Who is Ursula Corbero? The Money Heist Actress Who Plays Tokyo

Ursula Corbero hit the global stage with her role of Tokyo in the Netflix hit series Money Heist (La Casa de Papel). Ursula’s portrayal of the hot-headed robber Silene Oliveira aka Tokyo became one of the most popular characters after the character of Professor!

Ursula Corbero

This Spanish actress is already an accredited actress in her own country. Not just the role of Tokyo, he has other well-known roles in her kitty! Here are some facts that you do not know about this bubbly and beautiful Spanish actress!

Ursula Corbero Early life

Ursula Corbero Delgado is among those who made it into the film industry in her own right. She was born on 11th August 1989 in Barcelona, Spain. This child of Pedro Corbero9a carpenter) and Esther Delgado (a carpenter) made her dream journey from a small Spanish town Saint Pere De Vilamajor, to the entertainment world. She also has a younger sister named Monica.

At the age of six, Ursula realized that she wanted to be an actress. Her mother noticed her determination, and the whole family came together to make a path for her!

Spanish newspaper EuropaPress quoted the life struggles of Ursula and her mother, Esther. Esther took multiple odd jobs to support her family while her father Pedro worked multiple Jobs. Ursula also revealed that her mother took her to castings in Barcelona, a 69km drive from her native village.

Ursula with her parents

She proudly stated about the sacrifice of her parents, saying-

“When I told her at the age of 6 that I wanted to be an actress, she begged her boss to give her the afternoon off and told him to deduct it from her salary to take me to the castings. We lived 62km from Barcelona and my mother did not have a car or a license, we would hitchhike in the town to be taken to the next town and there we would take a train that would leave us in Barcelona, ​​then the metro. Whoever follows her gets it…She has worked as a corset maker, a florist, a fishmonger, she has cleaned houses, he has been a dental clinic assistant, he has sold mattresses…

Ursula in her childhood

Initially, Ursula appeared in small roles for different Spanish TV commercials. Her first official role was at thirteen, and Ursula never looked back in life. Despite Her dream, she completed her studies and later relocated to Madrid to get better opportunities for acting.

Ursula Corbero was a natural actress, and her amazing talent soon got the attention of casting directors. In 2002, she debuted with the Spanish TV series Mirall Trencat on Catalan TV. She played the role of Maria there.

Ursula in Mirall Trencat

Later, she appeared in the series Ventdelpla(2005-2006) as Sara and later in the show Cuenta Atras in 2007. She later appeared in the role of Manuela Portillo in another TV show El Internado.

Then she moved to Madrid and started appearing on the TV shows Antenna TV and gaining more fame in Spain.

In 2010, she got critical acclaim for her role as Ruth Gomez, a bulimic patient in the TV show “Sirica o Quimica.”

Ursula in Sirica o Qumica

Her first international project happened in 2013 with the animated movie “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2”. She gave voice to the character Sam in that movie!

Ursula gained prime-time attention as Margarita de Austria in the popular Spanish Historical TV show Isabel. This role fetched her the Untameable Award at the prestigious Sitges Film Festival in 2014. After this award, she got a huge boost, and her acting career started to soar high.

Indeed 2014 was a lucky year for her as the Men’s Health Magazine awarded her the title “Woman of the Year 2014,” She received the award from actress Rossy de Palma. Her luck continued to favor her career in the next few years!

In 2015 she played main characters in different prime time TV shows, including the sitcom And Lados(role of Natalie de Figueroa y Martorell), Perdiendo el Norte(role of Nadia), and a popular Thriller series that gave her a chance to showcase her talent to the Cannes Film Festival.

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In the same year, Ursula Corbero got her first leading movie role in “Cómo sobrevivir a una Despedida.” She amazed both movie buffs and critics with her comic acting skill.

Next year, Ursula reprises her role as Margarita de Austria in the movie La Corona Partida. She also lent her voice to the character of Katie in the animated movie “The Secret Life of Pets” in 2016.

Besides that, she also appeared in popular horror movies like XP3D duing her career!

Ursula in XP3D poster

Career after success of Money Heist

 Her acting talent caught the eye of Alex Pina, the creator of the Money Heist series. Alex Pina scouted her to play the role of Tokyo, a runway robber who often made rash decisions and messed up things.

Ursula as Tokyo in Money Heist

The series first aired on Antena 3 TV channel and later moved to Netflix to cater to international viewers. Her portrayal of Tokyo became so popular that she became a worldwide sensation. Needless to say, fans were heartbroken when Tokyo was killed off in the final season.

Till now, the role of Tokyo is her most well-known work on the global scale. It also made way for her grand Hollywood entry.

Ursula on Jimmu Fallon show

In 2018, Ursula first appeared in her first English role in the Crime thriller series “Snatch.” She continued to juggle projects from her home country and Hollywood for a fe years.

Later in 2019, The Wrap reported that Ursula will be playing the role of Baroness in the action movie Snake Eyes. This movie is a spin-off of the G. I Joe series. Her performance was praised after the movie was released on 23rd July 2021.

Snake Eyes trailer

In 2022, Ursula Corbero will appear in the Netflix action movie “List” alongside Gugu Mbathya-Raw, Kevin Hart, and Paul Anderson.

Ursula shares a close bond with her parents and sister. She often spends time with them and never fails to appreciate them and show her love for those she holds dear. Despite being a teenage sensation and later a global sensation, Ursula has always been a simple woman. She enjoys life to the fullest and approaches the hardships of her life.

She has had her fair share of heartbreaks and past relationships before moving in with her boyfriend, Chino Darin. Darin is also a popular Spanish actor with global popularity. The duo met on the TV series La embajada and is happy together. She also shares a dog named Lolita with him.

Ursula with her boyfriend Cino Darin

Before this relationship, Ursula was in a relationship with actor Andres Velencoso from 2013 to 2016. She also briefly dated tennis star Feliciano Lopez in 2011.

Ursula Corbero is quite active on social media and posts regular photos on her Instagram account. At present, she has 24.4 million followers.


 Ursula is a strong feminist who always fights for equal rights for women in different aspects of life. She has always voiced her strong opinions about the betterment of society and women and children since the start of her career.

Ursula became ambasaddors of awaness campeigns for breast cancer and childhood cancer through different charitable foundations. She appeared in a 2018 video supporting the legalization of abortion in Argentina.

Besides that, Ursula Corbero is also a green activist and openly campaigns to raise awareness about climate change and the related adverse effects through different campaigns.

Ursula Corbero’s net worth

Reports suggest that Ursula Corbero net worth can be more than $3 million. She is always tight-lipped about her finances and often leads a simple life minus the drama and other complications. 

In the Money Heist series, Ursula got $120000 per episode. She also appears for different brand endorsements, including Maylene, Calzedonia, Bulgari, and others.

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