A career in the military is beautiful but dreaded, many have bravely undertaken the drills and even remained fully dedicated to the course, others make their stint before embracing other professions or businesses; Zulay Henao, is in the second category of people. She found herself in the US Army but left for the alluring glamorous career in the entertainment industry where she has risen to be one of the most sought-after actresses in America.
The beautiful actress and television personality has starred in a good number of movies, notable ones among them include, Illegal Tender, Fighting, Takers, Boy Wonder and many more. Acquaint yourself with her narrative below.
Zulay Henao Bio
Zulay Henao was born on May 29, 1979, in Medellin, Antioquia, Colombia to Colombian parents. Following four years of spending her early childhood in Colombia, Henao and her entire family relocated to New Jersy, United States.
After completing her high school education in America, Zulay Henao courageously signed up for the US military. She served for 3 years before she picked interest in the entertainment industry. Zulay acquired the necessary training for acting from the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts.
With her earned diploma in hand, she was ready to hit the screens. She landed her first script in 2005 in a minor role in the movie Film 101. Her second film Clearview came in the same year, with the role Gloria Rojas.
From then onward, her way into bigger films was paved as she has received many roles from then.
The year 2007 was a better one for her as she starred in 3 films; including Illegal Tender, Feel the Noise and Saturday Morning. She also appeared in two television series – Army Wives and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.
Her military expertise came in handy in 2009 when she landed the lead female role opposite Channing Tatum in the action film Fighting. The following year 2010 saw her appear in films like Boy Wonder (2010), Havana Heat (2010), Hostel: Part III (2010).
Zulay Henao has since been very active and has never really been out of a job. Some of her recent credits include; True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) playing Rosa Bolivar along with Kevin James, Grow House (2017), MacGyver (2017), and Kevin Can Wait (2018).
Her Net Worth
Zulay Henao’s primary source of income is her acting career. So far, she has enjoyed an exponential rise in her career meaning more money for her by the year. However, she is yet to join the big league of the highest-earners in the industry, but there is indeed room for this. As of this writing, her net worth is estimated at $1 million.
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About Her Husband, Ex-Fiance – Terrence Howard
The lifestyle of celebrities is of special interest to fans and the media and Zulay Henao is no exception. She has never been married but in 2010, she made headlines when her relationship with boyfriend Terrence Howard (the American singer and actor, well-known cast on Empire) hit the rocks.
The story had it that the duo started dating in 2008 and got engaged in 2009. Terrence made the announcement himself but sadly they never made it down the aisle.
What made the breakup news more intricate and confusing was the announcement made by Zulay Henao’s agent that the actress neither dated Terrence nor was engaged to the smooth actor.
Is She Dating Anyone?
Since her confusing break-up from Terrance Howard, Zulay Henao has been very privy about what goes on in her romantic department. However, her secrecy hasn’t stopped speculations about her romantic life. Sometime in 2014, the 5 ft 5 inches (1.65 m) tall actress was rumored to be dating actor Joe Rush.
The speculations began after they were spotted together at different social gatherings. They were said to have met in the movie set If Loving You is Wrong. Sadly, an online source revealed that Joel has settled down with a lady named Alexandria Ellul Rush with whom he shares a daughter.
More recently, the beautiful Henao has been linked with musician Jermaine Dupri, but Zulay Henao has come forward to discredit the rumour. Fingers crossed that Henao can find love again really soon.