Kate del Castillo has been missing in action after news broke that she was involved in a secret meeting between actor Sean Penn and Joaquin "El Chapo" Gúzman months before the drug lord's recapture on January 8. Del Castillo, who is very active on social media, has in fact kept quiet on the Internet. Two of her last posts on Instagram include a video of her Tequila brand and one with singer Lupillo Rivera. According to ABC News, the Mexican star and Penn are under investigation for their secret meeting.

Even though Kate is a household name in the Latino community, many people are wondering who she is. After all, she was key in the encounter between Penn and "El Chapo. As per Penn's exclusive interview with the Mexican drug lord published on Rolling Stone, Kate and "El Chapo" established a relationship in 2012. In the four years, "the imprisoned drug lord and the actress began to correspond in handwritten letters and BBM messages," according to Penn, who emphasized that the 43-year-old telenovela star was his "ticket to 'El Chapo's' trust." Here are some facts to know about Kate del Castillo.

1) She was born Kate del Castillo Negrete Trillo on October 23, 1972 in Mexico City, Mexico.

2) She is daughter of Kate Trillo and legendary Mexican actor Eric del Castillo, who has acted in over 45 telenovelas, including "Lo Que La Vida Me Robo."

3) Kate has a sister named Veronica and a half-brother named Ponciano.

Kate del Castillo Kate del Castillo and her father Eric. Both father and daughter are known for their many roles in telenovelas and film. Instagram

4) From 2001 to 2004, del Castillo was married to former soccer player and TV Azteca sports commentator Luis Garcia.

5) Five years after her first marriage, she tied the knot with Mexican actor and heartthrob Aaron Diaz. The couple was married from 2009 to 2011. 

6) She currently resides in Los Angeles, California.

7) Kate embarked her career in 1978, when she formed part of a movie called "Los De Abajo."

8) She became well-known in the entertainment biz with her role as Leticia in the 1991 novela "Muchachitas."

9) Her trajectory on the small screen include telenovelas, series and appearances on English-language shows, such as "Weeds" and "Jane the Virgin."

10) She had leading roles in two popular narconovelas: "La Reina del Sur" (2011) and "Dueños del Paraiso" (2015).

11) She's been in over 30 films, including "Under the same Moon" with Eugenio Derbez and most recently "The 33" starring Antonio Banderas and Rodrigo Santoro.

12) She is currently cast as "Rayito" in the upcoming 2016 animated film "El Americano: The Movie."

Kate del Castillo The actors of the film 'The 33' Cote de Pablo (L), Kate del Castillo (C) and Rodrigo Santoro pose for the photographers in Santiago on August 1, 2015, on the eve of the avant premiere of the film that tells the story of the 33 miners that were trapped in a mine at a depth of 600 meters in Chile in 2010. MARTIN BERNETTI/AFP/Getty Images

13) She's won many awards, including a Premios TVyNovelas and Premios People en Español.

14) In 2009, she was appointed Ambassador for the Mexican Commission on Human Rights.

15) In 2010, she helped launch the Blue Heart Campaign in order to raise awareness and fight human trafficking.

16) In 2012, Kate posed in a PETA ad campaign, encouraging pet owners to "fiercely protect" their dogs and cats by keeping them indoors.

17) Her favorite band is Duran Duran, according to an interview with Cristina Saralegui

18) One of her best friends is Mexican-American actress Eva Longoria.

19) She has her own Tequila brand called "Honor."

20) Kate has more than 1.7 million followers on Instagram and nearly 3 million on Twitter. She does not have Facebook.