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|
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 excelled in a wide variety of sports. As a teenager, Amaya took classes in theater and music. After finishing high school, he traveled to San Diego, California to study at a local university. He returned to Mexico and started playing with various music groups, and it was with "Almalafa," that he went to live in 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 on his own. 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.
2010–2012 (La Reina Del Sur)
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 2012, he participated in the television movie Meddling Mom.
2013–Present: El Señor De Los Cielos, El Chema, and more
In 2013, Amaya began filming in what has become a very successful production; El Señor de los Cielos. The television series which was produced by Telemundo, went out to have 4 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.
|2006||Así del precipicio||Gerardo|
|2008||Amor letra por letra||Julián|
|2008||24 cuadros de terror||Lady Killer|
|2009||El descubrimiento||Barman||Short film|
|2009||Se jodió la Navidad||Hombre en la fiesta||Short film|
|2009||Pepe & Santo vs. America||Julio|
|2010||Adiós mundo cruel||Luis Armando|
|2014||Kiss of Vengeance||Aldo||Short film|
|2015||Oro y Polvo||Daniel|
|2000||La casa en la playa||Romualdo Reyes|
|2001||Sin pecado concebido||Cástulo Campos Ortiz|
|2001||Mujer, casos de la vida real||Various roles||2 episodes|
|2002||Las vías del amor||Paco / Pablo Rivera|
|2004||Amar otra vez||Fernando Castañeda Eslava|
|2006||Las dos caras de Ana||Rafael Bustamante / Gustavo Galván|
|2007–09||Ugly Betty||Lorenzo||4 episodes|
|2008||Los simuladores||Rubalcaba||Episode: "El pacto copernico"|
|2008||Mujeres asesinas||Óscar||Episode: "Claudia, cuchillera"|
|2008||Sexo y otros secretos||Martín|
|2009||La ruleta de los sueños||Dan||Television film|
|2010||La piel azul||Fernando||2 episodes|
|2010–11||Alguien te mira||Julián García Correa||Lead role|
|2011||Hospital Central||Dr. Enrique Guerrero||9 episodes|
|2011||La Reina del Sur||Raimundo Dávila Parra "El Güero"|
|2013||Meddling Mom||Pablo||Television film|
|2013–present||El Señor de los Cielos||Aurelio Casillas||Lead role|
|2014–15||Señora Acero||Aurelio Casillas||3 episodes|
|2016||Queen of the South||Aurelio Casillas||Episode: "Cicatriz"|
|2016||El Chema||Aurelio Casillas||2 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2002||TVyNovelas Award||Best Male Revelation||Salomé||Nominated|
|2007||Best Actor||Las dos caras de Ana||Nominated|
|2011||People en Español Awards||Best Supporting Actor||La Reina del Sur||Nominated|
|Best Villain||Alguien te mira||Nominated|
|2013||Premios Tu Mundo||Favorite Lead Actor||El Señor de los Cielos||Nominated|
|The Perfect Couples (with Ximena Herrera)||Nominated|
|People en Español Awards||Best Actor||Nominated|
|The Perfect Couples (with Ximena Herrera)||Nominated|
|2014||Miami Life Awards||Best Male Lead in a Telenovela||Nominated|
|People en Español Awards||Best Male Lead in a Telenovela||Nominated|
|Best on-screen chemistry (with (Fernanda Castillo)||Nominated|
|Premios Tu Mundo||Favorite Lead Actor||Won|
|The Perfect Couples (with (Fernanda Castillo)||Nominated|
|2015||Premios Tu Mundo||The Best Actor with Bad Luck||Won|
|Favorite Lead Actor: Series||Won|
|The Perfect Couple (with Carmen Villalobos)||Nominated|
|2016||Miami Life Awards||Best Male Lead in a Telenovela||Nominated|
|Premios Tu Mundo||Favorite Lead Actor: Series||Won|
|The Best Actor with Bad Luck||Won|
|The Perfect Couple (with Fernanda Castillo)||Won|
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- "Nominaciones Miami Life Awards 2016". miamilifeawards.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 9 April 2016.
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