|Born||in Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico|
|Birth Name||Fernando Colunga Olivares|
|Height||6' 1½" (1.87 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Fernando Colunga was born on the 3rd of March 1966 in Mexico City, Mexico. His father is Don Fernando Colunga and his mother Dona Margarita Olivares. Fernando Colunga from the time that was a little boy wanted to be an actor. Fernando graduated from the University of Mexico as civil engineer. But after advice from a friend, Fernando went to the studios of Televisa, the best studios for the well-known and successful in telenovelas. Fernando started his career as a stand-in. A producer noticed his great acting talent and from then the excellent acting career of Fernando begun.
His first participation in the television was with the telenovela _"María Mercedes" (1992)_ (qv. The role of Fernando in this telenovela was originally made for 10 episodes, but after the huge success that his role had, the producers made 80 more episodes with Fernando Colunga. From then onwards, he acted in many telenovelas like Marimar (1994) before he took his first leading role. His first leading role was in the telenovela _"María la del Barrio" (1996)_, which was very successful. Right after this telenovela, Fernando took his second leading role in the telenovela Esmeralda (1997) that made him very famous not only in Mexico but in 170 countries of the world where the telenovela has been shown. Fernando became a huge TV-star with big ratings and millions of fans.
In 1998 Fernando filmed La usurpadora (1998), a telenovela that had a huge rating in Mexico and in all over the world. In 1999 Fernando continued his bright career with Nunca te olvidaré (1999) and in the end of this year Fernando acted in the Christmas-telenovela of Televisa _Cuento de Navidad (1999/I) (mini)_. The peak of his career to date came in 2000-2001 when his telenovela Embrace Me Tightly (2000) won two awards for his acting in the leading role of Carlos Manuel Rivero, the "Los Heraldos" award, something like the Mexican Oscars and the "TV y Novelas" award, an award that is right from the votes of the Mexican audience, while "Abrázame muy fuerte" was the most successful telenovela of the year and of the most recent years and took the award of the best telenovela in the same ceremonies. At Christmas-time of 2001, Fernando filmed the Christmas-telenovela _"Navidad sin fin (2001) (mini)_ in which Fernando played a surprise role of an "ugly" and poor man.
Fernando Colunga is arguably the best Mexican actor and the most famous at the same time . He is the only actor that has filmed 5 very successful telenovelas successively . Fernando is beloved both in Mexico and the rest of the world. With all his roles, Fernando has proven that he isn't only a very handsome man, but a great actor too. Fernando Colunga is also an excellent, decent man with moral values in his life. He always keeps his personal life away from the press, while his dream is to be married once in his lifetime, like his beloved parents.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Eleni_loves_Fernando