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Diego Andrés González Boneta (November 29, 1990) is a Mexican singer and actor. He gained wider recognition for starring the musical film Rock of Ages (2012) and the biographical series Luis Miguel (2018).

Diego Boneta
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Boneta in 2019
Diego Andrés González Boneta

(1990-11-29) November 29, 1990 (age 28)
Mexico City, Mexico
CitizenshipMexico, Spain, United States
OccupationActor, singer-songwriter
Years active2002–present
Musical career
GenresLatin pop

He recorded his self-titled debut album with his first single, Responde in 2005. A Brazilian version of the album with songs in Portuguese was recorded in 2006. In 2008 he released his second album titled Indigo.


Early life and citizenshipEdit

Boneta was born in Mexico City on November 29, 1990, the son of Astrid Boneta and Lauro González, who are engineers.[1][2] His father is Mexican, while his mother was born in the United States, to a Puerto Rican father and Spanish mother. He has two siblings, Natalia and Santiago, who have both gained a significant following on social media as a result of his brother's fame. Although he never knew his maternal grandfather, Otto Boneta, a songwriter and psychiatrist, Diego credits him for his musical talents.[3][4]

Boneta speaks Spanish and English fluently.[3] Boneta has triple citizenship, the other two being from the United States and Spain.[5]

Music careerEdit


During his stint in Rebelde, he released his debut album, titled Diego,[3] in Mexico, Chile and Brazil in 2005. The album was available for digital sale on April 3, 2006 and released in the United States on April 24.[6] The first single, "Responde" (an adaptation of the 2000 single "A Mil Por Hora" by Lynda Thomas), became a top ten single in various countries including Argentina and Brazil.[citation needed] His songs were synchronized in the telenovela Rebelde and, once finished, he went on an international tour with Mexican pop group RBD as a guest. "It was a really cool experience, because in countries like Brazil or Romania everybody sang my songs in Spanish," he said.[3]

When promoting his first album in Mexico he opened three concerts (in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey) for Hilary Duff in 2006.[3]


His second album, titled Indigo, was released on 25 March 2008. It features the single "Perdido en Ti" and "Losing Me", and is produced by Mitch Allan and written by Mitch Allan and Kara DioGuardi. On 5 May 2008, "Losing Me" and "Perdido En Ti" became iTunes Free Single of the Week.

Acting careerEdit

2003-2010: Early workEdit

He started his career in Mexico singing and acting. He worked extensively in television and appeared in the reality show Código F.A.M.A.. He did two children's telenovelas: Alegrijes y rebujos and Misión S.O.S with Allison lozz which were shown on Univision. He was also in the teenage-oriented telenovela Rebelde.[3]

In 2010, at the age of 20 years, he appeared in the TV series Pretty Little Liars as Alex Santiago and in 90210 as Javier Luna which was "practically me with a different name" where he could sing and compose, mainly "Siempre tú" which came out at the end of the second season and the beginning of the third.[3][7] His first film came in 2011 as Tyler Adams in the teen flick Mean Girls 2 opposite Meaghan Martin and Jennifer Stone. Martin was the only actor he knew at that time, he recalled it was really easy to work with her because they were friends. Also the film gave him the opportunity to experience high school since he didn't get to, being that he was tutored and working.[3]

2011-2014: BreakthroughEdit

As he shot into the spotlight he became the cover model of TROIX magazine’s 'March Men Madness' 2011 issue, introducing him as "Prince Charming".[8] His big Hollywood break came when he was cast in the lead role in Adam Shankman's movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages. He played Drew Boley, a young upstart in Los Angeles in the late 1980s with dreams of becoming a rock star. Of Boneta's audition, Shankman called him the "next big thing" and compared him to Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, and Liam Hemsworth.[7] In May 2013 Boneta began filming in West Virginia for an upcoming independent film entitled Another You co-starring Ksenia Solo. In 2014, Boneta was featured in Abercrombie & Fitch's "Making of a Star" campaign. As a result, Photography of Boneta shot by Bruce Weber was featured in A&F stores worldwide

2014: City of Dead Men and EdenEdit

In 2014 it was announced that Boneta would star in the indie film City of Dead Men in the role of Michael, soon afterwards was confirmed by the director himself. The film was released on March 31, 2015, the same year production began on Eden which features Boneta and Jessica Lowndes in the main roles.

2015: Scream Queens and The DovekeepersEdit

In 2015, Boneta played warrior Amram in the mini-series The Dovekeepers,[9] and recorded the song "The Warrior" that aired in the opening of the series. Between September and December 2015, he starred in Ryan Murphy's FOX comedy and horror series Scream Queens. The show features an all star cast including Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer, Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lea Michele.[10]

2018: Luis Miguel - La SerieEdit

Boneta plays Luis Miguel, the Grammy award-winning artist in a TV bio-musical series on Telemundo. The show is based on the early career of the famous Mexican artist that became an icon around the world. The series officially premiered on April 22, 2018 on Telemundo at 9pm/8c.



Year Title Role Notes
2002-2003 Código F.A.M.A. Himself Reality show/Contest
2004 Misión S.O.S Christian Martínez
Alegrijes y rebujos Ricardo Sánchez
2005–06 Rebelde Rocco Bezauri Season 2-3
2005 La energía de Sonric'slandia Himself Episode: "Ele"
2010 Zeke and Luther Tiki Delgado Episode: "Kojo's BFF"
2010–11 90210 Javier Luna 5 episodes
Pretty Little Liars Alex Santiago 5 episodes
2011 Mean Girls 2 Tyler Adams Television film
2012 Made in Hollywood Himself Archive footage
2012–13 Underemployed Miles 12 episodes
2015 The Dovekeepers Amram 2 episodes
Scream Queens Pete Martinez Main role (season 1): 13 episodes
2016 Jane the Virgin Dax Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Two"
2017 Latin American Music Award Host Award show
2018–present Luis Miguel Luis Miguel Main role[11][12]


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Rock of Ages Drew Boley
2014 City of Dead Men Michael
2015 Summer Camp Will
Eden Arnie
2016 Pelé: Birth of a Legend José Altafini
2017 Before I Fall Mr. Daimler
The Reason You Haven't Had Sex in So Long Gary Short film
Another You Marcus Associate producer
The Titan Íker Hernández
Starbright Joshua
Blood Ride Brian
A Bend in the Road
2018 The Reason Nobody Likes You Isaac Short film
Monster Party Ollie
2019 Terminator: Dark Fate Miguel Ramos Post-production
2020 Monster Hunter N/A Post-production


Diego discography
Studio albums3
Music videos5

Studio albumsEdit

Year Album details
2005 Diego
2006 Diego (Edição Brasil)
2008 Indigo

Video albumsEdit

Year Album details Notes
2006 Diego - En Vivo En El Maracanã
  • Formats: DVD
  • Released: December 2006


  • Solo Existes Tú
  • La Solución
  • Mais
  • Responde


  • Responde (studio version)
  • Más (studio version)


  • Bastidores
  • Diego en Brasil
  • Galeria de Fotos


Year Single Album
2005 Aquí Voy non-album single
2006 Responde Diego
2007 Solo Existes Tú
2008 Perdido En Ti Indigo
Millón De Años
2010 Siempre Tú non-album single
2015 The Warrior TBA
The Hurt
Éramos Algo
2016 Ur Love

Music videosEdit

Year Title Director(s) Note
2006 "Responde" unknown Lead Single
"Más" unknown Lead Single
2007 "Solo Existes Tú" unknown Lead Single
2008 "Perdido En Ti" unknown Lead Single
"Millón De Años" unknown Lead Single
"About You Now Miranda Cosgrove Cameo Appearance
2015 The Warrior Unknown Lead Single
"The Hurt" unknown Lead Single


Year Title Song Notes
2010 90210 One More Time Uncredited
90210 Fade Away Writer/Acoustic; Uncredited
90210 Siempre Tu Writer; Uncredited
Pretty Little Liars Siempre Tu Uncredited
2012 Rock of Ages Several Songs
2018 Luis Miguel Various Luis Miguel: La Serie — Soundtrack

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Result Category Work
2012 ALMA Awards Won Favorite Movie Actor Rock of Ages


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  3. ^ a b c d e f g h García, Julio (8 February 2011). "Diego Boneta, un galán mexicano en 'Mean Girls 2'". Univision. Retrieved 22 April 2011.
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  5. ^ DiegoBonetaOfficial (3 July 2010). "Diego Boneta - Pretty Little Liars EXCLUSIVE ZAP2it". YouTube. Retrieved 13 May 2011.
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  7. ^ a b Malkin, Marc (4 April 2011). "Julianne Hough Lands Herself a Rock Star, Plus Tom Cruise Channels Axl Rose and Keith Richards". E! Online. Retrieved 12 April 2011.
  8. ^ Longman, Haley (8 March 2011). "Diego Boneta is an Animal Lover. And Us? A Diego Boneta Lover". Archived from the original on 28 August 2012. Retrieved 5 June 2011.
  9. ^ Weinstein, Shelli (August 15, 2014). "CBS' 'The Dovekeepers' Miniseries Taps 'Pele' Star Diego Boneta". Variety. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (February 25, 2015). "Diego Boneta To Co-Star In Fox Series 'Scream Queens'; Glen Powell Also Cast". Deadline. Retrieved November 7, 2018.
  11. ^ "Luis Miguel y Diego Boneta, juntos por primera vez". (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 May 2017.
  12. ^ "[FOTOS] Por primera vez juntos: Luis Miguel se reúne con quien lo interpretará en la TV". (in Spanish). Retrieved 21 May 2017.

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