Meet Griselda Star, Camilo Jimenez Varon; Here Is His Full Biography

By Anuja Uprety | Published on: January 20, 2024 | Updated on: January 20, 2024
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Camilo Jimenez Varon is an actor and director famous for his roles in Wild District (2018), Mile 22 (2018), Thousand Fangs (2021), and Griselda (2024). As per IMDB, Varon has been working in the entertainment sector since 2010. 

Many details about his professional life are widely known in public. But his personal details have hardly been discussed in the media. So, today in this article, we will be exploring all his personal details.

Key Takeaways

  • Camilo Jimenez Varon is Colombian and is originally from Colombia’s capital city, Bogota.
  • His father was a theatre actor and his mom is a painter.
  • Camilo was born twins.
  • He currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

Was Born In Manizales, But Is From Bogota 

Camilo was born in Manizales, Colombia but is originally from Bogota. Back in September 2022, while having an exclusive talk in Late Night Magic, Jimenez explained his roots and said,

I was born in Manizales but you know i am from Bogota. My family is in Bogota. All my roots are from here. My birth in Manizales was just an accident

Since his family is not grounded in Manizales culture as it’s completely different from Bogota’s culture, Jimenez prefers to say the entertainer is from Bogota.

Talking about his upbringing, Varon spent his first ten years in his birthplace and later shifted to his real home, Bogota.

Who Are Parents?

His father was José Misael Jimenez Ramos who, sadly, died in the year 2000. As per sources, Jose was a professor of Philosophy at the U of Caldas. But at a young age, Camilo’s late dad used to be a theatre actor.

Once in an interview with Late Night Magic show, Varon mentioned that his father was the reason why he dreamt of becoming an actor because he used to make him read different plays.

Camilo's father is no longer alive
Camilo with his mom. Source: Facebook

On the other hand, his mother Norma Victoria Varom Caicedo is a painter. Looking at her Facebook profile, we came to know that she comes from Armero, Tolima, and currently resides in Bogota, Colombia.

Varon Has An Older Twin Brother; What Does He Do?

Camilo, who was born twin to his parents, is the youngest one. He has an older twin brother named Federico José Jiménez Varón.

His brother Federico who graduated with a Philosophy degree from the National University of Colombia, is currently an Applied Research leader and Professor- researcher at Minuto de Dios University. He also has experience working as a still photographer and also is a former employee of SENA.

Academic Qualifications

As for education, Camilo graduated with a Philosophy degree from the National University of Colombia in 2007. While being a philosophy student, he also considers dramatic studies as a part of his course.

Later, in 2011, he joined the New York Film Academy in the year 2011 and studied Film, Cinema, and Video Studies there.

Is An Actor, Writer And Director

As per IMDb, Varon has a total of 9 acting credits, 3 directorial credits, and 3 writing credits to his name. Some of the projects that Camilo has worked on so far are,

  • Paraiso Travel (2018)
  • Wild District (2018)
  • My Brother (2012)
  • Agento Nero Nero 7: Comando Jungla (2017)
  • Garzon vive (2018)
Camilo works in an entertainment industry
Camilo pictured while holding a camera. Source: Instagram

In addition to his abovementioned credits, the actor would also appear in the coming 2024 TV mini-series Griselda alongside Sofia Vergara, Gabriel Sloyer, Vanessa Ferlito, and many others.

His Other Work Details

Camilo has had a long work history starting as an investigator-writer in Colombia in 2007 and now becoming a Netflix actor. Here we detail his work experience.

  • Investigator-writer, Story Producer-Story Editor, and Screenwriter At Caracol TV Channel (May 2007 to Jan 2010)
  • Post Producer at Colombo Films-RCN TV (Jan 2010 to May 2010)
  • Story Editor at BE TV- Univision (Mar 2010 to May 2010)
  • Post Producer, Creative and Visual Director at FoxTelecolombia, UTILISIMA, Fox International Channels (May 2010- Dec 2011)
  • Professor at National University of Colombia- School of TV and Film (Jun 2011 to Dec 2011)
  • Post Producer- Voice-Over Artist at Univision Communications Inc. (Apr 2014 to May 2014)
  • Content Director at MTV Latin America (Apr 2015 to Sep 2015)

Further, he has also been a story producer at TV Azteca, Director at Festival, Director General for FOX Sports, and Personal Assistant to Mr. John Makovich at STX Entertainment.

Is Married To His Wife?

Camilo doesn’t seem to be married now. But, going through his Instagram, it looks like Varon is in a relationship with a lady named La Parcera Del Mezcal.

On the occasion of Christmas back in 2020, the Griselda star uploaded a selfie with his possible partner and wrote in a caption,

Merry Christmas. Here with my beloved @laparceradelmezcal

Camilo is in a relationship
Camilo with his possible partner. Source: Instagram

Beneath the post, the commentary section was filled with red heart emojis and congratulatory comments.

Camilo Is Highly Active On Social Media Handles

He is hugely active on Instagram with 1999 followers. His Instagram is full of posts related to his professional life. He is also an active user of Facebook.

The fiction director also has an official YouTube channel which has 27 subscribers in total. He has uploaded 9 videos on YouTube to date.

How Rich Is Camilo? His Net Worth

As per some reports, Camillo has a net worth of around $2 million. He prominently makes his money through his career in the entertainment industry.