Ariel López Padilla

Ariel López Padilla (born August 12, 1962 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico) is a Mexican actor. He is best known for his acting in many telenovelas such as Gata Salvaje, Pecados Ajenos, Inocente de ti. Ariel Lopez works for most famous telenovelas productions principally for Telemundo and Venevision, but also has some credits in Televisa and TV Azteca.[1] He lives in Miami, U.S.

Ariel López Padilla
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Born (1962-08-12) August 12, 1962 (age 58)
Years active1991-present
ChildrenMaria Lopez Levy, Santiago Lopez Mancilla, Julia Lopez Mancilla Paula levy

When young, he showed an interest for acting. Dunia Zaldívar, his aunt and who already counted with some years as an actress, shared with him acting techniques, selected literature, examples and other guides that introduced him formally and with a lot of affection to this art.

He studied the career of performance arts at the Universidad de Guadalajara and participated in several productions where he quickly became distinguished, especially in comic papers. Later he was hired as a dancer by the Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (I.N.B.A.) in Mexico City. He has taken courses and workshops in Mexico, Cuba, France, Germany, United States and the former USSR, where he auditioned for the Bolshoi Ballet in the capital, Moscow.

He gave up at I.N.B.A. as a dancer to participate in the production of Cats The Musical. He enrolled to Televisa's Centro de Educación Artística. Ariel was discovered by Eugenio Cobo, CEA's Principal, allowing him to have his first sporadic but constant appearances in multiple TV shows and eventually to take his first main papers in soap operas like La Pícara Soñadora (Dir. Raquel Parot, Prod. Valentin Pimstein) y De frente al sol (Dir. Miguel Corcega, Prod. Carla Estrada).

His jump to the fame came with the soap opera Corazón salvaje, the third adaptation to the TV screen of the novel written by Caridad Bravo Adams, directed by Alberto Cortez and produced by José Rendón.

Personal lifeEdit

Ariel currently lives in Cuernavaca. He is married to a show business executive. He was previously married to Mariana Levy who died from a heart attack after a failed armed robbery attempt in Mexico City. With Mariana he had the opportunity to become father of a girl: María (born on March 28, 1996).[2]


Selected works:[3]

La Bandida (TV series)(2019).... Dr Avila


  1. ^ "Ariel López Padilla: ¿qué sucedió con el actor y cómo luce ahora tras todas sus polémicas?" [Ariel López Padilla: what happened to the actor and how does he look now after all his controversies?]. El Comercio (in Spanish). August 19, 2020. Retrieved March 6, 2021.
  2. ^ "Ariel López Padilla made up for lost time; Maria already has a new family". World Today News. 2020-06-27. Retrieved 2021-02-16.
  3. ^ "Ariel López Padilla". IMDb. Retrieved 2021-02-16.

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