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Manolo Cardona

Manolo Cardona

Manolo Cardona starred in the critically acclaimed La Mujer de mi Hermano, which was distributed in the United States last year by Lions Gate and gave that company its most successful opening for a Spanish-speaking film. In 2005, Cardona starred in the Colombian film Rosario Tijeras, which was nominated for a Goya Award for Best Foreign Film and made its North American premiere at the American Film Institute Festival in Hollywood. He also appears in the upcoming Madrid-Mexico. He rose to fame in his native Colombia, and other Latin- American countries, through a series of television shows and movies. On several occasions, Cardona has been voted one of People in Español magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.

Cardona grew up on a ranch in Popayan, Colombia, where he spent his days riding horses with his two brothers. When he was 9 he moved to California and at 12 he appeared in his first commercial. Then he went on to university, pursuing a career in finance. He has a passion for soccer and making movies. He now lives in Los Angeles and has two production companies, 11-11 and Miramas, with his brothers. Beverly Hills Chihuahua marks Cardona's debut as a leading man in an English-language movie.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Manolo Cardona Facts

Birth Name Manuel Julián Cardona Molano
BirthdayApril 25, 1977 (45)
BirthplacePopayan, Cauca, Colombia

Selected Filmography

Beverly Hills Chihuahua
La Mujer De Mi Hermano
A rey muerto, rey puesto
Border Run
Rosario Tijeras
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