Who is Gabriel Soto?
Gabriel Soto Borja-Díaz was born on 17 April 1975 under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Mexico City, Mexico. He is a 46-year-old actor and model, probably best recognized for starring in a number of Mexican telenovelas, such as “Amigas Y Rivales”, “Libre Para Amarte”, “Yo No Creo En Los Hombres”, and “Soltero Con Hijas”, among many others.
How rich is he, as of now? Gabriel Soto Net Worth
As of mid-2021, Gabriel Soto’s net worth is estimated at over $15 million; earned through his successful involvement in the entertainment industry as a professional actor, working on more than 30 television and film titles since he launched his career back in the mid-1990s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Gabriel Soto spent his early years in his hometown of Mexico City, where he was raised an only child by his father, Francisco Soto Borja Anda, and his mother, Elisa Díaz Lombardo – their professions haven’t been revealed. His mother passed away when he was nine years old, after which his father remarried and moved to Texas in the United States; Gabriel lived with him for some time and later returned to Mexico. He holds Mexican nationality and belongs to the Hispanic ethnic group. Regarding his education, it’s known that he went to Edron Academy located in Álvaro Obregón in Mexico City.
Gabriel Soto started his professional career as a model, and at the age of 18 represented his country in the 1996 Mister World pageant held in Istanbul, Turkey, where he finished as the first runner-up. In the following year, he became a member of the band Kairo in which he replaced Eduardo Verástegui, and they released two albums, entitled “Libres” and “Pasiones”. He then focused on acting, and made his debut appearance in 1996, in the telenovela “Mi Querida Isabel” in the small role of Juan. He continued to make guest appearances in such telenovelas as “Alma Rebelde”, “Carita De Ángel”, and “Mi Destino Eres Tú”, which ultimately led him to acquire more serious roles.
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Rise to Stardom
Gabriel Soto had his big break in 2001 in the part of Ulises Barrientos ‘El Feo’ in the Televisa juvenile telenovela “Amigas Y Rivales”, produced by Emilio Larrosa. For his performances in the series, he won the Premios Los Favoritos of 2002 in the category of Best Young Lead Actor. He then continued his collaboration with Larrosa, and landed the supporting role of Adolfo Lascuráin / Nicolás Quesada Barragán in “Las Vías Del Amor”, alongside such actors as Aracely Arámbula and Jorge Salinas. He appeared in all 220 episodes aired on Canal de las Estrellas from 2002 to 2003. His first main role came in the next year, when he was cast as Carlos Gómez in “Mujer De Madera”, next to Edith González. Following the end of the series, he moved to Los Angeles, California to take acting classes.
Upon his return in 2006, Gabriel was chosen to play David Genovés Ordóñez in the telenovela “La Verdad Oculta”, created and written by José Rendon, after which he made his debut feature film appearance as Anival Cano in the action-adventure comedy “Ladrón Que Roba A Ladrón” in 2007, along with Fernando Colunga and Julie Gonzalo. During the same year, he was cast as Juan José Álvarez in Ignacio Sada’s telenovela “Bajo Las Riendas Del Amor”, opposite Adirana Fonseca. He then played Alonso Ugarte Solano in the 2008 “Querida Enemiga” ,and Fernando Alanís in Carla Estrada’s 2009 telenovela “Sortilegio”, along with William Levy and Jacqueline Bracamontes. It was followed by his portrayal of Iblis in the 2010 mystery thriller film “El Secreto”, written and directed by Gilberto de Anda.
In 2011, Gabriel Soto took one of the lead roles in Rosy Ocampo’s telenovela “El Fuerza Del Destino”, in which he played Camilo Galván. The next year, he featured as Rodrigo Torreslanda, the main protagonist in the telenovela “Un Refugio Para El Amor”, which earned him a TVyNovelas Award nomination for Best Lead Actor. In 2013, he portrayed Enrique del Pino in Larrosa’s telenovela “Libre Para Amarte”, which was broadcast on Canal de las Estrellas. He then received his second TVyNovelas Award nomination for Best Lead Actor, for his starring role of Maximiliano Bustamente in the critically acclaimed telenovela “Yo No Creo En Los Hombres” (2014-2015), alongside Alejandro Camacho and Adriana Louvier.
Afterwards, he shared the screen with Maite Perroni and Eduardo Santamarina in the telenovela “Antes Muerta Que Lichita” from 2015 to 2016, and during the same year landed the role of Salvador in the comedy film “La Peor De Mis Bodas”, which he would later reprise in its 2019 sequel, “La Peor De Mis Bodas 2”, meantime joining the main cast of José Alberto Castro’s telenovela “Vino El Amor”, starring as David Robles from 2016 to 2017.
Through 2017 and ‘18, Gabriel was cast as Damián Becker in the telenovela “Caer En Tentación”, produced by Giselle González for Televisa. It was followed by his appearance as Yago in the drama film “Cofradía”, written and directed by Emilio Ramon Vidal, after which he was cast as Ernesto ‘Neto’ Rey, the main protagonist in the second season of the comedy telenovela “Mi Marido Tiene Familia” (2018-2019), immediately after which he took the main role of Alfredo in the telenovela “Cita A Ciegas”.
Later in 2019, he was invited to play Nicolás Contreras in the Las Estrellas telenovela “Soltero Con Hijas”, alongside Vanessa Guzmán. Most recently, he made an appearance as Pedro Cáceres in Carmen Armendáriz’s telenovela “Te Acuerdas De Mí” in 2021.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Gabriel Soto has short light brown hair and blue eyes. He stands at a height of 6ft 1in (1.85m), while his weight is around 180lbs (82kgs). Information about his vital statistics, biceps size, and shoe size isn’t available.
Personal Life and Hobbies
Gabriel Soto was romantically involved in a relationship with his “Las Vías Del Amor” co-star Martha Julia from 2002 to 2004.
He next started a romance with actress Géraldine Bazán, whom he met on the set of “Bajo Las Riendas Del Amor” in 2007; she gave birth to their first daughter named Elisa Marie on 17 February 2009, while they welcomed their second daughter Alexa Miranda on 19 February 2014 – two years later, the couple married on 13 February. Shortly afterwards, they faced cheating scandals of him being unfaithful, so they announced their separation and filed for divorce in 2017, finalized on 7 March 2018.
In September of the same year, Gabriel made public his relationship with Russian model and actress Irina Baeva, and they are still going strong.
In his spare time, Gabriel enjoys surfing and boxing.