Mauricio Islas is a Mexican TV and Film Actor famous for his lead role in the movie Preciosa. He has also appeared in Don de Dios, Ambiciona, Un Tigre.
Mauricio was born Juan Mauricio Islas IIescas in Mexico City, Mexico on August 16, 1973. He is the son of father Juan Islas, who was a businessman and mother Rosalinda IIescas. Mauricio was raised alongside his elder brother. His current age is 44. There is not much information regarding Mauricio’s early life.
Mauricio has worked in various Television shows throughout his career. He made his protagonist debut alongside Iran Castillo in 1998 in Preciosa. Since then he continued working in films in the leading roles and occasionally as a villain.
In 2000, he appeared in Primer Amor… a mil por hora where he played the malicious Demian. In 2001, Mauricio starred alongside Adela Noriega in El manantial, for which he won TVyNovelas Award for Best Lead Actor.
He then starred in Amor real, a historical telenovela playing the role of an army soldier Adolfo Solis. In 2004, Mauricio signed a contract with Telemundo, he also starred in Prisionera, Amores de Mercado, Pecados Ajenos, and many successful productions of the network. And in 2006 he played the role of evil Fernando Leyra in Amores de Mercado.
In 2010, Mauricio returned to Mexico and starred in Azteca’s telenovelas, La Lloba and Cielo Rojo.
Mauricio got involved in a scandal that led him to prison in 2004. While drunk, Mauricio had sex with his co-star Genesis Rodriguez. Genesis fainted during recording and was taken to a medical center where she told she had doubts. Mauricio was taken to prison for few hours and was fined $7,500 for his bail.
Mauricio was married to Venezuelan singer and actress Patricia Villasana, who is known for her role in Embrace Me Tightly, on November 29, 2001. The pair has a daughter together, Camila, born on May 3, 2002.
The pair divorced in 2006 after Islas got involved in a sex scandal with his then 16-year-old Prisionera co-star Genesis Rodriguez, with whom he had dated for just two months during 2004.
Currently, Mauricio is in a relationship with actress Paloma Quezada. They have a son together Emiliano born on February 24, 2011, in El Paso, Texas. Besides this, there is no information regarding his affairs, girlfriend, and relationship.
Mauricio stands 5 feet and 11 inches in height. His nationality is Mexican and ethnicity is white. Mauricio is currently one of the highest paid actors in the film industry with estimated net worth around $245 million. He became the highest paid pulling an surprising amount of $50 million lead over his closest competitor. However, his salary is not revealed.
Mauricio’s earning comes from substantial property holdings, lucrative endorsement deals with CoverGirl Cosmetics and smart stock investments. He also owns several restaurant: the Fat Islas Burger chain. He has also launched his own vodka line: Pure Wonderislas- Mexico. He also has a fashion line called ‘Mauricio Islas Seduction’.