Najwa Nimri

Najwa Nimri

Highest Rated: 87% Open Your Eyes (1997)

Lowest Rated: 40% Room in Rome (2010)

Birthday: Feb 14, 1972

Birthplace: Pamplona, Spain

Sultry Spanish actress Najwa Nimri first came to fame as a singer/songwriter and quickly found her way into lead roles in some of Spanish cinema's sexiest exports in the late 1990s and early 2000s. In her mid-20s she formed the electro-indie pop band Najwajean with musician Carlos Jean. Since the group's debut she also released two solo records and appeared on a number of soundtracks while launching her acting career. Nimri's screen debut came with "Salto al vacío," also Daniel Calparsoro's directorial debut, which looked at poor inner-city Spanish barrios. From there she won the part of the suicidal and murderous Nuria in the thriller "Open Your Eyes," a role that would be filled by Cameron Diaz in the United States remake, "Vanilla Sky." This attention-grabbing performance next nabbed her the lead in Julio Medem's award-winning serendipitous romance "Lovers of the Arctic Circle." Nimri's performance won her a Goya nomination, a feat that she repeated in 2001 with her turn in Medem's island romp "Sex and Lucia." These roles made her one of Spain's premiere sex symbols in the 2000s and she consistently found work, some of it less racy: she was in the corporate mind-game film"The Method" in 2005 and in British director Ken Loach's post-Iraq War drama, "Irish Road" in 2010.

Highest rated movies

Open Your Eyes
Quién te cantará
Lovers of the Arctic Circle
Before Night Falls
Route Irish
The Gronholm Method
Sex and Lucia
The Tree of Blood




85% 77% Quién te cantará Lila (Character) - 2018
55% 56% The Tree of Blood Macarena (Character) - 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Wine of Summer Ana (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 32% Verbo Unknown (Character) - 2011
73% 52% Route Irish Marisol (Character) - 2010
40% 50% Room in Rome Edurne (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 50% Todo Lo Que Tu Quieras Unknown (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 43% Anything You Want Marta (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet 54% Mataharis Eva (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 17% Oviedo Express Bárbara (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet 33% Celia's Lives Celia (Character) - 2006
71% 70% The Gronholm Method Nieves (Character) $5.8K 2005
44% 82% 20 Centimeters Bunny (Character),
Original Music
$4.8K 2005
No Score Yet 26% Secret Agents Maria Menendez (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Plus Dam (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet 56% Utopia Ángela (Character) - 2003
No Score Yet 77% Stones Leire (Character) - 2002
71% 85% Sex and Lucia Elena (Character) $1.6M 2001
No Score Yet 60% Faust 5.0 Julia (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet 61% Asphalt Lucía (Character),
Original Music
- 2000
74% 84% Before Night Falls Fina Correa (Character) $4.2M 2000
82% 93% Lovers of the Arctic Circle Ana joven (Character) $504.2K 1998
87% 88% Open Your Eyes Nuria (Character) $368.2K 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jump Into the Void Alex (Character) - 1994


No Score Yet No Score Yet Holy Family Unknown (Character) 2022
No Score Yet 8% Insiders Host 2021-2022
No Score Yet 100% Vis a Vis Zulema (Character) 2015-2016 2018-2020