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Camila Morrone is poised to have a breakout in 2020. After earning raves for her performance in last year’s indie Mickey and the Bear and secretly seeing Leonardo DiCaprio since late 2017, the 22-year-old’s name is one you’ll want to remember. Below, all you should know about the model, actress, and latest lady in DiCaprio’s life.
Her breakout role came in last year’s Mickey and the Bear.
The Buenos Aires-born performer comes from a family of performers including her father Maximo, a former supermodel and mother Lucia Solá, an actress. Despite growing up with parents in show business and even attending the high school that inspired Beverly Hills 90210, Morrone told the Los Angeles Times she resisted acting:
“I saw them struggle their whole lives to be financially independent actors, and seeing them go through that, I was kind of turned off to it,” Morrone recalled. “There was so much angst around acting, and it was such a topic of conversation — never knowing where your next paycheck is going to come from. I thought: ‘I’m going to go to college. I’m going to have a normal 9-to-5 job.’ And of course, I ended up exactly like them.”
After supporting roles in the James Franco-directed film Bukowski and 2018’s Death Wish alongside Bruce Willis, her breakout came in 2019. In the indie Mickey and the Bear, she played the titular Mickey, a high school senior taking care of her family in small town Montana. The performance garnered comparisons to Jennifer Lawrence’s role in Winter’s Bone, for which Morrone told the LA Times, “I definitely don’t let any of it go to my head. I think the biggest thing is not believing any of your press.”
She’ll next star in the Amazon series Daisy Jones & The Six.
Morrone’s next major role will come in the Reese Witherspoon-produced Amazon series Daisy Jones & The Six. She’ll co-star in the musical series, based on the 2019 novel of the same name, alongside Riley Keough. Morrone will play Camila, the girlfriend of lead singer Billy Dunne, and, per Deadline, “the band’s center of gravity.” In the series, “she follows the love of her life in his pursuit of rock stardom only to discover her own potential along the way.”.
Morrone is also a model.
According to W Magazine, Morrone is signed to IMG and made her runway debut in 2016 at Moschino’s 2017 resort show. She’s also graced the cover of Vogue Turkey and modeled in campaigns for brands including Coach and Topshop.
She told the LA Times that balancing modeling and acting can be challenging. “I felt so ashamed of my modeling history when I first got into acting, so I tried to hide that part of my life, because I didn’t want to be looked at as too sexy for a role,” she explained. “I’ve heard, ‘Oh, she’s not homey-looking,’ or ‘too voluptuous’ or — I don’t want to say sexy, because then I sound like I think of myself that way — which I don’t — but that’s often times it.”
She’s been linked to Leo DiCaprio since late 2017.
Morrone was first spotted with the Oscar winner in December 2017 while shopping at Barney’s in Los Angeles. Us Weekly reported that the pair were “hooking up” months after his May split with model Nina Agdal. Reliably, considering DiCaprio’s dating history, people questioned the more than two-decade age gap between Morrone and DiCaprio, 45.
In July 2019 she shared vintage photos of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart, who had a 25-year age gap, with the caption “A love like this.” When her followers interpreted the post as commentary on her own rumored romance, she defended her relationship on Instagram Stories.
She later told Los Angeles Times, “There’s so many relationships in Hollywood — and in the history of the world — where people have large age gaps,” adding, “I just think anyone should be able to date who they want to date.” Morrone also addressed the attention her and DiCaprio received saying, “I probably would be curious about it too.” However, she explained, “I think more and more now that people are seeing the film, I’m slowly getting an identity outside of that,” she said. “Which is frustrating, because I feel like there should always be an identity besides who you’re dating. … I understand the association, but I’m confident that will continue to slip away and be less of a conversation.”
She has famous friends—and a celebrity relative.
Morrone has 2 million Instagram followers and regularly hangs out with other famous faces, including models Hailey Baldwin, Elsa Hosk, and Martha Hunt. During a recent appearance on The Late Show with James Corden she even spoke about scoring an invite to Adele’s birthday party.
The actress has experience with the celebrity set, as her stepfather is Oscar winner Al Pacino. According to W Magazine, Pacino and DiCaprio are “old family friends,” which may have played a role in matchmaking his stepdaughter.