Leo Encinas Cruz is widely known as the first child and only son of actress Penélope Cruz and actor Javier Bardem. His father, Javier is known for playing the role of the psychopathic assassin Anton Chigurh in the Coen Brothers’ film, “No Country for Old Men (2007)”. He later received the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the movie. Also, Leo’s mum Penélope is recognized as the only Spanish film actress to have received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, in addition to being the only one to have won an Academy Award.
In this post, we wrote down all there’s to know about Leo Encinas Cruz. But, before that, take a quick look at his profile summary.
Full Name Leonardo Encinas Cruz Birth Day/AgeJanuary 12, 2011 (12 Years Old) Birth City Los Angeles, California, United States Nationality American Parents Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz Sister Luna Encinas Cruz Known For Being the Only Son of Actors Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz Aunt/Uncle Mónica Cruz/Eduardo Cruz Sánchez Jr. Current City Madrid, Spain Net Worth Not Estimated
Leo Encinas Cruz Biography
Leo Encinas Cruz was born Leonardo Encinas Cruz to Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz on January 12, 2011, at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles, California State, in the United States of America. Although he was born in the US, he was raised in the capital city of Spain, Madrid with his younger sister, Luna Encinas Cruz. Leo’s 12 years old and his zodiac sign is Capricorn while his lucky number is nine. Being a Capricorn, his best marriage match is Sagittarius, according to the Zodiac. He celebrates his birthday every 12th of January. To mark his second birthday, his parents took him to a marine theme park in Madrid, Faunia, on the 12th of January 2013.
Looking at Leo’s family bloodline and background, Pilar Bardem, Carlos Encinas, Encarna Sánchez, and Eduardo Cruz are the names of his grandparents. Antonella Cruz Sánchez and Pablo González Encinas are the names of his two cousins.Mónica Cruz, whom we have written about here, is the name of his famous maternal aunt – she is also a Spanish film actress. Eduardo Cruz Jr, a singer, is the name of his paternal uncle and Salma Cruz is the name of his half-aunt. Rafael Bardem and Matilde Muñoz Sampedro are the names of his paternal great-grandparents.
Leo’s parents are sensitive about letting their fame rub off their children, hence, they have continued to hide him and his younger sister, Luna, away from the spotlight since their birth. On December 2021, Penelope revealed during an interview with CBS Sunday Morning that she’d not allow any of her children to have access to social media until they must have turned 16, at the minimum. In her words;
“There is no protection for them, for brains that are still developing and how that affects the way they see themselves, how everything(sic) related to bullying, so many things that are not the childhood that we had,” she explained. Penelope also said her kids can’t use social media “until at least 16.”
Regardless of their secrecy, “the media” spotted him with his parents on several trips to places like Italy, Cape Town, Africa, and Disneyland.
Leo Cruz’s mother was pregnant with him when she was on the set of the blockbuster film, “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).” Leo’s aunt, Mónica Cruz, had to step in to act as his mother’s double towards the latter half of the shooting as the pregnancy had become more pronounced at the time. And, speaking about the pregnancy in a June 2011 interview, Penelope said;
“It is a revolutionary experience. That’s the best way I can describe it. It transforms you completely in a second. Nature is very wise and it gives you nine months to prepare, but in that moment, when you see that face, you are transformed forever. Even if you have heard from all your friends and family, ‘This is what’s going to happen,’ until it happens to you, it’s hard to understand in your soul.”
Leo Encinas Cruz Parents
Leo Encinas Cruz’s parents got married in 2010; making it more than 10 years of their marriage. They exchanged their wedding vows at a private wedding party that was held at a beach house in the Bahamas owned by their friends. Leo’s parents met each other for the first time in 1992 but did not declare an interest in each other until after they reunited in 2007. A year after their marriage they had their first child, Leo Encinas Cruz.However, Before Javier, Penélope was previously romantically involved with American film actor, Tom Cruise. The chemistry which led to their subsequent relationship was said to have started after the duo co-starred in a 2001 movie, Vanilla Sky – they split in June 2003.
Leo Encinas Cruz Mother
Leo Encinas’s mother, Penélope Cruz, was born Penélope Cruz Sánchez on April 28, 1974, in Alcobendas, province of Madrid, Spain. She’s currently 48 years old and grew up speaking Spanish and English languages. His mother features mostly in Spanish movies. And, since she started her career in the movies some decades ago, starred in over a hundred movies, including;
Everybody Knows (2018)
The Counselor (2013)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Vanilla Sky (2001)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011)
Leo Encinas Cruz Father
Leo Encinas Cruz’s father, Javier Bardem, was born Javier Ángel Encinas Bardem on March 1, 1969, in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, Spain. He’s 53 years old. His mother, Pilar Bardem (1939–2021; aged 82), was a Spanish actress, while his father, José Carlos Encinas Doussinague (1931–1995; aged 64), was the son of a cattle rancher who died of leukemia when he was about 26 years old. Javier’s parents divorced after his birth, so his mother was saddled with the responsibility of raising him and his two older siblings, Carlos Bardem and Mónica Bardem.
Away from that, Luna Encinas Cruz’s father, Javier Bardem, has been in the acting business for decades. And he has starred in more than a hundred movies and won several awards as a reward for his age-long contributions to the industry. These are some of the famous movies he appeared in;
Boca a boca (1995)
No Country for Old Men (2007)
Carne trémula (1997)
Everybody Knows (2018)
Jamón Jamón (1992)
Los lunes al sol (2002)
Mar adentro (2004)
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
To the Wonder (2012)
Leo Encinas Cruz Net worth
Leo Encinas Cruz is still in his juvenile years, so he doesn’t have a career or net worth. Regardless, his father, Javier Bardem, has a net worth estimated to be between $20 million and $30 million. His mother, Penélope Cruz, has a net worth estimated to be between $75 million and $85 million.
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