Ariel López Padilla

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Ariel López Padilla
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Ariel López Padilla

(1962-08-12) August 12, 1962 (age 56)
ChildrenMaria Lopez Levy, Santiago Lopez Mancilla, Julia Lopez Mancilla

Ariel López Padilla (born August 12, 1962 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican actor.

When young, he showed an interest for acting. Dunia Zaldívar, his aunt and who already counted with some years as an actress, shared with him acting techniques, selected literature, examples and other guides that introduced him formally and with a lot of affection to this art.

He studied the career of performance arts at the Universidad de Guadalajara and participated in several productions where he quickly became distinguished, especially in comic papers. Later he was hired as a dancer by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (I.N.B.A.) in Mexico City. He has taken courses and workshops in Mexico , Cuba, France, Germany, United States and the former USSR, where he auditioned for the Bolshoi Ballet in the capital, Moscow.

He gave up at I.N.B.A. as a dancer to participate in the production of Cats The Musical. He enrolled to Televisa’s Centro de Educación Artística. Ariel was discovered by Eugenio Cobo, CEA's Principal, allowing him to have his first sporadic but constant appearances in multiple TV shows and eventually to take his first main papers in soap operas like La Pícara Soñadora (Dir. Raquel Parot, Prod. Valentin Pimstein) y De frente al sol (Dir. Miguel Corcega, Prod. Carla Estrada).

His jump to the fame came with the soap opera Corazón salvaje, the third adaptation to the TV screen of the novel written by Caridad Bravo Adams, directed by Alberto Cortez and produced by José Rendón.

Personal life[edit]

Ariel currently lives in Miami. He is married to a show business executive. He was previously married to Mariana Levy who died from a heart attack after a failed armed robbery attempt in Mexico City. With Mariana he had the opportunity to become father of a girl: María (born on March 28, 1996).


▪. Nada personal (2017 TV series)...Ricardo Trejo

▪. Rosario Tijeras (Mexican TV series)...Camilio Echegaray

Voltea pa' que te enamores (2014 TV series)...Aurelio Botel

Secretos de familia (2013)...Vicente Quiroz

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