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Carlos Leon

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Date of Birth: 1966 , July-10
Birth Nation: Cuba
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Carlos Leon
Birth Name Carlos Manuel León
Nick Name Carlito
Nationality Cuban
Birth Place/City Cuba
Profession Actor & former celebrity personal trainer
Net Worth $5 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Girlfriend Madonna (1995- 1997)
Married Yes
Married to Betina Holte (m. 2013)
Children 2
Movies Clinton Road, Thinking with Richard, She Hate Me, The Woodsmen, Tyrone, The Last Marshall
TV Show Nash Bridges, Oz, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Ugly Betty, Law & Order

Quick Timeline of Carlos Leon

1966 Born & raised in Cuba
1996 Acting debut with Nash Bridges
1997 Broke Up with Madonna
2013 Exchanged vows with designer wife
2020 Is a Millionaire

Detail Timeline of Carlos Leon

July 10 , 1966

Born & raised in Cuba

Leon was born in Cuba & holds Cuban nationality in 1966. On July 10, 2020, he celebrated his 54th birthday.


Acting debut with Nash Bridges

Having worked as a celebrity personal trainer, Carlos Leon transited to acting & made his acting debut through the TV series Nash Bridges (1996-97). Later, he grabbed on-screen prominence with roles in The Replacement Killers, Big Apple, Oz CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, Law, and Order, and Clinton Road.


Broke Up with Madonna

Cuban actor Carlos Leon was in a romantic relationship with his then-girlfriend Madonna, an American singer. They began dating in late 1995 & split after 2 years in 1997. While together, Leon & Madonna welcomed daughter Lourdes in 1996.

July 13 , 2013

Exchanged vows with designer wife

On July 13, 2013, Carlos Leon married Betina Holte, a fashion designer. With his wife, the actor is the father of a son named Meeka Leon.


Is a Millionaire

With over 2 decades in the acting industry & a career as a fitness trainer, Carlos Leon earned him a tag of a millionaire. In October 2020, Leon has a net worth of $5 million. So far, he records 35 acting credits.


Carlos Leon, a Cuban-born actor, transited from celebrity fitness trainer to on-screen prominence. Turned professional in 1996 with acting debut through Nash Bridges (1996- 1997), Leon is famous for his works in TV series Oz (2002- 2003), Law & Order, CSI: Miami, CSI: NY, and Ugly Betty.

Also, the actor made notable film appearances in The Replacement Killers (1998), The Last Marshal (1999), Big Apple (2002), The Cry (2007), The Echo (2008), Tricks of Love (2008), and Immigration Tango (2010).

Indeed, Carlos attracted huge fan attention internationally with his acting skills. Furthermore, his relationship with ex-girlfriend Madonna, an American singer, got him massive limelight. Already with a father of a daughter with Madonna referred to as Queen of Pop, the actor is married & shares a son with his wife.

What Is Carlos Leon's Age and Height In 2020?

Carlos Manuel León was born on July 10, 1966, in Cuba and held Cuban nationality. Regarding his family members, he seems to remain low-key. But sources report that Leon's family illness of heart disease & diabetes got him concerned about fitness that eventually became a celebrity personal trainer.

As of October 2020, Leon is 54 years old and stands 6 feet 2 inches ( 188 cm) tall. His nickname is Carlito.

Fitness Trainer Turned Actor

Initially, the Cuban native worked as a celebrity personal trainer before the transition to acting & became an accomplished actor. At the age of 30, Carlos Leon made his on-screen debut with a recurring role as Freddie in Nash Bridges (1996- 1997). A year later, he got his film debut through The Replacement Killers (1998).

After that, following his roles in the films: The Last Marsha (1999) and Tyrone (1999), the actor was cast in the recurring role of Carlos Martinez in Oz (2002- 2003, 10 episodes). There he shared the screen with Ernie Hudson, J.K. Simmons, Lee Tergesen, and Dean Winters.

Cuban CAPTION: Cuban actor Carlos Leon is a former celebrity trainer-turned-actor & records 35 acting credits SOURCE: IMDB

Moreover, his fan base & acting experience increased with his brief stints on TV series such as The Strip (2000), CSI: Miami (2005), CSI: NY (2005), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2006), Law & Order (2008), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2008), Ugly Betty (2010) and White Collar (2010).

Throughout the 2000s, the Cuban actor abundantly worked in films that include his roles in Empire (2002), Big Apple (2002), The Woodsman (2004), She Hate Me (2004), Tricks of Love (2008), and Immigration Tango (2010).

After thathe appeared in films Smoking Nonsmoking (2011), Tio Papi (2013), and Thinking with Richard (2015), along with TV series Person of Interest (2015) and Blue Bloods (2016).

His most recent on-screen appearance was in the 2019 horror film Clinton Road starring Ace Young, Erin O'Brien, Katie Morrison, and Lauren LaVera. 

Net Worth In 2020

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Carlos Leon has a net worth of $5 million in October 2020. Without a doubt, his career as an actor & (former) celebrity personal trainer grabbed him such a hefty sum. The Cuban actor made his acting debut in 2006 and so far records 35 acting credits, including TV series & film in 2020.

Currently, he is based in the United States. Although Leon has never opened up about his salary from on-screen projects, the actor did earn an impressive sum of the 6-digit figure per year. The average salary of an actor in the USA ranges from $35K to $57K annually.

Is Married & Father Of 2 Children- Who Is His Wife?

Carlos Leon is happily married and lives with his wife, Betina Holte, a fashion designer at Zac Posen. The duo exchanged vows on July 13, 2013, in a private ceremony in Denmark and is together ever since. Moreover, they share a son named Meeka Leon, born on February 25, 2015.

Carlos CAPTION: Carlos Leon and his wife Betina Holte SOURCE: Page Six

Prior to Hole, the Oz actor was in a 2-year relationship with Grammy-winning Ray of Light singer Madonna. The now-former couple began dating in September 1995 and even welcomed a daughter Lourdes Leon (b. October 14, 1996), before their split in May 1997.

On the other hand, Leon's wife, Betina, was romantically linked to Jim Carrey before marriage.

Carlos' daughter Lourdes is an American actress & director; she co-directed the 2020 short-video Adidas: Adidas by Stella McCartney Autumn Winter 2020 Campaign.