Diego Luna


Diego Dionisio Luna Alexander , better known as Diego Luna , is a Mexican actor who is well known for his work in children’s soap operas , for a leading role in the film “Y tu mama tambien” , and for having performed a series of supporting roles in various American movies. Luna has also played minor roles in films such as Frida and Before Night Falls. Currently, he is working on important projects around Latin America and the United States.


Personal information

  • When was he born: 12/29/1979
  • Where he was born: Mexico City, Mexico

Who is Diego Luna?

Diego Luna is a famous actor of Mexican origin , well known for his role in soap operas and movies. He began his work as an actor since childhood, participating in theater , short and soap operas to make progress in their careers and participate in films famous in Hollywood.

  • Biography of Diego Luna
  • Diego Luna films
  • TV soaps
  • Theater
  • Diego Luna quotes
  • Acknowledgments

Biography of Diego Luna

Diego Luna Alexander was born on December 29, 1979 in Mexico City , Mexico. His father Alejandro Luna, a famous set designer is of Mexican origin and his mother Fiona Alexander , was an important fashion designer of British nationality, of Scottish and English descent. His mother died when Diego was just two years old, in a car accident. Soon he was immersed in the passion and entertainment of his father, Mexico’s most acclaimed famous theater, film and opera set designer.

From an early age he began his acting work, performing in television , film and theater . His first television role was in the movie The Last End of the Year, recorded in 1991. He had an important role in the Mexican soap opera called El abuelo y yo . After this soap opera, Diego began to receive more and more acting roles in theater, film and television. His big break came in 2001 when he was chosen to work in the cast of the movie ” Y tu mama tambien “, where he was highly acclaimed by critics, and in which he worked again with his best friend Gael García Bernal .

In 2008 he married Camila Sodi , a Mexican actress with whom he had two children: Jerónimo and Fiona , however, the couple decided to divorce in 2013. He is currently in a relationship with the model Suki Waterhouse , Bradley Cooper’s ex-partner.

Diego Luna films

He made several films of Mexican production such as “Un Hilito De Sangre” in 1995 and “Todo El Poder” in 1999. It should be noted that Luna made her debut in American cinema in the film entitled “Before Night Falls” in the year 2000.

With the making of the film entitled “Y Tu Mamá ? ,  which was a film directed by Alfonso Cuarón , it achieved tremendous success in the United States , and in this way managed to reach international fame.

Diego Luna managed to gain a foothold in Hollywood with the films “Frida” , “Vampires: Los Muertos” , “Open Range” and “La terminal” , a film that was directed by the famous and world renowned Steven Spielberg.

He had an important role in the movie “I just want to walk,” in which he played the role of a Mexican drug trafficker. The same year he participated in ” My name is Harvey Milk ” shared credits with Sean Penn playing Jack Lira, and in “Rudo y corsi” a dramatic comedy with in which he was the brother of Gael García Bernal.

One of his most important series is titled “Casanova” , which is owned by Amazon . The film is based on the story of a 17th-century Venetian seducer who worked as a French spy and tells the story of his escape from prison and his journey to Paris to start over. However, while there, you must face a series of risks in order to live your life to the fullest.

He participated in the film Rogue One, perhaps the most important because it belongs to the Star Wars saga . In the film he represents Cassian Andor , an officer who performs a mission and who is willing to do anything to defeat the empire.

TV soaps

He worked in several soap operas, among them “El Premio Mayor” in 1995, “El amor de mi vida” in 1998 and “Life in the mirror” in 1999. One of the most important performances was the one he played in the telenovela “The grandfather and me” , which is well remembered by his followers. Other soap operas were: Ángeles sin Paraíso and Gritos de Muerte y Libertad .


He started working in film and theater at a young age, appearing in theatrical performances. His first feature film was “Ámbar” in 1994, an adventure film that was directed by Luis Estrada . Other of his plays are:

  • The Good Canary with Yuriria del Valle , Daniel Giménez Cacho and Irene Azuela.
  • Each time we say goodbye better
  • Festen, The Celebration
  • Privacy, alternating functions with Luis Gerardo Méndez

Diego Luna quotes

Some of the phrases that Diego Luna has mentioned and that have left their mark are:

  • If you want to survive in the future of this country you have to know “no mames”.
  • Use your social networks as your door.
  • I like to make movies that tell stories that matter to me.
  • I think the film should ask questions, not provide answers.
  • I think the film should challenge people to reflect, debate and come up with the answer that suits them.
  • How easy it would be if at birth one could identify the difference between passion and talent. It is the same difference that exists between a fan and a crack. Between loving and being adored.


Diego Luna has managed to obtain several recognitions and has also managed to win the Marcello Mastroianni award at the Venice Film Festival, an award that he shared with the male co-star of the film Gael García Bernal. Other of his nominations have been:

  • Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Performance by the Whole Cast for “My Name is Harvey Milk . 
  • Goya Award for Best Male Lead Performance in “Solo quiero paseo” .
  • Ariel Awards for Best Leading Actor and Best Direction, with the films “Rudo y Cursi” and “Abel” , respectively.
  • He was nominated for the El Heraldo de México Awards for best theater actor in “The Complete Works of Shakespeare” and as best new film performance with “And your mother too . 

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