Quick Facts of

  • First NameKate del Castillo
  • Net Worth$ 12 million
  • CareerActress

Kate del Castillo, a Mexican actress came to fame after portraying the lead cast in the telenovela Muchachitas in 1991 & later gained her first Hollywood role in Bordertown in 2009.

Professional since 1978, Castillo records 62 acting credits & tags herself in the list of millionaire personalities. As of December 2021, the actress owns a net worth of $12 million.

Way To Success: Breakthrough With ‘Muchachitas’

Raised in Mexico City, Kate was cast in the film The Last Escape and Los de abajo, the same year of her birth, in 1978. Later, at the age of 20, the Mexican actress got her acting breakthrough from the telenovela named Muchachitas (1991).

Starting from late 90s, del Castillo began to land in main roles in many telenovelas including Alguna vez tendremos alas (1997), La mentira (1998), Ramona (2000) and El derecho de nacer (2001).

In 2006, Kate del Castillo made her debut in the Hollywood industry from the movie Bordertown starring Jennifer Lopez, Martin Sheen, and Maya Zapata.

Then in 2009, she played Esther in the American movie Down for Life starring Jessica Romero, Danny Glover, and Snoop Dogg.

Some other notable movie appearances of Kate include K-11 (2012), No Good Deed (2014), All About Nina (2018) and El Chicano (2019).

Moreover, the actress appeared in TV series such as CSI: Miami (2011), Grimm (2012), Killer Women (2014) and the telenovela Dueños del paraíso (2015).

What Is She Doing Currently?

Meanwhile, as of December 2019, Kate del Castillo plays in the Spanish-language La Reina del Sur (2017- Present) and in the Netflix series Ingobernable (2017- Present).

Well, the 2-times divorcee is also set to star in the upcoming movie Bad Boys for Life (2020) alongside Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, Alexander Ludwig, and Charles Melton.

The cop-action comedy film is set to release on January 14, 2020.

How Much Salary Kate del Castillo Earns?

Without a doubt, Kate’s acting stint of over 4 decades surely grants her a huge sum of money. According to Celebrity Net Worth, the Mexican-American actress has a net worth of $12 million as of December 2021.

Currently based in Los Angeles, the 47-year-old Castillo earns in the figure of 6-digit figure that got her in the million-dollars company.

As reported, an actor in the United States gets a salary of $45,000- $57,000 per year.

Endorsement And Business Venture

With such fame, Kate surely gets an approach with lucrative endorsement deals. Well, she has appeared in the commercials for L’Oréal and Ford.

As of December 2019, the actress has over 7.6 million followers on Instagram while Twitter followers count 3.91 million. According to Influencer Marketing Hub, she surely earns $15,089 – $25,148 per sponsored post.

Also, in association with Vivanco Family, Kate del Castillo owns a brand of tequila named Honor del Castillo, launched on November 20, 2015. Currently, she is the spokesperson for the brand.

Active Charity Worker

In 2009, Kate del Castillo became an ambassador for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights

Associated with many non-profit organizations, the actress supports CHOC Children’s, PETA and Racing for Kids, supported by other celebrities like Keanu Reeves and Woody Harrelson.


Born on October 23, 1972, Kate’s birth name is Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico. She is one of the 3 children of the mother is Kate Trillo and father Eric del Castillo, a soap opera actor.

Her sister Verónica del Castillo is a journalist & has a half-brother Ponciano (from father’s side).

Is A 2 Times Divorce

Kate del Castillo was married 2 times in her life and divorced with both. She exchanged vows with Luis García, a Mexican footballer, on February 3, 2001, and later divorced with September 1, 2004.

Later, she married her second husband Aarón Díaz, a Mexican singer, in a Las Vegas ceremony on August 29, 2009. They divorced in 2012.

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Well, the actress was also dating Emilio Azcarraga Jean, the CEO of the Televisa Group & later Sean Penn from 2015- 2016

No update on her current relationship status is out.

Did you know? Kate helped Sean Penn interview Mexican drug lord El Chapo in 2015.

May Not Return To Mexico: Lives In Los Angeles, Why?

After being in a controversy with a relationship with drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman (which never got a strong proof), Kate was rushed to Mexican Consulate for further investigation.

However, none of the investigations got a substantial issue to hold Del Castillo & later, she got a petition for an injunction against any arrest related to the federal investigation into her ties with Joaquín Guzmán in February 2016.

As reported, the interrogation would only be effective if the actress lands in Mexico soil. 

But after that, Kate moved to the United States (took the US citizenship in September 2015) & has not returned to Mexico since. Currently, she resides in her house in Los Angeles, California.

Interesting Fact: The actress’ filming location for ‘Ingobernable’ was changed from Mexico to San Diego.