Eduardo Yáñez

Eduardo Yáñez
Born Eduardo Yáñez Luévano
(1958-09-25) September 25, 1958
Mexico City, Mexico
Occupation Actor
Years active 1981-present
Spouse(s) Norma Adriana Garcia (1997-2000)
Francesca Cruz (2001-2003)
Children Eduardo Yáñez Jr.

Eduardo Yáñez (Spanish pronunciation: [eˈðwarðo ˈʝaɲes]; born Eduardo Yáñez Luévano on September 25, 1958 in Mexico City) is a Mexican television and film actor.


Yáñez was born in Mexico City, Mexico. He lived with his mother and half brothers. He never met his father.


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, on 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".

In 2007, he starred in Destilando Amor, "La Mejor Telenovela del Año", "Best Telenovela of the Year" (Premios TVYNovelas 2008). He plays Rodrigo Montalvo Santos and Angélica Rivera plays his love interest and portraits Teresa Hernández also known as "La Gaviota" and Mariana Franco.

In 2008, he starred in Fuego En La Sangre, a new version of the Colombian telenovela Pasión de Gavilanes, in which he plays the role of Juan Reyes Franco's older brother (Pablo Montero) and Oscar (Jorge Salinas).

In 2009 she starred in the soap opera Corazon Salvaje with Aracely Arambula produced by Salvador Mejia to Televisa.

In 2011 he appeared as a Venezuelan politician in an episode of the second season of NCIS: Los Angeles.

In 2012, Eduardo came back to Televisa to star in the telenovela Amores verdaderos (telenovela), in which he plays the role of Jose Angel Arriaga.

In 2015, Eduardo returned to Televisa to star in the telenovela Amores con Trampa, in which he will play the role of Facundo Carmona. This novela airs in Mexico on March 2 this year.

He has appeared in 8 theatrical plays, 13 soap operas, 33 movies (of which 8 are in English) and is still working on projects in Hollywood.


Year Title Character Note
2015 Amores con trampa Facundo Carmona Protagonist
2012-13 Amores verdaderos José Ángel Arriaga Protagonist
2011 NCIS: Los Angeles Antonio Medina TV Series
2009-10 Corazón Salvaje Juan del Diablo Protagonist
2008 Fuego en la sangre Juan Reyes Protagonist
2007 Destilando Amor Rodrigo Montalvo Santos Protagonist
2006 La Verdad Oculta Juan José Victoria Ocampo Protagonist
2002-03 Te amaré en silencio Camilo / El Lobo Protagonist
2002 CSI: Miami Colombian Interrogator "A Horrible Mind"TV Series
1993-94 Guadalupe Alfredo Robinson Protagonist
1992-93 Marielena Luis Felipe Sandoval Protagonist
1990-91 En carne propia Leonardo Rivadeneyra Protagonist
1990 Yo compro esa mujer Alejandro Aldama Protagonist
1989-90 Dulce desafío Enrique Toledo Protagonist
1987 Senda de gloria Manuel Fortuna Protagonist
1984 Tú eres mi destino Fabián Co-Protagonist
1983-84 El maleficio Diego Flores Supporting Role
1982 Quiéreme siempre Carlos Co-Protagonist
1981 El hogar que yo robé Bartender Special Appearance


Awards and nominations

Premios ACE (New York)

Year Category TelenovelaResult
1991 Male Figure of the Year Yo compro esa mujer Won
2008 Best Actor in Television Stage Destilando Amor
2009 Fuego en la sangre[2]

Emmy Awards

Year Category TelenovelaResult
1993 Best Actor in Television Guadalupe Won[3]

Premios Bravo

Year Category TelenovelaResult
2008 Best Lead Actor Destilando Amor Won[4]

Premios Juventud

Year Category TelenovelaResult
2013 ¡Está buenísimo! Amores Verdaderos Nominated[5]

TVyNovelas Awards

Year Category TelenovelaResult
1984 Best Male Revelation El maleficio Nominated
1988 Best Lead Actor Senda de gloria Won
1990 Best Young Lead Actor Dulce desafío
1991 Best Lead Actor Yo compro esa mujer
2007 La Verdad Oculta
2008 Destilando Amor
2009 Fuego en la sangre Nominated

Favoritos del público

Year Category TelenovelaResult
2014 Favorite Couple with Erika BuenfilAmores Verdaderos Won[6]
Favorite Kiss with Erika BuenfilNominated


  1. Knockout at the Internet Movie Database
  2. "ACE premia "Los girasoles ciegos" y "Maldeamores"". Daily News. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  3. "Eduardo Yáñez". IMDb. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  4. "Arrasa Destilando amor en los Premios Bravo". Periódico Noroeste. Retrieved 17 September 2015.
  5. Huffpost Voces (9 May 2013). "Premios Juventud 2013: Los nominados". Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  6. "MasQueTelenovelas: "Amores Verdaderos"... la más premiada por el público". Retrieved 17 September 2015.

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