Irán Castillo Pinzón reach the fame in the 1990s, after roles in successful telenovelas such as Agujetas de color de rosa, Confidente de Secundaria, Preciosa. She has since established her career with telenovelas such as Soñadoras, Amar Otra Vez and Clase 406 or films like El Tigre de Santa Julia, La Segunda Noche or Cabeza de Buda. Also she is known by being a singer, because of her hit single Yo por el which had an smashing success in Mexico in 1997.
In 2007, Iran made a photoshoot for Max Magazine, which is characterized for its revealing pictorials featuring popular actresses, singers, and female models. Later that year she appeared topless in H Extremo, which is the uncensored version of “H”.
Birth name Irán Castillo Pinzón
Birth date January 4, 1977
Birth place Veracruz, Mexico.
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)
Occupation Actress, singer, tv host.
Years active 1985–present
Parents Carlos Hiram Castillo, Martha Alicia Pinzón
Castillo started her artistic career at the tender age of 7 years doing commercials. She took acting classes with Martha Zabaleta and Pedro Damián at the age of 12, and from that moment on began her career as an actress starring in the soap opera Ángeles Blancos in 1989.
She has acted in 15 telenovelas (soap operas) in her career, some famous are: Agujetas de color de rosa made in 1994, Retrato de familia in 1996, Confidente de secundaria in 1996, Preciosa in 1998 and Soñadoras made in 1998; she also participated in El Club de Gaby and the series Qué chavas.
She began her career as a singer in the musical group Mosquitas Muertas in 1991. She later recorded songs featured in soap operas she starred in until she finally released her first album Tiempos Nuevos and the hit single titled Yo Por El in 1997 featuring rhythmical ballads.
Tatuada en tus besos is the title of the second and last album that she released in 1999. In the same year, she had success with her performance in the musical comedy Gypsy opposite Silvia Pinal.
Previously, she had acted in other plays such as Celos-Dije and Vaselina (Grease) taking the main role of Sandy. She also starred in Mexican films such as Que Vivan los Muertos and La Segunda Noche.
Castillo acted in a television soap opera titled Locura de Amor, playing Natalia, and managed to captivate the public, in spite of her short appearance on-screen. Castillo replaced Adriana Nieto, who left the series on bad terms late into the show's production. In 2001 Castillo made a special role in the telenovela Aventuras en el Tiempo.
In 2002 Castillo appeared in the soap opera Clase 406 and the film El Tigre de Santa Julia, which was a big success and she got a nomiation for the MTV movie awards. In 2003 Castillo starred in Amar otra vez, in which she played the protagonist, under the production of Lucero Suárez. This melodrama was released in January 2004 in the United States and in May of the same year in Mexico. During the previous year, Castillo formed part of Alborada, a soap opera by Carla Estrada, as Catalina Escobar, sister of the protagonic role, played by Lucero.
In 2006 Castillo was featured in two Mexican films: Amor Xtremo with a protagonist role, and Efectos Secundarios, in special participation as Gabriela. In summer 2006, Castillo was invited to form part of the Mexican reality show Bailando por la Boda de Mis Sueños, with her partner Romeo. In September 2006, Castillo made a photoshoot for Max Magazine, which is characterized for its revealing pictorials featuring popular actresses, singers, and female models. Later in May, 2007 she made another photoshoot for H magazine, and also in July, Castillo appeared nude in H Extremo, which is the uncensored version of H.
In 2009, Castillo returned to theaters this time with two: "12 mujeres en Pugna", and "Los 39 escalones". Later in 2010 she also was part of the play "El Mago de oz 2010", then Irán filmed two more movies: "31 Días" and "Morgana".
In her future proyects she wants to return to the music business with "Desert Monday", a trip-hop band in which she's the lead singer with songs in English. By now she is the host of the TV show "Arriba el Telón" with Gerardo Quiroz.