For the soccer player and coach, see Rafael Amaya (soccer).
|Born||José Rafael Amaya Nuñez
February 28, 1977
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
|Occupation||Actor, singer, model|
|Partner(s)||Irán Castillo (2003-2005)
Ana Layevska (2006-2010)
Angélica Celaya (2010-present)
Amaya was born February 28, 1977 in Hermosillo, Sonora, but after five years, he and his family moved to Tecate, Baja California. Since he was a small boy, Amaya has practiced a wide range of sports, especially, Athletics. Also, as a teenager, Amaya took classes in theater and music. After finishing high school, he traveled to San Diego for university studies. He returned to Mexico and started playing with various music groups, and it was with Almalafa, that he went to Mexico City. Of all the band members, Amaya was the only one who stayed in the city where he devoted his career to modeling.
Then came the Centre for arts education Televisa, where he found the opportunity to make the casting of a new group, Garibaldi. Amaya split with Garibaldi, to do some acting work. It began with the novella "The House on the Beach" with the character of Romualdo, and then continuing with the novel "Conceived Without Sin" in the role of Castulo.
2000–09: Early work
In January 2002, he began his third and most exciting project, He starred in the soap opera "Salome" with the role of one of the main characters, Julian Joseph, the hero and the son of Salome, the main protagonist. It was in this soap opera, that Rafael become Well known as an actor. Next, he starred in "The rails of Love" with the dual role of Paco who was the catalyst for a good and important fabric of the soap opera, and after a while made the character of Paul (a brother of Paco). Still on the list of soap operas, we have "to love again" that was launched in the U.S. and originally known as "bouquet of Illusions," Amaya did the role of Fernando.
His most recent involvement is currently in "Two Sides of Ana" (Las Dos Caras de Ana) where Amaya takes the leading role of the same character that bears his name, Rafael. It is currently filming in Miami, Florida in the United States. In February 2002, Amaya won the nomination for "Men's revelation" in the delivery of "the Herald" and in June the same year was re-nominated at the Awards for TVyNovelas in the same category.
Amaya has also ventured into the big screen. His first experience was in the film "Naked" (Desnudos), a romantic comedy based on the play known as "Four X", he performs a frontal nudity. The second film he is set to do is "So the precipice," where he acts as a gay man, performing a masturbation scene.
Amaya in the 2010 dabbled in short films, and has participated in several films such as Rock Marí, Sin memoria, Adiós mundo cruel, Atrocious and La ruleta de los sueños. Later it was the co-prtoagonist of the soap opera La piel azul where played Fernando, and he was the antagonist of the telenovela Alguien te mira where played Julián García and shared credit with Christian Meier and Danna García.
In 2011, it had a participation in the telenovela La Reina del Sur, and shared credit with Kate del Castillo, while the soap opera was in production, the actor traveled to Spain, to participate in two Spanish series, such as Hospital Central and Doctor Mateo, where he took part in several episodes as main cast of both series.
In 2013, he participated in the television movie Meddling Mom, which was recorded in 2012. In January 2013, the actor began production the television series El Señor de los Cielos, which he had 2 seasons and interpreted to Aurelio Casillas "El Señor de los Cielos". The series has won an International Emmys in 2014.Amaya was also a winner as best actor in the Premios Tu Mundo 2014. 
Amaya formed a relationship with actress Ana Layevska. The relationship began after filming the telenovela (Las Dos Caras de Ana) in which the two actors played a couple. They dated for about 4 years until 2010, when their managers confirmed that the courtship was over.
Amaya was then linked with Angélica Celaya, who he met while filming the American soap opera Alguien Te Mira. Rafael played the antagonist role of Julian Garcia, a doctor turned serial killer nicknamed "El Cazador", while Angelica played the role of commissioner "Eva Zanetti."
In April 2011 Couple of months later the actors confirmed their relationship.
In 2013 Amaya had the opportunity to work again with his partner on the telenovela El Señor de los Cielos. where he plays the role of the most sought drug trafficker Aurelio Casillas.
|2006||Así del precipicio||Gerardo||Supporting role|
|2008||Amor letra por letra||Julián|
|2008||24 cuadros de terror||Lady Killer|
|2009||Se jodió la Navidad||Hombre en la fiesta||Short|
|2009||Me importas tú, y tú|
|2010||Adiós mundo cruel||Luis Armando|
|2014||Kiss of Vengeance||Aldo|
|2014||Oro y polvo||Danny||Protagonist|
|2000||La casa en la playa||Romualdo Reyes||Television debut
|2001||Mujer, casos de la vida real||Episode: "Linea de fuego"|
|2001||Sin pecado concebido||Cástulo Campos Ortiz||Supporting role|
|2002||Las Vías del Amor||Paco / Pablo Rivera||Supporting role|
|2004||Amar otra vez||Fernando Castañeda Eslava||Co-protagonist|
|2006||Las dos caras de Ana||Rafael Bustamante / Gustavo Galván||Main protagonist|
|2007-09||Ugly Betty||Lorenzo||Supporting role
|2008||Los simuladores||Rubalcaba||Special Guest
Episode: "El pacto copernico"
|2008||Mujeres asesinas||Óscar||Episode: "Claudia, cuchillera"|
|2008||Sexo y otros secretos||Martín||5 episodes|
|2009||La ruleta de los sueños||Dan||TV Movie|
|2010||La piel azul||Fernando||Co-protagonist|
|2010||Alguien te mira||Julián García Correa "El Cazador"||Main antagonist|
|2011||La Reina del Sur||Raimundo Dávila Parra "El Güero"||Co-protagonist / Special participation|
|2011||Hospital Central||Dr. Enrique Guerrero||Co-protagonist|
|2011||Doctor Mateo||Roberto||Several episodes|
|2013||Meddling Mom||Pablo||TV Movie|
|2013-present||El Señor de los Cielos||Aurelio Casillas "El Señor de los Cielos"||Main protagonist|
|2014||Señora Acero||Aurelio Casillas||Special participation|
Awards and nominations
|2002||TVyNovelas Awards||Salomé||Best Male Revelation||Nominated|
|2007||Las Dos Caras de Ana||Best Lead Actor||Nominated|
|2011||Premios People en Español||La Reina del Sur||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|Alguien te mira||Best Villain||Nominated|
|2013||Premios Tu Mundo 2013||El Señor de los Cielos||Favorite Lead Actor||Nominated|
|The Perfect Couples (with Ximena Herrera)||Nominated|
|Premios People en Español||Best Actor||Nominated|
|The Perfect Couples (with Ximena Herrera)||Nominated|
|2014||Miami Life Awards||Best Leading Male||Nominated|
|Premios Tu Mundo||Favorite Lead Actor||Won|
|The Perfect Couple (with Fernanda Castillo)||Nominated|
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