Diego Luna Alexander is a Mexican actor, director, and producer. Following a career in Mexican telenovelas, he has appeared in films including Y tu mamá también, Open Range, Milk, Rudo y Cursi, , The Terminal, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. He plays drug trafficker Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo in .
Early lifeLuna was born in Toluca and raised in Mexico City. His mother, Fiona Alexander, was a British costume designer of Scottish and English descent. She died in a car accident when Luna was two years old. His father, Alejandro Luna, is a theater, film, and opera set designer who reinforced the importance of theater and the arts in his life. Alejandro would bring Diego to the sets and mentor him in different aspects of art, cultivating a desire to become an actor and uphold the family tradition.
ActingLuna acted in his first play at age seven. As a child actor, he appeared in several telenovelas.
Luna starred as Tenoch Iturbide in Y Tu Mamá También, a Mexican road trip movie. This role brought him international stardom.
In 2002, Luna starred in ' and the Oscar-winning Frida. He also appeared in Open Range, "" The Terminal" alongside Tom Hanks, Havana Nights: Dirty Dancing 2 , Criminal, Only God Knows, Fade to Black, Mister Lonely, Rudo y Cursi, Just Walking, Milk, and Elysium.
In March 2015, Luna joined the cast of Ana Lily Amirpour's film The Bad Batch.
In Rogue One'', he played Cassian Andor, the ally of Jyn Erso. He will reprise the role in an upcoming Disney+ series centered around the character.
Luna starred as Mexican drug cartel leader Miguel Angel Felix Gallardo in the Netflix series ', which premiered in November 2018.
Other workAfter starring in many telenovelas, Luna and Gael García Bernal created Canana Films in 2005.
In 2012, Luna directed his first film, the biopic Cesar Chávez, about the eponymous founder of the United Farm Workers.
Luna became a member of the jury for the Un Certain Regard section of the Cannes Film Festival.
Luna and García Bernal co-founded Ambulante A.C., an organization and film festival working to bring documentary films to recommended places. The organization received the prestigious Washington Office on Latin America's Human Rights Award in 2011. In January 2015, Luna narrated a video about the obstacles faced by children migrating from their home countries and seeking refuge in the US.
In October 2019 Luna and García Bernal announced they were joining the Creative Advisory Board for TV and Film development company EXILE Content along with Adam Grant.
Personal lifeLuna married Camila Sodi in February 2008; they were divorced in March 2013. They have two children: Jerónimo, and Fiona, named after Luna's mother.
|1992||El abuelo y yo||Luis|
|1995||El premio mayor||Quique Domínguez||Recurring|
|1999||La vida en el espejo||Eugenio Román Franco||Telenovela|
|2002||Fidel||Renato Guitart||Television film|
|2013||American Dad!||Mauricio||Episode: "Poltergasm"|
|2015||Casanova||Giacomo Casanova||Amazon Studios pilot|
|2018||Trollhunters||Krel||Episode: "In Goods Hands"|
|2018-20||'||Miguel Ángel Félix Gallardo||Lead role; 20 episodes|
|2018-19||3 Below||Krel||Lead role|
|2021||Untitled Star Wars series||Cassian Andor||Lead role|