Kate del Castillo

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Kate del Castillo
Kate-del-Castillo-22.jpg
BornKate del Castillo Negrete Trillo
(1972-10-23) October 23, 1972 (age 41)
Mexico City, Mexico
OccupationActress
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Luis García (2001–2004)
Aarón Díaz (2009–2011)
Website
katedelcastillo.us
 
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Kate del Castillo
Kate-del-Castillo-22.jpg
BornKate del Castillo Negrete Trillo
(1972-10-23) October 23, 1972 (age 41)
Mexico City, Mexico
OccupationActress
Years active1980–present
Spouse(s)Luis García (2001–2004)
Aarón Díaz (2009–2011)
Website
katedelcastillo.us

Kate del Castillo (born October 23, 1972) is a Mexican actress.

Life and career[edit]

Del Castillo is the daughter of Kate Trillo and Eric del Castillo, a legend of the Mexican cinema's golden era and a former soap opera actor himself. Del Castillo also has two other siblings; a sister Verónica, and a half-brother Ponciano, from her father's side.

She made her acting debut in 1980 when she took part in a film called The Last Escape. She became well known in 1991 when she starred as Leticia in Muchachitas, a telenovela that was very popular all over Latin America. Muchachitas in particular reached the top audience spots in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Peru, and among Hispanic audiences in the United States. She also participated in other very successful telenovelas as a leading actress.

In 2002 and 2003, she embarked on an international tour alongside Argentinian actor Saul Lisazo, another well-known figure in Mexico, with their play Cartas de Amor (Love Letters).

In 2009, del Castillo was appointed Ambassador for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights and the following year she helped launch the Blue Heart Campaign in order to raise awareness and fight human trafficking.[1]

In November 2007, she was named one of the "Stars of the Year" and in 2011 one of the "25 most influential women" and "50 most beautiful" by People en Español magazine.[2][3]

Recently starred in the highly successful series La Reina del Sur for Telemundo network.

Personal life[edit]

On February 3, 2001, she married football player Luis García. The marriage was dissolved on September 1, 2004. Del Castillo lives in Los Angeles. On August 22, 2005, it was reported by the LAPD that del Castillo's new house, in Los Angeles, had been broken into by thieves, who took some jewelry from the actress. del Castillo was in Los Angeles filming Bordertown, a film about the deaths in Ciudad Juárez, alongside Jennifer Lopez, when the robbery occurred. In August 2009, del Castillo married Aarón Díaz in a Las Vegas ceremony. On July 26, 2011, it was announced that Kate and Díaz were separating.

On January 9, 2012 Del Castillo posted controversial support for drug trafficker Chapo Guzman on her Twextra page, stating "Today I believe more in the Chapo Guzmán [than in] government that hides painful truths from me, who hide the cure for cancer, AIDS, etc.. for their own benefit and wealth."[4][5][6][7] Later in the year, she posed in a PETA ad campaign, encouraging pet owners to "fiercely protect" their dogs and cats by keeping them indoors.[8]

In an interview with the Cristina Show, Kate mentioned that her favorite band is the English band Duran Duran.

She was a good friend with Emma Laura.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Web
YearWebRoleNotes
2009Vidas CruzadasMarianaInternet novela for Univision, also co-producer[10]
Television
YearProjectRoleNotes and Awards
1991MuchachitasLeticiaNominated - TVyNovelas Award for Best Female Revelation
1992Mágica juventudFernandaNominated - TVyNovelas Award for Best Female Revelation
1994Imperio de CristalNarda LombardoNominated - TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Lead Actress
1995Mujer, casos de la vida realN/AEpisode: "Aunque parezca mentira"
1996AzulAlejandra
1997Alguna vez Tendremos AlasAna HernándezNominated - TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Lead Actress
1998La MentiraVerónica Fernández NegreteNominated - TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Lead Actress
2000RamonaRamona Moreno
2001El Derecho de NacerMaría Elena del Junco
2002American familyOfelia
2009Bajo la Misma PielMiranda Murillo Ortiz
The CleanerJosefina
WeedsPilar Zuazo6 Episodes
El PanteraCocoSeason 3: "Viene Coco" (episode 5) and "Cosecha de amapolas" (episode 6)
2011La Reina del SurTeresa Mendoza"Diosa de Plata Dolores del Río" award[11]
People en Español Award for Best Actress[12]
CSI: MiamiAnita TorresEpisode: "Killer Regrets"
2012GrimmDetective Valentina EspinosaEpisode: "La Llorona"


Film
YearTitleRoleNotes and Awards
1978Los de abajoN/A
1983Las sobrinas del diablo
1990El último escapeBárbara
1991Ambición sangrientaN/A
Violencia en altamarVideo
1993Sendero mortalvideo
1994Amor que mata
1997Educación sexual en breves leccionesAna
ReclusorioEstrella UribeSegment "Sangre entre Mujeres"
1999Sendero mortal IIN/A
2004Avisos de ocasiónAmanda
La Riviera MayaKateTV movie, also executive producer
2005American VisaBlancaFestival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Ariel Award for Best Actress
2006BordertownElena Diaz
Lime Salted LoveIsabella Triebel
2007TradeLauraNational Hispanic Media - "Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture" award
The Black PimpernelConsuelo Fuentes
Under the Same MoonRosarioNational Hispanic Media - "Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture" award
Imagen Foundation Award for Best Actress[13]
Nominated - Diosa de Plata for Best Actress
2008JuliaElena
Bad GuysZena
2009Down For LifeEsther
2010The Miracle of Spanish HarlemEva
2011Without MenCleotilde
K-11Mousey
RedemptionJada
2014No Good DeedTBAPost-production
El Americano: The Movie [14]RayitoVoice
Post-production

Awards[edit]

Awards and nominations
YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1992
Premios TVyNovelas
Best Female Revelation
Muchachitas
Nominated
1995
Best young actress
Imperio de cristal
Won
1998
Alguna vez tendremos alas
Nominated
1999
La mentira
2005
Premios Ariel
Best Actress
American Visa
2006
Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva
Colón de Plata for Best Actress
Won
2008
Premios Diosa de Plata
Best Actress
La misma Luna
Nominated
2011
Premios People en Español
Best Actress
La Reina del Sur
Won
Best Couple (with Iván Sánchez)Nominated
Best Couple (with Rafael Amaya)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "5 Things To Know About Reina del Sur Star Kate del Castillo". People. 2011-03-25. Retrieved 2011-09-04.  (English)
  2. ^ "Kate del Castillo una de los 50 más bellos". People en Español. 2011-04-24. Retrieved 2011-09-04.  (Spanish)
  3. ^ "Las 25 mujeres más poderosas". People en Español. 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-09-29.  (Spanish)
  4. ^ "Governments are hiding the cures for cancer and AIDS". Twextra. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-01-09.  (Spanish)
  5. ^ "Mexican actress: Drug lord could be 'hero of heroes'". CNN. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-11.  (English)
  6. ^ "Del Castillo praises Guzman in Twextra posting". MSNBC. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-11.  (English)
  7. ^ "I believe more in El Chapo Guzmán than in the governments". Forbes. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-11.  (English)
  8. ^ "Kate del Castillo, la nueva cara de PETA," Huffpost Voces, May 11, 2012.
  9. ^ Muchachitas Como Tú: las muchachitas de hoy
  10. ^ "Kate del Castillo se 'enredará'". Cosmopolitan. 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2011-12-12.  (Spanish)
  11. ^ "Kate del Castillo: de Reina del Sur a Diosa de Plata". Milenio. 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2011-09-04.  (Spanish)
  12. ^ "Arrasa Kate en Premios People en español". Quién. 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2011-12-09.  (Spanish)
  13. ^ Kate del Castillo Biography on. IMDb. Retrieved 2011-09-04 (English)
  14. ^ Presentan “El Americano: The Movie”, coproducción México-EUA - Yahoo TV. Yahoo! TV. September 26, 2013

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