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Net Worth:
$8 Million
Dec 29, 1979 (44 years old)
Mexico City
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Television producer, Presenter, Voice Actor
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  1. Early Life
  2. Career
  3. Personal Life

What is Diego Luna's Net Worth

Diego Luna is a Mexican actor and director who has a net worth of $8 million. Diego Luna was born in Mexico City, Mexico on December 29, 1979. He grew up surrounded by theater and film as both of his parents were acclaimed theater and film designers. Diego began performing when he was a child in the early 80s. He gained some attention when he was cast in the telenovela "El Abuelo y yo" alongside his friend and fellow actor, Gael Garcia Bernal.

Diego became an international star when he again worked opposite Bernal in the hit film, "Y Tu Mama Tambien". Since then, he has gone back and forth between Hollywood films and independent projects in both the US and Mexico. He has appeared in such film projects as "Frida", "Vampires: Los Muertos", "Open Range", "Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights", "The Terminal", "Fade to Black", "Mister Lonely", "Rudo y Cursi", "Milk", "Elysium" and "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." In 2018 Diego received widespread acclaim for his role as drug lord Felix Gallardo in the Netflix series "Narcos: Mexico", and in 2022 he began starring in the Disney+ series "Andor."

Along with Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego is also one of the founders and owners of Mexican film production company Canana Films which has produced more than 25 films and documentaries since its inception. Bernal and Luna also co-founded an organization called Ambulante A.C. which aims to bring more documentary films to overlooked places around the globe.

Early Life

Diego Luna was born on December 29, 1979 in Toluca, Mexico. He was raised in Mexico City. His mother, Fiona Alexander, was a British costume designer of Scottish and English descent. She died in a car accident when Luna was only two years hold. His father, Alejandro Luna, was a theatre, film, and opera set designer. He grew up with his older sister as well as his childhood friend, Gael Garcia Bernal, who he knew since infancy as their mothers were friends. Luna and Bernal would go on to frequently co-star in various productions together. Luna began appearing in plays at the age of seven. As a child actor, he also appeared in a number of telenovelas and films.


During his early career, Luna appeared in primarily Spanish productions. Some of these include "El abuelo y yo" and "Angeles sin paraiso." When he was a teenager, he had a main role in the casts of "El premio mayor" and "La vida en el espejo." He also starred in the films "Un hilito de sangre," "El cometa," and "Un dulce olor a muerte." These films rocketed him to stardom as a teenager in Mexico. In 2000, he appeared in "Before Night Falls," his first international film.

In 2001, he appeared in "Y tu mama tambien," a Mexican road trip film that was both a critical and box office success that helped Luna achieve international stardom. The film also marked the beginning of many future collaborations with his childhood friend Gael Garcia Bernal. Bernal and Luna would go on to become the faces of the Nuevo Cine Mexicano film movement.

Over the next few years, Luna appeared in both Mexican and international films and series like "Open Range," "Frida," Nicotina," and "The Terminal." He had starring roles in the films "Fade to Black," "Mister Lonely," and "Milk." In 2006, he starred in the Spanish-language film "Solo Dios sabre" and then the crime thriller "Solo quiero caminar." In 2008, he starred in "Rudo y Cursi," one of the highest grossing Mexican films of all time.

In 2012, he co-starred in the Will Ferrell Spanish-language comedy "Casa de mi Padre" and also appeared in the action films "Contraband" and "Elysium." He also starred in the animated musical comedy "The Book of Life" in 2014, the soundtrack of which charted in numerous countries. In 2015, he appeared in the pilot episode of the Amazon Studios series "Casanova," though the show was ultimately not picked up.

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In August of 2015, it was announced that Luna was part of the cast of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story." The film premiered in 2016 and Luna played the role of Cassian Angor, a captain and intelligence officer. The film further established him as an international movie star. He then reprised the role in "Andor," a show on the Disney+ streaming platform in 2022. Luna also is the executive producer of the series.

In 2018, Luna starred as Mexican drug cartel leader Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo in the Netflix series "Narcos: Mexico." He appeared in the first two seasons of the show. Around this time, he also appeared in a number of films like "If Beale Street Could Talk," "A Rainy Day in New York," and "Wander Darkly." He also took on a number of voice roles in productions like "DC League of Super-Pets," "Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans," "Wizards," and "3Below."

In addition to his impressive career as an actor, Luna is also a celebrated producer and director. He co-created the production company Canana Films in 2005 with his friend and collaborator Gael Garcia Bernal and producer Pablo Cruz. The company has produced dozens of Mexican films and television productions. In 2009, they produced the Cary Fukunaga film "Sin nombre" which did well at the Sundance Film Festival and the Independent Spirit Awards. The company has also produced the 2015 drama "The Chosen Ones" and the thriller "Miss Bala." In 2018, both Luna and Bernal departed Canana to found a new production company called La Corriente del Golfo. In 2020, they signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios.

Luna directed his first film in 2007, a documentary about the Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez. His first feature film, "Abel," premiered at Sundance in 2010 and was positively reviewed. In 2012, he directed the biopic "Cesar Chavez." The film premiered at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival and was awarded an Audience Award for Narrative Feature at the 2014 SXSW Film Festival. The next year, he created and directed the docu-series "Back Home" which was broadcast on Fusion TV. In 2016, he directed "Mr. Pig," which premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. It stars Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph. In 2020, he created the Amazon Prime Video talk show "Pan y Circo," which he produced, directed, and hosted. He received a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Daytime Talent in a Spanish Language Program. In 2021, he created his first scripted television series, "Everything Will Be Fine," which was released on Netflix.

Personal Life

In February of 2008, Luna married Camila Sodi. They had a son in 2008 and a daughter in 2010 before divorcing in March of 2013. Luna resides in Los Angeles and Mexico City.

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