starred in the critically acclaimed La Mujer de mi Hermano
, which was distributed in the United States last year by Lions Gate and gave that company its most successful opening for a Spanish-speaking film. In 2005, Cardona starred in the Colombian film Rosario Tijeras
, which was nominated for a Goya Award for Best Foreign Film and made its North American premiere at the American Film Institute Festival in Hollywood. He also appears in the upcoming Madrid-Mexico
. He rose to fame in his native Colombia, and other Latin- American countries, through a series of television shows and movies. On several occasions, Cardona has been voted one of People in Español magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People.
Cardona grew up on a ranch in Popayan, Colombia, where he spent his days riding horses with his two brothers. When he was 9 he moved to California and at 12 he appeared in his first commercial. Then he went on to university, pursuing a career in finance. He has a passion for soccer and making movies. He now lives in Los Angeles and has two production companies, 11-11 and Miramas, with his brothers. Beverly Hills Chihuahua marks Cardona's debut as a leading man in an English-language movie.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
Manolo Cardona Facts
|Beverly Hills Chihuahua|
|La Mujer De Mi Hermano|
|A rey muerto, rey puesto|