Who is Diego Luna and, what is Diego Luna net worth?
Diego Luna Net Worth: Diego Luna Alexander is an actor, producer, and film and television director of Mexican nationality. As of 2021, Diego Luna net worth is $15 million.
Diego Luna Alexander
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)|
|Net Worth:||$15 million|
|Profession:||Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Television producer, Presenter, Voice Actor|
December 29, 1979
|Birth Place:||Toluca, Mexico|
Biography of Diego Luna
Diego Dionisio Luna Alexander (December 29, 1979) was born in Mexico City, Mexico. Mexican actor and director considered one of the most versatile and outstanding artists on the Mexican scene. He started in the world of acting from an early age. At the age of eleven, he made his debut in the short film El Último Fin De Año (1991), by Javier Bourges. Later he was seen in soap operas such as El Abuelo y Yo (1992) and Ángeles sin Paraíso (1992). Once consolidated on the Mexican scene, he made his debut in American cinema with Before Nightfall (2000), a biopic about Reinaldo Arenas. He finally ventured into the world of film directing with Abel (2010), a film that was followedCésar Chávez (2014) and Mr. Pig (2016).
Family and beginnings
Luna was born into a wealthy family. His father is the renowned set designer Alejandro Luna and his mother was the painter Fiona Alexander, who died in a traffic accident when Luna was only two years old. Immersed from an early age in the world of the performing arts, due to the work of his father, Luna made his debut at just eleven years old in the short film El Ultimo Fin de Año (1991). Drama that was directed by Javier Bourges and had the participation of Rubén Márquez and Evangelina Sosa. A year later he made his television debut with the telenovela El Abuelo y Yo (1992), from Televisa. In this, he shared a set with one of his most appreciated friends, Gael García Bernal.
That same year, he acted in Ángeles sin Paraíso (1992), a soap opera on the Canal de las Estrellas, in which he worked with Evita Muñoz, Felipe Colombo, Patricia Bernal and Anahí, among others . He shot his first feature film, in 1994, Ambar. A film by Luis Estrada that was based on the work of Hugo Hiriart. In 1995, he was seen in Morena by Jorge Ramírez Suárez and Un hilito de sangre by Erwin Neumaier, a film that was based on the work of Eusebio Ruvalcaba. During the same period he worked on the soap operas, El Premio Mayor (1995), El Amor De Mi Vida (1998) and La Vida En El Espejo (1999).
At the end of the 1990s, he acted in the short Perriférico (1999), by Paula Markovitch, and in the films A sweet smell of death (1999) and El comet (1999).
Diego Luna’s acting career
After being known in the films of Luis Estrada, Gabriel Retes, and José Buil, Luna made his debut in American cinema with Before Night Falls (Before Night Falls, 2000), by Julian Schnabel. The biographical film focused on the life and work of the Cuban writer Reinaldo Arenas, who is known for his novels, Celestino before dawn (1967) and The palace of the most white skunks (1977). In the film Luna, he shared with renowned Hollywood actors such as Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp, Lia Chapman, and Sean Penn.
In 2001, Luna achieved international fame with Y Tu Mamá Tambien , a film by Alfonso Cuarón in which he starred with Maribel Verdú and Gael García Bernal. After its release, the film received numerous accolades from critics, even being nominated for the Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. For this, Luna received the Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Young Actor. He later worked with Bernal on Fidel (2002), a David Attwood biopic. At that time, Luna settled in Hollywood with Frida (2002), by Julie Taymor, Vampires: Los Muertos (2002), by Tommy Lee Wallace, Open Range (2003), by Kevin Costner, Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights (2004), by Guy Ferland and La Terminal (2004), by Steven Spielberg.
working in Mexican films
At the same time, he would be seen working in Mexican films such as Dark Cities (2002), by Fernando Sariñana, Nicotina (2003), by Hugo Rodríguez, A Wonderful World (2006), by Luis Estrada and Only God Knows (2006), by Carlos Bolado. Luna worked on these films with Alice Braga, Marta B elaustegui, Cecilia Suárez, Alejandro Tommasi and Alonso Echánove, among others. He later worked with Denis Lavant on Mister Lonely (2007) and with Sean Penn on Milk (2008), a biographical film that focused on the life and work of LGBT + activist Harvey Milk. In 2010, he played Guadalupe Victoria in the Mexican series Gritos de muerte y libertad , a historical drama in which Luis Gerardo Méndez, Dagoberto Gama, Antonio de la Vega, Tiaré Scanda, Emilio Echevarría and Miguel Rodarte also starred .
That same year, he ventured as a film director with Abel (2010), a dramatic film starring a child who assumes the responsibilities of an adult by losing his father. After its release, the film received positive reviews, even winning the Ariel Award for Best Original Screenplay. Shortly after, he returned with a biography of the peasant leader, César Chávez (2014), a film that was followed by Mr. Pig (2016), a drama that starred Danny Glover, José María Yazpik, and Maya Rudolph. At the same time that he made himself known as a director, Luna worked on the films Elysium (2013), I stay with you (2014), and Blood Father (2016). In addition, He was first seen playing Cassian Andor in the Star Wars Saga spin-off, Rogue One (2016).
He later worked with Ellen Page on Flatliners (2017), a remake of Joel Schumacher’s film of the same name. Between 2018 and 2019, he was seen playing Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo, head of the Guadalajara Cartel in the popular Netflix series, Narcos: México. He recently worked alongside Keira Knightley and Luke Wilson in Berlin, I Love You (2019), by Dianna Agron and Peter Chelsom. Luna is currently part of the cast of A Rainy Day in New York and Wander Darkly, films that are expected to be released this year.
Diego Luna was married to Mexican actress Camila Sodi (2008-13), with whom he had two children: Jerónimo (2008) and Fiona (2010). Currently, he has been linked to model Suki Waterhouse, former partner of actor Bradley Cooper.