Zulay Henao – Early Life & Breakthrough

Zulay Henao is a Colombian-American actress and has worked in both film and television. She was born in Medellin, Colombia in 1979. Her parents are Colombian and have moved to the United States when Zulay was just four years old. The family emigrated to New Jersey, where Henao completed High School.

At a young age, she has already proven herself to be more than just another pretty face. After graduating from high school, the actress served in the U.S. Army.  Zulay Henao served in the Army for three years – during which she decided to pursue a career in acting.

After her release from the Army she had enrolled at The New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts, at which she obtained her diploma in acting.


Zulay Henao

Zulay Henao Career & Filmography

Zulay Henao is living proof that people should pursue their dreams and passions, since she has quite an impressive filmography. She made her television debut in 2007, in an episode of a dramatic series called Army Wives. The same year, Zulay also made an appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Illegal Tender, and Feel The Noise.


Channing Tatum and Zulay Henao in “Fighting”

Although there is no doubt that 2007 was the most impactful year for her, 2008 was also a very happy year for her; she landed her first starring role in the horror film Grizzly Bear, where she played Lola – a Mexican tomboy. Since 2008, she has starred in many films; including Fighting (2009) alongside well known Channing Tatum, Takers (2010), Boy Wonder (2011) and the third installment of the famous horror trilogy Hostel.

She is very active on her social media accounts, especially on Instagram, where she shares very artistic and beautiful content. Zulay has a knack for photography and likes to travel a lot. Despite her strong social media presence, she was not involved in any scandals. She has a very likable personality and is adored by many fans and colleagues.


Zulay Henao and Sarah Habel in “Hostel Part III”

Zulay Henao’s Net Worth, Salary & Earnings

Henao has no problem finding work and has an admirable net worth of $1 million. As it usually goes with actors, she does not have an exact salary; instead receiving her pay depending on the success of her films. Taking her long list of roles into account, there is no doubt that Zulay Henao has a nice salary and can afford to live comfortably.

Zulay’s Family & Love Life

Though Zulay herself has dual-nationality, her parents are Colombian. She has posted pictures with her family on Instagram and has mentioned that her mother’s name is Luz Mery. Zulay is very close with her family and enjoys every moment spent with them.

As for her personal life, Zulay Henao had a high-profile relationship with fellow actor Terrence Howard. Howard (born March 11, 1969) has had many prominent roles and is very respected within the acting community. He was even nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in the 2005 drama film Hustle & Flow.

The couple had been dating for a few years before they got engaged in May 2009. They had been engaged for a couple of months before breaking up. The reason for their break up is unknown. Though he & Zulay never married, Howard has been married multiple times to 3 different women. There are also rumors about him being abusive.


Zulay Henao and Terrence Howard

Following her relationship with Terrance Howard,  Zulay was spotted with heartthrob Joel Rush. Rush was born on August 26, 1981 and co-starred with Henao in the series If Loving You Is Wrong. They had dated for three years, from 2014 until their break up in 2017. The reason for their unfortunate separation is not disclosed to the public. Since the break up, Zulay has focused on her career while Rush has found the love of his life with whom he has a daughter named Olivia.

Zulay has never been involved in any rumors about affairs. She was never pregnant and has no children yet.


Zulay Henao and Joel Rush

When was Zulay Henao Born?

Henao was born May 29, 1979. She has aged very gracefully and doesn’t look a day over 25, even though she is stepping into her 40s. She is a Gemini.

Zulay Henao’s Height, Weight & Body Measurements

The beautiful actress, apart from being very talented and accomplished, also has an amazing figure. Her average height of 5’5 (165cm) is nicely complemented by her weight. She weighs just under 128lbs (58kg); though her most prominent feature is her body measurement, an impressive (breast-waist-hips) 36-25-37 inches.


Zulay Henao (2016)

Zulay’s Nationality & Ethnicity

Zulay Henao’s parents are Colombian but Henao herself holds dual citizenship. She is Colombian-American and is bilingual – she speaks fluent English and Spanish. She is Hispanic and has olive skin, big, brown eyes and long, brown hair.

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Born:,May 29 1979
Nationality:,Dual citizenship: Colombian-American
Net Worth:,$1 million
Hair Color:,Brown
Eye Color:,Brown
Height:,5’5 (165cm)
Weight:,128lbs (58kg)
Married to:,No
Affair with:,No
Birth Sign:,Gemini
Education:,High School in New Jersey

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