Aaron Diaz Spencer was born on 7 March 1982, in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico, and is a model, singer and actor, perhaps best known for playing the role of Leon Velez, a CIA recruit in the ABC series “Quantico”.
The Wealth of Aaron Diaz
How rich is Aaron Diaz? As of late-2018, sources inform us of a net worth that is at $6 million, earned through a successful career in acting over the last 15 years. He’s also released musical albums and has appeared in other television projects as well. As he continues his career, it is expected that his wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Aaron is of Irish, American and Mexican descent, with his mother being Irish-American. While he was born in Mexico, his family later moved to Palo Alto, California where he would grow up, speaking Spanish and English fluently there. After matriculating from high school in Palo Alto, he returned to Mexico and enrolled in the exclusive Televisa Acting School called Centro de Educacion Artistica (CEA).
After completing his studies, he made his acting debut in the teen drama entitled “Clase 406” in which he played the role of Kike Gonzales – the soap opera ran for four seasons and is a remake of the Colombian telenovela entitled “Francisco el Matematico”, which deals with the problems of Hispanic youth. In 2004, he appeared in “Corazones al limite”, co-starring with Sara Maldonado and Sherlyn. His next project would be the telenovela “Barrera de amor”, starring Yadhira Carrillo, in which he played the role of an older character named Adres Romero, one of the protagonists of the program alongside Susana Diazayas and Carrillo.
In 2006, Diaz was cast as the main protagonist of another teen telenovela, entitled “Lola…Erase una vez”, cast as the character Alexander Von Ferdinant. The show is an adaptation of the Argentine program “Floricienta”, a modern day Cinderella story also starring Eiza Gonzales, and created by Pedro Damian following “Clase 406”.
Two years later he debuted as a designer for the clothing brand Perra, which he also created, and then ventured towards a music career, releasing his first album entitled “Enamorate de mi” in 2009. Two years later he followed it up with a second album called “Aaron Diaz”. During this time, he appeared in the latest version of the telenovela “Teresa”, alongside Sebastian Rulli and Angelique Boyer which is a remake of the Mexican telenovela of the same name, playing the character Mariano, one of the main protagonists.
Aaron also released a calendar which consisted of original photos of himself also including his artistic designs. The popularity and success of the first calendar lead him to release another version for 2012.
Aaron made his American television show debut in “Pan Am”, a period drama set in the early 1960s during the beginning of commercial jet flights, featuring pilots and stewardesses but the show was short-lived, being cancelled in the same year. Despite that, the show had international success and was even considered by Amazon for a second season. However, the producers were unable to reach a deal, leading to the end of the series. Afterwards, he had his first antagonist role in the telenovela entitled “El Talisman”, in which he played Antonio Negrete, also starring Rafael Novoa and Blanca Soto.
One of his latest projects is the 2016 series “Quantico”, in which he was given the recurring role of CIA recruit Leon Velez. The show focuses on Alex Parrish, an FBI recruit who becomes the suspect for a terrorist attack on Grand Central Terminal. The show focused on his efforts to prove his innocence while also giving flashbacks during the time he was at the FBI Academy. The show received positive reviews, but also criticism due to the confusing dual timeline the show presented. The show would run for a total of three seasons before its cancellation in 2018.
For his personal life, it is known that Diaz started a relationship with actress Kate del Castillo in 2007, and they were married two years later in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kate is best known for her lead role in the telenovela “Muchachitas”. They later had a religious ceremony in Mexico however, their marriage only lasted for two years before they divorced. In 2012 he started a relationship with “El Talisman” co-star Lola Ponce, and the two married in 2015 in a private ceremony. They have two children together, both born before they were married.