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Oona Chaplin

Oona Chaplin in 2016
Born Oona Castilla Chaplin
(1986-06-04) 4 June 1986 (age 30)
Madrid, Spain
Nationality Spanish
Alma mater Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation Actress, Television Actress
Years active 2007–present
Parent(s) Patricio Castilla
Geraldine Chaplin
Relatives

Charlie Chaplin
(maternal grandfather)
Oona O’Neill
(maternal grandmother)
Eugene O’Neill
(maternal great-grandfather)

As I don't know what life would be like without my Chaplin connections, I work with them. I'm just really happy it's a family I can be proud of; it's not as if I'm related to some Z-list celebrity.
Oona Chaplin
I have to go through auditions, and my surname has got me into rooms, but I'll never know if it gets me any jobs. There's a lot of sexism and objectification, and a lot of people put you down.
Oona Chaplin
I love boxing. I box in a local boxing gym in London. I usually spar. But I've done two fights and I lost both of them admirably. I didn't realize how much it would hurt for them to actually hit me.
Oona Chaplin
Watching yourself on screen is always a little weird, but I didn't cringe when I saw myself on 'The Hour.' It actually exceeded my expectations; every shot looks like a vintage postcard and even my most brutally honest friends have said they think it's good.
Oona Chaplin
I'm a big fan of David Attenborough, who I think is the most adventurous of the nature program presenters.
Oona Chaplin
My mother doesn't have much of a social life with other A-list people. Which in a way I'm very grateful for, because if I do make something of my career I will be able to say it wasn't because I was a Chaplin.
Oona Chaplin
People think that I can just walk into a room and get a job, but of the 200 interviews and auditions I go through a year, I may get three yeses. I just have to use my sense of humour to get me through.
Oona Chaplin
I loved being on stage, but I told myself that if I didn't get into RADA, I wouldn't pursue an acting career. I did get in, though, and that was that.
Oona Chaplin
I'm part Cuban, so anything with a good beat like Rumberos de Cuba gets me going.
Oona Chaplin
My flat in Ladbroke Grove, west London, is in the best building in the world. It's like a commune – everyone gets on – and on Friday evenings I often cook us all dinner.
Oona Chaplin
When people say 'Charlie Chaplin' I still think now of the guy in the moustache and bowler hat and funny walk – I don't think of an old man who was my grandfather.
Oona Chaplin
I don't buy things now, I buy plane tickets. The only thing I want is to make enough money to be able to travel with my children.
Oona Chaplin
My grandmother died in 1991 and I was born in '86. We only met once, but I didn't speak English and she didn't speak Spanish – so we had a communication problem.
Oona Chaplin