The Untold Truth of ‘Queen of the South’ star – Peter Gadiot

by Ana Lopez

Who is Peter Gadiot?

Born on January 2, 1986 in London, England, Peter Gadiot is an actor, best known for his work on the ABC television series “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland” playing the character Cyrus. He is also known for appearing in “Queen of the South” in which he plays James Valdez.

The Riches of Peter Gadiot

As of the beginning of 2020, Peter Gadiot’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million earned through a successful career in acting in the entertainment industry since 2010, appearing in numerous television projects. He has also worked on a few films during his career.

Early life and education

Peter spent most of his childhood in the UK, though he is of Danish descent from his father and Mexican descent from his mother. He grew up next to a sister and a brother, who would later find work as pilots. He spoke both Spanish and English in his household. Growing up, he aspired to make it as a professional footballer and watched many matches in England.

He played football during his youth, but injuries prevented him from living up to his potential. He also had an attitude problem during this period, which led to his local club getting fed up with him and kicking him out for his negative influence.

With football no longer an option, he looked forward to a career in politics, taking classes while in college as a chemistry major. He still had no set direction, but things changed for him when he met a neighbor who planned to make it big in drama. He auditioned for a spot at the Drama Center in London, which Peter joined, and was accepted.

Career start

Thanks to his education at drama school, he was given numerous opportunities by acting. He enjoyed performing in front of an audience and enjoyed theater work. However, he still wanted to find work in front of the cameras; one of his first projects was a guest appearance on the show “My Spy Family” in 2010.

Peter Gadiot

In the same year, he also made his film debut in “13Hrs” playing Stephen Moore. The horror film had him working with Isabella Calthorpe, Joshua Bowman and Gemma Atkinson, and follows the story of a family who encounter a monster after reuniting at their childhood home in England.

After officially graduating from college, he returned to find professional acting projects, and in 2013, he landed his first leading role in the movie “The Forbidden Girl”. It is another horror movie, made in Germany, and follows the story of a man who meets a woman similar to his former love who was taken away many years ago.

In the same year, he played a three-episode role in the show “Fresh Meat” and also appeared in the MTV movie “Hot Mess”.

Once upon a time in Wonderland and Matador

Peter’s next project would be one of his first memorable projects as he was cast in “Once Upon a Time in Wonderland”. The show aired on the ABC and is based on Lewis Carroll novels such as “Through the Looking-Glass” and “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. The story is tied into “Once Upon a Time”, which shows Wonderland in that timeline, with a few flashbacks.

There are also references to shows like “Lost” and Disney characters. The show was praised for its performance and visuals, but had a lackluster plot that eventually led to it end after one season.

Peter then landed a recurring role on the show “Matador”, which aired on the El Rey Network, telling the story of football player Tony Bravo, also known as Matador. In addition to his life as a professional football player, he also has a side job as an undercover agent for the CIA. The show got a lot of attention locally, but that was about it in the end cancelled due to the lack of interest from an international perspective.

Queen of the South and recent projects

After working on the mini-series “Tut”, Gadiot had another major role in the television show “Queen of the South”, based on the Spanish novel called “La Reina del Sur” written by Arturo Perez-Reverte. It was first adapted into a telenovela before an American adaptation was made. The show has received mixed to positive feedback throughout its run, and he was a regular fixture on the show through its third season. However, he later left the show, expressing a desire to take a break from acting and focus on screenwriting.

In 2019, he surprised many fans of the show when his character returned during the Season 4 finale, meaning he would return to the show in the next season. At the same time, he appeared in two episodes in “Supergirl”, playing the DC character Mister Mxyzptlk. One of his last projects was playing Ricky Blane in the movie “Velvet Buzzsaw”, which aired on Netflix, and starred Jake Gyllenhall and Rene Russo. The show follows the life of an art critic who becomes part of an unusual murder mystery. The film is satirical and premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

Private life

Peter is single and does not talk about his romantic life in public. There is no indication on his social media accounts that he is dating anyone or has a girlfriend. In his spare time, he enjoys being involved in various philanthropic endeavors, collaborating with Rowing Against Slavery, Anti-Slavery International, and Save the Children. He once participated in a 250 kilometer ultra marathon held in the Sahara Desert for his purposes. He also climbed Kilimanjaro and rowed across the Atlantic with a crew in 39 days, traveling from the Caribbean to Africa.


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