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She left the four-year drama course months before presenting her final thesis because Cuban graduates are forbidden from leaving the country without completing three years of mandatory service to the community.
The director visited de Armas's drama school and interrupted the sixteen-year-old during her audition to inform her that the role was hers.
As a teenager, de Armas had no internet access and had limited knowledge of popular culture beyond Cuba.
Her break out role came in the Eli Roth thriller Knock Knock starring opposite , she followed that up with another thriller with.
At age 18, she moved to , Spain and starred in the popular teen drama for six seasons from 2007 to 2010.