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Popular Film Actors from Colombia

Updated June 14, 2019 14.7k views104 items

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.
  • John Leguizamo1

    John Leguizamo

    Moulin Rouge!, Ice Age

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia, United States of America

    ParentsAlberto Leguizamo, Luz Leguizamo

    ChildrenAllegra Leguizamo, Lucas Leguizamo, Ryder Leguizamo

    John Alberto Leguizamo (; Colombian Spanish: [leɣiˈsamo]; born July 22, 1964) is an American...  more

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    #114 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time#470 of 1,017 The Best Actors in Film History

  • Sofía Vergara2

    Sofía Vergara

    The Smurfs, Four Brothers

    BirthplaceBarranquilla, Colombia


    ParentsJulio Enrique Vergara Robayo, Margarita Vergara Dávila de Vergara

    ChildrenManolo Gonzalez-Ripoll Vergara

    Sofía Margarita Vergara Vergara (Spanish: [soˈfi.a βeɾˈɣaɾa]; born July 10, 1972) is a...  more

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    #246 of 339 The Funniest People Of All Time#313 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History

  • Wilmer Valderrama3

    Wilmer Valderrama

    Beauty Shop, Larry Crowne

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, United States of America

    NationalityUnited States of America

    ParentsBalbino A. Valderrama, Sobeida Valderrama

    Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama (born January 30, 1980) is an American actor, producer, singer and...  more

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    #95 of 115 The Best Short Actors#38 of 53 The Best Latinx Actors and Actresses Under 40

  • Lou Castel4

    Lou Castel

    The Leopard, The Cassandra Crossing

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia


    Lou Castel (born Ulv Quarzell; 28 May 1943) is a Swedish actor who became known through his...  more
  • Shakira5


    MTV Video Music Awards Collection: Hip Pop, Beyonce: B'Day Anthology Video Album

    BirthplaceBarranquilla, Colombia


    ParentsNidia del Carmen Ripoll Torrado, William Mebarak Chadid

    ChildrenMilan Piqué Mebarak

    Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter,...  more

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    The Best Shakira Songs#73 of 739 The Best Singers of All Time

  • Paula Garcés6

    Paula Garcés

    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Dangerous Minds

    BirthplaceNew York City, USA, New York

    NationalityColombia, United States of America

    ChildrenSkye Mahoney

    Paula Garcés (born March 20, 1974) is a Colombian American film and television actress, known...  more
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    Marcela Mar

    Love in the Time of Cholera, Fat

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia


    ChildrenEmiliano Pernia

    Marcela Gardeazabal is an Actress...  more
  • Ivan Villazon8

    Ivan Villazon

    Vallenatos: Pegaditos en Video

    BirthplaceValledupar, Colombia


    Iván Francisco Villazón Aponte was born October 25, 1959 in the city of Valledupar, Colombia....  more
  • Miguel Bosé9

    Miguel Bosé

    Suspiria, La Reine Margot

    BirthplacePanama City, Panama

    NationalityColombia, Italy, Spain

    ParentsLucia Bosè, Luis Miguel Dominguín

    ChildrenDiego Bosé, Tadeo Bosé, Ivo Bosé, Telmo Bosé

    Luis Miguel González Bosé (born April 3, 1956), usually known as Miguel Bosé, is a ...  more
  • Catalina Sandino Moreno10

    Catalina Sandino Moreno

    Eclipse, Fast Food Nation

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia


    Catalina Sandino Moreno (born 19 April 1981) is a Colombian actress. She shared the Silver...  more

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    #1870 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History#45 of 100 The Best Hispanic & Latina Actresses

  • Zulay Henao11

    Zulay Henao

    S. Darko, Fighting

    BirthplaceColombia, Medellín

    NationalityColombia, United States of America

    Zulay Henao (born May 29, 1979) is a Colombian-American film and television actress. She...  more
  • Gabriel García Márquez12

    Gabriel García Márquez

    Mary My Dearest, There Are No Thieves in This Village

    BirthplaceAracataca, Colombia


    ParentsLuisa Santiaga Márquez, Gabriel Eligio García

    ChildrenRodrigo García, Gonzalo García Barcha

    Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez (American Spanish: [ɡaˈβɾjel ɣaɾˈsi.a ˈmaɾkes]...  more

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    #153 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#13 of 303 The Best Novelists of All Time

  • Lillo Brancato, Jr.13

    Lillo Brancato, Jr.

    A Bronx Tale, Crimson Tide

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia, United States of America

    ParentsLillo Brancato, Sr., Domenica Brancato

    Lillo Brancato Jr. (born March 30, 1976) is an American actor, known for his performance as...  more

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    #9 of 11 Accused Murderers: Where Are They Now?#4 of 15 Child Actors Who Turned To Crime As Adults

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    Teresa Gutiérrez

    Satan, Write Me - Postcards To Copacabana

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia


    ParentsCarlos Gutierrez Riaño

    ChildrenMiguel Varoni, María Margarita Giraldo, Luis Alberto, Ylia Bellotto

    Teresa Gutiérrez (25 October 1928 – 9 March 2010) was a Colombian actress best known for her...  more
  • 15

    Begona Plaza

    Heat, 48 Hrs.

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia


    ChildrenCaterina Armenter

    Begona Plaza is an actress....  more
  • 16

    Fernando Luján

    Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo, No One Writes to the Colonel

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia, Mexico

    ParentsAlejandro Ciangherotti, Mercedes Soler

    ChildrenFernando Ciangherotti, Cassandra Ciangherotti, Vanessa Ciangherotti, Franco Paolo Ciangherotti, Canek Ciangherotti

    Fernando Luján (born Fernando Ciangherotti Díaz; August 23, 1939 – January 11, 2019) was a...  more
  • Karina Arroyave17

    Karina Arroyave

    Crash, Falling Down



    Karina Arroyave (born July 16, 1969) is a Colombian television and film actress, best known as...  more
  • 18

    Alex M. Orlyn

    You Always Stalk the Ones You Love

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia


    Alex M. Orlyn is a film actor....  more
  • Alfredo Di Stéfano19

    Alfredo Di Stéfano

    Blond Arrow, Once pares de botas

    BirthplaceBarracas, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina


    ParentsAlfredo Di Stéfano, Eulalia Laulhé Gilmont

    ChildrenNanette Norma Di Stéfano, Helena Di Stéfano, Silvana Di Stéfano, Sofia Di Stéfano, Alfredo Di Stéfano

    Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfɾeðo ði esˈtefano]; 4 July 1926...  more
  • Manolo Cardona20

    Manolo Cardona

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Undertow

    BirthplacePopayán, Colombia


    ParentsJavier Enrique Cardona, Nancy Molano

    Manolo Cardona (born Manuel Julián Cardona Molano April 25, 1977) is a Colombian actor....  more
  • Eddie Martinez21

    Eddie Martinez

    A Better Life, Sugar



    Eddie Martinez is an actor....  more
  • José Rodrigo Arango22

    José Rodrigo Arango

    Selena Live 2010, Remembering The Queen: Selena

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, South America, Cundinamarca department, Bogotá


  • Juanes23


    2004 Ano de Exitos: Pop

    BirthplaceDVD Region 4, Colombia, Antioquia department, South America, Carolina del Príncipe


    Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), known professionally as Juanes, is a...  more
  • 24

    Paola Mendoza

    Our Father, On the Outs

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia


    Paola Mendoza is an actress and film director....  more
  • 25

    Manuel Urrego

    Collateral, Casa de Mi Padre

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia


    ChildrenAmanda Urrego, Hannah Urrego, Manuel Urrego

    Manuel Urrego is an actor....  more