Who is María Pedraza?

María Pedraza Morillo was born on 26 January 1996 under the zodiac sign of Aquarius, in Madrid, Spain. She’s a 26-year-old actress, dancer and model, probably best recognized for landing the role of Alison Parker in the Antena 3 / Netflix heist crime drama series “Money Heist” (2017), playing Marina Nunier in the Netflix thriller teen drama series “Elite” (2018), and featuring as Triana Marín in the Atresplayer Premium / Netflix drama series “Toy Boy” (2019-2021).

How rich is she, as of now? María Pedraza Net Worth

As of early 2022, María Pedraza’s net worth is estimated at over $2 million, acquired largely through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment as a professional actress, who has worked on 14 TV and film acting credits since she launched her career in the mid-2010s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

María Pedraza spent her early years in her hometown of Madrid, where she was raised with her sister named Celia Pedraza by their father who is an entrepreneur, and mother who’s a housewife; she hasn’t revealed their names to the public.

She holds Spanish nationality, belongs to Latin ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding her education, María attended a private high school in her hometown, then uUpon matriculation, she studied dance and ballet, and graduated from the Royal Conservatory of Dance Maremma.

Rise to Prominence

María Pedraza launched her professional acting career after being discovered through her Instagram account by famous Spanish filmmaker Esteban Crespo. He invited her to audition for the lead role of Laura for his directing debut, the romantic drama film “Amar: With You Until The End Of The World”.

She won the role, and starred next to Natalia Tena, Pol Monen, Nacho Fresneda and Greta Fernández. The film was released in 2017, premiering at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival. Her outstanding performance in the film led her to win the lead roles of Alba Ruiz Alonso and Cristina Romero in the teen drama thriller TV miniseries “Si Fueras Tú”, which was aired on rtve.es and the digital platform Playz in 2017. The series is based on the New Zealand series “Reservoir Hill” and follows the life of 17-year-old Alba who arrives in a new neighborhood and finds out that she is similar to another girl, Cristina, who disappeared six months earlier. She shared the screen with such actors as Óscar Casas, Lucía Díez, and Adrià Collado.

Worldwide Recognition

María Pedraza gained international recognition when she joined the main cast of the hit Spanish crime drama TV series “Money Heist”, also known as “La Casa De Papel”, in which she starred in the role of Alison Parker, daughter of the British ambassador to Spain. It was aired on Antena 3 in 2017, and later on Netflix from 2019 to 2021. The series was created by Álex Pina, and is about a group of thieves who try to rob the Bank of Spain and the Royal Mint of Spain. It stars such popular actors as Álvaro Morte, Úrsula Corberó, Itziar Ituño, and Pedro Alonso, among others. The series was critically acclaimed, and received several major awards, including the 2018 International Emmy for Best Drama Series.

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She then featured in the music video for Danna Paola’s song “Final Feliz” in 2018, before her next significant appearance later that year ,when she was chosen to play the lead role of Marina Nunier Osuna, sharing the screen with Itzan Escamilla and Miguel Bernardeau in the first season of the Spanish thriller teen drama TV series, “Elite”, which was created by Darío Madrona and Carlos Montero for Netflix.

Continued Success

María Pedraza’s next major role was in 2019, when she played Marta in the drama film “Who Would You Take To A Deserted Island?”, alongside Pol Monen and Andrea Ros.

The same year, she was cast as a dancer in the short musical film “Run”, which was written and directed by Sergio Abuja, then joined the main cast of the drama TV series “Toy Boy”, in which she starred in the role of Triana Marín alongside Jesús Mosquera, Cristina Castaño, and José de la Torre from 2019 to 2021. It follows a young stripper who wants to prove his innocence, since he was wrongly imprisoned for seven years for a crime he didn’t commit. The series premiered on Atresplayer Premium, and was then broadcast on Antena 3 and Netflix.

Concurrently, she continued to work on other projects – in 2020, she featured as Adela Ibáñez in the romantic drama film “El Verano Que Vivimos”, which was directed by Carlos Sedes and stars Javier Rey and Blanca Suárez. It was followed by her portrayals of Amanda in Fernando Colomo’s romantic comedy film “Polyamory For Dummies”, and Paloma in the psychological horror-thriller film “Ego”, both released in 2021.

Most recently, María Pedraza took the part of Irene in the thriller drama film “Dancing On Glass”, which was co-written and directed by Jota Linares. It’s announced that she will appear in the upcoming thriller “Awareness”, next to Lela Loren, Óscar Jaenada and Pedro Alonso.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

María Pedraza has long light brown hair and blue eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m), weighs around 121lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 33-26-34, bra size 38B, dress size 4 (US), and shoe size 5.5 (US).

Personal Life

María Pedraza became romantically involved with her “Money Heist” and “Elite” co-star Jaime Lorente while they were filming the latter in 2018. They were together for around two years, then split in late 2020. She then started a romance with Álex González, who is also a successful actor, known for his work on “Una Rosa De Francia”, “X-Men: First Class”, and “El Principe”.

Speaking about her current residence, she still lives in Madrid.

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