Biogossip

Update Celebrity Biography, Entertainment Gossip & More

Benicio del Toro Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Daughter, Height

Benicio del Toro Bio, Age, Net Worth, Salary, Wife, Daughter, Height

Facts of Benicio del Toro

Full Name: Benicio del Toro
Birth Date: February 19, 1967
Age: 54 years
Gender: Male
Profession: Actor
Country: Puerto Rico
Horoscope: Pisces
Height: 6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
Break UpLindsay Lohan, Sophie Dahl, Kimberly Steward, Valeria Golino, Catherine Keener, Sara Foster, Heather Graham, Chiara Mastroianni, Alicia Silverstone, Claire Forlani
Net Worth$45 million
Eye ColorHazel
Hair ColorDark Brown
Birth PlaceSanturce
StatusSingle
NationalitySpanish-American
EthnicityMixed
EducationUniversity of California, the Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School, Stella Adler Conservatory
FatherGustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez
MotherFausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera
SiblingsGustavo del Toro
KidsDelilah
View more / View less Facts of Benicio del Toro

Benicio del Toro is a Spanish-American actor who is famous for films such as The Usual Suspects, 21 Grams, and Sicario as well as his Academy Award-winning part in Traffic.

Early Life of Benicio del Toro

Benicio Del Toro was born on 19th February 1967, in Santurce, Puerto Rico. Currently, he is 52 years old and his birth sign is Pisces. His father’s name is Gustavo Adolfo del Toro Bermúdez while his mother’s name is Fausta Genoveva Sánchez Rivera.

When Benicio was 9 years old, his mother died, so his family had moved to a farm in Pennsylvania four years later. He grew up with his brother Gustavo del Toro. His nationality is Spanish-American while his ethnicity is mixed (Puerto Rican, Spanish, Catalan, Basque, Italian, Indigenous).

Educational Background

At the advice of his father, Benicio enrolled for a degree in business at the University of California but after taking a class in acting he realized that he wanted to pursue drama as a full-time career. Later, he dropped his business course and started attending classes in the Circle in the Square Professional Theatre School without telling his family. After that, he went to study at the prestigious Stella Adler Conservatory on a scholarship.

How much is Benicio Del Toro Net Worth and Salary?

Benicio Del Toro has amassed a net worth of around $45 million from his acting career. His main source of income is from his successful career as an actor. He has starred in so many blockbuster films he could command a $400k per episode fee for Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora which meant a $2.8 million payday for the limited series, which co-starred Paul Dano and Patricia Arquette.

It’s been several decades since fans have been able to see Benicio in TV production, and he made it count. According to some online resources, he earned twice as much as Arquette ($200k per episode) for her Golden Globe-nominated part.  There is no doubt that he is living a lavish lifestyle from his earnings.

Who is Benicio Del Toro Wife? Girlfriend/Daughter

Benicio Del Toro is unmarried and possibly single at the moment. Previously he has had affairs with many glamorous women that too from the entertainment industry. In the year 2006, he had an encounter with Lindsay Lohan while in 2002, Benicio dated Sophie Dahl. In the year 2010, he dated Kimberly Steward. Kimberly was pregnant with her baby and on 21st August 2011, she gave birth to their baby girl named Delilah del Toro.

Benicio Del Toro with his ex-girlfriend, Kimberly Stewart, and daughter
Caption: Benicio Del Toro with his ex-girlfriend, Kimberly Stewart, and daughter

Moreover, he had affairs with Catherine Keener, Sara Foster, Heather Graham, Chiara Mastroianni, Alicia Silverstone, Claire Forlani. In the year 1998, he dated Valeria Golino and was even engaged to her. However, they called off their engagement and separated in the year 1992. As of now, Benicio is enjoying his singlehood with his daughter, Delilah.

Benicio Del Toro’s Height and Weight

Toro has a height of 6 feet 2 inches and his body weight is around 80kg. Benicio has dark brown hair and his eyes are hazel in color. His chest size, biceps size, and waist size are 39, 13, and 33 inches respectively. Toro is not active on any social networking sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Benicio Del Toro’s Career

  • Benicio began his acting career by playing a small role in the T.V program, Miami Vice in the year 1987.
  • Also, he acted in other programs as well, mostly playing the part of a small-time thug or villain.
  • He made his movie debut in Big Top Pee-wee as Duke the Dog-Faced Boy in the year 1988 but the film did not do well.
  • Benicio got noticed in his second film Licence to Kill (1989) for his role as Dario, a henchman.
Benicio Del Toro, Spanish-American actor
Caption: Benicio Del Toro, Spanish-American actor

Movies of Benicio Del Toro

Later, he acted in The Indian Runner (1991), Fearless (1993), Money for Nothing (1993), and Swimming With Sharks (1994) over the next few years. He got a big breakthrough in The Usual Suspects released in the year 1995 for his role as Fred Fenster. Benicio did four films in 1996 – The Funeral, The Fan, Basquiat, and Joy Ride.

In 2000, he did three movies, Traffic, The Way of the Gun, and Snatch. Benicio appeared in a cameo as himself in Bread and Roses. His film 21 Grams was released in the year 2003. Over the next few years, he acted in other films such as Sin City (2005), Che (2008), and Somewhere (2010). He is a talented actor and has many upcoming films lined up for future releases.

Benicio Del Toro’s Awards

Benicio won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Javier Rodr guez in the 2000 crime drama film Traffic. Also, he won a BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the same. He was named the Best Supporting Actor by the Los Angeles Film Critics Association in the year 2003 for his role of Jack Jordan in 21 Grams. Toro received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor for this film.

He won the Best Actor Award at The Cannes International Film Festival in the year 2008 for the portrayal of Che Guevara, in the 2008 biopic Che.