This A-List Mexican actress has worked in Telenovelas and films since her early youth. She first captured American audiences in 2007 with her award-winning performance in the Fox Searchlight/Weinstein hit movie “Under the Same Moon”, which is still ranked among the top 10 highest-grossing Spanish-language theatrical releases in U.S. history. She followed that with a recurring role in the hit TV series, “Weeds”. In 2011 she starred in the massively popular series "La Reina del Sur" (Queen of the South), which is currently having renewed success on Netflix and has since been adapted in English on the USA network. Kate’s talent is versatile, with gritty performances in “Trade” opposite Kevin Cline, and “Julia” co-starring Tilda Swinton. In 2012 she gave two critically acclaimed performances, first in the Spanish language film “Colosio”, and second, in the English language film, K-11, in which she played a transsexual man.
She also guest starred in the TV series, Grimm. In 2014 she lent her voice to "La Muerte” in Guillermo Del Toro's Golden Globe nominated "The Book of Life”, had a key role opposite Idris Elba in the hit film “No Good Deed”, and released a hit Spanish language thriller called, “Visitantes”. In 2015, she starred opposite Antonio Banderas in "The 33,” a film based on the true story of the trapped Chilean miners, and also had a recurring role in the popular TV series “Jane the Virgin”. Most recently, Kate has enjoyed some massive successes on Netflix, first with two seasons of the original series, “Ingobernable”, which she stars in and co-produced. Then came “The Day I Met El Chapo”, the acclaimed three-part documentary, which she also co-produced, about her now infamous meeting with Sean Penn and the notorious fugitive drug lord.
Finally, there’s “La Reina Del Sur 2”, which broke ratings records on Telemundo and is now, along with “La Reina Del Sur 1”, one of the most streamed Spanish language series on Netflix. Kate is also the first Latina actress to be nominated for three prestigious New York Theater awards for her Off-Broadway hit play, “The Way She Spoke”, while simultaneously enjoying massive box office success in the blockbuster hit “Bad Boys for Life”, alongside Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, solidifying Kate Del Castillo as a strong female force in Hollywood. Besides being a successful actress, producer and entrepreneur, Kate is also an outspoken activist and humanitarian. She was appointed as Ambassador for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights to help combat human trafficking. She is also a spokesperson for PETA and has received numerous Humanitarian awards and recognitions. She also co-founded a non- profit foundation, “Los Angeles en México”. Kate owns her own brand of Tequila, “Honor Del Castillo”, and in 2019 she became a partner in MMA’s Combate Americas and started her all female production company, Cholawood Productions, which currently has a development deal with global content creator Endemol Shine Boomdog.