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      Rafael Amaya

      Rafael Amaya

      Highest Rated: 56% Atrocious (2010)

      Lowest Rated: 48% Cantinflas (2014)

      Birthday: Feb 28, 1977

      Birthplace: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

      Rafael Amaya was a Mexican actor, singer and model. Amaya was born José Rafael Amaya Núñez on February 28, 1977 in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. At age five, Amaya and his family moved to the little town of Tecate, Baja California. Amaya dedicated himself to a successful modeling career which then led him to begin studying acting at the renowned Centro de Educación Artística de Televisa. Amaya's television debut came when he was cast on the Spanish-language telenovela, "La casa en la playa" (2000). He quickly followed up that appearance with a recurring role on the Mexican telenovela "Sin pecado concebido" (2001). Amaya went on to play Jose Julian, one of the three children of the titular character on "Salomé" (2001), for which he was nominated for a TVyNovelas Award for Best Male Revelation. In the telenovela "Amar otra vez" (2004), Amaya was elevated to co-lead as the villain Fernando Castañeda Eslava. He then went on to take the lead in "Las dos caras de Ana" (2006) as the love interest of the main character and was nominated for the Best Lead Actor award by TVyNovelas for this performance. His biggest role to date has been as the lead character, Aurelio Casillas, one of the world's biggest drug dealers, in the hit telenovela "El Señor de los Cielos" (2013).

      Highest rated movies

      48% Cantinflas


      Rafael Amaya at arrivals for 2014 NCLR ALMA Awards, Pasadena Civic Auditorium, Pasadena, CA October 10, 2014. Photo By: Elizabeth Goodenough/Everett Collection CANTINFLAS, Rafael Amaya (as Frank Sinatra), 2014. ph: Angel Gonzalez/©Lionsgate/courtey



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      No Score Yet No Score Yet El señor de los cielos Aurelio Casillas (Character) 2013-2019 2024
      No Score Yet 83% La reina del sur Unknown (Character) 2011 2019
      No Score Yet 88% Queen of the South Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
      97% 83% Ugly Betty Lorenzo -- Telenovela Segment (Guest Star) 2007 2009