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September 25, 1960
|Spouse(s)||Norma Adriana Garcia (1987–1990)|
Francesca Cruz (1996–2003)
|Partner(s)||Africa Zavala (2015–present)|
|Children||Eduardo Yáñez Jr.|
Eduardo Yáñez (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwaɾðo ˈʝaɲes] born September 25, 1960) is a Mexican television and film actor.
As a child, his dream was to become a professional football player, but one day he witnessed a play rehearsal from Vocacional No.1 and he liked it. He asked for an opportunity and they gave it to him. At first he saw it as a possibility to make more money, but little by little he liked it more and more and decided to go to Televisa for a greater opportunity. Producer Ernesto Alonso saw his potential and gave him his first role in the soap opera Quiereme Mucho. Yáñez played the role of "Carlos" alongside the actress Victoria Ruffo. His natural style and strong physical appearance won the hearts of the audience.
Yáñez married his first wife, Norma Adriana Garcia, in 1987. They had a son named Eduardo Yáñez Jr. They were divorced three years later.
In 1991, Yáñez moved to the United States where he worked on two soap operas for Capital Vision, Marielena and Guadalupe.
Later he worked in Hollywood, on movies such as Striptease, Wild Things, and Megiddo. His most recent American movie was The Punisher. He has also worked in television series such as Savannah and Soldier of Fortune. He most recently worked in Sleeper Cell and Cold Case.
In 1996, Yáñez married Francesca Cruz, a Cuban-American he met in Miami. They live in Los Angeles and Miami. In January 2003 they filed for divorce.
In 2005, after a long absence, Yáñez returned to Mexico and appeared in soap opera La Verdad Oculta.
In 2007, he starred in Destilando Amor, "La Mejor Telenovela del Año", "Best Telenovela of the Year" (Premios TVYNovelas 2008). He plays Rodrigo Montalvo Santos and Angélica Rivera plays his love interest and portraits Teresa Hernández also known as "La Gaviota" and Mariana Franco.
In 2008, he starred in Fuego En La Sangre, a new version of the Colombian telenovela Pasión de Gavilanes, in which he plays the role of Juan Reyes Franco's older brother (Pablo Montero) and Oscar (Jorge Salinas).
In 2009 he starred in the soap opera Corazon Salvaje with Aracely Arambula produced by Salvador Mejia to Televisa.
In 2011 he appeared as a Venezuelan politician in an episode of the second season of NCIS: Los Angeles.
In 2012, Yáñez came back to Televisa to star in the telenovela Amores verdaderos (telenovela), in which he plays the role of Jose Angel Arriaga.
In 2015, Yáñez returned to Televisa to star in the telenovela Amores con Trampa, in which he will play the role of Facundo Carmona. This novela airs in Mexico on March 2nd this year.
He has appeared in 8 theatrical plays, 13 soap operas, 33 movies (of which 8 are in English) and is still working on projects in Hollywood.
On October 11, 2017, at the Hollywood Red Carpet, Yáñez lost his temper during a red carpet interview and aggressively hit journalist Paco Fuentes, a reporter for El Gordo y la Flaca. Yáñez was bothered by the journalist's personal questions about his relationship with his son Eduardo Jr., with whom he has a fraught relationship.
|1984||La muerte cruzó el río Bravo||Fernando|
|1985||Contrato con la muerte||Fernando|
|1985||Enemigos a muerte||Jorge|
|1986||El maleficio 2: Los enviados del infierno||Profesor Andrés|
|1986||Yako, cazador de malditos||José Luis / Yako|
|1990||Carrera contra la muerte||Fabián Albarrán|
|1998||Wild Things||Frankie Condo|
|2001||Megiddo: The Omega Code 2||General García|
|2004||The Punisher||Mike Toro|
|2004||Man on Fire||Bodyguard 2A|
|2006||Hot Tamale||Cousin Sammy|
|2006||All You've Got||Javier Espinoza|
|2015||Don Quixote||Mounted Brother|
|2017||A Change of Heart||Cousin David|
|1982||El amor nunca muere||Alfonso|
|1984||Tú eres mi destino||Fabián|
|1987||Senda de gloria||Manuel Fortuna|
|1988-1989||Dulce desafío||Enrique Toledo|
|1990||Yo compro esa mujer||Aldama||160 episodes|
|1990||En carne propia||Leonardo Rivadeneira|
|1993||Guadalupe||Alfredo Robinson||209 episodes|
|1994||Marielena||Luis Felipe Sandoval|
|1996||Miami Hustlers||José||Television film|
|1996-1997||Savannah||Benny Serna||4 episodes|
|1997||Soldier of Fortune, Inc.||Miguel Peralta||Episode: "Collateral Damage"|
|1999||Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman: The Movie||Valdez||Television film|
|2001||18 Wheels of Justice||Amado||Episode: "Old Wives' Tale"|
|2002||CSI: Miami||Columbian Interrogator||Episode: "A Horrible Mind"|
|2003||Te amaré en silencio||Camilo||101 episodes|
|2005||Sleeper Cell||Felix Ortiz||Episode: "Money"|
|2005||Cold Case||Felix Darosa||Episode: "Frank's Best"|
|2006||La verdad oculta||Juan José Victoria Ocampo / José Victoria Ocampo||20 episodes|
|2007||Destilando amor||Rodrigo Montalvo||Main role; 168 episodes|
|2008||Fuego en la sangre||Juan Reyes||Main role|
|2009-2010||Corazón salvaje||Juan del Diablo / Juan de Dios San Román Montes de Oca / Juan Aldama de la Cruz||Main role; 135 episodes|
|2011||NCIS: Los Angeles||Antonio Medina||Episode: "Enemy Within"|
|2012-2013||Amores verdaderos||José Ángel Arriaga||Main role; 183 episodes|
|2015||Amores con trampa||Facundo||Main role; 128 episodes|
|2018||Falsa identidad||Don Mateo Corona|
|2019||La Reina del Sur 2||Antonio Alcalá|
Awards and nominations
Premios ACE (New York)
|1991||Male Figure of the Year||Yo compro esa mujer||Won|
|2008||Best Actor in Television Stage||Destilando Amor|
|2009||Fuego en la sangre|
|1993||Best Actor in Television||Guadalupe||Won|
|2008||Best Lead Actor||Destilando Amor||Won|
|2013||¡Está buenísimo!||Amores Verdaderos||Nominated|
|1984||Best Male Revelation||El maleficio||Nominated|
|1988||Best Lead Actor||Senda de gloria||Won|
|1990||Best Young Lead Actor||Dulce desafío|
|1991||Best Lead Actor||Yo compro esa mujer|
|2007||La Verdad Oculta|
|2009||Fuego en la sangre||Nominated|
Favoritos del público
|2014||Favorite Couple with Erika Buenfil||Amores Verdaderos||Won[unreliable source?]|
|Favorite Kiss with Erika Buenfil||Nominated|
- "ACE premia "Los girasoles ciegos" y "Maldeamores"". Daily News. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
- "Eduardo Yáñez". IMDb. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
- "Arrasa Destilando amor en los Premios Bravo". Periódico Noroeste. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
- Huffpost Voces (9 May 2013). "Premios Juventud 2013: Los nominados". Retrieved 4 October 2013.
- "MasQueTelenovelas: "Amores Verdaderos"... la más premiada por el público". masquetelenovelas.blogspot.com. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
- Eduardo Yáñez Biography