Barbara Mori Ochoa is a Mexican actress, model, producer, and writer. She started her acting career from Mirada De Mujer with TV Azteca in 1997. Mori has also starred in several self-produced films and music videos.
Barbara was born in Uruguay on 2 February 1978 to Yuyi Mori and Rosario Ochoa. Barbara’s parental grandfather was Japanese. Mori spent her childhood between Mexico and Uruguay with her siblings Kenya Mori (Actress) and Kintaro Mori, after her parents divorced when she was three years old. At the age of twelve, she finally settled in Mexico City with her family.
At the age of fourteen, Mori got an offer from a Fashion designer Marcos Toledo for modeling when she was working as a waitress. She went to live with her cousins at the age of seventeen after being independent.
Mori studied acting from El Centro de Estudios de Formacion Actoral. She made her television debut from Al Norte del Corazon. Mori then appeared in Tric Tac and Mirada de Mujer in 1997. Mori won her first TyvNovelas Award for Best New Actress for her role in Mirada de Mujer.
In 1998, Barbara got her first leading role in Azul Tequila, co-starring alongside Mauricio Ochmann she portrayed the role of Azul. Mori then filmed in the series Me Muero Por Ti with Peruvian actor Christian Meier in Miami. She also acted in many Television shows which include the Telemundo telenovela Amor Descarado.
Mori got her first romantic comedy role in 2001, Inspiracion which was a box-office success in cinemas. In 2002, Mori played a role of a villain as a seductive college student in Subete A Mi Moto co-starring Vanessa Acosta.
Mori signed with Televisa and played the role of Rubi in 2004 smash TV-hit which won her another TVyNovela Award. In 2005, she shared the screen with Christian Meier for the second time on La Mujer de mi Hermano as husband and wife with whom she had previously co-starred in Me Muero Por Ti.
Mori also voiced Cappy in the Spanish version of the movie Robots.
In 2009, Mori starred alongside Leonardo Sbaraglia in a psychological crime thriller Amor, Dolor y Viceversa, a drama based on a female architect who gets involved in a murder. The drama was produced by Mori herself and received mixed feedback from critics and viewers.
Mori got the lead role in 2011 action-drama Viento En Contra where she played a role of successful and promising CIO co-starring with Hector Arredondo and Fernando Lujan. The drama was produced by Mori and was filmed in Mexico City and Valle de Bravo.
Barbara then got signed by Indian film producer Rakesh Roshan as the lead lady in his movie Kites opposite his own son, Bollywood star Hrithik Roshan. The movie was shot in New Mexico, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles and was released on 21 May 2010.
Mori was diagnosed with cancer and luckily she survived. In 2010, a documentary made by actress Namrata Singh Gujral about Mori’s journey was released. The documentary also featured other cancer survivors like Jaclyn Smith, Diahann Carroll, Daniel Baldwin, William Baldwin and Priya Dutt whose lives were touched by cancer.
In 1996, at the age of nineteen Mori meet actor Sergio Mayer and began a relationship with him. The two have a son Sergio Mayer Mori, born in 1998, but they never married each other.
Barbara was in a relationship with Manolo Cardona from 2002 to 2005. She then dated Jose Maria Torre from 2006 to 2008. Barbara was in a relationship with Beto Cuevas for quite some time however, they parted ways after a year of dating (2010-2011).
She dated Jon-Michael Ecker for a couple of years. The pair seemed to tie the knot on August 16. However, some sources claim that Barbara is in a relationship with Mexican Businessman, Oscar Aguirre.
Barbara being a private person has not opened up about her personal life, affairs, and boyfriend to any sources.
Barbara’s net worth has grown surprisingly in 2014. She owns a Lingerie line, the ‘Fat Mori Burger’, own brand of vodka ‘Wondermori’ and a fashion line called ‘Barbara Mori Seduction’. Though her exact salary is not mentioned, Mori has managed to make estimated net worth of $145 million. Her fortune comes from stock investments, business, show business, and property holdings.
Barbara stands 5 feet 6 inches tall in height and weights 55kg. Her Nationality is Mexican and Uruguayan and ethnicity Hispanic. She can be found active on social sites like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.