Who is Mario Cimarro?
A musician, producer, and an actor with nearly 30 credits to his name, who’s had an opportunity to work with the top American and Spanish writers, directors and actors since he launched his acting career in 1995, Mario Antonio Cimarro Paz was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on 1 June 1971, in Havana, Cuba; his nationality is Cuban, and his ethnicity is Latino.
He’s perhaps still known best for his roles in the Spanish telenovelas such as “Pasion de Gavilanes”, “Gata Salvaje”, “La Mujer de Mi Vida”, and “La Usurpadora”, among others, while to the younger audience, Mario is perhaps more familiar for his roles in movies “In the Light” and “Jesus of Nazareth”.
Early life, family, and education
Mario was raised in Havana by his parents Maria Caridad Paz and Antonio Luis Cimarro, alongside his sister Maria Antonia Cimarro Paz. Since Mario prefers to keep information regarding his parents and his sister a secret, he hasn’t disclosed information about their occupations.
Mario dreamed of becoming a famous actor from an early age,, and was determined to succeed. While he was a teenager, he watched television with his parents and sister, and he saw the famous telenovela actor Eduardo Palomo in the series “Corazon Salvaje”, who became his idol – and the one thing Mario especially liked about Eduardo was his haircut, which later became Mario’s trademark.
Mario attended a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1989, enrolled at the Centro de Educacion Artistica Televisa (Artistic Education Center) in Mexico City, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Acting in 1993.
Roles in series
Mario made his acting debut in the series “Acapulco, Cuerpo y Alma” in 1995, followed by his role as Ramiro in “Sentimientos Ajenos” in 1996, and then, in the following years he made an appearance in “Gente Bien” before his role as Luciano Alcantara in the popular telenovela “La Usurpadora”, also starring Gabriela Spanic, Fernando Colunga and Libertad Lamarque in 1998.
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Mario starred in “La Mujer de Mi Vida” before 2000, when he was cast to play Roberto Villareal in “The Beach House”, followed by his role as Ignacio ‘Nacho’ Domeq in “Latin Love”, and in the following year, Mario portrayed Santiago Guerrero in “Mas Que Amor, Frenesi”.
In 2002, he was seen as Luis Armando Arismendi in “Gata Salvaje”, which is one of his most notable roles, and the series was nominated for INTE Award Soap of the Year (Contenidos: Telenovela del año), which is considered the most important award for Spanish language television series.
In the following year, he was cast to play his most significant role as Juan Reyes in the Teleprograma (TP) de Oro-awarded soap opera “Pasion de Gavilanes”, also starring Paola Rey and Juan Alfonso Baptista; the series broadcast until 2004, and currently the second season is airing on Netflix, since February 2022.
Three years later, Mario portrayed Salvador Cerinza in “El Cuerpo del Deseo”, and then in 2008, he was seen as Hugo de Medina in “Betrayed”, which was his first role in the American production series. In the following years, he starred in “Curse by the Sea”, “Los Heredores del Monte”, and “Necessary Roughness”, which was his first role in the English language.
In 2016, Mario was seen as Inspector Antonio Avelica in “Vuelve Temprano”, his most recent television role, but as mentioned, currently you can see him in “Pasion de Gavilanes 2”.
Roles in movies
Mario made his first big-screen appearance portraying Capulet Bouncer in the 1996 Oscar-nominated “Romeo + Juliet”, also starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Claire Danes and John Leguizamo; this romantic drama based on the play “Romeo & Juliet” by William Shakespeare, had 29 award nominations, including one for the Oscar Best Art Direction-Set Decoration, and won 15.
In the following year, Mario starred in “Managua”, followed by his role as Pablo in “La Conexion Cubana” in 1998, and then after almost a decade, he was seen as Juju in “Rockaway”, an action crime drama written and directed by Josh and Jeff Crook.
In 2012, he was cast to play Andres in “Mediterranean Blue”, also starring Tony Tarantino, Adrian Mas and Celines Toribio, and was then seen as Dominic in “The Black Russian” and as El Patron in “The Zwickys”, in 2013, and ’14.
Mario had an uncredited role in the TV movie “Beautiful & Twisted”, starring Rob Lowe, and then, in 2017, he portrayed Mauricio Rodriguez in the drama “In the Light” before he was cast to play Juan Bautista in “Jesus of Nazareth”, in 2019, which was his most recent movie role.
Love life and relationships
There were various rumors concerning Mario’s love life, and he was romantically linked to numerous Spain actresses and other celebrities, however, he hasn’t spoken about his affairs and hookups.
It’s widely known that from 1999 until 2006, he was married to Venezuelan actress Natalia Streignard, then after their divorce, he was in a relationship with Mexican actress Vanessa Villela, and their love story lasted from 2008 until 2013.
After he broke up with Vanessa, Mario was in a relationship with Zuria Vega, also a Mexican actress, however, this love story didn’t last long.
In 2018, Mario started dating Bronislava Gregušova, a 30-years-old Slovakian model, who was a finalist in the 2015 Miss Slovakia beauty pageant – their relationship became publicly known in March 2019, when Mario shared their joint photo of a motorcycle trip to Nevada, USA. He also shared with his followers that he asked her the famous question, and that she said ‘yes’ – as of March 2022, the two are still engaged.
Mario has been married once, but doesn’t have children.
What is Mario Cimarro doing now?
Mario is currently in Boyaca, Colombia, shooting for the second season of “Pasion de Gavilanes”, and shares photos and videos from the set with the army of his followers on Instagram, whose number counts over 1.5 million.
He’s said that his role as Juan Reyes changed his life and that he is thrilled that he had an opportunity to play this character again.
Age, height, and net worth
Mario’s age is 50, with long, curly black hair and brown eyes; he weighs around 175lbs (80kgs) and is 6ft 2ins (1.88m) tall. He takes care of his body by working out at the gym four to five times per week – in March 2022, he has been voted “The Sexiest Actor Alive” by Glamour’s magazine list.
According to sources, as of early 2022, his net worth has been estimated at $5 million, most of the income he has earned from his leading roles in telenovelas.