Five Mexican Actors you should have heard of:

Eugenio Derbez: Named by Variety as one of the most influential Latin-American actors, Derbez attained fame on the TV series La Familia P. Luche (2002-12).   His films include Sangre de mi Sangre, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2007, and La Misma Luna (2007).  In 2013 he starred in and directed Instructions Not Included, the most successful Spanish-language film in the U.S. and worldwide.

Damián Alcázar: Prolific mexican actor best known for La Ley de Herodes (1999) and more recently for his portrayal as Colombian drug lord Gilberto Rodríguez Orejuela in the Netflix series Narcos (2015-17).  In April 2013 he was awarded the Honor Prize of the Latin American Film Show of Lleida with José Coronado. Since June 2016, he has been a deputy elected by MORENA in the Constitutional Assembly of Mexico City.

Luis Gerardo Méndez: Méndez shot to fame through starring role in the comedy film Nosotros los Nobles (2013) which for a few months was Mexico’s highest-ever grossing film. The following year, he played a role in the movie Cantinflas, and as of 2015 he is co-producing (with friend Gary Alazraki) and co-starring (with Mariana Treviño) in Club de Cuervos, which is Netflix’s first ever original production in Spanish.

Mauricio Ochmann: After working in telenovelas, Ochmann is having a big box office moment and if you have been to a movie theater in Mexico in the past couple of years one of his films has likely been screening. He is quickly becoming the heartthrob of the classic Mexican rom-com. Watch A la mala (2015), Hazlo como Hombre (2017) or Ya Veremos (2018) for cheesy laughs.

Diego Boneta: Boneta first found fame as a teen heartthrob on both sides of the border by starring in telenovelas, as well as Pretty Little Liars (2010) and Mean Girls 2 (2011). However, with his portrayal of Luis Miguel in the incredibly popular series about the singer’s life for Netflix, he has catapulted himself front and center in the public eye. If you haven’t seen the series, make sure it is next on your list!

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