Diego Boneta

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For the Argentine footballer, see Diego González (footballer).
This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is González and the second or maternal family name is Boneta.
Diego Boneta
Diego Boneta 2012.jpg
Boneta at the 2012 ALMA Awards.
Background information
Birth name Diego Andrés González Boneta
Also known as Diego González
Born (1990-11-29) 29 November 1990 (age 24)
Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Pop/Latin Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actor, Songwriter
Years active 2002–present
Website Diego.com.mx(Mexico)
Diego Boneta(U.S.)

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[edit]

Boneta was born in Mexico City, the son of Astrid Boneta and Lauro González, who are engineers.[1][2] 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.[3]

Boneta speaks Spanish and English fluently.[3] Boneta has triple citizenship, the other two being from the U.S. and Spain.[4]

Singing career[edit]

Diego[edit]

During his stint in Rebelde, he released his debut album, titled Diego,[3] in Mexico, Chile and Brazil in 2005. The album was available for digital sale from April 3 2005 and was then released in the United States on April 24. [5] The first single, "Responde", which was loosely inspired on the 2000 hit single "A Mil Por Hora" by Lynda Thomas, made it to #13 on the Mexican charts, but in 2006, "Responde", became a big success in other countries such as Argentina and Brazil.[citation needed] 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.[3]

When promoting his first album in Mexico he opened three concerts (in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey) for Hilary Duff in 2006.[3]

Indigo[edit]

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.

Acting career[edit]

2003-2010: Early work[edit]

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.[3]

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.[3][6] 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.[3]

2011-present: Breakthrough[edit]

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.[6] 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".[7] 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.

Filmography[edit]

Boneta at World of Color Premiere, June 10, 2010
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Mean Girls 2 Tyler Television film
2012 Rock of Ages Drew Boley ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor
2014 Another You Marcus
2014 The Dead Man Michael
Television
Year Title Role Notes
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)

Music videos[edit]

Discography[edit]

Diego discography
Releases
Studio albums 2
Singles 7
Music videos 5

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details
2005 Diego
2006 Diego (Edição Brasil)
2008 Indigo

Video albums[edit]

Year Album details Notes
2006 Diego - En Vivo En El Maracanã

Tracklist:

  • Solo Existes Tú
  • La Solución
  • Mais
  • Responde


Bonus

  • Responde (studio version)
  • Más (studio version)


Extras

  • Bastidores
  • Diego en Brasil
  • Galeria de Fotos

Singles[edit]

Year Single Album
2005 Aquí Voy non-album single
2006 Responde Diego
Más
2007 Solo Existes Tú
2008 Perdido En Ti Indigo
Millón De Años
2010 Siempre Tu non-album single

Music Videos[edit]

Year Title Director(s)
2006 "Responde" unknown
"Más" unknown
2007 "Solo Existes Tú" unknown
2008 "Perdido En Ti" unknown
"Millón De Años" unknown

Soundtrack[edit]

Year Title Song Notes
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

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