Teresa Castillo

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Teresa Castillo
Teresa Ruth Castillo

(1983-10-14) October 14, 1983 (age 35)[1][2]
OccupationActress, singer, dancer
Years active2005–present
Shane Aaron (m. 2008)

Teresa Ruth Castillo[3] (born October 14, 1983) is an American actress. Castillo originated the contract role of Sabrina Santiago on General Hospital in September 2012.[4]

Personal life[edit]

Castillo was born in Long Beach, California, as the youngest of three daughters. She is of Spanish, Mexican, and Chinese ancestry.[5] Castillo started performing in musicals at her high school. Castillo also studied dance at an all girls dance school in Hollywood.

Castillo met Shane Aaron when they worked in theater together at Disneyland.[6] The couple started dating in May 2004[3] Aaron later became an event planner and the couple married in May 2008. On June 3, 2014, Castillo announced via Twitter that she had given birth to the couple's first child, a baby girl, Victoria Milani, on May 29.[3][7][2][8] On July 27, 2015, Castillo announced via Instagram that she was expecting a son.[9] On January 26, 2016, Castillo announced that she had given birth to a son, Sebastian James.[10] The couple also has a Cocker spaniel named Lady.[1]


Castillo was scouted for the lead role of the film, Princess Diaries. She was later cast as Princess Jasmine in the live musical theater production of Aladdin at Disneyland. Castillo also appeared in commercials for McDonald's, Chevrolet and Clean & Clear. Castillo also pursued a career in music and as of 2008 was signed to Interscope Records as a part of a girl group. After advice from rapper Snoop Dogg (aka Snoop Lion), Castillo made the decision to focus on acting. Castillo guest starred on several prime time series including How I Met Your Mother and Bones.[1] In 2012, Castillo auditioned for General Hospital after casting director Mark Teschner noticed her on Franklin & Bash.[11] Castillo learned from her manager that she had booked the role several days later.[1]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Mamitas Maria Uncredited
2012 The Seven Year Hitch Chandra Television film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Cold Case Gina Lopresi "Bombers"[12]
2010 90210 Laura "Sweaty Palms and Weak Knees"[13]
2010 CSI: Miami Alexis Wilkes "Spring Breakdown"[14]
2011 Bones Heather Lakefish "The Sin in the Sisterhood"[15]
2011 iCarly Ashley "iHire an Idiot"
2011 Eagleheart Rosa "Me Llamo Justice"
2011 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Regina "Cute"[16]
2011 Franklin & Bash Lauren Gonzalez "Bachelor Party"[17]
2011 How I Met Your Mother Maya "Disaster Averted"[18]
2012-2016 General Hospital Sabrina Santiago Regular role: September 19, 2012 to September 15, 2016


  1. ^ a b c d Levinsky, Mara (May 20, 2013). "A Whole New World". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. 38 (20): 44–47.
  2. ^ a b Leon, Anya (December 30, 2013). "Baby Girl on the Way for Teresa Castillo". People. Time Inc. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Rossi, Rosemary A (January 20, 2014). "Great Expectations". ABC Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. 18 (3): 46–49. |chapter= ignored (help)
  4. ^ "GH Casting News!". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. September 13, 2012. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Teresa Castillo [@TeresaCastillo] (26 November 2013). "No. I am actually Spanish, Mexican and Chinese. RT @Love_Chasy: @TeresaLuvz are you puerto rican in real life ? #AskGH" (Tweet) – via Twitter. ?lang=en
  6. ^ name="SOD052013">Levinsky, Mara (May 20, 2013). "A Whole New World". Soap Opera Digest. American Media, Inc. 38 (20): 44–47.
  7. ^ "GH's Reel Life And Real Life Pregnancy!". ABC Soaps In Depth. Bauer Media Group. December 30, 2013. Retrieved December 30, 2013.
  8. ^ Teresa Castillo [@TeresaCastillo] (3 June 2014). "My husband and I are happy to announce the arrival of our baby girl, Victoria Milani. She was born on May 29th. We are in LOVE" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  9. ^ https://instagram.com/p/5pP39OO1Ml/
  10. ^ http://soaps.sheknows.com/general-hospital/news/44478/general-hospitals-teresa-castillo-gives-birth-to-second-child
  11. ^ Fairman, Michael (March 28, 2013). "The Teresa Castillo Interview – General Hospital". On-Air On-Soaps. Retrieved March 29, 2013.
  12. ^ "Cold Case – Series 7 – 13. Bombers". RadioTimes. radiotimes.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  13. ^ "Cast and Crew". Yahoo!. tv.yahoo.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  14. ^ "CSI: Miami – Series 8 – 19. -Spring Breakdown". RadioTimes. radiotimes.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  15. ^ Matthews, Jason (February 2, 2011). "BONES: 'The Sin in the Sisterhood' Preview". Broadcast Interactive Media. fox50.com. Archived from the original on January 23, 2013. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  16. ^ "The Secret Life of the American Teenager - Episode 407 - 'Cute'". The Futon Critic. thefutoncritic.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  17. ^ "Franklin & Bash". RadioTimes. radiotimes.com. Retrieved December 18, 2012.
  18. ^ "How I Met Your Mother - Episode 7.09 - Disaster Averted". The Futon Critic. Retrieved December 17, 2012.

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