Miguel de León

Miguel Angel de León Lopez (born February 23, 1962) is a Venezuelan actor. He is better known simply as Miguel de León. He has acted mainly in telenovelas, which garnered him international fame across Latin America, where the genre is popular, particularly among women. He is also known to Hispanic audiences in the United States.[1]

Miguel De León
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Miguel de León
Born
Miguel Angel De León López

(1962-02-23) February 23, 1962 (age 59)
Other namesMiguel Ángel De León
OccupationActor

BiographyEdit

De León was born in Caracas, Venezuela, and graduated from the Colegio Universitario de Caracas with a degree in business administration. Continuing with his studies, de León joined the Taller Universitario de Teatro Macanillas. After graduating from that school, de León became a staff member at Radio Caracas Television, where he studied acting further.

His acting debut came in a 1988 film, Señora Bolero ("Ms. Bolero"). Later that year, he participated in his first telenovela, Sueño Contigo ("I dream of you"). He was soon signed to a multi-year contract by Radio Caracas Television. Other films de León has acted in include a Venezuelan version of Batman, and El Cristo de las Violetas ("Jesus of the violets").

In 1989, de León played "Leonardo" in La Revancha ("The rematch"), a major Venevision hit. He acted in four other telenovelas before his first appearance at a major international hit, 1993's Kassandra, where he played "Ernesto Rangel", acting alongside Puerto Rican actor Osvaldo Ríos, among others.

During the middle 1990s, de León married another Venezuelan telenovela star, Gaby Spanic. He had been previously married to Nubia Quilarte.

After Kassandra, de León made three more telenovelas before he and his wife decided to accept offers by Mexico's Televisa. The couple then moved to Mexico City. 1998's Gotita de amor ("Small drop of love") marked de León's debut in Mexican telenovelas. He acted alongside Laura Flores, Julio Alemán, Raúl Araiza Jr., Niurka Marcos, Adriana Fonseca, Andrea Lagunes and Daniela Luján, among others, in that telenovela. Next, he and his wife starred together in La usurpadora, which also became a major international hit. Around that time, de León obtained Mexican citizenship, which he later gave up after returning to Venezuela.

2000s Carita de Angel ("Angel Face"), gave de León an opportunity to act alongside acting legends Libertad Lamarque and Silvia Pinal. In 2001, de León acted in an episode of the well-known series, Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real ("Women, real life stories").

Around that time, his wife left Mexico to film a telenovela in Colombia alongside actor José Ángel Llamas. Rumors of an adulterous relationship between his wife and Llamas surfaced, and the couple eventually divorced. In 2002, de León returned to Venezuela. His last Mexican telenovela was recorded before he left; ¡Vivan los niños! ("Long live the children") put de León with child star Andrea Legarreta and with Juan Ferrara.

  • 2003 - Alegrijes y Rebujos (Mexico)
  • 2004 - Mariana de la Noche (Mexico)

Miguel de León has filmed three other telenovelas after returning to Venezuela. He was signed by Venevision to work for that channel.

FilmographyEdit

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1988 Abigail Recurring role
1989 La revancha Leonardo Recurring role
1989-1990 Fabiola Alejandro Fuentes Recurring role
1990-1991 Caribe Luis Alfredo Lead role
1991 Sueño contigo Unknown character Recurring role
1992-1993 Kassandra Ernesto Rangel Recurring role
1993 La millonaria Fabiola Unknown character Recurring role
1993-1994 Amor de papel Diego Corral Co-lead role
1994 María Celeste Santiago Azpurua Lead role
1994 Como tú, ninguna Raúl de la Peña Recurring role
1996 Sol de tentación José Armando Santalucía Lead role
1998 La usurpadora Douglas Maldonado Recurring role
1998 Gotita de amor Ulises Arredondo Recurring role
1999 Nunca te olvidaré Dr. Leonel Valderrama Recurring role
2000-2001 Carita de ángel Luciano Larios Rocha Lead role
2001-2002 Mujer, casos de la vida real Various roles Episodes: "Agonía" and "Belleza en flor"
2002 ¡Vivan los niños! Alonso Gallardo Recurring role
2003-2004 Mariana de la noche José Ramón Martínez Recurring role
2004 Alegrijes y rebujos Antonio Domínguez Episodes: "La fiesta" and "El orfanato"
2004-2005 Sabor a ti Leonardo Lombardi Lead role
2006 Los Querendones Unknown character Recurring role
2007 Aunque mal paguen Alejandro Aguerrevere Lead role
2011 La viuda joven Vespasiano Calderón Co-lead role
2012 Mi ex me tiene ganas Franco Rosas Recurring role
2013 Las Bandidas Gaspar Infante Recurring role
2014 La virgen de la calle Rogelio Rivas Lead antagonist
2014 Escándalos Cristobál "El lado oscuro" (Season 1, Episode 1)
2015 Amor secreto Leonardo Ferrándiz Aristizábal Lead role

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Miguel de León". teleprograma.diezminutos.es (in Spanish). Retrieved 2 May 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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