Zulay Henao Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 18 Aug, 2021
Facts of Zulay Henao
Date of Birth: 1979 , May-24
Age: 42 years old
Birth Nation: Colombia
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Zulay Henao
Nationality Colombian-American
Birth Place/City Medellín
Ethnicity White
Profession Film Actress
Net Worth $ 1 million
Eye Color Light-Brown
Hair Color Dark-Brown
Body Measurements 36-25-37
Breast Size 36 inch
Waist size 25 inch
Hip Size 37 inch
Weight in KG 50 kg
Affair with Joel Rush
Boyfriend Joel Rush
Married Not Yet
Education New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts
Awards Not Yet
Movies The Vanessa del Rio Story
TV Show Racing for Time,If Loving You Is Wrong
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Zulay Henao, a Columbian-American actress, is popular for playing the lead role in the If Loving You Is Wrong, an Oprah Winfrey Network series. She has appeared in various movies including Illegal Tender, Fighting, Takers, Boy Wonder, and Hostel: Part III. From her illustrious career, the actress has also garnered a large amount of net worth. 

Henao was previously engaged to the Iron Man star Terrace Howard. The couple called off their engagement only after an eight-month of engagement. At the present time, Henao is dating an American model Joel Rush.

Early Life, Bio, And Education Of Zulay Henao

Zulay Henao was born to the Columbian parents on May 29, 1979, in Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia. 

Henao spent her childhood in her hometown in Columbia before she emigrated to New Jersey with her family. She is American as per her nationality and her ethnicity she is Hispanic. Her star sign is Gemini. 

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Henao completed her high school in New Jersey and joined the U.S. Army. She served in the U.S Army for three years.  Later, she joined New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts to study acting.

Zulay Henao's Professional Career: Movies And TV Shows

Zulay Henao made her acting debut in 2005 with the movie Film 101, where she played the role of an unknown character. The same year, she was also featured in Clearview. In 2007, she made her presence in Illegal Tender, Feel the Noise, and Saturday Morning.

In 2008, she showed her acting skills in the short film The Heart Is a Hidden Camera, where she worked as Natasha and Carmen in the television movie Racing for Time.

Henao showed her versatile acting skills in the sports action drama film Fighting, working in the action film for the first time in 2009. The same year, she acted in The Magnificent Cooly-T along with Teairra MaríGary DourdanJeff Branson, and others.

Besides working in films, she also worked in television. She made her debut in television in 2007 with Army Wives. The same year, she also worked in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.

The other famous series she has acted in are Fear Itself (2008), The Unusuals (2009), The Unusuals (2013) and she has been working in If Loving You Is Wrong since 2014.

Henao was cast in a 2016 action-comedy web movie True Memoirs of an International Assassin. The following year, she went on to appear in Grow House and MacGyver. And in 2018, she featured in Kevin Can Wait

Zulay Henao's Net Worth And Earnings 

Zulay Henao has a net worth of $1 million. Henao has been a part of several successful movies like Fighting, Meet the Blacks, and The Single Moms Club. The movie Fighting was constructed under the budget of $25 million and collected $32,474,120 at the box office. She is paid around $51,000 a year. 

Likewise, Meet the Blacks was produced under $900,000 and collected $9.1 million where The Single Moms Club earned $16.3 million at the box office which was made under $8 million.

In the year 2010, Henao in the year 2010, she made an appearance in the movie Takers which became the instant hit at the box office grossing more than $69 million against its production cost of $32 million. In the movie, she appeared alongside Matt Dillon, Paul Walker, Michael Ealy, and Idris Elba

She co-starred in a number of films such as Illegal Tender (2007), Fighting (2009), Takers (2010), Boy Wonder (2011), Hostel: Part III, The Single Moms Club (2014) True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016).

Her television works include If Loving You Is Wrong, Love Thy Neighbor, and also appeared in an episode of the series such as Amy Wives, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Fear Itself, The Unusuals, and MacGyver.

The actress is also quite active on Instagram with over 225 K followers as of Jan 2019. It also plays one of the major roles to boosts up her net worth as she has endorsed many well-known companies and often posts promotional posts on her account. And the Instagram star who has more than 100 K followers can make nearly $5000 a sponsored post. 

Zulay Henao's Affair, Relationship, Boyfriend, And Husband 

The American actress Zulay Henao is not married yet, however, she is in a long-term relationship with her boyfriend Joel Rush. Zulay and the American model, Rush started dating in 2014 and are going strong.

The couple met during their shooting and fell in love after a few months. She is often seen with her boyfriend attending parties and hanging in public places.

In the past, Henao was linked with American actor Terrence Howard. They dated for years and engaged in 2009, however, their engagement didn't last more than 8 months as they called off the engagement in early 2010.

The actress as of now is leading a low profile life and has kept secret everything about her love life from the past few years.

Henao is quite busy on social media like Facebook and Instagram where she often posts her photo from a photoshoot.

Henao is also a dog person who owns a pet dog named Linda.

Zulay Henao's Body Measurement And Height 

  • Height: Zulay Henao stands at the height of 5ft 5 inches. 
  • Weight: As of 2018. she is at the age of 58 Kg. 
  • Breast Size: 36 inch
  • Waist Size: 25 inch
  • Hips Size: 37 inch
  • Bra Size: 34B
  • Dress Size: 8US
  • Age: May 29, 1979 (age 39)

Enjoy this short video of Zulay Henao out at LAX and gets to meet their Favorite LAX worker Pam!


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