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Diego Andrés González Boneta

(1990-11-29) November 29, 1990 (age 33)
Mexico City, Mexico
  • Singer-songwriter
  • actor
Years active 2002–present
Musical career
Genres Latin pop
Labels EMI

Diego Andrés González Boneta (born November 29, 1990) is a Mexican-born American actor, producer and singer. He gained wider recognition after starring in Rock of Ages (2012) alongside Tom Cruise and the Netflix biographical series Luis Miguel: The Series (2018).

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

Boneta was born in Mexico City, the son of two engineers, Lauro González, born in Mexico City, and Astrid Boneta, born in the United States of Puerto Rican and Spanish origin. His father is Mexican. He has two siblings. Although he never knew his maternal grandfather, Otto Boneta, a songwriter and psychiatrist, Diego credits him with his musical talents. Boneta grew up in Los Angeles, California and Mexico City.

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

Music career


During his stint in Rebelde, he released his debut album, titled Diego, 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. The first single, "Responde", became a top ten single in various countries including Argentina and Brazil. 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.

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


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 career

2003-2010: Early work

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.

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. 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, because he was tutored and working.

2011-2012: Breakthrough

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". His big Hollywood break came when he starred in Adam Shankman's movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages alongside Tom Cruise and Julianne Hough. 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.

2012-2014: Underemployed and Abercrombie & Fitch's Campaign

In 2012, Diego starred in the MTV series Underemployed. ..... In 2014, Boneta was featured in Abercrombie & Fitch's "Making of a Star" campaign. As a result, photos of Boneta shot by Bruce Weber were featured in A&F stores worldwide.

2015: Scream Queens and The Dovekeepers

In 2015, Boneta played warrior Amram in the mini-series The Dovekeepers, 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 comedy and horror series Scream Queens for the Fox network. The show featured an all star cast including Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer, Nick Jonas, Emma Roberts, Jamie Lee Curtis and Lea Michele.

2018: Luis Miguel - La Serie

Boneta plays Luis Miguel, the Grammy award-winning artist in the TV bio-musical series, Luis Miguel: The Series. 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 and Netflix, with its second season premiering in April 2021.



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Rock of Ages Drew Boley
2014 City of Dead Men Michael
2015 Eden Arnie
Summer Camp Will
2016 Pelé: Birth of a Legend José Altafini
2017 Before I Fall Mr. Daimler
The Reason You Haven't ... 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 Diego Ramos
2020 Revenge Ride Brian
New Order Daniel
Love, Weddings & Other Disasters Mack
Monster Hunter Marshall
2021 Die in a Gunfight Ben Gibbon
2022 Father of the Bride Adan
At Midnight Alejandro Post-production
TBA Starbright Joshua Post–production


Year Title Role Notes
2002 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 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): 10 episodes
2016 Jane the Virgin Dax Episode: "Chapter Thirty-Two"
2017 Latin American Music Award Host Award show
2018–21 Luis Miguel: The Series Luis Miguel Gallego Basteri Main role


Diego discography
Studio albums 3
Singles 7
Music videos 5

Studio albums

Title Album details
Diego (Edição Brasil)
  • Released: July 10, 2006 (Brazil)
  • Formats: CD
  • Label: EMI Music
  • Language: Portuguese & Spanish
  • Released: March 25, 2008 (Mexico)
  • Formats: CD
  • Label: EMI Music
  • Language: Spanish & English

Video albums

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


  • Solo Existes Tú
  • La Solución
  • Mais
  • Responde


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


  • Bastidores
  • Diego en Brasil
  • Galeria de Fotos


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

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director(s)
"Responde" 2006 N/A
"Más" N/A
"Solo Existes Tú" 2007 N/A
"Perdido En Ti" 2008 N/A
"Millón De Años" N/A
"About You Now" Miranda Cosgrove
"The Warrior" 2015 N/A
"The Hurt" N/A


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 Various
2018 Luis Miguel Various Luis Miguel: La Serie — Soundtrack

Awards and nominations

Year Award Result Category Work
2012 ALMA Awards Won Favorite Movie Actor Rock of Ages
2012 CinemaCon Won Rising Star Rock of Ages
2012 Teen Choice Awards Nominated Chemistry Rock of Ages
2018 5th Fénix Awards Nominated Best Acting Ensemble in Series Luis Miguel: The Series
2019 Platino Awards Nominated Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV series Luis Miguel: The Series
2020 Seguso Won Best Young Actor Nuevo Orden

See also

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