Leo Encinas Cruz is The Son Of Javier Bardem, Meet Him

Profile summary of Leo Encinas Cruz
  • Name: Leo Encinas Cruz
  • Date of birth: January 22, 2011
  • Age: 13
  • Ethnicity: Latino
  • Nationality: Spanish
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Leo Encinas Cruz’s Parents: Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem
  • Siblings: Luna Encinas Cruz
  • Famous for: Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem’s son

Leo Encinas Cruz is the son of popular Spanish actors Javier Cruz and Penelope Cruz. When a child is born into a celebrity home, he or she automatically becomes a celebrity and this, in turn, brings the person to the spotlight causing the general public to be interested in your everyday life and this has been the case for Leo. Peruse on to find more interesting details about the celebrity child.

How old is Leo Encinas Cruz?

Leo Encinas Cruz is currently 13 years old. As the son and firstborn of Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz who are well-known Spanish actors, it won’t be out of place to say Leo was born into a family of actors. He was named Leo Encinas and was born on January 22, 2011, in Madrid, Spain, to his parents Javier Cruz and Penelope Cruz who were just married for six months at the time of his birth. He was born at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles.

There is no information on his education and the schools he attended or is attending as that information is been kept private. This is common among celebrities who wish to give their kids a normal childhood as much as possible.

Does Penelope Cruz have a daughter?

Leo is not an only child as he has a sister named Luna Encinas Cruz who was born on July 22, 2013, at the Ruber International Hospital in Madrid, Spain. Penelope is the only sibling Leo has at this time and they have just two years between them as Luna is currently 10 years old.

Meet Leo Encinas’s parents

His parents are stars in the Spanish movie industry, as well as Hollywood with several credits to their names. Meet the amazing parents of Leo Encinas Cruz and his sister Luna.

Javier Bardem (father)

Javier Bardem whose full name is Javier Angel Encinas Bardem is a Spanish actor who came to the limelight in the 1990s for his acting skills. He won the Goya Award for Best supporting actor for his performance as a drug addict in Dias Contados (1994; Running Out of Time) and in 2008, he won his first Academy Award for playing the role of the psychopathic assassin ‘Aton Chigurh’ in the Coen Brothers modern western drama film titled No Country for Old Men. He also featured in other movies such as Carne tremula, Maradentro, Jamon Jamon, Boca a boca, Los lunes al sol.

The actor was born on March 1st, 1969 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands, Spain, into a family of actors and filmmakers which prompted his first movie appearance at the age of five. Javier studied painting for some time in Madrid before going ahead to focus more on his acting career.

Penelope Cruz (father)

Penelope Cruz whose full name is Penelope Cruz Sanchez is also into acting just like her husband. The Spanish actress was born on April 28th, 1974, in Madrid, Spain. The actress is known for portraying sultry characters and she must have been given those roles because of her beauty. She came into the limelight for her role as the motion-sick heroine in the 2000 movie titled Woman on Top.

Besides her acting skills, the actress is a good ballet dancer, having studied ballet for nine years at Spain’s National Conservatory and had training in classical and Jazz dance before going ahead to study theatre in New York City.

Her first movie role was in El Laberinto Griego (The Greek Labyrinth) and like her husband, she has also won awards in her career. In 2009, Penelope won the Oscar award for best supporting actress for her role in Woody Allen’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona which earned her the title of being the first Spanish actress to ever win an Academy Award.

Javier and his wife have worked on movie sets together

The couple has not just featured together in a movie but has also won awards together. They were nominated in the same year for an Oscar Award; Javier for his role as Desi Arnez in Being The Richardos and Penelope for her role as Janis Martinez Moreno in Parallel Mothers, making them go down in Oscars history as the Sixth married couple to be nominated for an Academy Award in the same year.

Javier and his wife have both featured together in movies like Lovin Pablo where Javier played the character of the Columbian drug lord Pablo Escobar and Penelope played the part of the journalist Virginia Vallejo – the lady Pablo was in love with in the movie. Another notable movie that featured the power couple is Everybody Knows which was released in February 2019.

Penelope Cruz in an interview with ET in early January 2022 hinted that she would love to do another musical but this time she wants to sing alongside her husband who she said has a good voice after watching him sing in the movie Ricardos.

Who knows the power couple might be gracing our screens with a musical in the nearest future.

How Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz met and got married

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Leo Encinas’ parents first met each other in 1992 on the set of the comedy-drama Jamon Jamon after which they did not see again until after 15 years when they got to work together again for the Woody Allen film Cristina Barcelona that was when they began their relationship after which by 2009, they were engaged and got married in 2010; the wedding took place in a beach house owned by a family friend in the Bahamas.

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The power couple always creates time for their kids

Parents play a huge role in the upbringing of their children but some, due to their profession and social status, fail to make out time for their kids. Leo Encinas’ parents are actually not like some regular celebrity parents who are too busy to spend time with their kids and get involved in their upbringing.

Javier Cruz and his wife are parents who always make out time despite their busy schedules; they ensure that their profession never takes away their family time as that is the most important aspect of their life according to the actors.

Leo Encinas is not on any social media platform

Leo Encinas is presently not on any social media platform as this was made known by his mother Penelope Cruz who opened up in an interview saying she has refused her children to be on any social media platform until they come of age to handle the hassles that come with being in the eyes of the public.

The 50-year-old movie star does not really buy into the idea of always being on social media because of the effect she feels it has on people’s mental health, especially when you are a celebrity or a celebrity’s child.

What is Leo up to presently?

For now, the young Leo Encinas Cruz is focused on his academics as he is yet to decide on a career path and is still enjoying his childhood. Coming out from such a family full of talents, we are very sure Leo and his sister are gifted. We keep watching out for Leo Encinas.

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