Full name: Adria Arjona Torres
Adria Arjona Torres was born on April 25, 1992 to her parents Leslie Torres, who is Puerto Rican, and Ricardo Arjona, who is Guatemalan, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She has two brothers, Ricorda and Nicolás. Her family moved to Mexico City when she was still a baby and they lived there until she was twelve. Her father is a Guatemalan singer-songwriter and took her on tour with him often, “allowing her to breathe art, music and a bohemian lifestyle” as Adria herself stated in her IMDb biography; and stated that her childhood reminded her of the Viggo Mortensen film Captain Fantastic in an interview with Vanity Fair. They moved to Miami, Florida in 2000, where she lived until she graduated high school. When Adria was eighteen, she moved to New York City to study acting at the Lee Strasburg Theatre and Film Institute. While in New York, she worked as a waitress and hostess in countless restaurants around the city.
Adria’s first acting credit came in 2012 in a short film called Loss, written and directed by Justin Omar Suarez. She landed her first guest role on the television series “Unforgettable”, playing Suzy Houchen, in 2014; followed by appearing in two episodes of “Person of Interest” as Dani Silva. In 2015, Adria appeared in her first feature film Wedding in New York (or Little Galicia), playing the role of Patricia. That same year, she booked her first recurring role as Emily in the second season of the HBO series “True Detective”, also starring Matthew McConaughey, Taylor Kitsch, and Colin Farrell. In an Interview magazine interview, she stated that when “you have the best people around you, you can’t go wrong—the only way to go wrong is to try to do it well… you have to live in the moment and take risks,” about her time on the “True Detective” set. Adria also appeared in an episode of “Narcos”, as Helena, before filming another short film called Eos.
She played the role of Kate in the 2016 thriller Anomalous, a film about a young schizophrenic who felt threatened by a presence he was unable to define turns up gruesomely dead in his bathtub. Later that year, Adria acted alongside Tony Goldwyn in The Belko Experiment, playing Leandra Florez. 2017 gave Adria her first starring role on a television series as Dorothy Gale in “Emerald City” in 2017, a modernized and steampunk telling of the classic story of The Wizard of Oz. Without real promotion behind it, the series only lasted ten episodes; yet she was nominated for Best Actress at the 2017 Imagen Foundation Awards for her role. She also lent her voice for the character Ramirez in the video game Fortnite that same year.
Adria worked alongside Scott Eastwood and John Boyega for the 2018 film Pacific Rim: Uprising, playing Jules Reyes. The film grossed over $290 million worldwide at the box office. She would next play Amanda in the comedy Life of the Party, starring Melissa McCarthy. In December, she began negotiations to portray the female lead in Marvel and Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff Morbius. In 2019, she appeared in the Netflix film Triple Frontier, starring Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac. She would next play Anathema Device in the Prime Video television mini-series “Good Omens”, starring David Tennant and Michael Sheen. In December, Adria starred alongside Ryan Reynolds in the Michael Bay-directed Netflix film 6 Underground, playing Five.
Early in 2020, Adria played a surgeon alongside Rosario Dawson, Oona Chaplin, and Joaquin Phoenix in the short film Guardians of Life, filmed to help Amazon Watch and Extinction Rebellion to support the fighting of climate disasters. In July, Adria and Giorgio Armani announced she would be the face of Armani’s new fragrance “My Way,” set for an August 10th launch online and an in-store launch on August 25th. In October, she appeared in an episode of the newest Hulu series “Monsterland” as Dana, a mermaid. The series revolves around encounters with different types of creatures where broken people are driven to desperate acts in an attempt to repair their lives, ultimately showing there is a thin line between man and beast.
Sweet Girl was released on Netflix in 2021, where she portrayed Amanda Cooper opposite Jason Momoa and Isabela Merced. The same month, Giorgio Armani released their newest fragrance “My Way: Intense” in which Adria also modeled for. Her next film Morbius in which she plays Martine Bancroft, co-starring Jared Leto, was slated for a July 31, 2020 release, but because of the coronavirus pandemic, the film was pushed back five times and was finally released in theaters on April 1, 2022. Though coming into mixed reviews, the film has grossed over $147 million worldwide by mid-April.
Adria joined the Star Wars Disney+ series “Andor”, starring Diego Luna, and is currently in post-production. Her next film will come as an HBO Max Original, where she stars in a Latin remake of Father of the Bride, also starring Andy Garcia, Isabela Merced, Gloria Estefan, and Diego Boneta. The film is expected to release on the streaming service on June 16, 2022. Adria also filmed a television series “Irma Vep” with Alicia Vikander and is officially being screened at Cannes in 2022. The series follows an American movie star disillusioned by her career and a recent breakup, who comes to France to star as Irma Vep in a remake of the French silent film classic, “Les Vampires.” She is also currently filming Los Frikis, which is based on the true story of teenagers who deliberately inject themselves with HIV to escape the oppression of “Special Period” Cuba.