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Fernando Colunga

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Fernando Colunga
Fernando Colunga Olivares

(1966-03-03) March 3, 1966 (age 57)
  • Mexico
  • United States
Years active1987–present

Fernando Colunga Olivares (pronounced [feɾˈnandokoˈluŋɡaoliˈβaɾes]) (born 3 March 1966) is a Mexican actor best known for his work in Mexican telenovelas.

Colunga gained international fame for playing Luis Fernando de la Vega in the Mexican soap opera Maria la del Barrio. He is also known for his roles as Manuel Fuentes-Guerra in the historical drama set in the Mexican post-independence period of the mid-19th century, Real love,[2][3] and for playing Jesús García in Porque el amor manda. He received his drama education at Centro de Educación Artística de Televisa (CEA) in Mexico City.

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Colunga worked as an actor in 1988, when he debuted twice as Eduardo Yañez's stuntman in the soap opera Dulce Desafío. After that, he decided to start his acting career and enrolled in the Centro de Educación Artística de Televisa in 1990. In his early career, he was known to many audiences for his role in the Mexican version of Sesame Street. Colunga also starred in other shows, such as The Web, Marked Time, and All Of It.[citation needed]

He starred in telenovelas, including Cenizas y Diamantes, Madres Egoístas and Maria Mercedes. Carla Estrada offered him a role in the soap opera, Más Allá del Puente, together with Maria Sorté in 1993-1994. After this telenovela, Colunga played a role in Marimar. In 1994, the film Kiss Me On The Mouth featuring Colunga and Paulina Rubio, was shown in the cinema. In 1995, Colunga played the role of Lieutenant Raul Gutierrez in Alondra, a period novel produced by Carla Estrada. He acted alongside Veronica Merchant, Gonzalo Vega, Ernesto Laguardia, Marga Lopez, Ana Colchero, Juan Manuel Bernal, Beatriz Sheridan, and Eric del Castillo.[citation needed]

In 1995-1996, Colunga got his first starring role with Thalía in the telenovela, Maria la del Barrio, giving life to Luis Fernando de la Vega. With this telenovela, Colunga began to be known internationally.[citation needed]

He later starred in Esmeralda (1997) with Leticia Calderon, seen in countries as disparate as Indonesia and the Czech Republic. After the success of Esmeralda, he made a foray into theater with Original Sin Not where he starred with Chantal Andere, as Jenny and Bill, in an unhappy marriage in the process of destruction. His next show was in 1998, La Usurpadora, with Venezuelan actress Gabriela Spanic, Juan Pablo Gamboa, Chantal Andere, Alejandro Ruiz, Enrique Lizalde and Dominika Paleta. He played Carlos Daniel Bracho, a man who knows that the usurper, Paulina, has replaced his wife Paola, and is being blackmailed for it.[citation needed]

His next telenovela were Nunce Te Olvidare (1999) by Edith Gonzalez and Abrazame Muy Fuerte (2000) with Aracely Arambula, Victoria Ruffo, Cesar Evora and Nailea Norvind. After this, he spent time away from telenovelas to study acting and production. He also played a role in Navidad Sin Fin in 2001. In 2003, he worked in Amor Real with Adela Noriega; a production of Carla Estrada, where he played Manuel Fuentes Guerra, the bastard son of a rich landowner. He starred alongside Mauricio Islas and Helena Rojo. In 2003, he won the TVyNovelas Award for Best Actor. After Amor Real, Colunga took some time from TV acting and concentrated on theater. Along with César Evora, he adapted screenplays and launched Death Trap.[citation needed]

After spending several months touring with his work, Colunga returned to television with the telenovela of Carla Estrada, Alborada (2005) and Pasion (2007). He shared the stage with actors like Valentino Lanús, Daniela Romo, Mariana Garza, Luis Roberto Guzmán, Vanessa Guzman, Arturo Peniche, Irán Castillo, Susana González, Sebastián Rulli, and Daniela Castro.[citation needed]

In 2008, he worked on the telenovela Manana Es Para Siempre sharing credits with Silvia Navarro and Lucero. This telenovela is produced by Nicando Diaz, in which he plays Eduardo Juarez, a man who, for his revenge against Barbara Greco (Lucero) changes his name to Franco Santoro. In 2010, he was the star of the telenovela Soy Tu Dueña produced by Nicandro Diaz; he shared credit with Lucero, Gabriela Spanic, and Jacqueline Andere.[citation needed]

In 2012, he starred in Porque el Amor Manda with Blanca Soto, Erick Elias, and Claudia Alvarez, debuting in the genre of telenovela with a comic touch. Porque el Amor Manda is a Mexican telenovela produced by Juan Osorio. It was an adaptation of the 2011 Secretary. This starred Colunga and Blanca Soto, with Erick Elias and Claudia Alvarez, who play the main antagonists of the story.[citation needed]

In 2015, he worked on the telenovela Pasión y Poder sharing credits with Jorge Salinas and Susana González.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Ref. Notes
1988 La guerrera vengadora Unknown role [4]  Mexico
1995 Bésame En La Boca Arturo [5]  Mexico
2007 Ladrón que roba a ladrón Alejandro Toledo [6]  United States
2008 The Wackness Jason  United States
2009 Wild About Harry (2009 film) Danny  Canada
2015 The Wedding Ringer Jose  United States
2015 Ladrones Alejandro Toledo [7]  United States

Television performances

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1988 Dulce desafío Unknown
1990 Cenizas y diamantes Unknown role
1991 Alcanzar una estrella II Unknown role
Madres egoístas Jorge
1992 María Mercedes Chicho
1993 Marianela Pablo Ordoñez Main role
1993 Más allá del puente Valerio
1994 Mujer, casos de la vida real Unknown role Episode: "Te olvidaré"
Marimar Adrián Rosales
1995 María la del Barrio Luis Fernando de la Vega Main role
Alondra Raúl Gutiérrez
1997 Esmeralda José Armando Peñarreal De Velasco Main role
1998 La Usurpadora Carlos Daniel Bracho Main role
Más allá de la Usurpadora Main role Television film
1999 Cuento de Navidad Jaime Rodríguez Coder
Nunca Te Olvidaré Luis Gustavo Uribe Del Valle Main role
2000 Abrázame muy fuerte Carlos Manuel Rivero Main role
2001 Navidad sin fin Pedro
2002 XHDRbZ José Episode: "Una de lobos"
2003 Amor real Manuel Fuentes Guerra Main role
2005 Alborada Luis Manrique y Arellano Main role
2007 Pasión Ricardo de Salamanca y Almonte/"El Antillano" Main role
2008 Mañana es para siempre Eduardo Juárez Cruz / Franco Santoro Main role [8]
2009 El Show de Cristina Himself Special [9]
2010 Soy tu dueña José Miguel Montesinos Main role [10]
2012 Porque el amor manda Jesús García Main role [11]
2015 Pasión y Poder Eladio Gómez Luna Main role [12]
2022 El secreto de la familia Greco Aquiles Greco Main role [13]
2023 El maleficio Enrique de Martino Main role [14]
TBA El Conde: Amor y honor Alejandro Gaitán / Count Joaquín de Montenegro Main role [15]

See also


  1. ^ Díaz, Por Aroa (2017-11-16). "Fernando Colunga reaparece en Estados Unidos". Diez Minutos (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2021-09-30.
  2. ^ ""Amor real", la nueva serie romántica de La 1 para la sobremesa estival" (in Spanish). 2012-07-18. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-02-12.
  3. ^ "Univision Debuts 'Amor Real' - an Unforgettable Love Story of Epic Proportions; Sweeping Tale Set in Turbulent 19th Century Mexico". Business Wire. October 19, 2004. Retrieved 2013-02-02.
  4. ^ "La guerrera vengadora - Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía". (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 January 2017. Retrieved 6 January 2017.
  5. ^ Díaz, Por Aroa (2016-02-29). "Fernando Colunga, 50 años en 50 imágenes". Diez Minutos (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  6. ^ ""Ladrones" secuela de "Ladrón que roba a ladrón" llegará en octubre -". SanDiegoRed (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  7. ^ Orozco, Gisela. "Fernando Colunga y Eduardo Yáñez: 'Ladrones' con escrúpulos". Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  8. ^ ""Mañana es para siempre", la telenovela de más éxito en Estados Unidos". abc (in Spanish). 2009-10-30. Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  9. ^ admin (2021-04-14). "Celebrando 20 años de carrera de Fernando Colunga en el Show de Cristina". Mundo Videos HD (in Spanish). Retrieved 2022-09-22.
  10. ^ Univision. "¿Qué ha sido del elenco de 'Soy tu dueña' a nueve años de su estreno?". Univision (in Spanish). Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  11. ^ ""Porque el amor manda" volverá a transmitirse por el 2". EL DEBATE (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  12. ^ (2016-01-11). "'Pasión y poder': Fernando Colunga como villano y otras razones para darle una oportunidad". vertele (in European Spanish). Retrieved 2019-09-02.
  13. ^ Vicencio, Miguel (16 November 2022). "El secreto de la familia Greco: Reparto, historia real y capítulos". Vogue (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2023.
  14. ^ González, Moisés (24 July 2023). "Fernando Colunga regresa a Televisa a 7 años de su última telenovela: "Es un ciclo que se vuelve a abrir"". People en Español (in Spanish). Retrieved 15 October 2023.
  15. ^ "Fernando Colunga será 'El Conde' en nueva serie de Telemundo". La Opinión (in Spanish). 15 February 2022. Retrieved 16 June 2022.

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