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The Mexican-American movie star Kate Del Castillo is an award-winning actress who garnered wide recognition through her numerous stints in Mexican, as well as American movies. Starting her acting career in 1978, the amazing actress has starred in dozens of movies and television series. She is most popular for her appearance on the Telenovela series titled La Reina del Sur as well as Muchachitas, and Duenos del Paraiso, among others.

Amazingly, Kate has recorded several awards in her name; she was listed as one of the 50 Most Beautiful women by the People en Espanol Magazine. She was also named a representative for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights in 2009. Learn more about her bio, family life, celebrity facts, and awards below.

Kate Del Castillo’s Biography

The actress born as Kate Del Castillo Negrete Trillo on the 23rd of October 1972 in the City of Mexico. Kate was born to Kate Trillo and her husband Eric del Castillo who was a veteran actor well-known in Mexican Cinema and soap opera. The amazing actress developed an interest in the showbiz from a very young age which led her to participate in several shows and theatre performances during high school. She possesses a dual nationality of Mexico and American while she belongs to the white ethnicity.

Professional Career

Kate’s career started as early as 1978 when she was featured in the movie called The Last Escape. She garnered wide popularity in 1991 following her role in the telenovela series titled Muchachitas. The series was aired on several Latin American countries and she also starred in other Telemundo network series such as La Reina del Sur and series Dueños del Paraíso.

Castillo didn’t limit herself to acting along; she also made appearances in music videos such as Nieve de Día, Fuego de Noche, by Ricky Martin in 1995. Saul Lisazo an Argentine actor went on an international tour with Kate in 2002 and 2003 with the play Cartas de Amor (Love Letters). The actress has several accolades including Star of the Year in November 2007. She made the list of the 25 Most Influential Women in 2011. The beautiful actress was also recognized by the People en Español magazine which is a Spanish-language American magazine published by Meredith Corporation. The magazine first started as a Spanish-language edition People magazine in 1996.

In 2006, Kate became recognized internationally as she was featured in a Hollywood movie titled Bordertown. She was selected to be the ambassador of the Mexican Commission on Human Rights in 2009. She proved herself worthy of the position in 2010 when she saw through the launch of the Blue Heart Campaign for creating awareness and combating human trafficking. In collaboration with the Vivanco Family on the 20th of November 2015; Kate launched a new tequila brand named Honor del Castillo.

Additionally, Kate has starred in several advertising campaigns for the world’s largest cosmetics company L’Oréal and an American multinational automobile company Ford.

Kate del Castillo’s Family Life

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Castillo with her ex-husband Aaron Diaz

Kate del Castillo was born to Mexican parents Eric del Castillo and his wife Kate Trillo. Meanwhile, she is not the only daughter of her parents; she has two other siblings, Verónica del Castillo who is a journalist as well as a half-brother named Ponciano del Castillo.

While the amazing actress has been successful in her career, she also got an interesting love life. She has been married twice and equally divorced twice. Her first marriage was with a Mexican soccer player named Luis Garcia. The pair got hitched in 2001 after a brief relationship and three years of successful marriage, they went their separate ways. She went on to marry a Mexican actor named Aaron Diaz in 2009. After their wedding, their relationship didn’t last long before getting drowned in the muds. They went their separate ways two years later in 2011. Their divorce process was finalized in 2012.

Furthermore, Kate del Castillo has also been romantically linked with other famous stars including Emilio Azcarraga Jean and Sean Penn; as well as Demian Bichir and Ari Telch. Apparently, Kate has not made it down the aisle for the third time. She is currently focused on reaching the climax of her career.

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Celebrity Facts and Awards

The Mexican-American actress has been so wonderful since the inception of her career and she has recorded several awards in her name. In 1995, she won the best young actress award for her impressive performance on Imperio de Cristal. Kate equally received the Best Actress award in 2006 for her excellent work on American Visa. In 2008, she was honored with the best actress award for her work on La Reina del Sur, among others.

The movie star has starred alongside popular stars in the Hollywood including Jennifer Lopez; James Brolin, Idris Elba, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Chace Crawford, and Beau Bridges. Kate has been mixed in a bit of controversy involving the Mexican drug Lord named Joaquin Guzman Loera otherwise called El Chapo. Since 2016, the actress has not returned to her home country Mexico; this is due to a court order which seeks to arrest and interrogate the actress in connection to El Chapo.

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