EXCLUSIVE: Kate Del Castillo, the Mexican actress who stars in Telemundo’s hit drama La Reina del Sur, has signed with Buchwald.
One of many highest rated Spanish-language sequence on the planet, La Reina del Sur adapts the bestseller by Spanish novelist Arturo Perez-Reverte. Within the crime drama, which just lately wrapped filming for Season 3, Del Castillo performs Teresa Mendonza, a lady from Mexico who turns into probably the most highly effective drug trafficker in southern Spain.
Castillo just lately accomplished a two-series cope with Telemundo. Her manufacturing firm, Cholawood, additionally has a first-look growth cope with Boomdog, the Mexico Metropolis-based division of Endemol Shine North America.
The actress starred reverse Will Smith because the villain in Sony’s Unhealthy Boys for Life, additionally just lately that includes on NBC’s sitcom Mr. Mayor, from creators Tina Fey and Robert Carlock, and the Netflix animated sequence Maya and the Three, created by Jorge R. Gutiérrez. She gained notoriety in America together with her efficiency in Fox Searchlight’s Below the Identical Moon, which is without doubt one of the highest-grossing Spanish-language theatrical releases in U.S. historical past, and has additionally featured in such movies as Bordertown, No Good Deed and All About Nina.
Del Castillo has additionally appeared in sequence together with PBS’ Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated drama American Household, The CW’s Jane the Virgin and Showtime’s Weeds, amongst others. Her one-woman Off-Broadway present, The Means She Spoke, made her the primary Latina actress to earn Drama Desk, Drama League and Lucille Lortel Award nominations.
A philanthropist and outspoken world activist, Del Castillo was appointed Ambassador for the Mexican Fee on Human Rights to fight human trafficking in 2009. She continues to be represented by Sweeney Leisure and Felker Toczek Suddleson.