The Secret Life of Pets Katie Voice
Etiqueta Negra Alex Short film
2017 Proyecto Tiempo: La llave Alma
The Emoji Movie Smiler Voice
Una Historia de Amor Herself Short film
2018 El árbol de la sangre Rebeca
2020 Snake Eyes Baroness Filming

Television Edit

Year Title Role Notes Channel
2002 Mirall trencat María 3 episodes TV3
2005–2006 Ventdelplà Sara 7 episodes
2007 Cuenta atrás Daniela Episode: "Instituto Bretón, 09:23 horas" Cuatro
El Internado Manuela Portillo Episode: "Ver para creer" Antena 3
2008–2011 Física o Química Ruth Gómez 71 episodes
2011–2019 14 de abril. La República Beatriz de la Torre 30 episodes La 1
2012 Volare Lila / Malva TV movie TV3
2013 Gran Reserva Julia Cortázar / Laura Márquez 8 episodes La 1
Mario Conde. Los días de gloria Paloma Aliende TV movie Telecinco
2014 Con el culo al aire Sofía Episode: "Episode #3.14" Antena 3
Isabel Margaret of Austria 7 episodes La 1
2015 Anclados Natalia 8 episodes Telecinco
2016 La embajada Ester Salinas 11 episodes Antena 3
2017 ¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? Herself Episode: "¿Qué fue de Jorge Sanz? Buena racha" Movistar+
2017–present La casa de papel Silene "Tokyo" Oliveira Main role Antena 3 / Netflix
2018 Snatch Inès 8 episodes Sony Crackle
2019 Paquita Salas Herself Episode: "B-Fashion" Netflix

Web Series Edit

Year Title Role Notes Channel
2015 Fashion Drama: las falsas apariencias Herself Vogue TV
2016 El Antivlog, especial de Navidad Herself Flooxer
2017 Fashion Drama: la muñeca vudu Herself Vogue TV

Music videos Edit

Year Song title Artist(s)
2008 El precio de la verdad Cinco de Enero
2013 Heartbreaker Auryn
Lo importante Pignoise
2015 Mi Querida España Kiko Veneno, Rozalen
2018 Cuando Me Miras C. Tangana

Theatre Edit

Year Play Role Notes
2012 Perversiones sexuales en Chicago Deborah Main role

Awards & Nominations Edit

Year Award Category Work Result
2009 La Denominacion de Origen de la Mancha Young of the Year Fisica o Quimica Won
2010 Top Glamour Best New Actress Won
2011 Kapital Best Actress Won
2014 Sitges Film Festival Untameable Spirit Herself Won
Men's Health Awards Woman of the Year Won
2015 Alicante Film Festival Honor and Encouragement Award Won
2018 Premios Feroz Best Main Actress in a TV Series La casa de papel Nominated
2018 Atv Awards Best Actress Won
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