Miguel Ángel Silvestre

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Miguel Ángel Silvestre
Miguel Ángel Silvestre estreno 3-19.jpg
Silvestre in 2008
Born Miguel Ángel Silvestre Rambla
(1982-04-06) April 6, 1982 (age 36)
Castellón de la Plana, Spain
Years active 2004–present
Partner(s) Belén López (2005–10)
Blanca Suárez (2011–14)
Website Official Site

Miguel Ángel Silvestre Rambla (born April 6, 1982) is a Spanish actor[1] best known for playing the roles of Lito Rodríguez and Franklin Jurado in the Netflix original series Sense8 and Narcos respectively.

Life and career[edit]

Silvestre was born in Castellón de la Plana. He planned on becoming a professional tennis player before suffering an injury in a Hungarian tournament. He later decided to study physiotherapy until his aunt introduced him to the world of theatre.[2]

Media career[edit]

Silvestre studied drama, physical theatre, modern dance and acrobatics before winning the Mister Castelló 2002 pageant.[3]

Acting career[edit]

Silvestre stars in the Pedro Almodóvar film I'm So Excited and in the Spanish horror thriller Verbo.[4] He also starred in the Spanish series Velvet as Alberto Marquez.

In 2015, the high-profile English-language Netflix drama Sense8 was released, in which Miguel plays one of the lead characters, a closeted telenovela star named Lito Rodriguez, who lives in Mexico City with his boyfriend, Hernando (Alfonso Herrera).[5]

In 2017 he joined the cast of Netflix series Narcos playing recurring character and real life member of the Cali Cartel Franklin Jurado.

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 Vida y color Javi
2005 A golpes Yuri
2006 La Distancia Daniel
2007 Dolly Nacho Short film
2008 3:19 Ilan
2008 Cuando caen los ídolos Roberto 27 años Short film
2008 Zhao Martín
2008 Reflections Marco / Roberto
2008 The End Gas Station Attendant
2010 La trampa de la luz Giocondo
2011 Verbo Líriko
2011 Lo mejor de Eva Rocco
2012 Winning Streak Alfredo
2012 Todo es silencio Brinco
2013 Los amantes pasajeros Novio
2013 Alacrán enamorado Luis
2017 Ferdinand El Primero (voice)
2018 Ibiza Manny

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Mis adorables vecinos Monitor "No sé decir no" (Season 1, Episode 2)
2005 Motivos personales Nacho 13 episodes
2008–2009 Sin tetas no hay paraíso El Duque 28 episodes
2010 Alakrana Capitán
2012 Aída Actor "La verdad sobre perros y cacos" (Season 9, Episode 21)
2013–2016 Velvet Alberto Márquez Navarro Lead Role
2015–2018 Sense8 Lito Rodríguez Lead role; 24 episodes
2017 Narcos Franklin Jurado Recurring role; 5 episodes

Theatre[edit]

Year Title Writer Director
2002 Verdadero Oeste Sam Shepard Luis Guilera
2003 Porno Mario Fraty Angela Bosch
2004 Noches de amor efímero Paloma Pedrero Eduardo Recabarren

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