7 Lesser Known Facts About Diego Luna – The Mexican Actor And Producer

Diego Luna was raised in a home where acting is a family affair. As the offspring of Mexican parents who carved out a career in arts for themselves, it only took the actor a little time to conveniently join the family tradition. Stuffed to the brim, Diego has lent his skills to many television series and movies including but not limited to El Abuelo y yo, Y tu mamá también, Rogue One, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, The Book of Life, Elysium, Casanova and The Terminal. 

Luna skyrocketed to stardom after appearing as the male lead in the 2004 American dance romantic film Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. He has been raking in a huge sum of money in several showbiz circles since 1982.

Brief Bio

Luna is a popular actor, producer, and directed born in Toluca, Mexico, as Diego Luna Alexander, on December 29, 1979, with the sun sign Capricorn. He has a brother called Iván Amozurrutia and the name of his maternal grandpa and grandma are Robert Love Alexander and Margaret Elizabeth Spring. Further details about his family background and formal education are not readily available.

7 Lesser Known Facts About Diego Luna – The Mexican Actor and Producer

His Parents

The Canana Films co-founder is the son of Fiona Alexander (mother) and Alejandro Luna (father). Fiona, an English and Scottish descent, was a costume designer who spent her active years in the film industry. She died two years after she had Diego. Her husband is a renowned film/theatre/opera set artificer and promoter of arts and theatre. Luna owes his success in the field of art to father, who regularly brought him to the sets and also mentored him in several aspects of art.

Marital Status

Until March 2013, Diego Luna was married to Mexican model, singer, and actress Camila Sodi. The pair got married on the 5th day of February 2008 and sadly divorced five years later. Their marital relationship, however, didn’t end without children, as they share two kids Fiona Luna (born July 1, 2010) and Jerónimo (born August 12, 2008). Diego’s youngest child was named after his mother.

Born in Mexico City, Mexico, as Camila Ía González Sodi on 14th May 1986, Luna’s ex-wife was born to Ernestina Sodi and Fernando González. She is best known for her performance in the telenovela, Inocente de Ti. As a singer, she does Latin rock Indie pop.

Diego Luna
Diego, Sodi, and their kids

Recently, the actor has been linked to model Suki Waterhouse, who is twelve years his junior. Rumors about their relationship grabbed the headlines in January 2017 when they were caught having fun during a break in Mexico. After laying low for a couple of months, the duo was then spotted staying a week in the Big Apple (a city in New York), further reigniting rumors of a romance between them. Suki and Diego have been going strong with each passing day even though they are yet to confirm their relationship status.

Before the actor showed, model Waterhouse was previously in a romantic relationship with actor Bradley Cooper for two years, after which they called it quits in 2015 to allow Suki focus on her young career. Named Alice Suki Waterhouse after her birth on January 5, 1992, in Hammersmith, London, England, Luna’s girlfriend is the daughter of plastic surgeon Norman Waterhouse and cancer care nurse Elizabeth Waterhouse. The British blonde has a brother and two younger sisters.


Since the inception of his career, the hunky brunette has scored six awards and nine nominations. He bagged his first award at the Marcello Mastroianni Awards in the year 2002, the second at MTV Movie Awards in the same year, the third at the 2004 MTV Movie Awards for the work Nicotina, the fourth at the Critics Choice Awards for the film, Milk, the fifth in 2012 at Imagen Awards, and most recent in 2014 at the Audience Awards. His nominations all came between 2002 and 2017.

Net Worth

The multi-hyphenate has made a total of $4 million as net worth from his fields of endeavors which covers acting, film production and directing, theatre, and music. There is every tendency his net worth will outgrow its current figure since Diego is still very active in the showbiz circle.

Political Activism/Other Works

Luna once acknowledged that he owes his activism in politics to his father, who he said, taught him the importance of engaging in political issues and other things that affect the human race. The actor also shared that his father often keeps himself busy with the newspaper and regularly commented on issues in his native country.

As a social/political activist, he owns an organization known as Ambulante A.C alongside his longtime friend cum business partner García Bernal. The organization mainly focuses on bringing documentary films to some recommended areas and also hosts film festivals in Mexico and in the United States. In 2011, Ambulante A. C was decorated with the covetous Washington Office on Latin America Human Rights Award.

He is A Heart Ambassador

In 2018, Diego Luna was unveiled as the first Heart Ambassador by Surgeons of Hope for doing his best to bring accessible heart surgeries to Latin American kids.

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Body Measurements

The Mexican star’s height, weight, body statistics, and other features are recorded to be:

Height: 5 feet 10 inches

Weight: 75 kilograms

Arms / Biceps: 14 inches or 35.5 centimeters

Chest: 41 inches or 104 centimeters

Waist: 33 inches or 84 centimeters

Hair Color: Dark Brown

Eye Color: Dark Brown


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