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Popular Film Actors from Colombia

Updated June 14, 2019 14.2k 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.
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    John Leguizamo

    John Leguizamo

    Moulin Rouge!, Ice Age

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia, United States of America

    ParentsAlberto Leguizamo, Luz Leguizamo

    ChildrenAllegra Leguizamo, Lucas Leguizamo

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

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    Sofía Vergara

    Sofía Vergara

    The Smurfs, Four Brothers

    BirthplaceBarranquilla, Colombia

    NationalityUnited States of America

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Wilmer Valderrama

    Wilmer Valderrama

    Beauty Shop, Larry Crowne

    BirthplaceMiami, Florida, USA

    NationalityColombia, Venezuela, United States of America

    ParentsBalbino A. Valderrama, Sobeida Valderrama

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    Lou Castel

    Lou Castel

    The Leopard, The Cassandra Crossing

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

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

    Shakira

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

    BirthplaceBarranquilla, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    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 on Wikipedia

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    Paula Garcés

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Marcela Mar

    Love in the Time of Cholera, Fat

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    ChildrenEmiliano Pernia

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    Ivan Villazon

    Ivan Villazon

    Vallenatos: Pegaditos en Video

    BirthplaceValledupar, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Iván Francisco Villazón Aponte was born October 25, 1959 in the city of Valledupar, Colombia.... more on Wikipedia
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    Miguel Bosé

    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

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    Catalina Sandino Moreno

    Catalina Sandino Moreno

    Eclipse, Fast Food Nation

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

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

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    Zulay Henao

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Gabriel García Márquez

    Gabriel García Márquez

    Mary My Dearest, There Are No Thieves in This Village

    BirthplaceAracataca, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    ParentsLuisa Santiaga Márquez, Gabriel Eligio García

    ChildrenRodrigo García, Gonzalo García Barcha

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    Lillo Brancato, Jr.

    Lillo Brancato, Jr.

    A Bronx Tale, Crimson Tide

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia, United States of America

    ParentsLillo Brancato, Sr., Domenica Brancato

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    Teresa Gutiérrez

    Satan, Write Me - Postcards To Copacabana

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    ParentsCarlos Gutierrez Riaño

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

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    Begona Plaza

    Heat, 48 Hrs.

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    ChildrenCaterina Armenter

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    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

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    Karina Arroyave

    Karina Arroyave

    Crash, Falling Down

    BirthplaceColombia

    NationalityColombia

    Karina Arroyave (born July 16, 1969) is a Colombian television and film actress, best known as... more on Wikipedia
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    Alex M. Orlyn

    You Always Stalk the Ones You Love

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Alex M. Orlyn is a film actor.
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    Alfredo Di Stéfano

    Alfredo Di Stéfano

    Blond Arrow, Once pares de botas

    BirthplaceBarracas, Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina

    NationalityColombia, Argentina, Spain

    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 on Wikipedia
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    Manolo Cardona

    Manolo Cardona

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Undertow

    BirthplacePopayán, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    ParentsJavier Enrique Cardona, Nancy Molano

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

    Eddie Martinez

    A Better Life, Sugar

    BirthplaceColombia

    NationalityColombia

    Eddie Martinez is an actor.
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    José Rodrigo Arango

    José Rodrigo Arango

    Selena Live 2010, Remembering The Queen: Selena

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

    NationalityColombia

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    Juanes

    Juanes

    2004 Ano de Exitos: Pop

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

    NationalityColombia

    Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), known professionally as Juanes, is a... more on Wikipedia
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    Paola Mendoza

    Our Father, On the Outs

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    Paola Mendoza is an actress and film director.
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    Manuel Urrego

    Collateral, Casa de Mi Padre

    BirthplaceBogotá, Colombia

    NationalityColombia

    ChildrenAmanda Urrego, Hannah Urrego, Manuel Urrego

    Manuel Urrego is an actor.