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Eduardo Yáñez (born Eduardo Yáñez Luévano on September 25, 1958 in Mexico City) is a Mexican television and film actor.
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Eduardo Yáñez (born September 25, 1960 in Mexico City, Mexico) is a popular Mexican soap opera actor. Yáñez lived with his mother and half brothers. He never met his father. Eduardo had a hard and sad childhood alongside his stepfather. As a child, his dream was to become a professional football player, but one day he witnessed a play rehearsal from Vocacional No.1 and he liked it. He asked for an opportunity and they gave it to him. At first he saw it as a possibility to make more money, but little by little he liked it more and more and decided to go to Televisa for a greater opportunity. Producer Ernesto Alonso saw his potential and gave him his first role in the soap opera "Quiereme Mucho". Yáñez played the role of "Carlos" alongside the actress Victoria Ruffo. His natural style and strong physical appearance won the hearts of the audience. Yáñez married his first wife, Norma Adriana Garcia, in 1987. They had a son named Eduardo Yáñez Jr. They were divorced three years later.
In 1991, Yáñez moved to the United States where he worked on two soap operas for Capital Vision, "Marielena" and "Guadalupe". Later he worked in Hollywood, movies such as " Striptease", "Wild Things", and "Megiddo". His most recent American movie was " The Punisher". He has also worked in television series such as "Savannah" and "Soldier of Fortune". He most recently worked in "Sleeper Cell" and "Cold Case". In 1996, Yáñez married Francesca Cruz, a Cuban-American, he met in Miami. They lived between Los Angeles and Miami. In January 2003 they filed for divorce.
In 2005, after a long absence, Yáñez returned to Mexico and appeared in a soap opera named "La Verdad Oculta". Yáñez is the first Hispanic to win an Emmy Award. He has appeared in 8 theatrical plays, 13 soap operas, 31 movies (of which 8 are in English) and is still working on projects in Hollywood. In 2007, he played the main role in the popular Mexican soap opera "Destilando Amor". He is presently starring as the leading male role in "Fuego en la sangre" , a Mexican soap opera that premiered in January 2008 and ended on November 2008.
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Eduardo Yáñez Luévano
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Date of Birth 25 September 1960, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Eduardo Yáñez is one of Mexico's most celebrated leading men of stage and television. Born in Mexico City, this handsome and charming star is one of the most sought-after male actors in the Mexican television industry. He has appeared in several soap operas, such as Quiéreme siempre (1981), El amor nunca muere (1982), El maleficio (1983), Tú eres mi destino (1984), Senda de gloria (1987), Marielena (1994), Guadalupe (1993), En carne propia (1990), and Sweet Challenge (1988), to name a few. His Performance in Guadalupe (1993) earned him broad critical acclaim. His performance in Yo compro esa mujer (1990) brought him status as a leading man of unique style and ability and prompted TV and soap opera magazines to name him Best Actor of the Year. Yáñez' popularity also extends to the silver screen, where he has crossed-over successfully to the American market, co-starring in the movies The Punisher (2004), opposite John Travolta; Held Up (1999), with Jamie Foxx; and Striptease (1996) with Demi Moore and Ving Rhames. An Emmy Award-winning actor, Yáñez is also known for his television roles on CSI: Miami (2002) opposite David Caruso and recently, Sleeper Cell (2005). He was named in People Espa;ñol as one of the hottest 50 men in the world. His new Telenovella, La verdad oculta (2006), is ranked #1 in Mexico, and is rapidly rising in all Spanish language markets, worldwide, including Spain. Soon to be released in the United States, it is the most anticipated series in the history of Spanish television.
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Norma Adriana (1987 - 1990) (divorced) (1 child)
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