Diego Luna Alexander was born in Mexico City, Mexico on December 29, 1979. Unfortunately his mother died when Diego was only two in a car accident. He soon became immersed in his father's passion, entertainment - he is the most acclaimed living theatre, cinema and opera set designer in Mexico.
From an early age he began acting working in tv, movies, and theater. His first television role was in the movie The Last New Year (1991). His next role in the Mexiacn soap opera "El abuelo y yo" (1992). His childhood best friend and fellow actor Gael Garcia Bernal played the title role. After 'El Abuelo y Yo', Diego began to receive more and more parts in theater, movies and TV. His big break came in 2001 when he was cast in the critically acclaimed Y Tu Mamá También (2001), once again alongside his best friend Gael Garcia Bernal, as Tenoch Iturbide.
His star continues to shine and he is currently making a name for himself in the American market such as staring along side Bon Jovi in Vampires: Los Muertos (2002) and the Oscar winning Frida (2002). He has just wrapped 'Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing 2', the prequel to 'Dirty Dancing' and is currently working on more projects in both Latin America and the United States.
|Camila Sodi||(5 February 2008 - present) (filed for divorce) 2 children|
His mother, Fiona Alexander, died in 1982.
Best friends with Gael García Bernal since childhood.
Good friends with Romola Garai.
His mother was English, his father is Mexican.
Was born in the same town as Fernanda Romero.
Co-founder of the production company Canana Films [mx] along with childhood friend and fellow actor Gael García Bernal and Mexican producer Pablo Cruz. The company focuses on Mexican - and Latin American-themed features that deal with social justice issues.
Wife, Camila, gave birth to their first child, a son, on August 12, 2008 in Los Angeles.
Son, Jerónimo, was born on August 12, 2008. He weighed 8 lbs. 2 oz. and was 22 inches long.
[January 2010] Camila Sodi is expecting their second child.
Wife, Camila Sodi, gave birth to their second child, a daughter, named Fiona. The baby is named after Diego's mother who passed away when he was 2. [July 1st, 2010].
[About ideal women] Someone who surprises me, someone who makes me laugh, and someone who has her own life and wants to share that with me. I hate those relationships where someone is just following the other person around, you know?
[About Hollywood] This is the place where they make the most movies and I want to work here. But I don't have this feeling like, oh, I want to live in the United States and make movies and become famous just because the money is here. I like to make movies that tell stories that I care about. I wish some day that a movie like Y Tu Mama could be made in America.
[About living in Mexico] I still have my house in Mexico City. In fact, when I'm there, I perform in a play called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. Whenever I have a chance, I go to Mexico to be in it. This year has been a bit crazy for me. I haven't been in my country at all.
[About 'Y tu mama tambien'] "That was the greatest movie that I've been in so far and the one I love the most, I had the chance to work with my best friend and a director that I admire a lot. I won a lot confidence in my work after that."
I didn't go to university, and so, every time that I work, I'm looking for a teacher in a way. I'm looking for people that I can learn from and to have the chance to work with people that I admire.
No, though, I'm not a dancer. I'm a one routine dancer. I can do what you see in the movie [Havana Nights], but if you ask me to do something else, it'd take me another two months.
I'm a terrible dancer. I need to be really drunk and see a beautiful girl over there. It was a way of getting close to a girl without having to speak because always, whenever I opened my mouth, they would leave. So, dancing was a chance to keep them close.
[talking about 'Y Tu Mamá También'] When you do something small but you put your whole heart into it, it can be very powerful. It can change your whole world. This movie made it possible for me to work in Spain and in Hollywood, and it brought me the attention to do interviews in a country that is not mine. I think one of the things that made the movie so successful here is that it's not a movie that you can imagine being made in America.
[when asked what the most important thing is in life] "That's easy: having someone to love and being loved. And having the chance to work with people I admire. Those are my priorities."
[When asked the most outrageous thing that's happened to him since becoming famous] "Meeting kids who have been named Diego because of me. It's like [I want to say to the parents], "Oh, why are you doing that? If you're my fan, it's your problem, but it's not your son's problem!"
When I was really young I used to lie a lot. Now I get paid to do it. I find sides I don't get to explore in real life. Like, I had to do a sex scene before I had sex. I was 13, 14, and it was my first love experience with 25 people in front of me. Acting is therapy. It keeps you in contact with your feelings.
If being a sex symbol means you have lots of sex, then I am glad to be a sex symbol. But in real life I'm not. That doesn't happen.
When I was growing up in the theater there were all these amazing girls telling me about the guy who broke their heart. And I was always wishing that it was me.
I thought I danced really well and everyone in Mexico did, but then we got here to Puerto Rico and I started to see everyone dancing and I got so depressed.... I've been living a huge lie!
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