Rafael Amaya is a popular Mexican actor best known for his role in the Telemundo series El Senor de los Cielos. Amaya like many of his counterparts, followed his dreams at a very young age and has done nothing but get better and better over the years. Although he has his strengths in acting, the Mexican star has tested waters in the music industry. Learn more about Rafael below, including his bio, net worth, personal life, and other facts.
Rafael Amaya Biography (Age)
He was born on February 28, 1977, in Hermosillo, Mexico to his parents. Amaya was always inclined to arts; agile, and fun loving. He held on to these attributes of his from childhood in Mexico, to California where he later moved with his parents. As a teenager in the big city, he took up classes in music and theatre and got more acquainted with his career of interest. It may have been the burning passion for his field of interest but Rafael Amaya dropped out of college and tested waters in music afterward. He had joined a music band, the Palapa Band, but later left.
Afterward, he enrolled at the ‘Center for Artistic Education of Televisa’ and soon joined a new musical group, Garibaldi. With the group, he recorded two albums after which he left. Music seemed not to have done it for Amaya, he left and eventually ventured into acting. Rafael Amaya made his debut with the telenovela, La Casa en la playa in 2000 and in the following year starred in another, Sin pecado concebido.
He garnered wide popularity following his appearance in the 2001 TV series, Salome. Later on, he played a leading role in Amar otra vez, starring alongside Iran Castillo and Valentino Lanus in the same year. After that, Rafael was ready for movie adventures. His first movie was Desnudos in 2004. The talented actor then did a lot of short films and a few more series, before moving to Spain to feature in two series, Hospital Central and Doctor Mateo in 2011.
The actor took a long hiatus from acting and came back in 2013 and starred in Meddling Mom, a television film. Salome may have been successful but Rafael’s popularity and prominence grew immensely with his role in the telenovela, El Senor de los Cielos. His remarkable role as a drug trafficker in the series gained him significant recognition and accolades including the Favorite Lead Actor at the 2014 Premios Tu Mundo. It has indeed been an interesting journey for the actor.
His Net Worth
Rafael Amaya may not be the richest but his relevance and significance over the years speak volumes of his craft and where he is headed. The talented actor has a whopping net worth of $5 million. The Salome star makes his money from his numerous films and series. With the way he is going in the industry, Amaya’s reported net worth could become a trifling figure to the actor in the next few years.
Married: Who is the Wife?
Like most of his counterparts, Rafael Amaya has got lots of stories in his love diary. The actor was in a relationship with Mexican actress Ana Layevska. The used-to-be couple had met in 2006 while they were filming the series, Las dos Caras de Ana. The duo officially kicked off their relationship in 2007 and was engaged at some point. However, due to irreconcilable differences, they called it off in 2010.
Afterward, he moved on and started a relationship with another actress named Angelica Celaya. The couple became engaged in 2014 after Rafael popped the question. However the following year, they split following cheating reports on the side of Celaya. Amaya was subsequently reported to have moved on with Telemundo actress Kimberly Dos Ramos.
Height and Weight
The talented actor is known for his distinctive height which always draws him lots of attention. Amaya can hardly go anywhere unnoticed with his 6 feet 2 inches height (1.88 m). He weighs a proportional 84 kg (185 lbs) and has a light brown colored hair.
Other Facts to Know about the Actor
- Although Rafael Amaya made it huge with the telenovela El Se nor de los Cielos; he got his breakthrough from Salome where he portrayed Jose Julian one of the sons of Salome.
- Amaya portrayed a gay character in So the precipice which was his second experience in film.
- The actor was named in People en Español’s list of 50 Most Beautiful in 2011. In October 2015, he appeared on the cover of Maxim Mexico.