Diego Boneta is quickly emerging as one of Hollywood’s brightest young talents, not only excelling in Hollywood, but similarly with Spanish audiences in U.S. and Larin America. 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 played the main character in Ryan Murphy’s horror-comedy FOX series Scream Queens, along co-stars Ariana Grande, Joe Jonas, Jamie Lee Curtis and Emma Roberts. The series won Favorite New TV comedy on People’s Choice Awards in 2016. Next, 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 ultimate responsible with assigning him the iconic nickname. This year, Diego starred in Voltage Pictures new thriller, Eden and Lionsgate’s Summer Camp, directed by Alberto Marini
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.
Boneta was also guest star in hit TV series Jane the Virgin and will be part of the movie Before I Fall, adaptation of the 2010 novel by Lauren Oliver.
Currently, Diego is part of the stellar cast of the elevated sci-fi movie: Titan, opposite Sam Worthington, Taylor Schilling, Tom Wilkinson, Aleksander Jovanovic and Agyness Deyn.
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 with the movie Rock of Ages, New Line’s musical adaptation featuring 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 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. as a solo artista. In 2006, Diego was nominated for Best New Artist at the 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 achieved 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 The Dovekeepers.
In October, Diego released his second single The Hurt which has been positioned in Spotify’s United States Viral 50, making him the second artist from Sony Music Latin to accomplish this and be part of Spotify’s Global Viral 50.
In February, 2016, Diego launched Ur Love in all digital platforms. The pop upbeat love song was produced by Kool Kojak (Flo rida, Nicky Minaj, Ke$ha…) and like The Hurt, Ur love, the music video, which was directed by Latin Grammy winner Luis Miguel Leal and produced by Cesar Rodriguez, includes the participation of Guess by Marciano’s new spokesperson: Denise Schaefer. Which are part of a series of 4 videos that are connected.
This songs are part of a digital EP that will be released this year, including 6 songs with 2 in Spanish and all under the Sony Music Latin label, which Billboard selected as one of 2016 58 Albums We Can’t Wait to Hear.
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 in both acting and music career.