Family and early life
She went to Institut Maragall, a high school in Barcelona, and she started to study theatre while she was taking some courses of music and languages.
She had to substitute the actress Elvira Noriega in the play Medea, that was her first great success.
She married the actor Armando Moreno, who would later become her manager. They both founded a theatre company in 1959, which started in the Teatro Recoletos in Madrid.
Teatre Núria Espert, Sant Andreu de la Barca, Barcelona
As a tribute to this actress, the city of Fuenlabrada named a theatre "Sala Municipal de Teatro Núria Espert".