Fernando Colunga

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Fernando Colunga
Born Fernando Colunga Olivares
(1966-03-03) March 3, 1966 (age 49)
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actor
Years active 1990-present
Parent(s) Fernando Colunga
Margarita Olivares

Fernando Colunga Olivares (pronounced: [feɾˈnando koˈluŋɡa oliˈβaɾes]; born March 3, 1966 in Mexico City) is a Mexican actor known for his work in Mexican telenovelas. Colunga received his drama education at CEA (Centro de Educación Artística de Televisa).


Film and television actor, the only son of the engineer Fernando Colunga and Margarita Colunga Olivares began studying civil engineering, had a hardware store, was an auto dealer, worked as a clerk and also as a bartender. "I always had the urge to be an actor, but I did not directly Televisa", began film acting until in 1988 he worked twice as Eduardo Yanez's stuntman in the soap opera Dulce Desafío (Sweet Challenge). From there he decided to go into acting and enrolled in the Centro de Educación en las Artes (CEA) in Televisa in 1990. At the outset, his face became popular in many homes thanks to having a role in the Mexican version of the famous children's program Sesame Street. He appeared in other shows like " The web ", " marked time " and "All of it."

He had appearances in telenovelas like Cenizas y Diamantes (Ashes and Diamonds), Madres Egoístas (Selfish Mothers) and Maria Mercedes. Carla Estrada offered him a role in the soap operas Más Allá del Puente (Beyond the Bridge) with Maria Sorté in 1993-1994. "Fernando is a very studious person and given as a professional, demanding of himself" says Carla Estrada (People Magazine).

After this telenovela, had a role in Marimar in 1994 giving birth to Adrian Rosales. By that year, Ferdinand was released in the cinema with the film Kiss me on the mouth with Paulina Rubio and in 1995 plays the character of Lieutenant Raul Gutierrez Alondra a period novel produced by Carla Estrada, and teaming with actress Veronica Merchant and sharing credits with actors like Gonzalo Vega, Ernesto Laguardia, Marga Lopez, Ana Colchero, Juan Manuel Bernal, Beatriz Sheridan, Eric del Castillo, among others. In 1995-1996 Fernando got his first starring role opposite the maginifica Thalia telenovela Maria la del barrio giving life to Luis Fernando de la Vega. With this telenovela, Fernando began to be known in many countries.

Later starred Esmeralda with Leticia Calderon, seen in countries as disparate as Indonesia or the Czech Republic. After the success of Emerald in 1997, Fernando makes a foray into the theater with Original Sin not where he starred with Chantal Andere, starred as Jenny and Bill, an unhappy marriage in the process of destruction. His next show was in 1998, La Usurpadora with Venezuelan actress Gabriela Spanic and actors he had worked before and Juan Pablo Gamboa, Chantal Andere, Alejandro Ruiz, Enrique Lizalde and Dominika Paleta, among others. In this novel gives life to Carlos Daniel Bracho, a man who knows that the usurper, Paulina has replaced his wife Paola is under blackmail of it. "I liked playing him because he is quite different from me, but we seem that we are not sexist. But I think a lot more things and demand that others be respectful to me, because I am with them. Carlos Daniel has a weak character and that's not my case." In an overview Fernando says "I hardly had time to rest between a novel and another, but I accepted it gladly returned to work with friends and I liked the story. Besides best, was meeting someone as lovely as Gabriela Spanic. We understood so well that I think we are a fantastic couple. Besides, my character is not the typical leading man, is very innovative." (Soap Opera Magazine). Fernando managed to change a bit the image of the telenovela, "Yeah, I got that the protagonist of the telenovela will use beard and mustache and the costumes were something more casual. This had never been given, because the leading men always have to be impeccable; I've got that, without appearing too casual, my character has a different image, more youthful." (Soap Opera Magazine)

Fernando made I'll never forget the telenovela (1999), by Edith Gonzalez. Also participated in Christmas Carol and made the telenovela, very strong Hold (2000) sharing scenes with Aracely Arambula, Victoria Ruffo, Cesar Evora and Nailea Norvind . After this role, he spent time away from telenovelas, which he used to study acting and production. He also did a role in Endless Christmasin 2001. In 2003 he worked in Amor Real, a production of Carla Estrada, where he plays Manuel Fuentes Guerra, the bastard son of a rich landowner. This telenovela starred alongside Adela Noriega, who played War Resource Matilde Penalver, who was the wife of Manuel Fuentes Guerra. He also starred alongside Mauritius Islands and the first actress Helena Rojo. Thanks to Manuel Fuentes Guerra won another award in 2003 for best actor TVyNovelas. After Real Love, Fernando took some time off after which reverted to a genre that loves the theater . Along with César Evora, adapted screenplays and launched Death Trap. "My biggest challenge in making this project is that people have a good time, enjoy my work and see a different performance, they see things that surprise, it's worth paying a ticket to see an actor." (The Century Torreón)

After spending several months touring with his work, in 2005, Fernando returns to television with the telenovela of Carla Estrada, Alborada, a story of time set in Mexico in the eighteenth century . The couple in this case Fernando Lucero, sharing the stage with actors like Valentino Lanús, Daniela Romo, Mariana Garza, Luis Roberto Guzmán, Vanessa Guzman, Arturo Peniche, Iran Castillo and a long list of actors. This gave him the Best Actor award . In 2007 returns to star in a telenovela time, Passion, which is also produced by Carla Estrada. This time he shares scenes with Susana González, Sebastián Rulli and Daniela Castro.

In 2008 she worked on the telenovela Tomorrow is Forever sharing credits with Silvia Navarro and Lucero starring as the villain of the story . Also participating Rogelio Guerra, Guillermo Capetillo, Dominika Paleta and Mary Red, among others. This telenovela is produced by Nicardo Diaz, in which he plays Eduardo Juarez, a man who, for his revenge against Barbara Greco (Lucero) changes its name to Franco Santoro. In 2010 he was the star of the telenovela "I am your master " produced by Nicardo Diaz and where he shares credit with Lucero, Gabriela Spanic and the first actress Jacqueline Andere.

In 2012, Juan Osorio would summon him to star in Love Rules with Blanca Soto and Erick Elias and Claudia Alvarez as antagonists, debuting in the genre of telenovela a comic touch. For the love commands is a Mexican telenovela produced by Juan Osorio, the company licensed Colombian Snail, adaptation than it was in 2011 Secretary. This starring Fernando Colunga and Blanca Soto, with the shares of Erick Elias and Claudia Alvarez who play the main antagonists of the story. It also has coestelares antagonists María Elisa Camargo and Alejandro Avila, with stellar performances by Ninel Conde, Jorge Aravena and the first actress Carmen Salinas.


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Cenizas y diamantes N/A
1992 Maria Mercedes Chicho Supporting role
1993 Madres Egoistas N/A
1994 Mas alla del puente Valerio Rojas Co-protagonist
nominated -TVyNovelas Awards 1995 for Best Male Revelation
Marimar Engr. Adrian Rosales Supporting role
1995 Maria la del Barrio Luis Fernando de la Vega Main male hero
Besame en la Boca Arturo Film
Esclavos de la Pasion N/A
Alondra Raul Gutierrez Supporting role
1997 Esmeralda Dr. José Armando Peñarreal de Velasco Main male protagonist
nominated- TVyNovelas Awards 1998 for Best Lead Actor
1998 La Usurpadora Carlos Daniel Bracho Main male hero
nominated- TVyNovelas Awards 1999 for Best Lead Actor
1999 Cuento de Navidad Jaime Rodríguez Coder Mini-series
Nunca Te Olvidaré Luis Gustavo Uribe del Valle Main Hero
nominated- TVyNovelas Awards 2000 for Best Lead Actor
2000 Abrazame muy Fuerte Carlos Manuel Rivero Main Hero
TVyNovelas Awards 2001 for Best Lead Actor
Premios ACE 2001 Best Actor TV Scene
Premios El Heraldo de México 2001 for Best Lead Actor
2001 Navidad sin Fin Pedro Mini-series
2003 Amor Real Manuel Fuentes Guerra Main Hero
TVyNovelas Awards 2004 for Best Lead Actor
Premios ACE 2004 for Best Actor TV Scene
2005 Alborada Luis Manrique y Arellano Main Hero
TVyNovelas Awards 2006 for Best Lead Actor
Premios ACE 2006 for Best Actor TV Scene
2007 Ladrón Que Roba a Ladrón Alejandro Toledo Lead Role
Pasión Ricardo de Salamanca/Lopez de Carvajal Main Hero
nominated- TVyNovelas Awards 2008 for Best Lead Actor
2008 Mañana Es Para Siempre Eduardo Juarez/Franco Santoro Main Hero
Premios People en Español 2009 for Best Actor
Premios People en Español 2009 for Best Couple with Silvia Navarro
nominated- TVyNovelas Awards 2009 for Best Lead Actor
2010 Soy Tu Dueña Jose Miguel Montesinos Main Hero
TVyNovelas Awards 2010 for Best Lead Actor
Premios People en Español 2011 for Best Actor
nominated -Premios People en Español 2011 for Best Couple with Lucero
2012 Porque el amor manda Jesus García Main male protagonist
Premios People en Español 2013 for Best Actor
Premios People en Español 2013 for Couple of the Year with Blanca Soto
nominated -Premios Juventud 2013 for What a Hottie!/Está Buenísimo!
2015 Transformers: El Alma Del Misterio Sideswipe Voice Actor


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