Ivana Baquero(Actress Shannara Chronicles 2016)
Baquero was born in Barcelona, the daughter of Ivan Baquero and Julia Macías. She attended the American School of Barcelona, where she learned to speak fluent English, Spanish and Catalan. She graduated in 2012.
Baquero started acting professionally at the age of eight, playing a few small roles in a number of films before being cast in Pan's Labyrinth in 2006. The most notable of these early films is Fragile, in which she played a minor role alongside Calista Flockhart and Richard Roxburgh. She was in a number of other films including Romasanta and Rottweiler. She has also appeared on Spanish television on a few occasions.
From about 1000 young actresses, Baquero was picked to play the role of Ofelia in Pan's Labyrinth. The role of Ofelia was originally intended for a girl of the age of 8, but the script was altered to accommodate Baquero, who was 11 at the time. Afterward, she worked in various projects while still attending school.
In 2009, she played the title role in John Connolly's horror film, The New Daughter, with Kevin Costner, marking her first American role.
In 2015, Baquero was cast in The Shannara Chronicles, an MTV television adaptation of the Shannara novel series by Terry Brooks, in which she plays the role of Eretria; the show premiered in January 2016.
Film roles Year Title Role Notes
2004 Romasanta Ana
2004 Rottweiler Esperanza
2005 Fragile Mandy
2006 Pan's Labyrinth Ofelia/Princess Moanna Goya Award for Best New Actress
Imagen Award for Best Actress - Film
Premio ACE for Best New Actress
Newcomer Award for Female (Categoría Femenina)
Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor
Turia Award for Best New Actress
Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated—Butaca Award for Best Catalan Film Actress (Millor actriu catalana de cinema)
Nominated— Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Most Promising Performer
Nominated—Cinema Writers Circle Award for Best New Artist
Nominated—Young Artist Award for Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Actor or Actress
2008 The Anarchist's Wife Paloma (Age 15)
2009 The New Daughter Louisa James
2010 Absencia Lena Short film
2011 The Red Virgin Hildegart Rodriguez Short film
2013 Another Me Kaylie
2014 Gelo Catarina, Joana
2014 El Club de los Incomprendidos Meri
2016 Demonios Tus Ojos Aurora
Television roles Year Title Role Notes
2005 Maria i Assou Nicole Television film
2005 Films to Keep You Awake: The Christmas Tale Moni Television film
2016 The Shannara Chronicles Eretria Main role
Awards and nominations
2007: XXI Goya Award for Best Young Actress.
2007: Saturn Award for Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
2007: Premio de la Unión de Actores for Best Young Actress.
2007: Turia Award for Best Supporting Role (Female).
2007: Premio ACE Best Performance by a Younger Actor.
2007: Imagen Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor.