Dec. 29th, 1979
Diego Luna's Main TV Roles[no roles found]
Main Movie Roles2008 - Milk
2008 - Rudo y Cursi
2007 - Mister Lonely
2004 - Criminal
2004 - Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights
2004 - The Terminal
2003 - nicotina
2003 - Open Range
2002 - Frida
2001 - And Your Mother, Too
2000 - Before Night Falls
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Diego Luna (born December 29, 1979) is a Mexican actor known for his childhood telenovela work, a starring role in the film Y tu mamá también, and supporting roles in American films. He is also known for his roles in Rudo y Cursi and Milk. Together with Romola Garai, he starred the film Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights. Luna also had minor roles in Frida and Before Night Falls. He also provides Spanish language narration for the National Geographic Channel documentary Great Migrations.
Personal life Luna was born Diego Luna Alexander in Mexico City; the son of Fiona Alexander, an English costume designer, and Alejandro Luna, a Mexican set designer who is one of the most acclaimed living theatre, cinema, and opera set designers in Mexico. His mother died in a car accident when he was two years old. She had worked in the film industry and had made sure that this was a life Luna would be immersed in. His father also reinforced the importance of theater and the arts in his life. In Luna's youth, he would bring him to the sets and mentor him in all different aspects of his art, furthering his desire to become an actor and uphold a family tradition.
Luna wed Mexican actress Camila Sodi on February 5, 2008 and their son Jerónimo was born in Los Angeles on August 9, 2008. They welcomed daughter Fiona, named after Luna's late mother, on July 1, 2010 in Mexico City.
Luna co-founded the organization and film festival Ambulante A.C. along with his friend Gael Garcia Bernal. The organization works to bring documentary films to places where they are rarely shown. Ambulante was awarded the Washington Office on Latin America's prestigious Human Rights Award in 2011.