Diego Boneta is quickly emerging as one of Hollywood’s brightest young talents, not only excelling in Hollywood, but similarly with Spanish audiences throughout the Americas. And, after being named one of LA Times’ “Faces to Watch” in 2014 and being featured in Bruce Weber’s new “Rising Star” campaign in the same year, Diego’s trajectory shows no sign of slowing down.
Diego was a male lead in production on Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy series “Scream Queens,” co-starring Emma Roberts. Also, Diego will star on Imagine Entertainment’s Pele, opposite to Vincent D’Onofrio and Rodrigo Santoro, where he plays Jose Altafini, Pele’s arch-rival, and the one ultimately responsible with assigning him the iconic nickname. Also releasing later this year, Diego can be seen in Voltage Pictures’ thriller, Eden and Lionsgate’s Summer Camp, directed by Alberto Marini.
Most recently, Boneta starred in the CBS miniseries “The Dovekeepers,” produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, which sustained an outstanding nine million viewers. He also appeared on the MTV Production “Underemployed” where he also had a starring role. Not taking the traditional path to Hollywood, Diego got his start on Spanish-language television series’, eventually working his way to American television with roles on “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Pretty Little Liars” and the made for TV movie, “Mean Girls 2.” However, Boneta truly broke through in 2012’s “Rock of Ages”, New Line’s musical adaptation, opposite Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Paul Giamatti among others, earning him both, Cinemacon’s “Rising Star of the Year” award, and an Alma Award for best actor.
Diego was already an accomplished actor and musician. He began his career at the age of 12 when he participated in “Codigo Fama”, a children’s singing reality series in Mexico. After finishing as Top 5 on the show, he landed his first television role starring as “Ricardo” on “Alegrijes y Rebujos,” which also had a musical group attached to the series. With his involvement in the musical group, Diego was nominated for the Best Children’s Group at the Latin Grammys in 2004. He was nominated for his second Latin Grammy in 2005 for the soundtrack of “Mision SOS.”
Soon after he joined “Rebelde,” the show became one of the most popular and longest-running Novelas across Latin America. In 2006, he signed with EMI Music and released his debut album “Diego Mas”. The album led to two Top 10 hits in Mexico and Spain reaching gold status in Chile and Brazil. He toured with Rebelde’s musical group, RBD, throughout Latin America, Europe and the U.S.A. as a solo artist. Diego was nominated for Best New Artist at the 2006 MTV Awards Latin America.
In 2008, he executive produced his second album “Indigo.” Diego wrote 9 of the 11 songs in this album, and it received gold status within a month of its release. In 2009, he was nominated as the Best Solo Singer at the MTV Awards Latin America.
Recently, Diego signed with Sony Music Latin. In March, Diego released the hit song “The Warrior” which was used in the CBS series “Dove keepers”. Now, he is working on a new music proyect, which will contain songs in English and Spanish. The EP is expected to be released this fall.
With several projects in various stages of production, Diego continues to look to the future, and only time will tell how high he will climb both acting and as a musician.