Paz De La Huerta

Date of Birth
3 September 1984, New York City, New York, USA
Mini Biography
Born and raised in New York City, Paz de la Huerta has been acting since the age of four, having trained at the SoHo Children's Acting Studio. Aside from acting, Paz is a skilled artist, designer, and writer who enjoys listening to punk rock music. She currently resides in Tribeca, New York, with her mother and sister.
Trade Mark
Combat boots and leopard skirt
Likes punk rock.
Has a sister, Rafaela (Rafa) born in 1982. Father lives on a ranch in Spain, mother works for the US, helping with birth control in third-world countries.
Appeared on the cover of the New York Times Sunday Magazine in October of 2003.
As a child, her first name was pronounced in the traditional Spanish way, which is "path," but as an adult, she changed it to be pronounced as it is spelled in English, which means the z is spoken.
Attended Buck's Rock Camp in New Milford, Connecticut.
Her name (Paz de la Huerta) literally means "Peace of the Orchard" in Spanish.
Was considered one of the 55 faces of the future by Nylon Magazine's Young Hollywood Issue.
Was born with a recurring cystic hygroma on her right side that grows back and needs to be removed again every few years. As of 2010, she has had seven surgeries for it since birth.
Was raised in Soho in the 1980s in an apartment beneath that of hard-partying art dealer Larry Gagosian, whose hot tub often leaked into her family's place.
Claims her father served in the French Foreign Legion.
Personal Quotes
[on advice that she avoid playing nudes scenes in future]: That's good advice, but I'm telling you, typecasting is typecasting. And I mean, look at Charlotte Rampling. She's a brilliant actress, and she's still getting naked for films. If I look like that at her age, I'll flaunt it.
Women have said the most malicious, disgusting things about me. But I know that when somebody comments about you, good or bad, it is 99 percent of the time their projection of how they feel about themselves. Even my own sister treats me worse than somebody would treat a rat. She actually likes rats, so worse than that.
Where Are They Now
Lives in New York City with her parents.