Who is Paulina Gaitán?

If you were a fan of the Netflix series “Narcos” which follows the life story of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, you are certainly familiar with the character of Tata Escobar, his devoted young wife, and if you ever wondered who the actress who portrayed this character is, let us tell you all details about Paulina Gaitán.  She’s a producer, and an actress with over 50 credits to her name, and besides the mentioned role is perhaps known best for her roles in Mexican television series such as “Diablo Guardian”, “Señora Acero”, and “Las Aparicio”, while she’s also well-known for starring in movies such as “The Good Girls”, “Ruta Madre”, and “Son of Monarchs”.

Early life and education

Paulina Gaitán was born under the zodiac sign of Pisces on 19 February 1992, in Mexico City, Mexico, thus she holds Mexican nationality and her ethnicity is Latina. She was raised by her parents, Paulina Pardo Romero and Domingo Gaitán, about whom little is known since she respects their privacy, nor has she spoken about siblings so it’s assumed that she’s an only child. Paulina had an interest in acting from an early age, and she began at the age of nine, – when she was 12 years old, she made her acting debut in Luis Mandoki’s movie “Innocent Voices”, which won 13 film festival awards around the world.

Speaking of her educational background, she was homeschooled, then attended a local high school, but upon matriculating in 2010, she didn’t enroll in college but pursued her acting career.

Roles in movies

After her acting debut in the 2004, two years later she was seen as Isabel in “Never on a Sunday”, and then in the following year, she was cast to play Fernanda in “Unexpected Things”. In 2008, Paulina portrayed Esmeralda in “Insignificant Things”, which brought her a nomination for the Ariel Award, Mexico for Best Actress (Mejor Actuación Femenina), and next, she was seen starring in “Sin Nombre” and “La Mitad Del Mundo” in 2009, while in the following year, she was cast to play Sabina in “We Are What We Are”.

In 2011, she starred in three movies, entitled “La Cebra”, “Days of Grace”, and “El Bukanas”, and then, in the following years, Paulina portrayed Lupe in “Las Paredes Hablan” (2012), “Deseo” (2013), “Eddie Reynolds y Los Angeles de Acero” (2014), and “Las Aparicio” (2015). Her first role in a United States production movie was her portrayal of Lucille in 2016’s “Crossing Point”, also starring Shawn Lock and Tom Sizemore, and the same year, she was seen as Legna in “Las Hijas del Narco”, before she was cast to play Ana Paula in “The Good Girls” in 2018 – for her performance in this movie, Paulina was nominated for the Ariel Award Silver Ariel for Best Supporting Actress (Mejor Coactuación Femenina).

In the following year, Paulina starred in “Souvenir” and “Ruta Madre”, while her most recent movie roles were in 2020, when she portrayed Lupe in “Territorio” and was then seen as Brisa in “Son of Monarchs”.

Roles in series

Paulina made her first television appearance in two episodes of the series “Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real” in 2005, and then in 2009, she was seen as Larissa Hernandez in “XY. La Revista”, followed by her role as Andrea Marin in “Capadocia” in 2010, before she was cast to play one of her most notable roles, as Ileana De La Croix in “Las Aparicio”.

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Two years later, Paulina portrayed Jahel Valenzuela in “The River”, followed by roles as Juliana Rivas in “Sr. Avila” in 2013, and as Noemi Loaiza ‘Lady Beretta’ in “Senorita Polvora” in 2015 before playing Tata Escobar in “Narcos”, a role which brought her international recognition. From 2018 until 2019, she was seen starring as Violeta in “Diablo Guardian”, ), and concurrently in 2018, Paulina was cast to play Leticia Moreno in “Señora Acero” (Lady of Steel),  and then in the following year, she portrayed Nene in Amazon Original series “El Presidente”, while in 2021, Paulina was seen as Mariana in “No Fue Mi Culpa: Mexico” and as Jimena Guerra in “Before I Forget”, which was broadcast on Home Box Office (HBO) Max channel.

She was then seen in an episode of the series “Implacables: Mexico”, released on 3 March 2022, and is her most recent television role.

Love life and relationships

There have been various rumors concerning Paulina’s love life, and she’s been romantically linked to various men from the movie industry, however, it’s widely known that back in 2012, she was dating Jorge Luis Moreno, a Mexican actor, writer and producer.

From 2014 until 2015, Paulina was in a relationship with Luis Altuzar, a social media star from Mexico, and then in 2019, rumors started about Paulina seeing actor, Daniel Blanco, from Lima, Peru, however, the truth is that Paulina’s boyfriend is also named Daniel Blanco, but is a Mexican photographer and cinematographer. The two confirmed their relationship, and they often share their joint photos on Instagram, the most recent, posted on 3 March 2022 on Paulina’s Instagram, features the two of them smiling, and in the description, Paulina wrote: ‘Te Amo tanto’, which is in English: ‘I love you so much’, and many of their joint photos are with captions full of love and support for each other.

As of May 2022, they are still together; Paulina hasn’t been married or engaged, and doesn’t have children.

Age, height, and net worth

Paulina’s age is 31; she has long, brown hair and brown eyes, weighs around 120lbs (55kgs) and is 5ft 2ins (1.6m) tall, with vital statistics of 34-23-34. According to sources, as of May 2022, Paulina’s net worth has been estimated at over $2.5 million, most of her income earned through her successful acting career.

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