Diego Luna Net Worth 2022 – Salary, Income, Earnings

Diego Luna Net Worth 

Diego Luna has an estimated net worth of $12 million. Mexican actor-director Diego Luna is known for his leading roles in ‘Y tu mamá también,’ ‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ and ‘Narcos: Mexico.’ He earns most of his income from his movies. 

Diego Luna appeared in a number of Mexican telenovelas and movies before he caught the attention of people all over the world as a co-star in Y tu mama también (2001). He became a well-known actor in Hollywood after starring in big movies like “The Terminal” (2004) and “Milk” (2008). He then went on to play important roles in “Star Wars: Rogue One” (2016) and “Narcos: Mexico” (2018-20). Luna has also directed movies like “Abel” (2010) and “Mr. Pig” (2016), and he has made movies with Gael Garca Bernal, a lifelong friend and frequent co-star.

To calculate the net worth of Diego Luna, subtract all his liabilities from his total assets. Investments, savings, cash deposits, and any equity he has in a house, car, or other similar asset are included in the total assets. All debts, such as personal loans and mortgages, are included in total liabilities.

Here’s the breakdown of his net worth:

Name: Diego Luna
Net Worth: $12 Million
Monthly Salary: $150 Thousand
Annual Income: $3 Million
Source of Wealth: Actor, Film Producer, Film director, Television producer, Presenter, Voice Actor

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Early Life and Theater Beginnings

Luna was born into a theater family. His Mexican father, Alejandro Luna, was a set designer and director, and his British mother, Fiona Alexander, was a costume designer.

Luna’s first movie role was in Carlos Suara’s Antonieta when he was only two years old (1982). His mother was killed in a car accident on the way home from the set of that movie.

To stay close to his only living parent, who had to “play father and mother,” Luna stayed in the theater community and got his first stage role at age seven. Soon, he laid the groundwork for a promising career in movies, which gave him enough money to be financially independent by the time he was 15.

Film and TV Roles

‘El abuelo y yo,’ ‘Before Night Falls’

Luna starred in the award-winning short film El último fin de año (1992), but soon became known for his roles in the telenovelas “El abuelo y yo” (1992), alongside his friend Gael García Bernal, and “El premio mayor” (1995). A steadily growing resume that included roles in the films “Un hilito de sangre” (1995), “El cometa” (1998) and “Un dulce olor a muerte” (1999) paved the way for his appearance in the film “Before Night Falls” (2000), selected at the Venice Film Festival.

‘Y tu mamá también’

Although Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón was looking for unfamiliar faces for his road trip film, he agreed to cast the already successful Luna and García Bernal as best friends for the project. The chemistry between the two was at the heart of the social commentary and sexual exploration that made Y tu mamá también an international hit. The two leads were awarded the Marcello Mastroianni Prize for Best Young Actor at the 2001 Venice Film Festival.

‘Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights,’ ‘Milk’

Using his newfound fame to his advantage, Luna got supporting roles in Frida (2002), Open Range (2003), and The Terminal alongside A-list stars. He had his first lead role in an English-language movie called “Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights” in 2004. He stayed busy with Mexican movies like “Nicotina” in 2003 and “Only God Knows” in 2006 before getting the part of Sean Penn’s lover in the high-profile movie “Milk.”

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‘Elysium,’ ‘The Book of Life’

After reuniting with García Bernal for Rudo y Cursi (2008), Luna again collaborated with his pal and Will Ferrell for the telenovela-inspired Casa de mi padre (2012). A supporting role for Matt Damon in the action thriller Elysium (2013) followed, before Luna landed a starring role and a chance to show off his singing skills in the animated film The Book of Life (2014).

‘Star Wars: Rogue One,’ ‘Andor’

When Luna played rebel intelligence officer Cassian Andor in the Star Wars spinoff Rogue One, he kept going up. In addition to giving the actor a chance to shine as a complicated but heroic main character, the role gave him a chance to show off his culture by giving Andor a Mexican accent. Luna later played the cold-blooded space spy again in the Disney+ show “Andor.”

‘Narcos: Mexico’

Luna then did a remake of Flatliners in 2017 and had small parts in movies like If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) and A Rainy Day in New York (2019). During this time, he got the most attention for playing real-life drug lord Miguel ngel Félix Gallardo in the TV show “Narcos: Mexico.” Luna was at first hesitant to take on the role, but she came to see it as a chance to bring attention to the many different kinds of corruption that fuel the drug trade. Even though he was praised for his nuanced role as Félix Gallardo, Luna said he was glad to be done with the show after two seasons because of how serious it was.

‘Tales of Arcadia’

After The Book of Life went well, Luna went back to work as a voice actor for Guillermo del Toro’s TV and movie series Tales of Arcadia. His alien prince Krel Tarron appeared briefly in an episode of “Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia” (2018) before becoming a main character in “3Below: Tales of Arcadia” (2018-19) and later coming back for the big-screen finale “Trollhunters: Rise of the Titans” (2021). Luna also did the voice of Zatz in “Maya and the Three,” an animated show about Native Americans (2021).

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Director Credits  

‘Abel,’ ‘Mr. Pig’

After making J.C. Chávez (2007), a documentary about Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez, Luna got good reviews for Abel, a darkly funny movie about fathers who don’t care about their kids (2010). Then, in 2014, he made a biopic about another Mexican-American hero, Cesar Chavez, and won over fans with Mr. Pig, which starred Danny Glover and Maya Rudolph (2016). Later, Luna directed her first TV show, the family drama “Everything Will Be Fine” on Netflix (2021).

Production Companies

In 2003, Luna, Garca Bernal, and producer Pablo Cruz started Cananas Films. Cananas also helped finance a number of movies made in Mexico and oversaw the creation of the nonprofit group and traveling film festival Ambulante A.C.

Soon after telling Cananas they were leaving in March 2018, Luna and Garca Bernal started a new film and TV company called La Corriente del Golfo.

Wife and Children

After working together on El Bifalo de la Noche in 2007, Luna and actress/singer Camila Sodi went public with their relationship and got married in February 2008 in Mexico City. Before they split up in 2013, the couple had a son, Jerónimo, in August 2008 and a daughter, Fiona, in July 2010.


Luna joined UNHCR, the United Nations’ agency for refugees, in 2013. This was one of many things he did to help people. In September 2017, an earthquake hit the area around the Mexican city of Puebla. He and Garca Bernal started a relief effort right away to raise money to rebuild homes, schools, and hospitals.

Luna has also used his art to draw attention to those who are left out or mistreated. His short film Nana, which made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival in 2015, was about what domestic workers give up for their jobs. The actor also used the 2018 Mexican stage production of Privacidad, in which he played a role, as a chance to speak out against government surveillance that goes too far.

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