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Born in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
Birth NameJosé Rafael Amaya Nuñez
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)


Rafael was born on February 28th of 1977 in the city of Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. Since he was young, he'd been very active in sports, also, since he was a teenager, he took theater and music classes. After graduating from High School, he traveled to San Diego, California to start his University studies. He returned to Mexico and started participating in several musical groups or bands. After this, he started studying at the "Center for Artistic Education of Televisa", and found the opportunity to participate in a casting for the new musical group "Garibaldi" and was selected.

He later separated from Garibaldi, but continued in the artistic realm, but now in acting. He started with the soap opera "La casa en la playa" (2000) (The Beach House) with his role as Romualdo, next came the telenovela "Sin pecado concebido" (2001) (Without Conceived Sin) as Castulo. His third, most complete and exciting project was his role on "Salomé" (2001); with this project, Rafael became quite famous and in august he continued acting in "Las Vias del Amor.

Still on the list of soap operas, we have "To love again" that was launched in the U.S. Amaya did the role of Fernando and "Two Sides of Ana" (Las Dos Caras de Ana) where Amaya takes the leading role. In February 2002, Amaya won the nomination for "Men's revelation" in the delivery of "The Herald".

Amaya has also ventured into the big screen. His first experience was in the film "Naked" (Desnudos), a romantic comedy based on the play known as "Four X", he performs a frontal nudity. The second film: "So the precipice", he acts as a gay man.

Amaya in the 2010 dabbled in short films, and has participated in several films such as: "Rock Marí", "Sin memoria", "Adiós mundo cruel", "Atrocious" and "La ruleta de los sueños". Later, it was the co-protagonist of the soap opera "La piel azul" where played Fernando, and he was the antagonist of the telenovela "Alguien te mira" where played Julián García.

In 2011, He had a participation in the telenovela "La Reina del Sur", and shared credit with Kate del Castillo, while the soap opera was in production, the actor traveled to Spain, to participate in two Spanish series, such as: "Hospital Central" and "Doctor Mateo", where he took part in several episodes as main cast of both series. In 2012, he participated in the television movie "Meddling Mom"

From 2013 to 2018, Amaya has been filming in what has become a very successful production; "El Señor de los Cielos". The television series which was produced by Telemundo, went out to have six seasons and portrayed: Aurelio Casillas "El Señor de los Cielos". The series has won an International Emmy in 2014. Amaya was also a winner as best actor in: Premios Tu Mundo 2014.

He has also appeared in the television series "Señora Acero", where played Aurelio Casillas, Amaya only participated in 2 episodes with Blanca Soto and Damián Alcázar; "El Chema" Spin off from his TV hit "El Señor de los cielos"; and greatest movies such as the mexican "Cantinflas" as Frank Sinatra, and dominican "Powder and Gold" ("Oro y Polvo").

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MARKA TALENT

Trivia (1)

The actor has portrayed the notorious drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentes - under the pseudonym Aurelio Casillas - in the Telemundo series The Lord of the Skies (2013), Lady of Steel (2014), El Chema (2016) and the Netflix series Queen of the South (2016). Fuentes, known as "The Lord of the Skies" because of the fleet of planes he used to transport drugs, died in a Mexican hospital in July 1997 after undergoing extensive plastic surgery in an attempt to alter his appearance.

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