Mexican actor whose international profile rose considerably in 2014 when he was cast in the Netflix original series Sense8 and Narcos. In his native Mexico, he is best known for his role on the series El Señor de los Cielos and in films like KM 31.
He was inspired to pursue acting after seeing the film at Man & Little Boy being shot in his home town of Torreon, Mexico when he was 13 years old. He took acting classes at the Center for Arts Education Monterrey and La Casa del Teatro.
He drove in the Toyota Grand Prix Pro Celebrity Race in 2015.
He has dated actress Kate del Castillo.
He appeared in the Showtime miniseries Fidel alongside fellow Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal.