Stunningly beautiful, multilingual, Dominican Republic-born actress Katherine Castro is making waves with her diverse background, talent, and passion for her career.
After her feature on NBC Latino’s Top 10 Standout Latinos at Sundance, Castro received the Hollywood FAME award for ‘International Breakthrough Artist of the Year’ and an award from the Women in Film Association in the Dominican Republic.
Castro’s empowering journey from TV host and actress to producer has made her Hollywood’s next most lovable Latina.
Katherine is in an upcoming anticipated new romantic-drama SOMEDAY
opposite Chris Santos (“The Girlfriend Experience“) helmed by J.S Mayank.
The film follows two strangers, Melody and Adam, who meet on a 14-hour flight from Sydney to LA; Adam, (Santos), is a world-famous composer but Melody, (Castro), doesn’t recognize her flight companion seated next to her.
Along the way, they pour their hearts out – a connection made that is more beautiful, precisely because of its simple, fleeting nature.
Growing up in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Castro always proved she was a performer.
She took ballet, tap, and jazz lessons as a child to improve balance and quickly became one of the school’s most outstanding dancers.
Her passion for dance and determination led her to win various dance competitions.
At age 17, Castro’s natural on-camera talent landed her a spot on ‘El Sotano,” a daily national variety show.
In addition, Katherine hosted ‘Musica en ¼ de Hora for Show Del Mediodia’ and ‘A MIL” where she worked opposite one of the most beloved Dominican TV personalities, the late Freddy Beras Goico.
Past film roles include ‘El Gallo’ filmed in Santo Domingo and directed by the highly acclaimed actor Juan Fernandez de Alarcon (‘The Collector’, ‘A Man Apart’),‘Silent Cry’ filmed in San Francisco and Paris, the sci-fi thriller ‘Subject 7’ and the crime thriller ‘Pulse of the Indigo.
‘Castro produced and played a female sniper assassin in “The Social Contract,” landed a supporting role in the television pilot “Kidnap Radio,” and starred as ‘Isabel’ in the 2016 film “American Violence.”
As a woman of many accomplishments, Castro holds a degree in Journalism and speaks French, Portuguese, Spanish, and Arabic.
Castro spent 1 year at the NY Film Academy and has worked with premier acting coach Aaron Speiser (Will Smith, J-Lo) and singing coach Carol D’ Andrea (Broadway’s West Side Story).
Katherine Castro currently resides in Los Angeles.
In order to maintain her great shape, Castro loves to tango and enjoys practicing Pilates.
She continues to master Brazilian Martial Arts, Aerial Silk-Trapeze, and has pursued hip-hop, extreme martial arts, and acrobatic gymnastics with Osei “Axe” Vita (trainer for Willow and Jaden Smith, Taylor Lautner).
When she’s not cooking for friends and family, Castro tries new vegetarian dishes.
She lends her time and talents to non-profit organizations like “Artists for Peace and Justice,” which supports children in Haiti.
She is actively involved with PETA and supports Step Up, which inspires young girls to fulfill their potential, the Michael Hoefflin Foundation, Make a Film Foundation and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.