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Luis Gerónimo Abreu Ascanio

7 September 1972 (1972-09-07) (age 49)
Occupation Actor
Years active 1979–present
  • Claudia La Gatta (m. 2010)
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Luis Gerónimo Abreu Ascanio (born 7 September 1972 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan actor known for his performance in telenovelas.


Luis Gerónimo Abreu was born in Caracas on 7 September 1972 to Luis Abreu, an actor and theater director and Haydée Ascanio, television and film screenwriter and producer. He began his acting career at an early age through the influence of his parents that were in the performing arts.

His mother took him to several of her film sets, thereby exposing Luis to the world of acting. His first acting job was at the age of 5 years in the Román Chalbaud film Bodas de papel alongside José Bardina and Marina Baura.

He started his television career with his participation in the Venevisión telenovela Amor de Abril starring Eduardo Serrano. After this, he dedicated his time in participating in small roles in television miniseries and forming part of production crews and management.

Later, he returned to telenovelas in 2001 by landing a role in Leoandro Padrón's telenovela Amantes de Luna Llena. This served as a platform for the start of his international career. He got a starring role in a Peruvian telenovela titled Éxtasis. Afterwards, he returned to Venezuela to participate in a movie titled Plan B and to enter the cast of telenovela Cosita Rica produced by Venevisión in 2003 which became a hit that year. He then travelled to Mexico to participate in the TV Azteca telenovela La hija del jardinero. From Mexico, he moved to Colombia to play a role in Telemundo's telenovela La Tormenta in 2005.

He returned to Venezuela to star in several Venevisión telenovelas such as Ciudad Bendita in 2006, Arroz con Leche in 2007 and La vida entera in 2008.

He obtained another starring role in 2009 in the telenovela Un Esposo para Estela alongside Daniela Alvarado. The telenovela was very successful in Venezuela where it maintained high broadcast ratings.

In 2011, he was cast as the protagonist in Martin Hahn's mystery telenovela alongside former beauty queen and Miss Venezuela winner Mariángel Ruiz in La viuda joven. The telenovela became a major hit that year.

In 2014, he was cast as the main protagonist of Venevisión's telenovela Corazón Esmeralda alongside Irene Esser, Flavia Gleske and Jorge Reyes.

Personal life

On 17 April 2010, Luis married his girlfriend, actress and model Claudia La Gata. Their wedding was televised live on the television show Super sábado sensacional. On January 17, the couple welcomed their first child, a son whom they named Salvador Abreu La Gatta.


Film roles

Year Title Roles Notes
1979 Bodas de papel Gustavito
2002 Plan B Gutiérrez
2007 Miranda regresa Younger Salim
2014 Liz in September Carlos
2018 Death in Berruecos Alejandro Godoy
2018 La noche de las dos lunas Alonso Aragón

Television roles

Year Title Roles Notes
1988 Amor de Abril Unknown role
1995 Dulce enemiga Unknown role
1996 Pecado de amor Unknown role
1998 Jugando a ganar Unknown role
1998–1999 El país de las mujeres Salvador Falcón
2000–2001 Amantes de luna llena Cristóbal Caballero Recurring role; 76 episodes
2003 La hija del jardinero Alfredo Anzola
2005–2006 La Tormenta Miguelón Camacho
2006–2007 Ciudad Bendita Jorge Venturini "Grillo"
2008–2009 La vida entera Guillermo Maduro
2008–2009 Arroz con leche Simón Herrera Series regular; 155 episodes
2009 Un esposo para Estela Adriano Filipo Alberti Menocal Main role; 120 episodes
2011 La viuda joven Alejandro Abraham Main role; 142 episodes
2013 Los secretos de Lucía Rubén Olmedo
2014 Corazón esmeralda Juan Andrés Montalvo Cordero Main role; 138 episodes
2017 El Chema Nelson Martínez Recurring role; 36 episodes
2017 Para verte mejor Onofre Villahermosa Series regular; 92 episodes
2018 El Señor de los Cielos Nelson Martínez Recurring role (season 6); 2 episodes
2019 Bolívar Simón Bolívar Main role; 60 episodes


  • Mátame (2013)
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