Dafne Keen

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Dafne Keen
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Dafne Keen at the 2019 San Diego Comic-Con.
Dafne Keen Fernández

(2005-01-04) 4 January 2005 (age 14)[1]
Madrid, Spain
  • Spanish
  • British
Years active2014–present

Dafne Keen Fernández (born 4 January 2005) is a British and Spanish actress who played the role of Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver in the television series The Refugees, and the mutant Laura Kinney / X-23 in the 2017 film Logan.

Life and career[edit]

Keen at the 2017 at the Berlin Film Festival

Keen was born in Madrid.[2] She is the daughter of British actor Will Keen, and Galician actress,[3][4] theatre director and writer María Fernández Ache.[5]

Keen made her acting debut in 2014 alongside her father Will Keen with the television series The Refugees, where she played Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver.[6]

Keen starred in the 2017 film Logan as Laura, the mutant child of Wolverine.[7]


Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2017 Logan Laura
2019 Ana Ana Filming[8]
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 The Refugees Ana "Ani" Cruz Oliver Recurring role, 7 episodes
2019 His Dark Materials Lyra Belacqua Main role; upcoming TV series

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Category Result Ref.
2017 Logan MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Duo (with Hugh Jackman) Won [9]
Chicago Film Critics Association Most Promising Performer Nominated [10]
Dublin Film Critics' Circle Breakthrough Artist of the Year Nominated [11]
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Best Youth Performance Nominated [12]
Seattle Film Critics Society Best Youth Performance Nominated [13]
2018 Houston Film Critics Society Best Supporting Actress Nominated [14]
Critics' Choice Movie Awards Best Young Performer Nominated [15]
London Film Critics Circle Young British/Irish Performer of the Year Nominated [16]
Empire Awards Best Female Newcomer Won [17]
Saturn Awards Best Performance by a Younger Actor Nominated [18]


  1. ^ "Dafne Keen on Instagram: "Had the best 14th birthday ever on the 4th!!!! 🖤 I couldn't post until now but it was AMAZING"". Instagram. 7 January 2019. Retrieved 7 January 2019.
  2. ^ "DAFNE KEEN, LAS NUEVAS GARRAS DE LOBEZNO". Fotogramas (in Spanish). 24 April 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  3. ^ "La hija de Lobezno es gallega". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 11 May 2017. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  4. ^ "La actriz verinense Dafne Keen protagoniza la serie más cara de la historia de la BBC británica". La Voz de Galicia (in Spanish). 28 September 2018. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  5. ^ "Logan's Dafne Keen: cutting her teeth – and claws – on the big screen as X-23". The Guardian. 16 February 2017. Archived from the original on 3 March 2017.
  6. ^ Levine, Daniel S. (20 October 2016). "Dafne Keen as X-23: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know". Heavy.com. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  7. ^ "'Logan' Image Teases Dafne Keen as Mutant X-23". Entertainment Weekly. 23 October 2016. Retrieved 24 October 2016.
  8. ^ "First look at 'Logan' star Dafne Keen and Andy Garcia in 'Ana'". 18 July 2017. Retrieved 9 September 2017.
  9. ^ Bell, Crystal (6 April 2017). "Here Are Your 2017 MTV Movie & TV Awards Nominations: See The Full List". MTV. Retrieved 7 April 2017.
  10. ^ Childress, Erik (10 December 2017). ""Call Me By Your Name" and "The Shape of Water" lead 2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Nominees". Chicago Film Critics Association. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  11. ^ The Irish Independent Editors (14 December 2017). "The critics have spoken – Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards announced for 2017". The Irish Independent. Retrieved 14 December 2017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  12. ^ Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Editors (6 December 2017). "The 2017 WAFCA Awards". Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association. Retrieved 7 December 2017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  13. ^ Seattle Film Critics Society Editors (11 December 2017). "'Blade Runner 2049' Leads the 2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Nominations". Seattle Film Critics Society. Retrieved 11 December 2017.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  14. ^ Stone, Sasha (12 December 2017). "Houston Film Critics Release Nominations". Awards Daily. Retrieved 12 December 2017.
  15. ^ Hammond, Pete (6 December 2017). "Critics' Choice Awards Nominations: 'The Shape Of Water' Leads With 14; Netflix Tops TV Contenders". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 6 December 2017.
  16. ^ Lodge, Guy (19 December 2017). "'Three Billboards,' 'Phantom Thread' Lead London Critics' Circle Nominations". Variety. Retrieved 2 January 2018.
  17. ^ Travis, Ben (18 January 2018). "Star Wars The Last Jedi and Thor Ragnarok Lead Empire Awards 2018 Nominations". Empire.
  18. ^ McNary, Dave (15 March 2018). "'Black Panther,' 'Walking Dead' Rule Saturn Awards Nominations". Variety. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 15 March 2018.

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