Derbez in 2017
|Born||Eugenio González Derbez
September 2, 1961
Milpa Alta, Mexico
|Occupation||Comedian, actor, director, screenwriter, author|
|Spouse(s)||Victoria Ruffo (1992–1997)
Alessandra Rosaldo (2012–present)
Eugenio González Derbez (born September 2, 1961) is a Mexican actor, comedian, scriptwriter, writer, entrepreneur, producer and director. In 2014 he was recognized by Variety as the most influential Hispanic male in the entertainment industry.
Eugenio Derbez is one of the most influential creative forces in Latin America, and is one of the most recognized actors among the Spanish-speaking population in the US.
His feature film Instructions Not Included, which he directed, co-wrote and starred in became the most successful Spanish-language film ever in the US and worldwide, and broke numerous box office records, earning $99 million worldwide.
Along with Gus Rodríguez, Eugenio is the star, writer, director, producer, and creator of some of the most popular Spanish language TV shows of all time including Al Derecho y Al Derbez , Derbez en cuando, XHDRBZ, Vecinos, and La familia P. Luche.
Life and career
Derbez was born in Milpa Alta, Mexico, the son of actress Silvia Derbez and publicist Eugenio González Salas. He made his television debut at 12, acting as an extra in a telenovela. Derbez kept acting during his school years and took his first formal acting class at age 19. Derbez began his acting career in the theater.
In 1988 he got his first recurring television position when he played a number of roles in a comedy show called Anabel. Derbez kept making movies during the 1990s. In 1992 he began hosting the variety show Al Derecho y al Derbez.
In 1997 Derbez made his directing debut in a soap opera named No Tengo Madre. In 1999 Derbez started a comedy show, Derbez en Cuando. Derbez appeared in Carita de Angel in 2000. He also starred that year in Cómplices al Rescate ("Accomplices to the Rescue"). In 2003 he produced a television series named XHDRBZ. He later produced Hospital el Paisa ("Countrymen Hospital"), Vecinos ("Neighbors"), and in 2009 Ellas son... la alegría del hogar. He was the leading man in La familia P. Luche'.
Derbez is one of the few Mexican actors to have achieved international acclaim, earning international award recognition as well as starring in commercial American films.
Derbez has appeared in a number of successful and critically acclaimed films including Sangre de mi Sangre, which won the Grand Jury Prize at Sundance in 2007 and his first non-comedy film, the indie smash hit, La Misma Luna (aka Under the Same Moon) directed by Patricia Riggen, alongside Adrián Alonso and Kate del Castillo.
In 2011 Derbez starred in Adam Sandler’s Jack and Jill as Felipe starring alongside Adam Sandler, Katie Holmes and Al Pacino; he also starred in Girl In Progress, with Eva Mendes, also directed by Patricia Riggen. Eugenio also starred in the CBS sitcom Rob! and on Broadway in Latinologues at the Helen Hayes Theater.
Derbez starred in Sony’s Miracles From Heaven, opposite Jennifer Gardner (directed by Patricia Riggen) and he voiced the role of ‘Rico’ in the Weinstein Company-released animated feature, Underdogs (directed by Juan J. Campanella).
In 2013, Derbez starred in and directed Instructions Not Included the most successful Spanish-language film ever in the US and worldwide, which broke numerous box office records, earning over $100M. The Spanish-language comedy-drama that became a surprise $44 million hit in the U.S., and the third highest-grossing film ($46 million) of the year in Mexico (only “Despicable Me” and “Iron Man” sequels did better).
In 2016, Eugenio wrapped production on the upcoming Lionsgate/Pantelion feature How to Be a Latin Lover where he stars along with Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch, Rob Riggle, Linda Lavin and Rob Huebel. It is written by Chris Spain and Jon Zack and directed by Ken Marino. The film, produced by Eugenio and his producing partner Ben Odell was released in the US on April 28, 2017 and May 5, 2017 in Mexico.
Eugenio Derbez is one of Mexico's most successful comedic actor and directors. He was recognized by Variety in 2014 as the #1 most influential Hispanic male in the world. In March 10, 2016, Derbez unveiled his star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame. The ceremony was attended by thousands of fans.
In 2014, following the success of Instructions Not Included, Derbez partnered with former Pantelion President of Production, Benjamin Odell to create 3Pas Studios, his film production company in Los Angeles, CA.
Eugenio currently resides in Los Angeles with his family. Derbez is married to Alessandra Rosaldo, actress, model, and former Sentidos Opuestos singer. He is father to Mexican comedic actress, Aislinn Derbez, Mexican actor and singer, Vadhir Derbez, Mexican actor Jose Eduardo Derbez and Aitana Derbez. He is a philanthropist and a vegetarian.
|1983||Por un vestido de novia||Film debut|
|1990||Más vale amada que quemada|
|1990||Transplante a la mexicana||Eugenio|
|1990||Fotógrafo de modelos|
|1991||Hembra o macho|
|1993||Soy hombre y que|
|1998||Mulan||Mushu||Spanish version, voice|
|2006||TV: The Movie||Derbez, Eugenio|
|2007||La misma luna||Enrique|
|2008||Plaza Sésamo: Los monstruos feos más bellos||Eugenio|
|2008||Beverly Hills Chihuahua||Store Owner|
|2010||No eres tú, soy yo||Javier|
|2010||Te presento a Laura||Charlie|
|2011||Jack and Jill||Felipe / Felipe's Grandma|
|2012||Girl in Progress||Mission Impossible|
|2013||Futbolín||Rico||US version, voice|
|2013||Instructions Not Included||Valentín|
|2014||The Book of Life||Chato||Voice only|
|2015||El tamaño si importa|
|2016||Miracles from Heaven||Dr. Nurko|
|2017||Sandy Wexler||Ramiro Alejandro|
|2017||How to Be a Latin Lover||Maximo|
|2018||The Nutcracker and the Four Realms||Flower Realm King||Post-Production|
|1981||Cachún cachún ra ra!||Eugenio||Television debut|
|1987||Tal como somos|
|1987–92||Papá soltero||F. Abasolo / Amigo de Pocholo||
|1993–95||Al derecho y al derbez||Various Roles|
|1995||Lazos de amor||Himself|
|1997||Mujer, casos de la vida real||"¿Dónde está mi hija?" (Season 13, Episode 43)|
|1997||No tengo madre||Eligio Augusto Maldonado / Julio Remigio Vasconcelos|
|1999||Derbez en cuando||Armando Hoyos / Lonje Moco / Aarón Abasolo|
|1999||Serafín||El Lonje Moco|
|1999||Cuento de Navidad||Nurse|
|2000||Carita de ángel||Mil Caras|
|2002||Cómplices al rescate||Dog Mantequilla||Voice only|
|2002–12||La familia P. Luche||Ludovico P. Luche||Lead role|
|2002–07||XHDRbZ||Ludovico P. Luche / Catalino||25 episodes|
|2005–06||Vecinos||Eugenio / El Guía Melitón / Dr. Sierra||
|2006||La fea más bella||Armando Hoyos|
|2009||Ellas son, la alegría del hogar||Edmundo Martínez|
|2009||Plaza Sésamo||Mesero||1 episodes|
|2009||Hermanos y detectives||Darío||
|2010–12||La jugada||Various characters|
|2011||El Gran Show de los Peques||Various roles|
|2014||Anger Management||Eugene||"Charlie and the Last Temptation of Eugenio" (Season 2, Episode 51)|
|2016||Nuestra Belleza Latina 2016||Himself||Celebrity guest (4th Gala)|
- Staff, Variety Latino (2014-09-30). "Variety Latino's 2014 Power List Rankings (PICS)". Variety Latino. Retrieved 2017-04-27.
- Instructions Not Included (2013) on IMDb
- Blair, Iain (2016-03-10). "Eugenio Derbez Reflects on Career as He Prepares for Star on Walk of Fame". Variety. Retrieved 2016-12-27.
- "Aitana será la única hija de Eugenio Derbez y Alessandra". La Opinión (in Spanish). May 3, 2014. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved October 30, 2016.