Eugenio Derbez

Eugenio Derbez
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Born Sept. 2, 1962 in Mexico City, Mexico

Among Spanish-speaking audiences, Eugenio Derbez is one of the most recognized faces in entertainment.

The popular comedic star developed a strong fan base through Mexican sitcoms such as "Al Derecho y al Derbez", "XHDRBZ" and “La familia P. Luche,” the longest-running and most successful sitcom ever on Univision.

In 2005, Derbez starred in the Broadway “Latinologues,” and followed that with success on the big screen in 2007, with “Sangre de mi sangre," which won the grand jury prize at Sundance, and "Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna).”

Derbez broke through to English-speaking audiences costarring in the Adam Sandler comedy “Jack and Jill,” in 2011, and the 2012 CBS sitcom “Rob.”

The 2013 movie “Instructions Not Included,” which Derbez co-wrote, directed and starred in, became the highest-grossing Spanish-language film in North America, and earned nearly $100 million worldwide.

“This is the biggest star you’ve never heard of,” said Paul Presburger, chief executive of the film’s distributor, Pantelion Films. “He’s beloved in Mexico, but also beloved here with the Latino audience.”

According to Variety, Derbez relocated to Los Angeles in 2014 and opened the TV and film production company 3Pas Studios.

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