Heidi Balvanera:
• Born in Mexico on 5 September 1978
• Mexican actress and model, wife of Jaime Camil
• Three acting credits: "Regresa," "Teresa," and "Jane the Virgin"
• Authored the book "Chronicles of a New Mom"
• Married to Jaime Camil with two children

Who is Heidi Balvanera?

Heidi Elena Balvanera de Uriarte was born in Mexico, on 5 September 1978 – her zodiac sign is Virgo, and she holds Mexican nationality. She’s an actress and a model, but who’s probably known best for being the wife of Jaime Camil, a famous Mexican actor and singer.

Early life and education

Heidi was raised in Mexico by her mother Maria Elena de Uriarte, and father Reynaldo Balvanera Nunes; nothing is known about her parents, because Heidi respects their privacy, but it’s believed that her father was a construction worker, and that her mother was a housewife. Heidi hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, and is thus believed to be an only child.

She grew up being interested in numerous activities, and played sports with her male friends, learned various languages, and practiced acting with her elementary school’s drama club.

She continued acting while attending a local high school, and also started cooking with her mother, and practicing creative writing. Heidi matriculated in 1996, and then enrolled at the University of Mexico, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2000.

Acting credits

Heidi has just three acting credits. She played Doncella Mendoza 2 in the 2010 romantic comedy film “Regresa”, written and directed by Alejandro Gonzalez Padilla, and which starred her husband Jaime, Blanca Soto and Javier Tolosa. The movie follows a woman who has turned to a therapist because of marital problems, and now that she has awoken from his hypnosis, she believes that she’s a Basque princess.

Heidi played Sasha in three episodes of the 2010 romantic drama series “Teresa”, which starred Sebastian Rulli, Aaron Diaz and Angelique Boyer, and follows the life of the beautiful and greedy young woman Teresa.

In 2016, she appeared in the episode “Chapter Fifty-One” of the critically acclaimed comedy series “Jane the Virgin”, created by Jennie Snyder Urman, and which starred Gina Rodriguez, Andrea Navado and Yael Grobglas. It follows a young Catholic woman who has learned that she’s been artificially inseminated by mistake, the series aired from 2014 to 2019, and won 21 of the 98 awards for which it was nominated, including two Primetime Emmy nominations.

Other works

Heidi received special thanks for the 2013 short romantic film “Zero Hour”, and in 2020, she made a guest appearance in an episode of the talk-show “The Endless Honeymoon Podcast”.

She’s also a model, and has been part of a couple of fashion parades, such as Chanel Coco Noir and Kate Spade New York.

Heidi’s also a writer, and has written columns for the magazine “Who”, while today she’s running her own blog. She has authored her own book “Chronicles of a New Mom”, which was published in 2015, and follows her life after her first child was born.

Love life and marriage with Jaime Camil

Heidi is quite secretive when it comes to sharing the details of her love life, but has still allowed her fans to have a glimpse into it.

She started dating Jaime in either 2009 or 2010, and the two could’ve been seen attending most of his red carpet events together. In 2013, they married in a private ceremony attended by only the closest of their friends and family members, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City.

Heidi had given birth to their daughter Elena Camil Balvanera two years before their wedding, in 2011, and in 2014, she gave birth to their son Jaime Camil II.

Neither Heidi nor Jaime have spoken of any other people whom they have perhaps been with, so as of December 2021, Heidi’s married to Jaime Camil, and they have two children together.

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Hobbies and other interests

Heidi is quite active on Instagram, and seems to be enjoying the attention which she’s receiving from her more than 100,000 followers; she’s uploaded over 1,200 pictures onto the network, most of which have been taken during her everyday life.

She’s into travelling, and has been all around Mexico as well as to various US states, for both work and pleasure; Heidi has been to a couple of European countries as well, and her dream travel destination is Dubrovnik in Croatia, mostly because many scenes from her favorite series “Game of Thrones” were filmed there.

She likes to watch movies in her spare time – her favorite actor and actress are Robert De Niro and Angelina Jolie, while a couple of her favorite movies include the trilogy “The Godfather”, “Taxi Driver” and “Mr. and Mrs Smith”.

Heidi’s a bit of a shopaholic, as she goes shopping for clothes at least once a week.

Age, height and net worth

Heidi’s age is 43. She has long blonde hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 10ins (1.8m) and she weighs around 155lbs (70kgs).

As of December 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $1 million, while her husband Jaime’s net worth is reputedly over $15 million.

Who is Jaime Camil?

Jaime Federico Said Camil Saldana de Gama was born in Mexico City, on 22 July 1973 – his zodiac sign is Cancer, and he holds Mexican nationality. He has appeared in more than 50 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the supporting character Eufemio Zapata, in the 2004 biographical fantasy movie “Zapata – El Sueno del Heroe”. It was written and directed by Alfonso Arau, starred Alejandro Fernandez, Lucero and Patricia Velasquez, and follows the life of Emiliano Zapata, the hero of the Mexican Revolution.

Jaime was raised in Mexico City alongside his three step-siblings and two half-siblings, by his Mexican father Jaime Camil Garza who was a businessman, and his Brazilian mother Cecilia Saldanha de Gama who was a singer. Jaime became interested in acting while still attending a local high school, and upon matriculating in 1991, he enrolled at the Universidad Anahuac, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration in 1995; he then studied acting at colleges in Los Angeles, California and Mexico City. Jaime also studied opera in Italy.

He became a radio commentator in 1993, and didn’t release his first music album until 1999, entitled “Para Estar Contigo”; it took him touring around the US and Mexico, then in 2002, Jaime released his second album – “Una Vez Mas”, which spawned two hit songs – “Muriendo” and “Dime”.

He launched his acting career in 2000, when he starred as Mauricio Rodriguez Calderon in the telenovela “Mi Destino Eres Tu” (“You Are My Destiny”), and gained recognition in 2006, when cast to play the main character Don Fernando Mendiola, in the telenovela “La Fea Mas Bella”; for his performance, Jaime was nominated for a Premios TVyNovelas Award for Best Actor. A couple of his following roles in telenovelas were in “Las Tontas no Van al Cielo”and “Los Exitosos Perez” both in 2009, and in 2012 “Por Ella Soy Eva”.

In 2014, Jaime appeared in the romantic comedy movie “Elsa & Fred”, directed by Michael Radford, and which starred Shirley MacLaine, Christopher Plummer and Marcia Gay Harden.

It follows an old man who has begun spending time with a free-spirited woman; the film won one of the two awards for which it was nominated.

Some of Jaime’s most recent roles have been in the 2020 episode “Suitcase Switcheroo/More Cowbell for Bob” of the short, animated adventure series “Puppy Dog Pals”, 21 episodes of the animated action adventure series “Elena of Avalor” in 2020, and four episodes of the animated action adventure series “Duck Tales” in 2021, all voice roles. He’s currently shooting for the upcoming crime thriller movie “Kimi”, and the comedy film “Maurice, Modisto de Senoras”.

For his acting skills, Jaime has won five of the 18 awards for which he’s been nominated, including a 2016 Imagen Foundation Award, and two Teen Choice Awards in 2018 and 2019, all for his performance in the series “Jane the Virgin”.

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