Gael García Bernal Net Worth

Gael García Bernal Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Gael García Bernal net worth is
$12 Million

Gael García Bernal Wiki Biography

Gael Garcia Bernal is a Guadalajara, Jalisco-born Mexican actor as well as a director, probably best known for being the founder of Canana Films in Mexico City. Born on 30 November 1978, Gael has Mexican ancestry and is now known as one of the finest actors in Hollywood. A Golden Globe award winning actor, Gael has been active in the field of entertainment since 1989.

One of the acclaimed actors on American television as well as in Hollywood, who starred in hit television series “Mozart In The Jungle” and others, one may wonder how rich is Gael as of early 2016? As of now, Gael counts his wealth at a total of $12 million. As obvious as it may sound, most of his present net worth is the result of his involvement in showbiz as an actor and a director for more than two and a half decades now.

Gael García Bernal Net Worth $12 Million

Raised in Guadalajara by an actress and model mother and actor and director father, Gael was inclined towards acting at a very young age. While he was still a baby, Gael started his journey on Mexican telenovelas and continued throughout his teens. While a teenager, he also taught indigenous people in Mexico to read. Eventually, he attended Central School of Speech and Drama in London to study acting, and was the first Mexican student to be accepted in the school. Having finished his studies, he returned to his career as an actor and began engaging himself in American and Mexican television as well as Hollywood.

A teenage heartthrob in Mexico, Gael has worked on several television shows including “Teresa”, “El Abuelo Y Yo”, “Queen of Swords” and “Soy Tu Fan” among others. More recently, he has been starring in the series “Mozart In The Jungle” in which he portrays the role of Rodrigo. Given his acclaimed acting skills in the show, he was rewarded with a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor in 2015. Needless to say, his prominence on television has been very significant in adding to his net worth over the years.

Apart from television, Gael is also widely recognized for his acting in Hollywood and Mexican movies. Some of the acclaimed movies that Gael has been a part of include “Amores Perros”, “Bendito Infierno”, “Y Tu Mama Tambien”, “The Motorcycle Diaries”, “Bad Education”, “Babel” and several others. More recently, he has starred in movies like “Letters to Juliet”, “Even The Rain”, “Jose and Pilar”, “Rosewater” and more. These are also the projects which have added a lot to Gael’s personal worth.

Apart from acting, Gael has also produced several movies, including “Cesar Chavez”, “El Aula Vacia”, “8- The Letter” and others. During his career, he has managed to attract several prestigious awards for his skillful work which includes a BAFTA Award for Best Performance as well as an Orange Rising Star Award, not to mention numerous nominations and critical acclaims.

At the present, 37 years old Gael has been enjoying his single life after a recent break-up from his long term relationship with actress Dolores Fonzi. For now, he is busy acting in the series “Mozart In The Jungle” as well as in the upcoming movie “Desierto”. The owner of Canana films, he has been enjoying life as one of the most successful and highly regarded actors in the film industry, while his present net worth of $12 million complements his success.

Full NameGael García Bernal
Net Worth$12 Million
Date Of Birth30 November 1978
Height1.7 m, 1.7 m, 1.7 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Film director, Actor, Actor, Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter, Television producer
EducationCentral School of Speech and Drama, Central School of Speech and Drama, Royal Central School of Speech & Drama
NationalityMexican, Mexican, Mexican
ChildrenLibertad Bernal, Lázaro Bernal, Libertad Bernal, Lázaro Bernal, Libertad Bernal, Lázaro Bernal
ParentsPatricia Bernal, José Ángel García, Patricia Bernal, José Ángel García, Patricia Bernal, José Ángel García
SiblingsDario Yazbek Bernal, Tamara Yazbek, Dario Yazbek Bernal, Tamara Yazbek, Dario Yazbek Bernal, Tamara Yazbek
PartnerDolores Fonzi, Dolores Fonzi, Dolores Fonzi
AwardsGolden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy, Excellence Award, Marcello Mastroianni Award, Ariel Award for Best Actor, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Golden Globe Award for...
NominationsBAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, BAFTA Rising Star Award, Goya Award for Best Supporting Actor, Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensem...
MoviesY Tu Mamá También, Desierto, Love's a Bitch, The Motorcycle Diaries, Rosewater, Babel, The Science of Sleep, Neruda, Bad Education, The Crime of Father Amaro, A Little Bit of Heaven, Rudo y Cursi, Casa de Mi Padre, Even the Rain, Letters to Juliet, Ardor, The Loneliest Planet, Blindness, No, Who i...
TV ShowsTeresa, Mozart in the Jungle, El abuelo y yo, Soy tu fan, Miradas 2, Teresa, Mozart in the Jungle, El abuelo y yo, Soy tu fan, Miradas 2, Teresa, Fidel, Mozart in the Jungle, El abuelo y yo, Soy tu fan, Miradas 2, Neruda
1Short stature
2His skill with accents
1I think we're all political, in a way. What has happened recently in my case is that, fortunately, I've been able to get more in touch with the things I can change and do.
2I believe fervently in the nature, in truth and imagination, I believe in the blood, in life, words, and motivations.
3Histories are to educate, so that we understand better for ourselves and for motivation.
4Talent survives and remains while beauty is diluted.
5Democracy should be practiced not every six years, but every day.
6A person isn't born with the intelligence to be with someone especial, you learn it, and you fail in the path of life, but you don't have to give up the chance to love.
1Was a guest at Fito Páez's 50th birthday.
2The godmother of his daughter Libertad is Anita Álvarez de Toledo.
3Became a father for the 2nd time at age 32 when his (now ex) girlfriend Dolores Fonzi gave birth to their daughter Libertad García on April 7, 2011 in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
4His parents owned a theater company.
5Former boyfriend of Cecilia Suárez and Natalie Portman.
6The godparent of his son Lázaro is Ezequiel Díaz.
7Became a father for the 1st time at age 30 when his (now ex) girlfriend Dolores Fonzi gave birth to their son Lázaro García on January 8, 2009 in Madrid, Spain.
8Has family from the same town as Fernanda Romero, and Frank Miranda.
9Was in a relationship with actress Dolores Fonzi. They met on the set of Privates Lives (2001) but they would not become a couple couple until 2008. They separated in 2014.
10Co-founder of the production company Canana Films [mx] along with childhood friend and fellow actor Diego Luna and Mexican producer Pablo Cruz. The company focuses on Mexican - and Latin American-themed features that deal with social justice issues.
11Was ranked #7 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
12First language is Spanish. He is also fluent in English.
13Played Ernesto 'Che' Guevara twice: in Fidel (2002) and in The Motorcycle Diaries (2004).
14Choosen by Empire Magazine as one of the 100 Sexiest Movie Stars in the world (#65) 2007.
15Was officially in the BAFTA longlist (Equivalently, the semi-finals) for Best Actor in a Supporting Role, for his role in Babel (2006), which consisted of 15 finalists for each category (except Animated Film). However, he was eliminated in the next round, which the five official nominees were selected. [2007].
16His favorite actresses are Emily Watson and Juliette Binoche.
17His favorite actor is Javier Bardem and would love to work with him in the future.
18As he is Mexican born, he had to be able to do a convincing Spanish accent before Pedro Almodóvar would allow him to get his role(s) in the movie Bad Education (2004).
19Invited to join AMPAS in 2005.
20He said his idols are Klaus Kinski, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Marcello Mastroianni.
21At 17, traveled to Europe and, in 1999, studied dramatic art at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, England for three years. He was the first Mexican to be accepted at this prestigious school.
22Was named one of "People en Español"'s 25 Most Beautiful 2002 (June 2002 Issue)
23Son of Patricia Bernal and José Ángel García. Half-brother of Dario Yazbek Bernal and Tamara Yazbek.
24Close friend of Diego Luna.
25Studied acting in London.


Soy tu fan2006TV Mini-SeriesEmilio
The Science of Sleep2006Stéphane Miroux
The King2005Elvis
Bad Education2004Ángel / Juan / Zahara
The Motorcycle Diaries2004Ernesto Guevara de la Serna
Cuban Blood2003Ricky
Dot the I2003Kit Winter
I'm with Lucy2002Gabriel
El crimen del Padre Amaro2002Padre Amaro
Fidel2002TV MovieChe Guevara
The Last Post2001ShortJose Francisco
Don't Tempt Me2001Davenport
Privates Lives2001Gustavo 'Gana' Bertolini
El ojo en la nuca2001ShortPablo
Y Tu Mamá También2001Julio Zapata
Queen of Swords2000TV SeriesChuri
Amores Perros2000Octavio (as Gael García)
De tripas, corazón1996ShortMartín
El abuelo y yo1992TV SeriesDaniel
Teresa1989TV SeriesPeluche
Si tu voyais son coeur2017post-production
Coco2017filmingHector (voice)
Mozart in the Jungle2014-2016TV SeriesRodrigo
Salt and Fire2016Dr. Fabio Cavani
Neruda2016Óscar Peluchonneau
You're Killing Me Susana2016Eligio
Eva no duerme2015Massera
Rosewater2014Maziar Bahari
Vamps2012Diego Bardem (uncredited)
No2012/IRené Saavedra
Casa de mi Padre2012Onza
The Loneliest Planet2011Alex
A Little Bit of Heaven2011Julian Goldstein
También la lluvia2010Sebastián
Letters to Juliet2010Victor
The Limits of Control2009The Mexican
Mammoth2009Leo Vidales
Rudo y Cursi2008Tato
Blindness2008Bartender / King of Ward Three
El pasado2007Rímini
La science des rêves - Film B2007Video


Desierto2015executive producer
Las elegidas2015executive producer
El Aula Vacía2015Documentary producer
Ardor2014executive producer
Cesar Chavez2014executive producer
Güeros2014associate producer
Nuevo León Extraordinario2014Documentary short executive producer
Manto acuífero2013producer
Alguien Más2013TV Series co-producer - 5 episodes
Paraíso2013/Iexecutive producer
Who is Dayani Cristal?2013Documentary producer
Niño Santo2011TV Series associate producer - 6 episodes
Machete Language2011executive producer
Miss Bala2011executive producer
18 cigarrillos y medio2010executive producer
Soy tu fan2010TV Series co-producer - 13 episodes
Revolución2010associate producer
Abel2010executive producer
Sin Nombre2009executive producer
Walking Vengeance2008executive producer
82008producer - segment "The Letter"
I'm Gonna Explode2008executive producer
Cochochi2007executive producer
Ruta 322006TV Series producer
Drama/Mex2006executive producer


Mozart in the Jungle2016TV Series 1 episode
Madly2016segment "Love of My Life"
La Mano Visible2015Short
Los Invisibles2010Short
Revolución2010segment "Lucio"
82008segment "The Letter"
The Letter2008/IIShort


Mozart in the Jungle2014TV Series performer - 1 episode
Rudo y Cursi2008performer: "Quiero que me quieras I Want You to Want Me"
Blindness2008performer: "I Just Called to Say I Love You"
Soy tu fan2006TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode


La Mano Visible2015Short
82008segment "The Letter"


Preciosa2012special thanks
Joven y Alocada2012the director wishes to thank
José e Pilar2010Documentary thanks
Samantha2010Short thanks
Paris, je t'aime2006thanks
Soy tu fan2006TV Mini-Series thanks - 1 episode


Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Martin Hernandez
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Cinema 32009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Tria332016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Días de cine2006-2016TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Más vale tarde2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Daily Show2014-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Winner
El Aula Vacía2015Documentary voice
IMDb: What to Watch2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
On Y tu mamá también2014Documentary shortHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2006-2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Nuevo León Extraordinario2014Documentary shortHimself
The Frost Interview2013TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Who is Dayani Cristal?2013DocumentaryHimself
Sin maquillaje2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
La Realizacion de Casa de mi Padre (Making of Casa de mi Padre)2012Documentary shortHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2004-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose2004-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Breaking the Taboo2012Documentary
Quebrando o Tabu2011DocumentaryHimself
Los desayunos de TVE2010TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Los Invisibles2010ShortHimself
José e Pilar2010DocumentaryHimself
Héroes de Carne y Hueso2010TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Fabulous Picture Show2010TV SeriesHimself
Letters to Juliet: A Courtyard in Verona2010ShortHimself
Letters to Juliet: The Making of in Italia2010ShortHimself
Janela Indiscreta2010TV SeriesHimself
TV Festival Du Cannes 20102010TV MovieHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Versión española2005-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Miradas 22008-2009TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
A Vision of Blindness2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Conquistando Hollywood2007TV SeriesHimself
La santa muerte2007/IIIDocumentaryNarrator
La noche de los Oscar2007TV MovieHimself - Interviewee
The 79th Annual Academy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Co-Presenter: Best Documentary Short Subject
The Making of 'The Science of Sleep'2007Video documentary shortHimself
Silenci?2006TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Corazón de...2006TV SeriesHimself
Noche Hache2005TV SeriesHimself
MTV Europe Music Awards 20052005TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
2nd Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards2005VideoHimself - Presenter Accepting for Walter Salles 'Diarios de Motocicleta-The Motocycle Diaries'
The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter: Best Supporting Female
Otro rollo con: Adal Ramones2002-2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Premios juventud 20042004TV SpecialHimself
2004 Hispanic Heritage Awards2004TV SpecialHimself
¡Despierta América!2004TV SeriesHimself
20h10 pétantes2004TV SeriesHimself
In viaggio con Che Guevara2004DocumentaryChe
Susana Giménez2004TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Making of 'The Motorcycle Diaries'2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 75th Annual Academy Awards2003TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Song 'Burn It Blue'
The 2003 IFP Independent Spirit Awards2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Orange British Academy Film Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Breakfast2002TV SeriesHimself
The 2002 IFP/West Independent Spirit Awards2002TV Special documentaryHimself
XVI premios Goya2002TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Supporting Actor
Detrás de 'Y tu mamá también', the making-of2001Video documentary shortHimself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
Lo + plus2001TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Los perros de 'Amores perros'2000Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

51 premis Sant Jordi de cinematografia2007TV SpecialSantiago
Sexo en el plató2007TV Movie documentaryJulio Zapata / Ángel / Juan / ...
Silenci?2006TV SeriesZahara
San Sebastián 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV Movie documentarySantiago
Cannes 2006: Crónica de Carlos Boyero2006TV MovieHimself
Alberto Iglesias, el músico fiel2006TV Movie documentaryÁngel / Juan / Zahara (uncredited)
101 Sexiest Celebrity Bodies2005TV MovieHimself - Place #97
Cinema mil2005TV SeriesÁngel / Juan / Zahara
Sandra o Luis2005Documentary
The Bronze Screen: 100 Years of the Latino Image in American Cinema2002DocumentaryHimself

Won Awards

2016Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Comedy or MusicalMozart in the Jungle (2014)
2016Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionMozart in the Jungle (2014)
2016Jaeger-LeCoultre AwardSan Sebastián International Film Festival
2015Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Actor - TelevisionMozart in the Jungle (2014)
2013Audience AwardCork International Film FestivalWho is Dayani Cristal? (2013)
2012Narrative CompetitionAbu Dhabi Film FestivalBest ActorNo (2012)
2012Excellence AwardLocarno International Film Festival
2011Premio ACEPremios ACECinema - Best Supporting ActorTambién la lluvia (2010)
2008Excellence in Acting AwardProvincetown International Film Festival
2008Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro)El pasado (2007)
2007Ensemble Cast AwardPalm Springs International Film FestivalBabel (2006)
2006Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceBabel (2006)
2006SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceBabel (2006)
2005Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorLa mala educación (2004)
2005Glitter AwardGlitter AwardsBest ActorLa mala educación (2004)
2005Premio ACEPremios ACECinema - Best ActorDiarios de motocicleta (2004)
2005Critics AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro)Diarios de motocicleta (2004)
2005Audience AwardSESC Film Festival, BrazilBest Foreign Actor (Melhor Ator Estrangeiro)Diarios de motocicleta (2004)
2005Yoga AwardYoga AwardsWorst Spanish ActressLa mala educación (2004)
2004Jury AwardFt. Lauderdale International Film FestivalBest ActorLa mala educación (2004)
2004Best ActorValdivia International Film FestivalLa mala educación (2004)
2003Chopard TrophyCannes Film FestivalMale Revelation
2003Silver GoddessMexican Cinema JournalistsBest Actor (Mejor Actor)El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoFavorite Actor (Actor Favorito)El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, Latin AmericaMTV North Feed (mostly Mexico) - Best Insult (Mejor Insulto)Y tu mamá también (2001)
2001Silver ArielAriel Awards, MexicoBest Actor (Mejor Actor)Amores perros (2000)
2001Best ActorValdivia International Film FestivalY tu mamá también (2001)
2001Marcello Mastroianni AwardVenice Film FestivalY tu mamá también (2001)
2000Silver HugoChicago International Film FestivalBest ActorAmores perros (2000)
2000Premio ACEPremios ACECinema - Best ActorAmores perros (2000)

Nominated Awards

2016Premio FénixPremios Fénix (Fenix Film Awards)Best ActorNeruda (2016)
2016Jury AwardTribeca Film FestivalBest International Narrative FeatureMadly (2016)
2014Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorNo (2012)
2013DFCCDublin Film Critics Circle AwardsBest ActorNo (2012)
2009Cinema Brazil Grand PrizeCinema Brazil Grand PrizeBest Supporting Actor (Melhor Ator Coadjuvante)Blindness (2008)
2009VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest Supporting Actor in a Canadian FilmBlindness (2008)
2008Golden AlhambraGranada Film Festival Cines del SurDéficit (2007)
2007ALMA AwardALMA AwardsOutstanding Actor - Motion PictureBabel (2006)
2007Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest Acting EnsembleBabel (2006)
2007Golden CameraCannes Film FestivalDéficit (2007)
2007Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorLa science des rêves (2006)
2007Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastBabel (2006)
2007Imagen AwardImagen Foundation AwardsBest Supporting Actor - FilmBabel (2006)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureBabel (2006)
2006Rising Star AwardBAFTA Awards
2006ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleBabel (2006)
2005BAFTA Film AwardBAFTA AwardsBest Performance by an Actor in a Leading RoleDiarios de motocicleta (2004)
2005CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Actor (Mejor Actor)La mala educación (2004)
2005Golden Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion Picture, DramaDiarios de motocicleta (2004)
2005Award of the Spanish Actors UnionSpanish Actors UnionFilm: Lead Performance, Male (Protagonista Cine - Categoría Masculina)La mala educación (2004)
2003CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsMost Promising PerformerEl crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)
2003Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorY tu mamá también (2001)
2003MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, MexicoSexiest Scene (Mejor Secuencia Cachonda)El crimen del Padre Amaro (2002)
2002CEC AwardCinema Writers Circle Awards, SpainBest Supporting Actor (Mejor Actor Secundario)Sin noticias de Dios (2001)
2002GoyaGoya AwardsBest Supporting Actor (Mejor Actor de Reparto)Sin noticias de Dios (2001)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, Latin AmericaMTV North Feed (mostly Mexico) - Best Kiss (Mejor Beso)Y tu mamá también (2001)
2002MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie Awards, Latin AmericaMTV North Feed (mostly Mexico) - Best Kiss (Mejor Beso)Y tu mamá también (2001)

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