Cara Santana Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Christian Mba
Nov 16, 2023 By Christian Mba
Originally Published on Aug 30, 2022
Cara Santana is known for her roles in 'CSI Miami', and 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta'.
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About Cara Santana

Cara Santana, a popular American actress, was born on August 15, 1984, in El Paso, Texas, USA to Nancy Santana.

Cara Santana has diverse talents and can blend into any role provided to her as a character. She has a great sense of humor and a talent for drama and acting.

She has appeared in several films and series, being able to morph into several types of characters with interest and versatility. As social media platforms gained popularity, it took her no time to build a huge fanbase. Apart from being an actress, she has also been active in brand endorsement and activism. Her notable roles as an actress are Eva in 'Santa Clarita Diet'.

Cara Santana Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Cara Santana’s net worth?

Cara Santana's net worth is estimated to be around $1 million.

How much does Cara Santana earn per year?

Cara Santana's annual earnings are unknown.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Cara Santana?

Cara Santana's height is estimated to be around 5 ft 4 in (162 cm).

How old is Cara Santana?

Cara Santana is 37 years old as of July 2022 and will turn 38 on August 15, 2022. Cara has dark brown hair and eyes.

Childhood And Education

Cara Santana was born on August 15, 1984, in El Paso, Texas, in the United States. She was raised in her birth city, El Paso. Her mother, Nancy Santana, is Russian and her father is Italian. Cara considers her grandfather and parents as her greatest role models and believes that the presence of role models is essential in life to move forward. She has a younger brother. When she was 15, she moved out of Texas to pursue and make way for her career in theater and creative arts as an actress. She attended the prestigious school, Idyllwild Arts Academy, for four years. She studied and learned from Stanislavsky, Uta Hagen, and Meisner. She moved to Los Angeles after she graduated and began working on network TV as a guest star.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Cara Santana dating?

Cara Santana dated TV actor Jesse Metcalfe in 2008. Eight years later, they got engaged, but the engagement was called off in 2020. Later, Cara got into a relationship with the drummer, Shannon Leto. Cara, currently, is assumed to be single.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Cara Santana began her acting career on network television in guest-starring roles in the TV series 'CSI: Miami' and 'On The Lot'. Naturally, she has a knack for acting and blends it into any role given to her, expressing her affection for the characters.

Cara's popular roles are in the films and TV series. These include the comedy horror series, 'Santa Clarita Diet' which aired on Netflix for three seasons from 2017 to 2019, the family comedy film, 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua 3: Viva La Fiesta' in 2012, and the comedy movie of 2007 'Lipshitz Saves the World' where she starred as Pretty Girl. She also appeared in the NBC adventure TV series of 2010, 'Dialstar', as Natalie, 'Who's Stalking Me?' as Jeannie; in season three of 'Vida', and in three seasons of 'The Real Bros Of Simi Valley'.

She was cast in the role of Sooleawa in the series, 'Salem' for four episodes in 2015.

In 2005, Cara developed the glam app, a beauty app to make beauty accessible to all. She also works as a producer. She enjoyed a bright modeling career as several modeling agencies approached her.

Santana has also contributed as a writer to the Huffington Post and Harper's Bazaar. She is often seen partnering with brands that have social sensitivity similar to hers. She is also interested in production and is on the way to bringing her own work to life, including the feature film about addictions, 'Steps'. This will likely be her directorial debut. Cara is also a blogger called Cara Disclothed, where she talks about fashionable life, the latest trends, and advice on different aspects of fashion.

Charity Work

Cara Santana has an outspoken personality and the voice of an activist. She never backs off from presenting her views about societal issues.

What awards has Cara Santana won?

She won two awards at the 2020 Christian Film Festival-Menchville Baptist Church in the categories of Best Actress and Best Actress Fan Favorite for her performance in 'Be The Light'.

Cara Santana’s Hobbies And Interests

Cara Santana has always been interested in performing arts and acting and from an early age, she also took classes. While in the art academy, she studied and trained in several techniques for acting. Apart from her career as an actress, Cara is also a blogger, writer, and producer. She often hits the gym with her dog and is a fitness enthusiast who also maintains a good diet.

Other Interesting Cara Santana Facts And Trivia

  • Cara Santana has over 745,000 followers on Instagram, with around 4,432 posts as of July 2022 and increasing daily popularity.
  • Cara Santana currently resides in Los Angeles.
  • Cara Santana was born on August 15, 1984.
  • Cara is a fitness freak and likes to work out.
  • Cara has around 12,700 followers on Twitter and 8,800 on Facebook, as of July 2022.
  • Cara Santana's zodiac sign is Leo.
  • According to Cara Santana, after waking up, she writes everything that comes into her mind first, which helps her cleanse her anxiety and freshen up her mood, as claimed by her on Extra TV.
  • Cara had collaborated with Kohls to help her release her collection. However, COVID-19 was a big blow, but Cara launched her collection on her own.
  • Cara has endorsed several big and famous brands, including Loreal Paris and American Express.
  • Cara does not drink alcohol. She orders club soda with lime whenever she is at a bar.
  • The first ever CD she bought was Craig David's first album.
  • She loves pizza a lot, especially those with mushroom toppings, and can not resist it.
  • The movie 'Dumb And Dumber' makes her laugh the most.
  • Cara Santana prefers Instagram to Twitter, although she uses both.

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Cara Santana Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Cara Santana

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Place of Birth

El Paso



162 cm

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Idyllwild Arts Academy

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