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Diego Luna Biography

Birth Name:
Diego Dionisio Luna Alexander
Birth Place:
Mexico City, Mexico
Actor, producer

Fast Facts

  • After the death of his mother when he was a toddler, he was raised by his father, a set designer in the theater and on films such as 1987's Gaby: A True Story
  • Began acting at the age of 7, when he appeared in the play De Pelicula
  • In his early teens, he worked alongside his best friend Gael Garcia Bernal in the Mexican soap El Abuelo y Yo; the two would later reteam for the 2001 film Y Tu Mama Tambien
  • He and Bernal won the prestigious Marcello Mastroianni Award at the '01 Venice Film Festival for their work in Y Tu Mama Tambien
  • Cofounded the Mexico City-based production company Canana Films


  • 2009Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2008Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated