|Born||José Rafael Amaya Nuñez
February 28, 1977
Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
|Other names||Rafael Amaya|
|Occupation||Actor - Singer|
For the soccer player and coach, see Rafael Amaya (soccer).
Rafael Amaya was born 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, Rafael 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.
Rafael 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.
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," Rafael did the role of Fernando.
His most recent involvement is currently in "Two Sides of Ana" (Las Dos Caras de Ana) where Rafael 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, Rafael 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 TV y Novelas in the same category.
Rafael 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.
El Señor de los Cielos - 2013: Present
He has been hired to play as Aurelio Casillas in the Telemundo production El Señor de los Cielos, Amaya is surprised to see that character would behoove interpret even characters with black and evil blood, the actor accepted the challenge because it was of a Mexican drug dealer, and Amaya is Mexican by birth but the actor mentioned that this would be his second evil character, as was Julian Garcia character Alguien Te Mira. The actor also spoke a bit of his character and his infidelities, Amaya's character is based on the capo Amado Carrillo Fuentes, "lord of the drug" of the Juarez Cartel in the 80s and 90s.
The second season of El Señor de los Cielos began to be recorded in November 2013, the recording will be shot in Veracruz.
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 Amaya denied dating Angelica. A 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.
Amaya and Celaya have no children, but have adopted a Schnauzer puppy breed named Oliver.
After a four year relationship, the couple announced their engagement.
Actress Ana Layevska confirmed that she did not contact the actor during their break-up, and that there was no chance of a rekindling of their romance because she was busy filming her soap opera (Dama y Obrero) and had already found love with Rodrigo Moreira.
|2000||La casa en la playa||Romualdo Reyes||Television debut, secondary cast|
|2001||Mujer, casos de la vida real||Episode: "Linea de fuego"|
|2001||Sin pecado concebido||Cástulo Campos Ortiz||Supporting cast|
|2002||Las Vías del Amor||Paco / Pablo Rivera||Supporting cast|
|2004||Amar otra vez||Fernando Castañeda Eslava||Co-starring|
|2006||Las dos caras de Ana||Rafael Bustamante / Gustavo Galván||Main protagonist|
|2007-2009||Ugly Betty||Lorenzo||Supporting cast, 4 episodes in total|
|2008||Los simuladores||Rubalcaba||Episode: "El pacto copernico"
|2008||Mujeres asesinas||Óscar||Episode: "Claudia, cuchillera"|
|2008||Sexo y otros secretos||Martín||5 episodes in total|
|2009||La ruleta de los sueños||Dan||TV Movie|
|2010||La piel azul||Fernando||Co-starring, TV Mini-Series|
|2010||Alguien te mira||Julián García Correa "El Cazador"||Main antagonist|
|2011||La Reina del Sur||Raimundo Dávila Parra "El Güero"||Co-starring / Special participation|
|2011||Hospital Central||Dr. Enrique Guerrero||Co-starring, Several episodes|
|2011||Doctor Mateo||Roberto||Several episodes|
|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||Las Dos Caras de Ana||Best leading actor||Nominated|
|2007||TVyNovelas Awards||Salomé||Best Male Newcomer||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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