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Diego Luna-Alexander was born on the 29th December 1979, in Mexico City, Mexico, and is an actor, producer and director. Diego is most famous for his role in the critically acclaimed 2001 drama “Y Tu Mamá También”. He is also known for his appearances in “Rudo y Cursi” as well as in Hollywood’s blockbusters “The Terminal” (2004), “Milk” (2008), “Elysium” (2013), “Blood Father” (2016) and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (2016).

Have you ever wondered how much wealth this Mexican star actor has accumulated so far? How rich Diego Luna is? According to sources, it is estimated that the total amount of Diego Luna’s net worth, as of late 2016, is $4 million, acquired through his career in the moviemaking industry which has been active since 1982.

Diego Luna Net Worth $4 million

Diego Luna was born to Fiona Alexander, a costume designer, and Alejandro Luna a set designer, and is of Mexican and British descent. His mother died when Diego was just two months old, so he was raised by his father, one of Mexico’s most acclaimed theater, opera and movie set designers today. Due to the nature of his father’s job, Diego spent a great deal of time on various acting sets in his childhood, so it so no wonder that Diego Luna was attracted to acting from an early age.

Diego debuted as an actor in 1982, in an uncredited role in “Antonieta”, Carlos Saura’s drama. In 1991, he starred in the short movie ” El Último Fin de Año” (The Last New Year) which was followed by a more demanding role in the popular telenovela ” El Abuelo y Yo” in 1992. He got his first more notable role in 1995, when he starred as Quinque, a troubled son of Laura León’s character in the Mexican soap opera “El Premio Mayor”. Diego Luna’s acting career began rising rapidly and he caught the eye of several casting directors, which led him to more memorable and higher paid roles as well. All these acting engagements provided the basis for Diego Luna’s now quite respectable net worth.

In 1999, Diego Luna was cast in the leading role of Victor in musical drama “El Cometa” (The Comet). Subsequently he starred as Ramón, the main character of Gabriel Retes’ drama “Un Dulce Olor a Muerte” (A Sweet Scent of Death). These roles were followed by that of Carlos in Julian Schnabel’s drama “Before Night Falls” (2000), featuring Javier Bardem, Johnny Depp and Sean Penn in the leading roles. However, the real breakthrough in Luna’s acting career occurred in 2001 when he got one of the main roles – Tenoch Iturbide – in the critically acclaimed drama directed by Alfonso Cuarón – “Y Tu Mamá También”; the movie was a real commercial success with over $33.6 millions earned at the box office. This role brought him a huge dose of popularity as well as the Premio Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Actor. Besides ranking him among the international movie stars, it also helped Diego Luna to increase his overall wealth by a large margin.

With his career on the rise, Diego Luna began appearing in more and more Hollywood movies. In 2002, Diego starred opposite Salma Hayek and Geoffrey Rush in the biographical drama about Frida Kahlo simply named – “Frida”. In 2004 he played the role of Javier Suarez, one of the main protagonists of “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights”. Later that year, alongside Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones, Diego appeared in Steven Spielberg‘s comedy/drama “The Terminal”. In “Milk”, the 2008 biographical drama about Harvey Milk, an American gay activist, Diego Luna had the memorable role of Harvey’s emotionally unstable lover, Jack Lira. In 2013, Diego Luna appeared alongside Matt Damon in the Sci-Fi blockbuster “Elysium”. It is certain that all these roles dramatically increased the size the overall net worth of Diego Luna.

The most recent acting engagements of Diego Luna include the 2016 action thriller “Blood Father” with Mel Gibson in the leading role, as well as one of the year’s most anticipated movies – “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in which Diego was cast as Captain Cassian Andor. A global opening weekend scheduled for the 16th December is expected to “crush” the box office with a sum estimated at $130 million. Doubtless these ventures have made a positive impact of Diego Luna’s overall net worth.

When it comes to his personal life, Diego Luna married fellow actor Camila Sodi in 2008, and with whom he has a son and a daughter, however, the marriage ended with a divorce in 2013.

Alongside his childhood friend Gael Garciá Bernal, also an actor, Diego Luna co-founded an organization and film festival – Ambulante A.C. whose goal is raising the popularity of documentaries. For their efforts, the organization was honored with Washington Office of Latin America Human Rights Award in 2011.

Quick Facts

Birth date: December 29, 1979
Birth place: Mexico City, Mexico
Height:1.78 m
Profession:Voice Actor, Film producer, Television producer, Film director, Screenwriter, Presenter
Nationality:Mexican
Spouse:Camila Sodi (m. 2008–20130 (m. 2008–20130)
Children:Fiona Luna, Jerónimo Luna
Parents:Fiona Alexander, Alejandro Luna
Siblings:Iván Amozurrutia
Awards:Premio Marcello Mastroianni Award for Best Actor (2001), ALMA Award for Special Achievement in Film (2014), Silver Ariel Award, Mexico (2011), Critics Choice Award (2009), Grand Jury Prize (2016)
Nominations:Awards Circuit Community Awards for Best Cast Ensemble (2008), Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain (2009), Gold Derby Award, Best Latin-American Film (2010), Goya Award, Blimp Award (2017)
Movies:"Y tu mamá también" (2001), "Abel" (2010), "Cesar Chavez" (2014), "Milk" (2008), "Nicotina" (2003), "The Book of Life" (2014)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Sang with Zoe Saldana on the song "No Matter Where You Are" for the soundtrack for The Book of Life (2014).
2Wife, Camila Sodi, gave birth to their second child, a daughter named Fiona, on July 1, 2010. The baby is named after Diego's mother who passed away when he was two.
3Wife, Camila Sodi, gave birth to their first child, a son named Jerónimo, on August 12, 2008. He weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 22 inches long.
4Met wife Camila Sodi on the set of The Night Buffalo (2007).
5Co-founder of the production company Canana Films [mx] along with childhood friend and fellow actor Gael García Bernal and Mexican producer Pablo Cruz. The company focuses on Mexican - and Latin American-themed features that deal with social justice issues.
6Was born in the same town as Fernanda Romero.
7His father is Mexican. His mother was British, of Scottish and English descent, and was the daughter of Robert Love Alexander and Margaret Elizabeth "Peggy" Spring.
8Good friends with Romola Garai.
9His favorite actors are Javier Bardem and Vincent Gallo.
10His favorite movies are Reservoir Dogs (1992) and Pulp Fiction (1994).
11Best friends with Gael García Bernal since childhood.
12His mother, Fiona Alexander, died in 1982.


Quotes

#Quote
1I thought I danced really well and everyone in Mexico did, but then we got here to Puerto Rico and I started to see everyone dancing and I got so depressed... I've been living a huge lie!
2When I was growing up in the theater, there were all these amazing girls telling me about the guy who broke their heart. And I was always wishing that it was me.
3If being a sex symbol means you have lots of sex, then I am glad to be a sex symbol. But in real life I'm not. That doesn't happen.
4When I was really young I used to lie a lot. Now I get paid to do it. I find sides I don't get to explore in real life. Like, I had to do a sex scene before I had sex. I was 13, 14, and it was my first love experience with 25 people in front of me. Acting is therapy. It keeps you in contact with your feelings.
5[when asked the most outrageous thing that's happened to him since becoming famous] Meeting kids who have been named Diego because of me. It's like [I want to say to the parents], "Oh, why are you doing that? If you're my fan, it's your problem, but it's not your son's problem!".
6[when asked what the most important thing is in life] That's easy: having someone to love and being loved. And having the chance to work with people I admire. Those are my priorities.
7[on Y Tu Mamá También (2001)] When you do something small but you put your whole heart into it, it can be very powerful. It can change your whole world. This movie made it possible for me to work in Spain and in Hollywood, and it brought me the attention to do interviews in a country that is not mine. I think one of the things that made the movie so successful here is that it's not a movie that you can imagine being made in America.
8I'm a terrible dancer. I need to be really drunk and see a beautiful girl over there. It was a way of getting close to a girl without having to speak because always, whenever I opened my mouth, they would leave. So, dancing was a chance to keep them close.
9No, though, I'm not a dancer. I'm a one routine dancer. I can do what you see in the movie [Havana Nights], but if you ask me to do something else, it'd take me another two months.
10I didn't go to university, and so, every time that I work, I'm looking for a teacher in a way. I'm looking for people that I can learn from and to have the chance to work with people that I admire.
11[on Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)] That was the greatest movie that I've been in so far and the one I love the most, I had the chance to work with my best friend and a director that I admire a lot. I won a lot confidence in my work after that.
12[on living in Mexico] I still have my house in Mexico City. In fact, when I'm there, I perform in a play called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Whenever I have a chance, I go to Mexico to be in it. This year has been a bit crazy for me. I haven't been in my country at all.
13[on Hollywood] This is the place where they make the most movies and I want to work here. But I don't have this feeling like, oh, I want to live in the United States and make movies and become famous just because the money is here. I like to make movies that tell stories that I care about. I wish someday that a movie like Y Tu Mama could be made in America.
14[on ideal women] Someone who surprises me, someone who makes me laugh, and someone who has her own life and wants to share that with me. I hate those relationships where someone is just following the other person around, you know?


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Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Grand Jury PrizeDallas International Film FestivalNarrative Feature CompetitionMr. Pig (2016)
2015World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written Directly for a FilmThe Book of Life (2014)· Gustavo Santaolalla (music by)
· Paul Williams (lyrics by)
2014ALMA AwardALMA AwardsSpecial Achievement in FilmCesar Chavez (2014)· Michael Peña
· America Ferrera
· Rosario Dawson
2014Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalNarrative SpotlightCesar Chavez (2014)
2012Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor/Feature FilmCasa de mi Padre (2012)
2011Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen (Mejor Guión Cinematográfico Original)Abel (2010)· Augusto Mendoza
2009Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleMilk (2008)· Sean Penn
· James Franco
· Josh Brolin
· Victor Garber
· Stephen Spinella
· Denis O'Hare
· Emile Hirsch
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoFavorite Actor (Actor Favorito)Nicotina (2003)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoBest Diego Luna in a Movie (Mejor Diego en una Pelicula)Nicotina (2003)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoWorst Smoker (Peor Fumador)Nicotina (2003)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, Latin AmericaMTV North Feed (mostly Mexico) - Best Insult (Mejor Insulto)Y tu mamá también (2001)· Gael García Bernal
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, Latin AmericaMTV North Feed (mostly Mexico) - Best Kiss (Mejor Beso)Y tu mamá también (2001)· Maribel Verdú
2001Best ActorValdivia International Film FestivalY tu mamá también (2001)· Gael García Bernal
2001Marcello Mastroianni AwardVenice Film FestivalY tu mamá también (2001)· Gael García Bernal

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Audience AwardEdinburgh International Film FestivalMr. Pig (2016)
2015Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor - Feature FilmThe Book of Life (2014)
2011Golden ArielAriel Awards, MexicoAbel (2010)
2011Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest Direction (Mejor Dirección)Abel (2010)
2010Grand Special PrizeDeauville Film FestivalAbel (2010)
2010Best Latin-American FilmMar del Plata Film FestivalLatin-American CompetitionAbel (2010)
2010International Jury AwardSão Paulo International Film FestivalBest Feature FilmAbel (2010)
2009Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest Actor (Mejor Actor)Rudo y Cursi (2008)
2009CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Actor (Mejor Actor)Solo quiero caminar (2008)
2009Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastMilk (2008)· Josh Brolin
· Joseph Cross
· James Franco
· Victor Garber
· Emile Hirsch
· Denis O'Hare
· Sean Penn
· Alison Pill
2009GoyaGoya AwardsBest Actor (Mejor Actor Principal)Solo quiero caminar (2008)
2009ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureMilk (2008)· Josh Brolin
· Joseph Cross
· James Franco
· Victor Garber
· Emile Hirsch
· Denis O'Hare
· Sean Penn
· Alison Pill
2008ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleMilk (2008)· Sean Penn
· James Franco
· Emile Hirsch
· Josh Brolin
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoBest Diego Luna in a Movie (Mejor Diego en una Pelicula)Open Range (2003)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoBest Diego Luna in a Movie (Mejor Diego en una Pelicula)Soldados de Salamina (2003)
2004MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoBest Turn-On (Mejor Cachondez)Nicotina (2003)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, Latin AmericaMTV North Feed (mostly Mexico) - Best Kiss (Mejor Beso)Y tu mamá también (2001)· Gael García Bernal


Filmography

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Pig2015producer post-production
Eva Doesn't Sleepproducer post-production
The Chosen Ones2015executive producer
Beats of the Beautiful Game2014Short executive producer
Cesar Chavez2014producer
Nuevo León Extraordinario2014Documentary short executive producer
The Well2013executive producer
Alguien Más2013TV Series co-producer - 5 episodes
Paraíso2013/Iexecutive producer
Back Home2013TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Soy tu fan2010-2012TV Series co-producer - 26 episodes
Niño Santo2011TV Series associate producer - 6 episodes
Machete Language2011executive producer
Miss Bala2011executive producer
18 cigarrillos y medio2010executive producer
Revolución2010associate producer
Abel2010producer
Sin Nombre2009executive producer
Walking Vengeance2008executive producer
Voy a explotar2008executive producer
Cochochi2007executive producer
Déficit2007producer
J.C. Chávez2007Documentary producer
El búfalo de la noche2007co-producer
Ruta 322006TV Series producer
Drama/Mex2006executive producer
Only God Knows2006executive producer
Tiro de gracia2003Short producer

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Star Wars Anthology: Rogue One2016filming
The Bad Batch2016post-productionJohn
Blood Father2015post-productionJonah
Casanova2015TV Movie post-productionCasanova
I Stay with You2014Esteban
The Book of Life2014Manolo (voice)
American Dad!2013TV SeriesMauricio
Elysium2013/IJulio
Casa de mi Padre2012Raul
Contraband2012Gonzalo
Gritos de muerte y libertad2010TV SeriesGuadalupe Victoria
Rudo y Cursi2008Beto
Walking Vengeance2008Gabriel
Milk2008/IJack Lira
Mister Lonely2007Michael Jackson
El búfalo de la noche2007Manuel
Fade to Black2006Tommaso Moreno
Un mundo maravilloso2006Reportero en Estocolmo (as Alexander García)
Only God Knows2006Damián
Criminal2004Rodrigo
The Terminal2004Enrique Cruz
Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights2004Javier Suarez
Nicotina2003Lolo
Open Range2003Button
Carambola2003El Perro
Soldiers of Salamina2003Gastón
Vampires: Los Muertos2002Sancho
Frida2002Alejandro 'Alex'
Dark Cities2002Fede
Fidel2002TV MovieRenato Guitart
Todos los aviones del mundo2001Short
Never Too Young to Dream2001Postman
Y Tu Mamá También2001Tenoch Iturbide
Before Night Falls2000Carlos
Todo el poder2000Esteban
Perriférico1999Short
A Sweet Scent of Death1999Ramón
La vida en el espejo1999TV SeriesEugenio Román Franco
The Comet1999Victor
El amor de mi vida1998TV SeriesClaudio
1,2,3 por mi1997Short
A Trickle of Blood1995León
El Premio Mayor1995TV SeriesQuique
Morena1995Dos
Ámbar1994Muni Frahabarana
Ángeles sin paraíso1992TV SeriesMóises (1992)
El abuelo y yo1992TV SeriesLuis
The Last New Year1991Short
Carrusel1989TV Series
Antonieta1982uncredited

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Pig2015post-production
Cesar Chavez2014
Back Home2013TV Series
Revolución2010segment "Pacífico"
Abel2010
J.C. Chávez2007Documentary

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mr. Pig2015post-production
Abel2010written by

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Book of Life2014performer: "I Will Wait", "Creep", "I Love You Too Much", "Can't Help Falling In Love", "The Apology Song", "No Matter Where You Are", "Te Amo y Más" uncredited, "Si Puedes Perdonar" uncredited

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
30th Annual Film Independent Spirit Awards2015TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
Made in Hollywood2014TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2014TV SeriesHimself - The Book of Life
World Premiere2014TV SeriesHimself
MTVu Fandom Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
LatiNation2014TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2014TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2014TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2014TV SeriesHimself
No, You Shut Up!2014TV SeriesHimself
The Hero, the Psychopath and the Characters of Elysium2013Video documentary shortHimself
61º Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de clausura2013TV MovieHimself - Presenter: Best Actor
Premio Donostia a Hugh Jackman2013TV MovieHimself - Presenter
61º Festival Internacional de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración2013TV MovieHimself - Jury Member
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
Conan2013TV SeriesHimself
Teens Wanna Know2013TV Series documentaryHimself - Guest
American Latino TV2012TV SeriesHimself
Hecho en México2012DocumentaryHimself
La Realizacion de Casa de mi Padre (Making of Casa de mi Padre)2012Documentary shortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2012TV SeriesHimself
Na Nai'a: Legend of the Dolphins2011DocumentaryNarrator (voice)
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Cinema 32010TV SeriesHimself
Días de cine2010TV SeriesHimself
Héroes de Carne y Hueso2010TV Series documentaryNarrator
Ceremonia de clausura - 58 Festival Internacional de San Sebastián2010TV MovieHimself - Winner: Youth Award & New Horizontes Award
Ceremonia de inauguración - 58º festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2010TV MovieHimself
The Fabulous Picture Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Caiga quien caiga2010TV SeriesHimself
AMC News Special: 10 Stories of Sundance2010TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
Milk: Hollywood Comes to San Francisco2009Documentary shortHimself
Caiga quien caiga2008TV SeriesHimself
2007 MTV Los Premios2007TV SpecialHimself - Host
Conquistando Hollywood2007TV SeriesHimself
J.C. Chávez2007DocumentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 20062006TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
MTV Europe Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Versión española2005TV SeriesHimself
Boarding: The People of 'The Terminal'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Take Off: Making 'The Terminal'2004Video documentary shortHimself
Charlie Rose2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
¡Despierta América!2004TV SeriesHimself
MTV Movie Awards Mexico 20042004TV SpecialHimself
HBO First Look2004TV Series documentaryHimself
Inside 'The Terminal'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Silenci?2004TV SeriesHimself
Lo + plus2001-2004TV SeriesHimself
Una altra cosa2004TV SeriesHimself
The Sharon Osbourne Show2004TV SeriesHimself
MTV Special: Dirty Dancing - Havana Nights2004TV Movie documentaryJavier Suarez
XVIII premios Goya2004TV SpecialHimself - Co-Host
Beyond the 'Open Range'2004Video documentaryHimself
MTV Presents Teen People Magazine's 25 Hottest Stars Under 252003TV SpecialHimself
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 20032003TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards Latinoamérica 20022002TV SpecialHimself - Host
The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself
Detrás de 'Y tu mamá también', the making-of2001Video documentary shortHimself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Made in Hollywood2012TV SeriesHimself
Ceremonia de inauguración - 56º Festival internacional de cine de San Sebastián2008TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
Sexo en el plató2007TV Movie documentaryTenoch Iturbide
La imagen de tu vida2006TV SeriesHimself
XX premios Goya2006TV SpecialHimself (uncredited)
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesButton
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema2002DocumentaryHimself

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