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Popular Film Actors from Colombia

Updated June 14, 2019 15.1k 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

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

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    #466 of 1,017 The Best Actors In Film History#112 of 233 The Funniest Stand Up Comedians Of All Time

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    Sofía Vergara

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

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    #328 of 831 The Best Actresses In Film History#49 of 199 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

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    Wilmer Valderrama

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

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

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    Lou Castel

    The Leopard, The Cassandra Crossing
    Lou Castel (born Ulv Quarzell; 28 May 1943) is a Swedish actor who became known through his...  more
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    MTV Video Music Awards Collection: Hip Pop, Beyonce: B'Day Anthology Video Album
    Shakira Isabel Mebarak Ripoll (born 2 February 1977) is a Colombian singer, songwriter,...  more

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    Paula Garcés

    Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle, Dangerous Minds
    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
    Marcela Gardeazabal is an Actress...  more
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    Ivan Villazon

    Vallenatos: Pegaditos en Video
    Iván Francisco Villazón Aponte was born October 25, 1959 in the city of Valledupar, Colombia....  more
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    Miguel Bosé

    Suspiria, La Reine Margot
    Luis Miguel González Bosé (born April 3, 1956), usually known as Miguel Bosé, is a ...  more
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    Catalina Sandino Moreno

    Eclipse, Fast Food Nation
    Catalina Sandino Moreno (born 19 April 1981) is a Colombian actress. She shared the Silver...  more

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

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    Zulay Henao

    S. Darko, Fighting
    Zulay Henao (born May 29, 1979) is a Colombian-American film and television actress. She...  more
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    Gabriel García Márquez

    Mary My Dearest, There Are No Thieves in This Village
    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#286 of 1,355 The Greatest Minds of All Time

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    Lillo Brancato, Jr.

    A Bronx Tale, Crimson Tide
    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?#12 of 19 19 Celebrities Who Have Been Charged With Murder

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    Teresa Gutiérrez

    Satan, Write Me - Postcards To Copacabana
    Teresa Gutiérrez (25 October 1928 – 9 March 2010) was a Colombian actress best known for her...  more
  • 15

    Begona Plaza

    Heat, 48 Hrs.
    Begona Plaza is an actress....  more
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    Fernando Luján

    Hasta el Viento Tiene Miedo, No One Writes to the Colonel
    Fernando Luján (born Fernando Ciangherotti Díaz; August 23, 1939 – January 11, 2019) was a...  more
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    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
    Alex M. Orlyn is a film actor....  more
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    Alfredo Di Stéfano

    Blond Arrow, Once pares de botas
    Alfredo Stéfano Di Stéfano Laulhé (Spanish pronunciation: [alˈfɾeðo ði esˈtefano]; 4 July 1926...  more
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    Manolo Cardona

    Beverly Hills Chihuahua, Undertow
    Manolo Cardona (born Manuel Julián Cardona Molano April 25, 1977) is a Colombian actor....  more
  • 21

    Eddie Martinez

    A Better Life, Sugar
    Eddie Martinez is an actor....  more
  • 22

    José Rodrigo Arango

    Selena Live 2010, Remembering The Queen: Selena
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    2004 Ano de Exitos: Pop
    Juan Esteban Aristizábal Vásquez (born August 9, 1972), known professionally as Juanes, is a...  more
  • 24

    Paola Mendoza

    Our Father, On the Outs
    Paola Mendoza is an actress and film director....  more
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    Manuel Urrego

    Collateral, Casa de Mi Padre
    Manuel Urrego is an actor....  more