Eugenio Derbez Biography |
  • Eugenio Derbez Biography

    Born: September 02, 1961 in Milpa Alta, , Mexico

    Actor, writer, director and producer Eugenio Derbez is one of the most influential creative forces in Latin America, and is the most recognized actor among the Spanish-speaking population in the U.S.

    Variety recently named Derbez as the #1 most influential Hispanic male in the world, and Expansión named him as the #1 social media influencer in Mexico due to his more than 26 million followers across all social media.

    In addition to playing Leonardo Montenegro, Derbez is also producing “Overboard” with producing partner Ben Odell under their 3Pas Studios banner.

    Derbez most recently starred in the Lionsgate/Pantelion feature “How to Be a Latin Lover” alongside Salma Hayek, Rob Lowe, Kristen Bell, Raquel Welch, Rob Riggle, Linda Lavin and Rob Huebel. The film was written by Chris Spain and Jon Zack and directed by Ken Marino with Derbez producing along with his producing partner Benjamin Odell.

    The film’s $12 million dollar debut in the U.S. broke Lionsgate’s Pantelion Films’s box-office record for an opening weekend, and it opened at #1 in Mexico, holding this position for several weeks and defeating big budget summer blockbusters “Guardians of the Galaxy,” “Alien Covenant” and “King Arthur.” It has grossed over sixty million dollars worldwide to date.

    Derbez will be seen next in Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms” also starring Helen Mirren, Keira Knightly and Morgan Freeman, directed by Lasse Hallström. Derbez also appeared in Sony’s, “Miracles From Heaven,” opposite Jennifer Garner and directed by Patricia Riggen and “Geostorm,” directed by Dean Devlin and starring Gerard Butler. “Instructions Not Included” which he directed, co-wrote and starred in became the most successful Spanish-language film ever in the U.S. and worldwide, and broke numerous box office records, grossing over $100M.

    3Pas Studios has a deep slate of movies in development including remakes of the French movie “The Valet” and the Korean film “Miss Granny” (to star Derbez’ daughter, Aislinn). They are also developing an animated version of “Speedy Gonzalez” for Warner Brothers amongst others. On the TV side, 3Pas Studios has projects set up across multiple platforms including Neflix, Amazon, Starz, and E!.

    (Source: LionsGate)

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