Africa Zavala Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 16 Mar, 2018
Facts of Africa Zavala
Date of Birth: 1985 , August-12
Age: 33 years old
Birth Nation: Mexico
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Name África Zavala
Birth Name África Ivonne Lechuga Zavala
Father Jonathan Swift
Mother Abigail Erick
Nationality Mexican
Birth Place/City Mexico City, Mexico
Ethnicity South-American
Net Worth $1 million
Boyfriend Alejandro Ibarra (2006-2009)
Education CEA of Televisa
Awards Best Co-star Actress
Movies I Don't Know Whether to Slit My Wrists or Leave Them Long
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Telenovela star Africa Zavala is a well-known Mexican actress who is best known for her brilliant performance in TV series Corona de Lagrimas as well as La Maiquerida. For which Africa was also nominated for the TVyNovelas, Best Co-star Actress Award in 2015 and 2013.

Early life and Education

Africa Zavala was born as an Africa Ivonne Lechuga Zavala in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico, on August 12, 1985. She belongs to Mexican nationality and ethnicity wise, she is of mixed South-American origin.

Africa Zavala is the daughter of Jonathan Swift and Abigail Erick. She brought up with her two siblings in Mexico City, Distrito Federal. As she grew up, Africa was influenced by the many high profile celebrities and she too decided to become a model.

Consequently, Africa Zavala took English classes as well as learned dancing from a trainer to achieve her aim. She learned the nuances of acting and show business from the CEA of Televisa and completed her graduation as well. In addition to other things, she also attends extra lessons for developing her personality and brush herself to face the world.

Career and Path

Africa Zavala began her acting career just after graduation when she was 21 years old. At this time, she appeared in the telenovela, Peregrina. After that, she featured in the telenovela Codigo Postal in 2006 alongside Altair Jarabo.

Africa Zavala later traveled to Argentina along with Jaime Camil to record the telenovela, Los Exitosos Perez.

Personal Life and Affairs

Africa Zavala has not married anyone. However, she has been involved in a loving relationship with many Hollywood stars. She first dated Mexico actor Alejandro Ibarra in 2008. The couple attended several big parties as well as events together.

Before dating, Africa Zavala said about her boyfriend Alejandro;

“We were always together until he asked me if I wanted to be his girlfriend.”  

Looking their inclination, they were looking happy together. However, the couple finally split up after 2 years of their dating. In the year of 2006, she was also in a relationship with Eduardo Yanez, a Mexico actor. The couple was living asunder life compared to other pairs and sharing bunches of love each other.

Unfortunately, Africa and Ibarra later broke up their three years loving relationship due to some personal causes. Alejandro Ibarra previously married twice; first one was Norma Garcia and second was Francesca Cruz.

Africa having two separations, Zavala later getting involved in a relationship with Jorge Coch in 2011. However, the couple did not go far and broke up in the same year. After that, Africa’s current status is single as per social media.

Net worth and Body measurement

Africa Zavala is a Mexican actress who has made a good amount of net worth, most likely to be $1 million, from her prolific career as an actress. She stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches.