Who is Gabriel Soto?
Gabriel Soto Borja-Diaz was born in Mexico City on 17 April 1975 – his zodiac sign is Aries, and he holds Mexican nationality. He’s an actor and a model, with more than 30 acting credits to his name, while he’s perhaps still known best for his portrayal of Camilo Galvan, in the 2011 romantic drama series “The Power of Destiny”. Created by Maria Zarattini, it starred David Zepeda, Delia Casanova and Rosa Maria Bianchi, and numbers 102 episodes.
Early life, family and education
Gabriel was raised in Mexico City by his parents, about whom nothing’s known as he respects their privacy. As he hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, he’s believed to be an only child.
He became interested in acting and modelling while attending a local high school, and was into various other activities, including working out at the gym, playing soccer, and singing; Gabriel was a member of his high school’s drama club, and appeared in various plays performed at the school.
Upon matriculating in 1992, he launched his modelling career, and won the beauty pageant El Modelo Mexico; he then entered Mister World in 1996, and placed second. The same year saw him graduate from Edron Academy, with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
While attending college, Gabriel was a member of the Mexican pop vocal group Kairo.
Roles in TV series
Gabriel made his debut TV series appearance in 1996, with his portrayal of Juan in the episode “Malaysia” of the romantic drama “Mi Querida Isabel”, and gained recognition in 2002, when cast to star as Adolfo Lascurain, in the romantic crime drama “Las Vias del Amor”, which also starred Aracely Arambula and Jorge Salinas, and won Daniela Romo an INTE Award for Supporting Actress of the Year (Talento: Actriz de Reparto del Ano).
In 2004, Gabriel played the main character Carlos Gomez in all 205 episodes of the action crime adventure “Wooden Woman”, which also starred Jaime Cacmil and Ludwika Paleta, and follows Marissa whose father has just died in a wild fire, so she’s inherited his ranch. Marissa is in love with Cesar, but another woman has broken her heart by claiming that she’s soon to give birth to Cesar’s child.
The following years saw Gabriel star in a couple of popular Mexican series, such as the 2006 family adventure drama “La Verdad Oculta”, the 2007 family action drama “Bajo las Riendas del Amor”, and the 2008 romantic drama “Dear Enemy”.
In 2012, he was cast to play Rodrigo Torreslanda, the main character in the hit romantic drama “A Shelter for Love”, which also starred Zuria Vega and Laura Flores, and follows Luciana whose father has died, while she has just run away from home to find love. In 2014 and 2015, Gabriel played Maximiliano in the drama “I Don’t Trust Men Anymore”, which won three awards, then in 2016 and 2017, he played David, the main character in the romantic drama “Along Came Love”.
Three of Gabriel’s most recent roles in TV series have been in eight episodes of the comedy drama “Cita e Ciegas” in 2019, 87 episodes of the drama “Soltero con Hijas” in 2020, and 76 episodes of the drama “Te Acuerdas de Mi” in 2021.
Roles in movies
Gabriel made his debut film appearance in 2007, with his portrayal of Anival Cano, in the popular action adventure comedy “Ladrón que Roba a Ladrón”, directed by Joe Menendez, and which starred Fernando Colunga, Miguel Varoni and Julie Gonzalo; it follows two thieves who have teamed-up to rob the wealthiest thief they know. A couple of Gabriel’s following roles were in the 2010 mystery thriller “El Secreto”, the 2015 drama “Yo no Creo en los Hombres… el Origen”, and the 2016 comedy “La Peor de Mis Bodas”.
In 2018, Gabriel was cast to star as Yago,in the drama “Cofradia”, written and directed by Emilio Ramon Vidal, and which also starred Roberto Palazuelos and Alejandro Tommasi. It follows Yago who’s working for Don Julio, and is having an affair with his wife; after Don Julio finds out, Yago has to run for his life.
Gabriel’s most recent film role has been his portrayal of Nicolas ‘Nico’ Contreras Alarcon, in the 2020 short musical drama “Campaña Navidad Televisa: Protegernos para Celebrar”.
Gabriel has been featured in a number of TV specials, such as “Premios TV y Novelas 2005”, the 2006 “Miss World: Vote for Me”, and the 2015 “Premios Univision Deportes II”.
He has made a guest appearance in many talk-shows, such as “Vas o no Vas con Boletazo”, “iEs de Noche!… Y ya llegué” and “Que Pobres tan Ricos”.
Awards and nominations
In 2016, Gabriel won a Premios ACE Award for TV – Best Actor, for his performance in the series “I Don’t Trust Men Anymore”.
In 2020, he was nominated for a Premios TV y Novelas Award for Best Actor in a Telenovela (Mejor Actor), for his performance in “Soltero con Hijas”.
Wife and children
Gabriel prefers to keep the details of his love life to himself, but has still allowed his fans to have a glimpse into it. He married the Mexican actress Géraldine Bazán on 13 February 2016, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members. Géraldine has been credited with appearing in 34 movies and TV series, while she’s perhaps still known best for her portrayal of Patria 15 Years Old, in the hit 2001 romantic crime drama “In the Time of the Butterflies”, which starred Salma Hayek and Lumi Cavazos.
By the time Géraldine and Gabriel exchanged vows, they had already been together for close to ten years. On 17 February 2009, she gave birth to their daughter Elissa Marie, and on 19 February 2014, to their second daughter Alexa Miranda; Gabriel and Géraldine divorced on 7 March 2018, for unknown reasons.
Gabriel’s today in a relationship with Irina Baeva, a Russian model who is followed by more than 3.3 million people on Instagram.
Hobbies and other interests
Gabriel is physically highly active, and has six training sessions at the gym every week, leaving a day for his muscles to rest. He likes to show off his muscular body, which is perhaps why summer is his favorite season.
Gabriel is quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention he’s receiving from his 4.2 million followers. He’s uploaded over 4,400 pictures, most of which have been taken during his everyday life.
He’s passionate about travelling, and has been to various US states, and many European and Asian countries; his dream travel destination is Miami in Florida.
Gabriel likes to watch Hollywood movies in his spare time, and his favorite actors and actresses are Al Pacino, Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried, while a couple of his favorite movies are the franchise “The Godfather”, the franchise “Harry Potter”, and “Dear John”.
Age, height and net worth
Gabriel’s age is 46. He has short brown hair and blue eyes, his height is 6ft 1in (1.85m) and he weighs around 175lbs (79kgs).
As of September 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $15 million.