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ISPA Distinguished Artist Award Recipient - Diego Luna

ISPA Award Recipient

Diego Luna

Diego Luna

2019 Distinguished Artist Award Recipient

Diego Luna Alexander is a Mexican actor, director, and producer. He has appeared in many films, including Y tu mamá también, Milk, Rudo y Cursi, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He is one of the founders and owners of Canana Films.

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 Mexican 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 García Bernal, as Tenoch Iturbide.

His star continues to shine and he is making a name for himself in the American market such as starring alongside Bon Jovi in Vampires: Los Muertos (2002) and the Oscar winning Frida (2002). In 2014, he starred in Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing 2', the prequel to Dirty Dancing, and is working on more projects in both Latin America and the United States.

Luna gained greater recognition with American audiences while starring as Mexican drug cartel leader Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo in the Netflix series Narcos: México, which premiered in November 2018.

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