Boneta at the 2012 ALMA Awards.
|Birth name||Diego Andrés González Boneta|
|Also known as||Diego González|
29 November 1990 |
Mexico City, Mexico
|Occupation(s)||Singer, actor, Songwriter|
Diego Andrés González Boneta (born November 29, 1990) is a Mexican singer and actor. He is best known for playing Rocco in the Mexican soap opera Rebelde and Javier on CW's 90210. He recorded his self-titled debut album with his first single, Responde in 2005 and a Brazilian version for the album, with songs in Portuguese was recorded in 2006. At the moment, the album was released in Mexico, Brazil and Chile. He appeared as Alex Santiago in the ABC Family series of Pretty Little Liars. Boneta played Drew Boley in Adam Shankman's big screen production of Rock of Ages, released in June 2012.
Early life and citizenship
Boneta was born in Mexico City, the son of Astrid Boneta and Lauro González, who are engineers. His father is Mexican, while his mother was born in the United States, to a Puerto Rican father and Spanish mother. Although he never knew his grandfather, Diego credits him for his musical talents.
During his stint in Rebelde, he released his debut album, titled Diego, in Mexico, Chile and Brazil in 2005. The album will be released in the United States on April 24. The album will be available for digital sale on April 3. The first single, "Responde", which was loosely inspired on the 2000 hit single "A Mil Por Hora" by Lynda Thomas, has already made it to #13 on the Mexican charts, but in 2006, "Responde", became a big success in other countries such as Argentina and Brazil. His songs were synchronized in the telenovela Rebelde and, once finished, he went on an international tour with Mexican pop group RBD as a guest. "It was a really cool experience, because in countries like Brazil or Romania everybody sang my songs in Spanish," he said.
His second album, titled Indigo, was released on 25 March 2008. It features the single "Perdido en Ti" and "Losing Me", and is produced by Mitch Allan and written by Mitch Allan and Kara DioGuardi. On 5 May 2008, "Losing Me" and "Perdido En Ti" became iTunes Free Single of the Week.
2003-2010: Early work
He started his career in Mexico singing and acting. He worked extensively in television and appeared in the reality show Código F.A.M.A.. He did two children's telenovelas: Alegrijes y rebujos and Misión S.O.S which were shown on Univision. He was also in the teenage-oriented telenovela Rebelde.
In 2010, at 20 years-old, he appeared in the TV series Pretty Little Liars as Alex Santiago and in 90210 as Javier Luna which was "practically me with a different name" where he could sing and compose, mainly "Siempre tú" which came out at the end of the second season and the beginning of the third. His first film came in 2011 as the starring heartthrob Tyler Adams in the teen flick Mean Girls 2 opposite Meaghan Martin. Martin was the only actor he knew at that time, he recalled it was really easy to work with her because they were friends. Also the film gave him the opportunity to experience high school since he didn't get to, being that he was tutored and working.
His big Hollywood break came when he was cast in the lead role in Adam Shankman's movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages. He played Drew Boley, a young upstart in Los Angeles in the late '80s with dreams of becoming a rock star. Of Boneta's audition, Shankman called him the "next big thing" and compared him to Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, and Liam Hemsworth. As he shot into the spotlight he became the cover model of TROIX magazine’s 'March Men Madness' 2011 issue, introducing him as "Prince Charming". In 2014, Boneta was featured in Abercrombie & Fitch's "Making of a Star" campaign. As a result, Photography of Boneta shot by Bruce Weber was featured in A&F stores worldwide. In May 2013 Boneta began filming in West Virginia for an upcoming independent film entitled Another You co-starring Ksenia Solo.
|2011||Mean Girls 2||Tyler||Television film|
|2012||Rock of Ages||Drew Boley||ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor|
|2014||The Dead Man||Michael|
|2003||Código F.A.M.A.||Himself||Reality show/Contest|
|2003||Alegrijes y Rebujos||Ricardo Sánchez||Main cast|
|2004||Misión S.O.S||Christian Martinez||Main role|
|2005||Rebelde||Rocco Bezauri||2005-2006 (225 episodes)|
|2010||Zeke & Luther||Tiki Delgado||Guest star (Episode: "Kojo BFF")|
|2010||Pretty Little Liars||Alex Santiago||2010-2011 (5 episodes)|
|2010||90210||Javier Luna||2010-2011 (5 episodes)|
|2012||Underemployed||Miles Gonzalez||2012 (12 episodes)|
|2006||Diego (Edição Brasil)|
|2006||Diego - En Vivo En El Maracanã
|2005||Aquí Voy||non-album single|
|2007||Solo Existes Tú|
|2008||Perdido En Ti||Indigo|
|Millón De Años|
|2010||Siempre Tu||non-album single|
|2007||"Solo Existes Tú"||unknown|
|2008||"Perdido En Ti"||unknown|
|"Millón De Años"||unknown|
|2010||90210||One More Time||Uncredited|
|90210||Fade Away||Writer/Acoustic; Uncredited|
|90210||Siempre Tu||Writer; Uncredited|
|Pretty Little Liars||Siempre Tu||Uncredited|
|2012||Rock of Ages||Several Songs||Singer in lots of them|
- García, Julio (8 February 2011). "Diego Boneta, un galán mexicano en 'Mean Girls 2'". Univision. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
- DiegoBonetaOfficial (3 July 2010). "Diego Boneta - Pretty Little Liars EXCLUSIVE ZAP2it". YouTube. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
- Malkin, Marc (4 April 2011). "Julianne Hough Lands Herself a Rock Star, Plus Tom Cruise Channels Axl Rose and Keith Richards". E! Online. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
- Longman, Haley (8 March 2011). "Diego Boneta is an Animal Lover. And Us? A Diego Boneta Lover". Teen.com. Retrieved 5 June 2011.