Julian Castro Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

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Julian Castro Quick Info
Height 5 ft 10 in
Weight 74 kg
Date of Birth September 16, 1974
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Spouse Erica Lira

Julian Castro is an American politician who has been a member of the Democratic Party as well as the one who has also been the youngest member of President Obama‘s Cabinet. Moreover, Julian Castro launched his campaign for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States in 2020 in San Antonio in January 2019 but later dropped out of the race in January 2020.

Born Name

Julian Castro

Nick Name

Julian

Julian Castro as seen in his Official HUD Portrait
Julian Castro as seen in his Official HUD Portrait (United States Department of Housing and Urban Development / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Residence

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Nationality

American

Education

Julian Castro studied at Thomas Jefferson High School located in San Antonio, Texas. He indulged actively in sports such as tennis and football and graduated in 1992, after having skipped his sophomore year. After that, he was offered to play tennis at Trinity University but he decided to get enrolled at Stanford University, from where he graduated in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communications.

In 1997, Julian Castro joined Harvard Law School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 2000.

Occupation

Politician

Family

  • Father – Jessie Guzman (Retired Mathematics Teacher, Political Activist)
  • Mother – Maria “Rosie” Castro (Civil Rights Activist, Educator)
  • Siblings – Joaquin Castro (One Minute Younger Twin Brother) (Politician)
  • Others – Edward Pérez (Maternal Grandfather), Victoria Manuela Castro Alvarado (Maternal Grandmother), Victoriano Castro Gallardo (Maternal Great Grandfather), María Anastacia Alvarado Cortés (Maternal Great Grandmother), Anna Flores (Sister-In-Law)
Julian Castro (Right) as seen while posing for the camera along with his twin brother, Joaquin Castro, in April 2013
Julian Castro (Right) as seen while posing for the camera along with his twin brother, Joaquin Castro, in April 2013 (U.S. National Archives / United States Government Work / Public Domain)

Build

Slim

Height

5 ft 10 in or 178 cm

Weight

74 kg or 163 lbs

Girlfriend / Spouse

Julian Castro has dated –

  1. Erica Lira (2007-Present) – He got married to an elementary school teacher named Erica Lira in the year 2007 and the duo has been blessed with 2 children, a daughter born in 2009 and a son born in December 2014.

Race / Ethnicity

Hispanic

Julian Castro is of Mexican descent.

Julian Castro speaking with attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People hosted by the Center for the American Progress Action Fund and the SEIU at the Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada
Julian Castro speaking with attendees at the 2019 National Forum on Wages and Working People hosted by the Center for the American Progress Action Fund and the SEIU at the Enclave in Las Vegas, Nevada (Gage Skidmore / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Receding hairline
  • Deep-set eyes

Religion

Catholicism

Julian Castro as seen while speaking at the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake, Iowa, United States in March 2019
Julian Castro as seen while speaking at the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake, Iowa, United States in March 2019 (Lorie Shaull / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Julian Castro Facts

  1. He has often credited his mother for his interest in politics from a young age.
  2. His parents never married and parted ways when Julian Castro was 8 years old.
  3. He has supported affirmative action in the field of education and has said, “Joaquin and I got into Stanford because of affirmative action. I scored 1210 on my SATs, which was lower than the median matriculating student. But I did fine in college and in law school. So did Joaquin. I’m a strong supporter of affirmative action because I’ve seen it work in my own life”.
  4. Julian Castro published his memoir titled An Unlikely Journey: Waking Up from My American Dream in 2018.
  5. He has supported LGBT rights.
  6. Julian Castro has gained a decent social media fan base with more than 800k followers on Twitter, more than 200k followers on Instagram, and more than 50k followers on Facebook.

Featured Image by United States Department of Housing and Urban Development / U.S. Federal Government / Public Domain

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