Who is Paola Núñez?
Mexican actress, producer and model Paola Núñez Rivas was born in Tecate, Baja California, Mexico, on 8 April 1978, making Aries her zodiac sign. She has 39 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Lieutenant Rita Secada in the 2020 action crime comedy movie “Bad Boys for Life”, which starred Martin Lawrence and Will Smith, and was directed by Bilall Fallah and Adil El Arbi. It follows detectives Marcus Burnett and Mike Lowrey as they’re facing off against drug lords in Miami, Florida, and the movie won three of its 18 award nominations.
Paola’s currently shooting for the upcoming movie “Bad Boys 4”, as well as for the upcoming series “The Fall of the House of Usher” and “Fans Only”.
Education and early life
Paola was raised in Tecate by her mother Silvia Rivas Teran and father Hector Manuel Núñez Castillo; it still remains unknown whether or not she has siblings, and Paola avoids speaking about her parents in public, and their professions remain undisclosed.
She studied at a local elementary school in Tecate, and was 12 when she appeared in her first school play; Paola continued appearing in plays upon enrolling at local high school in 1992, while she also appeared in a couple of theatre plays.
She matriculated in 1996 and then found work to financially support herself, while simultaneously attending the acting school CEFAC in Mexico City, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2000.
Roles in TV series
Paola’s debut TV series role was playing Karen in a 2001 episode of the drama “Like in the Movies”, and she could then have been seen appearing in an episode or two of the drama “Subete a mi Moto”, the action family adventure “La Vida es una Cancion”, and the drama “Tan Infinito como el Desierto”.
In 2004, she portrayed the lead character Juana Micaela in all 130 episodes of the romantic drama “Las Juanas”, which also starred Claudia Alvarez and Ana Serradilla, and follows the lives of five sisters.
In 2005 and 2006, Paola starred as Barbara Bazterrica in all 237 episodes of the romantic drama “Amor en Custodia”, which also starred Margarita Gralia and Lupita Sandoval, and follows an elderly woman who’s fallen for a younger man. Paola was then cast to appear in an episode of the drama “Lo que Callamos las Mujeres”, and another in the drama “Mientras Haya Vida”.
In 2009, she played Morena Madrigal Rueda in all 184 episodes of the romantic drama “Pasion Morena”, which also starred Anette Michel and Victor Gonzalez, and follows Leo and Morena who’ve met in the jungle and have fallen in love.
The year 2014 saw Paola star as Reina Ortiz in all 140 episodes of the romantic drama “Reina de Corazones”, Julia Lagos in all 13 episodes of the romantic thriller “Palabra de Ladron”, and as Valeria Gonzalez in all 105 episodes of the romantic drama “Destino”.
In 2019, Paola played Manuela Cortes Santos in 33 episodes of the crime action “La Reina del Sur”, which stars Humberto Zurita and Kate del Castillo, and was created by Dario Vanegas and Lina Uribe back in 2011. It follows Teresa Mendoza who’s spent eight years outside of Mexico, and has now returned to fight drug lords; the series has won five of its 11 award nominations.
Some of Paola’s most recent TV series roles have been in the 2020 episode “Double Jeopardy” of the crime action adventure “Magnum P. I.”, the 2021 episode “Me, Myself, and Darlene” of the horror “Calls”, and all eight episodes of the 2022 action science fiction horror “Resident Evil”.
Roles in movies
Paola’s debut film role was playing Claudia in the 2004 short comedy “Miss Carrusel”, and the following year saw her star in the thriller “Ver, Oir y Callar”. She gained recognition in 2009, when cast to play Teresa in the drama “Love on a Weekend”, which starred Sophie Gomez and Daniel Gimenez Cacho, and was written and directed by Salvador Aguirre; it follows the lives of three entirely different people, from different backgrounds and social classes.
Some of Paola’s following roles were in 2010 in the science fiction thriller “Depositarios”, and the romantic drama “Sin Ella”, and in 2011 the comedy “Los Inadaptados”.
In 2014, she portrayed Sonia in the crime action “El Mas Buscado”, which starred Marco Perez and Tenoch Huerta, and was written and directed by J. M. Cravioto. It follows a masked singer who’s just been caught robbing a bank, and the movie won eight of its 18 award nominations.
Some of Paola’s most recent film roles have been in the 2019 comedy “Grandma’s Wedding”, the 2022 short drama “Mamita”, and the 2023 action comedy “Queens on the Run”.
Paola wrote and produced the 2014 romantic movie “Dariela los Martes”.
Some of her recent talk-show appearances have been in “Access Hollywood”, “Tu-Night Show Con Omar Chaparro” and “Whose Amazing Life?”
Love life and relationships
There are three men whom Paola’s been with, that we know about. She dated Diego Luna for a couple of months in 2006; he’s a popular Mexican actor with 69 credits to his name, while he’s probably known best for playing Cassian Andor in the 2016 action science fiction adventure film “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.
In 2010, Paola spent around half a year dating famous Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso.
Since March 2013, she’s been engaged to Rodolfo Valdes, a popular Mexican actor who’s appeared in 25 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still known best for starring as Nacho Mendoza in 114 episodes of the 2010 romantic comedy series “Beautiful But Unlucky”.
Paola’s engaged to Rodolfo Valdes as of July 2023, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Nuestro nuevo miembro de familia pic.twitter.com/o3yaFuMsHx
— Rodolfo Valdes (@rodolffovaldes) May 18, 2013
Interesting facts and hobbies
Although it’s known that Paola’s posed for a number of magazines, the names of most of these aren’t known, except that she was once featured in “GQ”.
Over a million people are following her on Instagram today, and she’s uploaded more than 1,100 pictures, with most featuring her during her everyday life, whether she’s baking a cake, fishing or showing off her new clothes.
Paula loves dogs, and has featured her pet dog in some of her Instagram pictures and videos.
She works out at the gym nearly every day, and occasionally gives her fans advice on working out and dieting.
Will Smith’s one of her favorite actors, and some of Paola’s favorite movies include “Made in America”, “Saving Face” and “Where the Day Takes You”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Paola’s age is 45. Her hair and eyes are brown, she’s 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall and weighs around 125lbs (57kgs).
Paola’s net worth’s been estimated at over $3 million, as of July 2023.