Kate del Castillo

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This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is del Castillo Negrete and the second or maternal family name is Trillo.
Kate del Castillo
Born Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo
(1972-10-23) October 23, 1972 (age 42)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actress
Years active 1978–present
Spouse(s) Luis García (2001–2004)
Aarón Díaz (2009–2011)
Parents Eric del Castillo
Kate Trillo
Relatives Veronica del Castillo (sister)
Ponciano del Castillo (half-brother)

Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo is a Mexican actress.


She made her acting debut in 1978 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 airing in several Latin American countries, as well as in La Reina del Sur for the Telemundo network and in other telenovelas as a leading actress

In 2002 and 2003, she embarked on an international tour alongside Argentinian actor Saul Lisazo with the play Cartas de Amor (Love Letters). 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.[1][2] 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.[3]

Personal life[edit]

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


Year Title Role Notes and Awards
1978 Los de abajo N/A
1983 Las sobrinas del diablo
1990 El último escape Bárbara
1991 Ambición sangrienta N/A
Violencia en altamar Video
1993 Sendero mortal video
1994 Amor que mata
1997 Educación sexual en breves lecciones Ana
Reclusorio Estrella Uribe Segment "Sangre entre Mujeres"
1999 Sendero mortal II N/A
2004 Avisos de ocasión Amanda
La Riviera Maya Kate TV movie, also executive producer
2005 American Visa Blanca Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva Award for Best Actress
Nominated - Ariel Award for Best Actress
2006 Bordertown Elena Diaz
Lime Salted Love Isabella Triebel
2007 Trade Laura National Hispanic Media - "Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture" award
The Black Pimpernel Consuelo Fuentes
Under the Same Moon Rosario National Hispanic Media - "Outstanding Performance in a Motion Picture" award
Imagen Foundation Award for Best Actress[9]
Nominated - Diosa de Plata for Best Actress
2008 Julia Elena
Bad Guys Zena
2009 Down For Life Esther
2010 The Miracle of Spanish Harlem Eva
2011 Without Men Cleotilde
K-11 Mousey
Redemption Jada
2014 No Good Deed Alexis
The Book of Life La Muerte Voice
2015 El Americano: The Movie[10] Rayito Voice
Year Project Role Notes and Awards
1991 Muchachitas Leticia Nominated - TVyNovelas Award for Best Female Revelation
1992 Mágica juventud Fernanda Nominated - TVyNovelas Award for Best Female Revelation
1994 Imperio de Cristal Narda Lombardo Nominated - TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Lead Actress
1995 Mujer, casos de la vida real N/A Episode: "Aunque parezca mentira"
1996 Azul Alejandra
1997 Alguna vez Tendremos Alas Ana Hernández Nominated - TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Lead Actress
1998 La Mentira Verónica Fernández Negrete Nominated - TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Lead Actress
2000 Ramona Ramona Moreno
2001 El Derecho de Nacer María Elena del Junco
2002 American family Ofelia
2009 Bajo la Misma Piel Miranda Murillo Ortiz
The Cleaner Josefina
Weeds Pilar Zuazo 6 Episodes
El Pantera Coco Season 3: "Viene Coco" (episode 5) and "Cosecha de amapolas" (episode 6)
2011 La Reina del Sur Teresa Mendoza "Diosa de Plata Dolores del Río" award[11]
People en Español Award for Best Actress[12]
CSI: Miami Anita Torres Episode: "Killer Regrets"
2012 Grimm Detective Valentina Espinosa Episode: "La Llorona"
2015 Dueños del paraíso Anastasia Cardona Main Protagonist
Year Web Role Notes
2009 Vidas Cruzadas Mariana Internet novela for Univision, also co-producer[13]


Awards and nominations
Year Award Category Nominated work Result
Premios TVyNovelas
Best Female Revelation
Best young actress
Imperio de cristal
Alguna vez tendremos alas
La mentira
Premios Ariel
Best Actress
American Visa
Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva
Colón de Plata for Best Actress
Premios Diosa de Plata
Best Actress
La misma Luna
Premios People en Español
Best Actress
La Reina del Sur
Best Couple (with Iván Sánchez) Nominated
Best Couple (with Rafael Amaya)


  1. ^ "Kate del Castillo una de los 50 más bellos". People en Español (in Spanish). 2011-04-24. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  2. ^ "Las 25 mujeres más poderosas". People en Español (in Spanish). 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2011-09-29. 
  3. ^ "5 Things To Know About Reina del Sur Star Kate del Castillo". People. 2011-03-25. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  4. ^ "Governments are hiding the cures for cancer and AIDS". Twextra (in Spanish). 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Mexican actress: Drug lord could be 'hero of heroes'". CNN. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  6. ^ "Del Castillo praises Guzman in Twextra posting". MSNBC. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  7. ^ "I believe more in El Chapo Guzmán than in the governments". Forbes. 2012-01-11. Retrieved 2012-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Kate del Castillo, la nueva cara de PETA," Huffpost Voces, May 11, 2012.
  9. ^ Kate del Castillo Biography on. IMDb. Retrieved 2011-09-04
  10. ^ Hopewell, John (20 May 2014). "‘El Americano 3D’ Kicks Off Pre-Sales at Cannes (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety (magazine). Retrieved 21 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "Kate del Castillo: de Reina del Sur a Diosa de Plata". Milenio (in Spanish). 2011-08-16. Retrieved 2011-09-04. 
  12. ^ "Arrasa Kate en Premios People en español". Quién (in Spanish). 2011-12-08. Retrieved 2011-12-09. 
  13. ^ "Kate del Castillo se 'enredará'". Cosmopolitan (in Spanish). 2011-08-31. Retrieved 2011-12-12. 

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