Famous People Born In Mexico City

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Frida Kahlo
(Mexican Painter Known for Her Brilliantly Coloured Self-Portraits)
Frida Kahlo
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 6, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: July 13, 1954

Mexican painter, Frida Kahlo, was known for her many portraits and self-portraits. Her work is said to have been inspired by the nature, artifacts and popular culture of Mexico. Her work was not much known until the late 1970s, when it was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. By early 1990s, she became a recognized figure in art history.

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Carlos Slim
(Mexican Businessman and Owner of the Global Conglomerate Company 'Grupo Carso')
Carlos Slim
43
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 28, 1940
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Mexican business tycoon Carlos Slim owns the conglomerate Grupo Carso and has served as the CEO of América Móvil and Telmex. He was the world’s richest person from 2010 to 2013 and the fifth-richest in 2020, according to Forbes. He also owns three charity organizations focusing on Mexico City. 
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Alejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu
(Director, Best Known for Making Psychological Drama Films)
Alejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu
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Birthdate: August 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Leo

Mexican filmmaker, Alejandro Gonzalez Inãrittu, is known internationally for his films about the human condition. Beginning his entertainment career as a radio host, he started composing music and producing films as the years went by. The recipient of many prestigious awards, he is the first Mexican filmmaker to win an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

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Lupita Nyong'o
(Named One of Africa’s “50 Most Powerful Women” by Forbes in 2020)
Lupita Nyong'o
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 1, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces

Lupita Nyong'o is one of the most popular black actresses of all time. The first Kenyan-Mexican actress to receive the prestigious Academy Award, Lupita Nyong'o has often been named in lists, such as the world's most beautiful woman. In 2020, she was named by Forbes magazine as one of Africa's 50 Most Powerful Women.

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Eiza González
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Role in the TV Series ‘From Dusk till Dawn: The Series’)
Eiza González
47
Birthdate: January 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Mexican actor Eiza González, best known for her role as Santanico Pandemonium in From Dusk till Dawn, had dropped out of school to be part of the telenovela Lola, érase una vez. She has released a chart-topping album, Contracorriente, and has spoken about her struggle with depression and compulsive overeating.
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Anahí
(Mexican Actress, Singer and Former Member of the Popular Group ‘RBD')
Anahí
43
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus

Mexican singer-actor Anahi began her entertainment career with the show Chiquilladas as a toddler. She later soared to fame as Mia Colucci from the popular telenovela Rebelde and was also part of the hit pop group RBD. She is best known for her Billboard-topping track Rumba.

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Thalía
(Famous as 'Queen of Latin Pop')
Thalía
24
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 26, 1971
Sun Sign: Virgo
Four-time Latin Billboard Award-winning artist Thalia, known as the “Queen of Latin Pop,” was part of the band Timbiriche before venturing into a solo career. She has also been a successful telenovela actor, owns a fashion brand, has her own radio show, and has written four books, including a memoir.
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Ricardo Montalbán
(Mexican Actor Best Known for His Role of 'Mr. Roarke' on the Television Series 'Fantasy Island')
Ricardo Montalbán
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Birthdate: November 25, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: January 14, 2009

Ricardo Montalbán was a Mexican actor who achieved immense popularity in Hollywood during his illustrious career that spanned 70 years! He was the recipient of several prestigious awards including an Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild's Lifetime Achievement Award. Ricardo Montalbán is credited with establishing the Nosotros Foundation where he served as the first president.

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Kate del Castillo
(Mexican-American Actress)
Kate del Castillo
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Birthdate: October 23, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra

Kate del Castillo is a Mexican-American actress. One of the most popular actresses in the world of telenovela, del Castillo was named in People en Español magazine's Stars of the Year list in 2007. Also a humanitarian, Kate del Castillo helped launch an international anti-trafficking program called the Blue Heart Campaign to fight human trafficking.

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Alfonso Cuarón
(Mexican Filmmaker Known for Directing Films in a Variety of Genres)
Alfonso Cuarón
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Birthdate: November 28, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Alfonso Cuarón is a Mexican filmmaker who works in a wide range of genres. He has multiple romantic, action, drama, and fantasy movies to his credit. The son of a doctor and a biochemist, he chose an unconventional profession for himself. After completing his studies, he began working as a director. He has received four Academy Awards. 

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Juan Manuel Márquez
(Mexican Former Professional Boxer)
Juan Manuel Márquez
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 23, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo

Juan Manuel Márquez is a Mexican former boxer who became only the third Mexican boxer to win world championship titles in four weight classes. Counted among the greatest boxers of all time, Márquez was renowned for his toughness, speed, and technical skills. In 2020, Juan Manuel Márquez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. 

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Hirving Lozano
(Mexican Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Winger)
Hirving Lozano
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 30, 1995
Sun Sign: Leo

Hirving Lozano is a Mexican football player. An important member of the Mexico national team, he represented his nation at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Lozano was adjudged CONCACAF Men's Player of the Year in 2018.

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Mario J. Molina
(Mexican Chemist Who Won Nobel Prize for Discovering the Threat to Earth's Ozone Layer from CFC Gases)
Mario J. Molina
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 19, 1943
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: October 7, 2020

Mario J. Molina was a Mexican chemist who played a key role in understanding and explaining the threat from chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases to the Earth's ozone layer, which earned him the prestigious Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1995. Molina was the third Mexican-born Nobel laureate and the first Mexican-born person to win a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

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Karla Souza
(Mexican-American Actress Known for Her TV Series: 'How to Get Away With Murder' and 'Home Economics')
Karla Souza
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Birthdate: December 11, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Karla Souza is a Mexican-American actress best known for her portrayal of Laurel Castillo in the popular legal thriller television series, How to Get Away with Murder. An acclaimed and prominent actress in the Mexican film industry, Karla Souza is the recipient of the Premios Luminus, ACE Award, and Pantalla de Cristal Film Festival Award.

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Cantinflas
(One of the Most Popular Entertainers in the History of Latin-American Cinema)
Cantinflas
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Birthdate: August 12, 1911
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: April 20, 1993

Cantinflas was a Mexican actor, comedian, and filmmaker. Dubbed the Charlie Chaplin of Mexico, Cantinflas is best remembered for playing Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days, for which he won a Golden Globe Award. Regarded as one of the most popular Mexican comedians of all time, Cantinflas is celebrated as a popular icon throughout Spain and Latin America. 

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Maite Perroni
(Mexican Singer-Songwriter and Actress Known for Her Multiple Roles in TV Series)
Maite Perroni
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: March 9, 1983
Sun Sign: Pisces
Mexican actor Maite Perroni, known as The New Queen of The Telenovelas, soared to fame as Guadalupe "Lupita" Fernández in the Mexican telenovela Rebelde and as Alma Solares in the Netflix series Dark Desire. She became an international sensation with the Latin Grammy-nominated pop group RBD and later went solo.
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Jaime Camil
(Mexican Actor Best Known for Playing 'Rogelio de la Vega' on the CW Series 'Jane the Virgin')
Jaime Camil
5
Birthdate: July 22, 1973
Sun Sign: Cancer

Jaime Camil is a Mexican singer, actor, and TV personality best known for his portrayal of Rogelio de la Vega in the popular American romantic comedy-drama telenovela Jane the Virgin. His performance in the telenovela earned him a couple of nominations at the Critics' Choice Television Awards. He also won three successive Teen Choice Awards starting from 2017.

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Danna Paola
(Singer)
Danna Paola
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Cancer
From beginning her career with the Mexican Sesame Street at 4, to appearing as lphaba in the Spanish-language production of Wicked, Danna Paola has had a versatile career. She has also been the voice of Rapunzel in the Spanish Tangled and has aced the charts with the track Calla Tú.
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Camila Sodi
(Mexican Singer, Actress and Model)
Camila Sodi
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Birthdate: May 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
Mexican actor/singer Camila Sodi, niece of entertainer Thalía and part of the famed Sodi family, is best known for series such as Falsa identidad and Rubí. Fans also loved her in the telenovelas Inocente de ti and A que no me dejas, and in films such as Camino a Marte.
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Nena von Schlebrügge
(Swedish and American Fashion Model)
Nena von Schlebrügge
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 8, 1941
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Born to a German father and a Swedish mother, in Mexico, Nena von Schlebrügge plunged into modeling after being scouted by a Vogue photographer at 14. She made waves with the film Ciao! Manhattan. She now works as a psychotherapist and is the MD of Tibet House US
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Aislinn Derbez
(Actress)
Aislinn Derbez
6
Birthdate: March 18, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Chespirito
(One of the Greatest Comedians of All Time)
Chespirito
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Birthdate: February 21, 1929
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: November 28, 2014

Mexican comedian Roberto Gómez Bolaños became a cultural icon with his show Chespirito, which also starred him as the titular character and thus made him adopt Chespirito as his stage name later. He was a boxer before venturing into entertainment and had even dropped out of an engineering course.

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Juanpa Zurita
(Mexican Internet Personality and YouTuber)
Juanpa Zurita
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Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: March 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries
Mexican comedy content creator Juanpa Zurita initially rose to fame through Vine and now boasts of millions of followers on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. He was also named to Forbes’s 30 Under 30 list. The Liter of Light ambassador has also taken up philanthropic work in Brazil and the Philippines.
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Emmanuel Lubezki
(Mexican Cinematographer who is Known for Groundbreaking Uses of Natural Lighting and Continuous Uninterrupted Shots in Cinematography)
Emmanuel Lubezki
5
Birthdate: November 30, 1964
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Emmanuel Lubezki is a Mexican cinematographer best known for his innovative uses of continuous uninterrupted shots and natural lighting in cinematography. A member of the American Society of Cinematographers, Lubezki has worked with acclaimed American directors like Tim Burton, Mike Nichols, and Michael Mann. Emmanuel Lubezki is the first person to win three consecutive Academy Awards for Best Cinematography.

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Paulina Gaitán
(Actress)
Paulina Gaitán
6
Birthdate: February 19, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Jorge Ramos
(Best-Known Spanish-Language News Anchor in the United States of America)
Jorge Ramos
9
Birthdate: March 16, 1958
Sun Sign: Pisces

One of the most influential Hispanic journalists in the US, Jorge Ramos gained the tag of the Walter Cronkite of Latino America. Starting his career with Televisa in Mexico, he later worked for KMEX in the US and soon gained fame as the co-anchor of Noticiero Univision.

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Vicente Carrillo Leyva
(Drug trafficker)
Vicente Carrillo Leyva
7
Birthdate: July 19, 1976
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Olivia Harrison
(Author and Film Producer and the Widow of Musician George Harrison of 'The Beatles')
Olivia Harrison
5
Birthdate: May 18, 1948
Sun Sign: Taurus

Best known as the widow of iconic musician George Harrison of The Beatles, Olivia Harrison was born to working-class parents and met George during her stint as an A&M Records secretary. She established a charity to help Romanian children after the fall of Communism and also co-produced an Emmy-winning documentary on her husband.

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Mistico
(Mexican Professional Wrestler)
Mistico
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Mistico is a Mexican professional wrestler best known for his association with the popular wrestling stable WWE where he was known as Sin Cara. Mistico was one of the most popular wrestlers in Mexico for several years. Over the years, he has won several championships, such as WWA Middleweight Championship, PWR Openweight World Championship, and Promociones El Cholo Cruiserweight Championship.

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Pedro Armendáriz
(One of the best-known Latin American movie stars of the 1940s and 1950s)
Pedro Armendáriz
1
Birthdate: May 9, 1912
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: June 18, 1963
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Fernando Colunga
(Actor, Television actor)
Fernando Colunga
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Birthdate: March 3, 1966
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Victoria Ruffo
(Actress)
Victoria Ruffo
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Birthdate: May 31, 1962
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Alfonso Herrera
(Mexican Actor and Singer)
Alfonso Herrera
2
Birthdate: August 28, 1983
Sun Sign: Virgo

Mexican actor-singer Alfonso Herrera first gained fame with his leading role of Miguel Arango Cervera in Rebelde, one of the most popular Latin American series. He later also appeared in El Dandy and the blockbuster film The Perfect Dictatorship. International audiences know him best as Javier from Ozark.

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Pati Jinich
(Chef, TV Personality, Cookbook Author)
Pati Jinich
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 30, 1972
Sun Sign: Aries
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Jose Maria Yazpik
(Mexican Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Carlos’ in the Film ‘The Burning Plain’)
Jose Maria Yazpik
4
Birthdate: November 13, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Jose Maria Yazpik is a Mexican actor known for playing important roles in popular films, such as Nicotina, Crónicas, Beverly Hills Chihuahua, and The Obscure Spring. Yazpik discontinued his education to pursue his true passion, acting. His decision paid off as he went on to establish himself as a successful actor in the Mexican film and TV industry.

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Natalia Lafourcade
(Has been one of the most successful singers in Latin America)
Natalia Lafourcade
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 26, 1984
Sun Sign: Pisces
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Octavio Paz
(Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate)
Octavio Paz
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: March 31, 1914
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: April 19, 1998
Born into a family of intellectuals, Nobel Prize-winning Mexican poet Octavio Paz had been introduced to literature through his grandfather’s library. Apart from poetry, he had also written essays on art, politics, and culture. As a Mexican diplomat, he had been to countries such as India and France.
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Daniela Bobadilla
(Known for playing Sam Goodson in the FX series Anger Management)
Daniela Bobadilla
2
Birthdate: April 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'0" (152 cm)
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Dulce María
(Actress, Singer,)
Dulce María
15
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: December 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Starting her entertainment career at age 5, Dulce María was seen in countless commercials before she began performing in music groups and telenovelas. She soared to fame as Roberta Alexandra from the popular series Rebelde. She also released hit singles such as No Sé Llorar and worked with PETA.

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Ramón Valdés
(Actor, Comedian)
Ramón Valdés
3
Birthdate: September 2, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: August 9, 1988
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Gerardo Taracena
(Mexican Actor and Dancer)
Gerardo Taracena
1
Birthdate: 1970 AD
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Carlos Villagrán
(Actor, Comedian, and former journalist best known for playing Quico in the Televisa sitcom El Chavo del Ocho)
Carlos Villagrán
2
Birthdate: January 12, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Sandra Echeverría
(Actress, Singer)
Sandra Echeverría
4
Birthdate: December 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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Javier Solís
(Mexican Singer and Actor)
Javier Solís
3
Birthdate: September 1, 1931
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: April 19, 1966
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Gabriel Soto
(Mexican Actor and Model)
Gabriel Soto
4
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: April 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Itatí Cantoral
(Actress, Singer)
Itatí Cantoral
4
Birthdate: May 13, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Marco Antonio Barrera
(One of the Greatest Boxers of All Time)
Marco Antonio Barrera
15
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 17, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Marco Antonio Barrera is a former professional boxer who held several world championships in different weight classes. He finds a place on ESPN's 50 greatest boxers of all-time list. In 2017, Barrera was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. After retiring from boxing, Marco Antonio Barrera has been working as a commentator for ESPN Deportes.    

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Rebecca Jones
(Actress)
Rebecca Jones
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Birthdate: May 21, 1957
Sun Sign: Gemini
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Alfonso Arau
(Actor & Film Director)
Alfonso Arau
1
Birthdate: January 11, 1932
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Alfonso Arau is a Mexican actor, singer, and filmmaker. A well-known name in both American and Mexican film industries, Arau has directed several successful films like A Walk in the Clouds and Like Water for Chocolate. Alfonso Arau has won five Ariel Awards and a BAFTA nomination so far in his career.

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Diego Boneta
(Mexican Actor, Producer and Singer)
Diego Boneta
4
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 29, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Mexican singer and actor Diego Boneta rose to prominence starring in the 2012 American jukebox musical comedy film Rock of Ages. Boneta then furthered his acting career featuring in several films and television series, particularly playing the titular character in the Spanish-language American biographical television series Luis Miguel: The Series. Boneta has also released the studio albums Diego and Indigo.