The cinema and television industry of Mexico offers great opportunities for Latin American actors. The telenovela (drama novel series) industry is considered ideal for budding actors to make it big in the field of acting. Many Mexican child actors who rose to popularity started their career with the telenovela industry. An attempt to summarize information about different child actors from Mexico is made in this article.
Child Actors from Mexico
Most Mexican child actors began their career working in telenovelas. Few of them turned singers while others continued to act.
Christopher Von Uckermann
Born to a Mexican father and Swedish mother, Christopher Von Uckermann started acting at the tender age of 3 years. At 13, he was cast in a Mexican telenovela, El Diario de Daniela (1999). In the year 2000, Christopher acted in another television series, Amigos X Siempre. He rose to popularity while he was working in Rebelde (2004).
She was born on 24th October, 1969 in Mexico City. Adela started working in a television series called 'Juana Iris' at the age of 15 years. At around the same time, she also worked in a TV show, 'Chachun Chachun'. Adela Noriega also featured in a video clip, 'Corazon de fresa'.
This Mexican child actor is best known for the role of Amy that she played in 'Amy: La Nina de la Mochila Azul'. Born on 23rd June, 1995 in Mexico City, Danna worked in the television programs namely 'Sesame Street' and 'Hoy'. Later she also worked for a children's soap opera, Maria Belen at the age of 6 years.
This Mexican actor was born on 8th December, 1974 in Mexico City. He began working as a child actor in El Derecho de Nacer. Cristian Castro also featured in the Mexican version of 'Mame', a Broadway show. He worked with Silvia Pinal in this show. One of the most popular Latin artists, Cristian Castro has a worked with Rudy Perez, Kike Satander and Richard Daniel Roman.
He was born on 22nd November, 1986 in Mexico City. Sebastian Zurita began his acting career working in a telenovela, Canaveral de pasiones (1996). After working in Canaveral de pasiones, he returned to acting in 2008 to work for the television series, En Nombre del Amor. Later, he worked in the following TV shows: Corazón Salvaje, Cuando Me Enamoro and Mujeres Asesinas.
Gael Garcia Bernal
He started working as a child actor at the age of 14 years. Gael was born on 30th November, 1978 to José Angel García and Patricia Bernal. He starred in a play named, 'El abuelo y yo' when he was 14 years old. Gael acted in short films and feature films in the later part of his career. De tripas, corazón (1996) was the short film Gael was a part of.
Born on 29th May, 1986, Eleazar Gomez is best known for working in telenovelas. This Mexican actor has worked in Cuando me enamoro (2010), Lola...Érase una vez (2007), Atrevete a Soñar (2009) and many other TV shows. Some of the films he worked in, include La Ultima Batalla(1993) and Pecados De Una Profesora (2008). Owing to success in telenovelas and other TV shows, Eleazar Gomez has become one of the famous Mexican celebrities of today's times.
He is a Mexican actor well-known for playing important roles in films like 'The Devil's Backbone' and 'Love, Pain and Vice Versa'. Martin began his acting career at the age of 11 years. In 'The Devil's Backbone' Martin played the character of Octavio, a child from an orphanage. Martin Hernandez has also worked as a child fashion model in TV commercials and magazine ads.
Born on 1st August, 1963, Demián Bichir Najera started his acting career at the age of 14. He worked in the telenovela, Rina. Later, in his adult-life Demian worked in Vivir enamorada a telenovela.
List of Other Mexican Child Actors
Names given above are only a few of many child actors who worked in Mexican films and TV shows. Following table lists some more child actors from Mexico.
• Daniela Bobadilla
• Edith González
• Zoraida Gómez
• Diego Boneta
• Felipe Colombo
• Iran Castillo
• Eduardo Capetillo
• Dulce Maria
• Natasha Dupeyron
• Paulina Gaitan
• Kristyan Ferrer
• Jesus Zavala
• Edith Márquez
• Sasha Sokol
• Camila Sodi
• Ludwika Paleta
The Mexican film industry has produced some great actors. Many of the child actors with great performances have had a successful career in their adulthood as well. The short profiles of these Mexican child actors given in this article should give you some idea of their work.