Tilda Del Toro

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Tilda Del Toro
Matilde Nancy Del Toro Asturisaga

July 11, 1985
Alma mater University of Chicago
Occupation Actor, producer
Years active2005 - present

Tilda Del Toro (born July 11, 1985) is an American actor and producer best known for Night School, Fonzo, and Our Brand Is Crisis .

<i>Night School</i> (2018 film) 2018 comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee

Night School is a 2018 American comedy film directed by Malcolm D. Lee and starring Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, Rob Riggle, Romany Malco, Taran Killam, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Al Madrigal, Mary Lynn Rajskub, Keith David, Anne Winters, Fat Joe, Ben Schwartz, Yvonne Orji, and Bresha Webb. Hart also produces the film alongside Will Packer, as well as co-wrote the script. The story follows a group of adults who set out to earn their GEDs.

Fonzo is an upcoming biographical crime film written, directed and edited by Josh Trank, with Tom Hardy starring as the notorious gangster Al Capone.

<i>Our Brand Is Crisis</i> (2015 film) 2015 film by David Gordon Green

Our Brand Is Crisis is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by David Gordon Green and written by Peter Straughan. Based on the 2005 documentary film of the same name by Rachel Boynton, it is a fictionalized account of the involvement of American political campaign strategists Greenberg Carville Shrum (GCS) in the 2002 Bolivian presidential election. The film stars Sandra Bullock, Scoot McNairy, Billy Bob Thornton, Anthony Mackie, Ann Dowd and Joaquim de Almeida.


Early life and education

Del Toro was born and raised in north Chicago to parents of Peruvian, Puerto Rican, and Spaniard descent. She began acting and modeling at a young age before later being cast in Steppenwolf Theatre Company's original production of House on Mango Street . She also performed in multiple shows directed by Del Close, including A Strange Short Trip, and co-created the first all-Latino improvisation troupe, Salsation.

Peruvians Citizens, or natives, of Peru

Peruvians are the citizens of the Republic of Peru or their descendants abroad. Indigenous nations inhabited Peruvian territory for several millennia before the Spanish Conquest in the 16th century; according to historian David N. Cook their population decreased from an estimated 5–9 million in the 1520s to around 600,000 in 1620 mainly because of infectious diseases. Spaniards and Africans arrived in large numbers under colonial rule, mixing widely with each other and with indigenous peoples. During the Republic, there has been a gradual immigration of European people. Chinese and Japanese arrived in large numbers at the end of nineteenth century.

Puerto Ricans People from Puerto Rico or who identify as culturally Puerto Rican

Puerto Ricans are the people of Puerto Rico, the inhabitants, and citizens of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and their descendants. Puerto Rico is home to people of many different national origins as well.

Spaniards people native to any part of Spain or that hold Spanish citizenship

Spaniards are a Romance nation and ethnic group native to Spain. Within Spain, there are a number of nationalisms and regionalisms, reflecting the country's complex history and diverse culture. Although the official language of Spain is commonly known as "Spanish", it is only one of the national languages of Spain, and is less ambiguously known as Castilian, a standard language based on the medieval romance speech of the Kingdom of Castile in north and central Spain. Historically, the Spanish people's heritage principally includes the pre-Celts and Celts.

She trained professionally at the University of Chicago with the Moscow Art Theatre, The Second City, The Annoyance Theatre, and Improv Olympic, Chicago. In addition to acting, she studied modern dance at Columbia College Chicago, and English at Northwestern University. During her training, her mentors included James Caan and James Franco. She is a member of Studio 4 in Hollywood, California. [1]

University of Chicago Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

The University of Chicago is a private research university in Chicago, Illinois. Founded in 1890, the school is located on a 217-acre campus in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood, near Lake Michigan. The University of Chicago holds top-ten positions in various national and international rankings.

Moscow Art Theatre theatre company

The Moscow Art Theatre is a theatre company in Moscow. It was founded in 1898 by the seminal Russian theatre practitioner Konstantin Stanislavski, together with the playwright and director Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko. It was conceived as a venue for naturalistic theatre, in contrast to the melodramas that were Russia's dominant form of theatre at the time. The theatre, the first to regularly put on shows implementing Stanislavski's system, proved hugely influential in the acting world and in the development of modern American theatre and drama.

The Second City is an improvisational comedy enterprise and is, historically, the first on-going improvisational theater troupe to be continually based in Chicago. It also has training programs and live theatres in Toronto and Los Angeles. The Second City Theatre opened on December 16, 1959, and has since become one of the most influential and prolific comedy theatres in the world.


Del Toro has appeared in multiple films throughout her career, including several that she also wrote, produced, and directed. She has also guest starred on multiple Latino television shows. In 2015, she appeared alongside Sandra Bullock in the comedy-drama Our Brand Is Crisis. [2] [3]

Sandra Bullock American actress

Sandra Annette Bullock is an American actress, producer, and philanthropist. She was the highest paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2014. In 2015, Bullock was chosen as People's Most Beautiful Woman and was included in Time's 100 most influential people in the world in 2010. Bullock is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.

In 2018, Del Toro was cast in the Al Capone biopic Fonzo in the role of Mona Lisa, opposite Tom Hardy, as Al Capone's mysterious ex-lover. [4] The film is written and directed by Josh Trank. [5] That same year, she also played the role of Maria in the Malcolm D. Lee film Night School opposite Kevin Hart. [6]

Al Capone American gangster and businessman

Alphonse Gabriel "Al" Capone, sometimes known by the nickname "Scarface", was an American gangster and businessman who attained notoriety during the Prohibition era as the co-founder and boss of the Chicago Outfit. His seven-year reign as crime boss ended when he went to prison at age 33.

<i>Mona Lisa</i> Painting by Leonardo da Vinci

The Mona Lisa is a half-length portrait painting by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci that has been described as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world." The Mona Lisa is also one of the most valuable paintings in the world. It holds the Guinness World Record for the highest known insurance valuation in history at US$100 million in 1962.

Tom Hardy British actor, screenwriter and producer

Edward Thomas Hardy is an English actor and producer. After studying acting at the Drama Centre London, he made his film debut in Ridley Scott's Black Hawk Down (2001) and has since appeared in such films as Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), RocknRolla (2008), Bronson (2008), Warrior (2011), Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011), Lawless (2012), Locke (2013), The Drop (2014), and The Revenant (2015), for which he received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. In 2015, Hardy portrayed "Mad" Max Rockatansky in Mad Max: Fury Road and both Kray twins in Legend. He has appeared in three Christopher Nolan films: Inception (2010), The Dark Knight Rises (2012) as Bane, and Dunkirk (2017) as an RAF fighter-pilot. He starred as Eddie Brock / Venom in Marvel's antihero film Venom (2018).



2005180DaisyShort film
2007Wedding JimmyProducer Assistant
2010JackersSecond Assistant Director
2011Absurd IllusionsDirector, Producer
SummerlandRosa Molina, Executive Producer, ProducerShort film
2012Project 12Agent Flores
2015No EntryOfficer Rodriguez, Director, Producer, WriterShort film
ConflictMia, Director, Producer, WriterShort film
Our Brand Is Crisis Presidential Secretary
Take It From UsActressTV Movie
2017Cafe MorelAssociate ProducerShort film
The GodsJasmin
Tape(s)ProducerShort film
2018 Night School Maria - Luis' Wife
2019 Fonzo Mona Lisa


2004Expeditions to the EdgeAngela VargasEpisode: "Lost Jungle"
2007SecretosMariaEpisode: "House"
2008Camino a la justiciaJaelEpisode: "Nunca Más en La Vida/Mente Peligrosa"
LifeWoman in SuitEpisode: "The Business of Miracles"
2015Noches con PlatanitoHerselfEpisode: "Jeimy Osorio/Aida Bossa/Tilda Del Toro/Wes Chatham/Ninel Conde

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