Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, born on February 25, 1981, is a Mexican actor. He has signed lots of films and drama credits to his name, but he is best known for his work in television series like Bless Me, Coke, and From Dusk till Dawn: The Series. He has also starred in the 2016 rebooted version of The Magnificent Seven. He appeared as one of the minor characters in the movie. He has also played the role of Three in the Netflix Original film, 6 Underground, starring Ryan Reynolds.
Early Life and Education
Garcia-Rulfo was born and raised by his family in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He spent most of his childhood on a ranch in Jalisco, where he learned exceptional horse riding. At one point in his teens, he went to Vermont to learn English. He also majored in communications from the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac. It was at that time that he realized his passion for acting and filmmaking. Later, he came to New York to study at the New York Film Academy. After a few years, he went back to Mexico to pursue an acting career in his home country.
Born in Jalisco, Mexico, Garcia-Rulfo kick-started his acting career with an appearance in a 2006 short film.
Soon after that, he decided to make his debut in a feature film Maquillaje, released in 2007. Later in 2009, he starred in a Mexican big-screen film Opera Road, titled La última y nos vamos initially.
Manuel continued to sign credits in Mexican films and television series, such as 180 degrees released in 2010 and El Encanto del águila released in 2011, before starring as a guest star in an episode of the drama series Touch, aired in 2013. The series was later nominated for Emmy and was also nominated for Teen Choice Awards in 2012. Kiefer Sutherland and Gugu Mbatha-Raw also starred in the drama serial.
The following year, the actor got a small role in the famous drama Cake, starring Sam Worthington, Jennifer Anniston, Anna Kendrick, William H. Macy, and Felicity Huffman. The film, upon its release, earned positive reviews and was nominated for Golden Globe.
In 2014, Manuel got a big break from the crime TV series From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, which has starred Danny Trejo and Wilmer Valderrama in the past. Garcia-Rulfo was featured in a total of 9 episodes between 2014 and 2015.
Manuel's most outstanding work to date, without any doubt, is in the Western Adaptation of the film, The Magnificent Seven. He played Vasquez's role, one of the seven misfits gathered to take down the notorious industrialist. In the film, Manuel starred alongside Haley Bennett, Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Peter Sarsgaard.
In 2017, he co-acted in the adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express, directed by Kenneth Branagh, embarking on Biniamino Marquez's role, presented initially as Antonio Foscarelli in the novel.
He also worked alongside Ryan Reynolds in the Netflix Original film 6 Underground, released in 2019.
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