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Popular Film Actors from Colombia

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List of famous film actors and actresses from Colombia, listed by their popularity with photos when available. Colombia has given birth to some great movie actors and actresses over the years, many of who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, horror movies and more. These are some of the best Colombian screen actors in the history of the world, so if you're a native of Colombia and an aspiring actor/actress then these are people you should look up to.

List is made up of many different film actors, including Lincoln Palomeque and Julio Medina.

This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Colombian actors?" and "Which movies stars are from Colombia?"

You can click on the names of these legendary movie stars of Colombia in order to get more information about each one. If you're a film buff use this list of talented Colombian film actors to find some new movies you haven't already seen.
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John Leguizamo is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 54, Credits: Moulin Rouge!, Ice Age & Romeo + Juliet

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: United States of America, Colombia

Parents: Alberto Leguizamo, Luz Leguizamo

Children: Allegra Leguizamo, Lucas Leguizamo

John Alberto Leguizamo (; Colombian Spanish: [leɣiˈsamo]; born July 22, 1964) is an American actor, stand-up comedian, filmmaker, and playwright. He came to prominence with a co-starring role in ...more

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Sofía Vergara is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 46, Credits: The Smurfs, Four Brothers & Chef

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia, United States of America

Parents: Julio Enrique Vergara Robayo, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara

Children: Manolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara

Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (Spanish: [soˈfi.a βeɾˈɣaɾa]; born July 10, 1972) is a Colombian-American actress, model, and comedian. Vergara rose to prominence while co-hosting two ...more

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Wilmer Valderrama is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 39, Credits: Beauty Shop, Larry Crowne & Summer Catch

Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States of America

Nationality: United States of America

Parents: Balbino A. Valderrama, Sobeida Valderrama

Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama (born January 30, 1980) is an American actor, producer, singer and television personality. He is best known for the role of Fez in the sitcom That '70s Show (1998–2006) ...more

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Lou Castel is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 75, Credits: The Leopard, The Cassandra Crossing & A Bullet for the General

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Lou Castel (born Ulv Quarzell; 28 May 1943) is a Swedish actor who became known through his work in Italian films.
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Shakira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 42, Credits: MTV Video Music Awards Collection: Hip Pop and Beyonce: B'Day Anthology Video Album

Birthplace: Barranquilla, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Parents: Nidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado, William Mebarak Chadid

Children: Milan Piqué Mebarak

Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter, dancer, businesswoman, and philanthropist. Born and raised in Barranquilla, her first studio albums, Magia ...more

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Paula Garcés is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 44, Credits: Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Dangerous Minds & A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York

Nationality: Colombia, United States of America

Children: Skye Mahoney

Paula Garcés (born March 20, 1974) is a Colombian American film and television actress, known for her appearance in films such as Clockstoppers, Man of the House and The Harold and Kumar ...more
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Marcela Mar is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 39, Credits: Love in the Time of Cholera, Fat & Bald

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Children: Emiliano Pernia

Marcela Gardeazabal is an Actress
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Ivan Villazon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 59, Credits: Vallenatos: Pegaditos en Video

Birthplace: Valledupar, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Iván Francisco Villazón Aponte was born October 25, 1959 in the city of Valledupar, Colombia. He is one of the most renowned vallenato singers in Colombia. His career as a singer ...more
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Miguel Bosé is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 62, Credits: Suspiria, La Reine Margot & High Heels

Birthplace: Panama City, Panama

Nationality: Colombia, Italy, Spain

Parents: Lucia Bosè, Luis Miguel Dominguín

Children: Diego Bosé, Tadeo Bosé, Ivo Bosé, Telmo Bosé

Luis Miguel González Bosé (born April 3, 1956), usually known as Miguel Bosé, is a Panamanian-born Spanish pop new wave musician and actor. Bosé became an honorary
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Catalina Sandino Moreno ... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 37, Credits: Eclipse, Fast Food Nation & Maria Full of Grace

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Catalina Sandino Moreno (born 19 April 1981) is a Colombian actress. She shared the Silver Bear with Charlize Theron and received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role ...more

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Zulay Henao is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 39, Credits: S. Darko, Fighting & Hostel 3

Birthplace: Colombia, Medellín

Nationality: Colombia, United States of America

Zulay Henao (born May 29, 1979) is a Colombian-American film and television actress. She co-starred in a number of films such as Illegal Tender (2007), Fighting (2009), Takers (2010), Boy Wonder ...more
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Gabriel García M&... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Dec. at 87 (1927-2014), Credits: Mary My Dearest and There Are No Thieves in This Village

Birthplace: Aracataca, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Parents: Luisa Santiaga Márquez, Gabriel Eligio García

Children: Rodrigo García, Gonzalo García Barcha

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (American Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjel ɣaɾˈsi.a ˈmaɾkes] (listen); 6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014) was a Colombian novelist, short-story ...more

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Lillo Brancato, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 42, Credits: A Bronx Tale, Crimson Tide & The Adventures of Pluto Nash

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia, United States of America

Parents: Lillo Brancato, Sr., Domenica Brancato

Lillo Brancato Jr. (born March 30, 1976) is an American actor, known for his performance as "Calogero Anello" in Robert De Niro's 1993 directorial debut, A Bronx Tale. He also played ...more

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Teresa Gutiérrez ... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Dec. at 82 (1928-2010), Credits: Satan, Write Me - Postcards To Copacabana & Los Andes no creen en Dios

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Parents: Carlos Gutierrez Riaño

Children: Miguel Varoni, María Margarita Giraldo, Luis Alberto, Ylia Bellotto

Teresa Gutiérrez (25 October 1928 – 9 March 2010) was a Colombian actress best known for her roles in TV series. Since the genesis of the television broadcasting in Colombia in (1954) she ...more
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Begona Plaza is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 52, Credits: Heat, 48 Hrs. & Heartbreak Ridge

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Children: Caterina Armenter

Begona Plaza is an actress.
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Fernando Luján is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 80, Credits: Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo, No One Writes to the Colonel & Black Wind

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia, Mexico

Parents: Alejandro Ciangherotti, Mercedes Soler

Children: Fernando Ciangherotti, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Vanessa Ciangherotti, Franco Paolo Ciangherotti, Canek Ciangherotti, + more

Fernando Luján (born Fernando Ciangherotti Díaz; August 23, 1939 – January 11, 2019) was a Mexican actor. His father; Alejandro Ciangherotti Erbelia, his mother; Mercedes Soler ...more
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Karina Arroyave is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Karina Arroyave Age 49, Credits: Crash, Falling Down & Dangerous Minds

Birthplace: Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Karina Arroyave (born July 16, 1969) is a Colombian television and film actress, best known as Jamey Farrell in 24. One of her earliest credits was as Bianca Walsh on As the World Turns. She has ...more
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Alex M. Orlyn is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Alex M. Orlyn is a film actor.
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Alfredo Di Stéfan... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Dec. at 88 (1926-2014), Credits: Blond Arrow, Once pares de botas & La batalla del domingo

Birthplace: Barracas, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Nationality: Colombia, Argentina, Spain

Parents: Alfredo Di Stéfano, Eulalia Laulhé Gilmont

Children: Nanette Norma Di Stéfano, Helena Di Stéfano, Silvana Di Stéfano, Sofia Di Stéfano, Alfredo Di Stéfano, + more

Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfɾeðo ði esˈtefano]; 4 July 1926 – 7 July 2014) was an Argentine-Spanish professional footballer and ...more

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Manolo Cardona is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 41, Credits: Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Undertow & La mujer de mi hermano

Birthplace: Popayán, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Parents: Javier Enrique Cardona, Nancy Molano

Manolo Cardona (born Manuel Julián Cardona Molano April 25, 1977) is a Colombian actor.
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Eddie Martinez is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 38, Credits: A Better Life, Sugar & Eden

Birthplace: Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Eddie Martinez is an actor.
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José Rodrigo Aran... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
José Rodrigo Arango Age 26, Credits: Selena Live 2010 and Remembering The Queen: Selena

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá

Nationality: Colombia

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Juanes is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 46, Credits: 2004 Ano de Exitos: Pop

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, Colombia, Antioquia department, South America, Carolina del Príncipe, + more

Nationality: Colombia

Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), known professionally as Juanes, is a Colombian musician who was a member of the rock band Ekhymosis and is now a solo ...more
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Paola Mendoza is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Paola Mendoza is an actress and film director.
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Manuel Urrego is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Popular Film Actors from Colombia
Age 65, Credits: Collateral, Casa de Mi Padre & The Bannen Way

Birthplace: Bogotá, Colombia

Nationality: Colombia

Children: Amanda Urrego, Hannah Urrego, Manuel Urrego

Manuel Urrego is an actor.