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Diego Boneta
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Boneta at the 2015 FOX Programming Presentation
Biographical Information
Date of Birth: November 29, 1990 (age 25)
Origin: Mexico City, Mexico
Years active: 2002-present
Show Information
Character(s): Pete Martínez
Season(s): Season One
Show Status: Inactive
It’s just an honor to be a part of something so unique, with such a great cast.
—Diego Boneta about Scream Queens[src]
Diego Andrés González Boneta is a Mexican singer and actor, who was one of the male leads on Scream Queens. Boneta is most well known for his roles as Rocco in the Mexican soap opera Rebelde and Javier on CW's 90210. He also came out with his first album in 2005. He also played prominent roles in television show Pretty Little Liars (Alex Santiago) and the film Rock of Ages (Drew Boley). He participated in the 2015 horror film Summer Camp.

He appeared as a main cast member on the first season of Scream Queens as Pete Martínez.

Career

Singing Career

Diego

During his stint in Rebelde, he released his debut album, titled Diego, in Mexico, Chile and Brazil in 2005. The album was available for digital sale from  3 2005 and was then released in the United States on April 24. The first single, "Responde", which was loosely inspired on the 2000 hit single "A Mil Por Hora" by Lynda Thomas, made it to #13 on the Mexican charts, but in 2006, "Responde", became a  in other countries such as Argentina and Brazil. His songs were synchronized in the telenovela Rebelde and, once finished, he went on an international tour with Mexican pop group RBD as a guest. "It was a really cool experience, because in countries like Brazil or Romania everybody sang my songs in Spanish," he said.

When promoting his first album in Mexico he opened three concerts (in Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey) for Hilary Duff in 2006.

Indigo

His second album, titled Indigo, was released on 25 March 2008. It features the single "Perdido en Ti" and "Losing Me", and is produced by Mitch Allan and written by Mitch Allanand Kara DioGuardi. On 5 May 2008, "Losing Me" and "Perdido En Ti" became iTunes  of the Week.

Acting Career

2003-2010: Early work

He started his career in Mexico singing and acting. He worked extensively in television and appeared in the reality show Código F.A.M.A.. He did two children's telenovelas:Alegrijes y rebujos and Misión S.O.S which were shown on Univision. He was also in the teenage-oriented telenovela Rebelde.

In 2010, at 20 years-old, he appeared in the TV series Pretty Little Liars as Alex Santiago and in 90210 as Javier Luna which was "practically me with a different name" where he could sing and compose, mainly "Siempre tú" which came out at the end of the second season and the beginning of the third. His first film came in 2011 as the starring heartthrob Tyler Adams in the teen flick Mean Girls 2 opposite Meaghan Martin. Martin was the only actor he knew at that time, he recalled it was really easy to work with her because they were friends. Also the film gave him the opportunity to experience high school since he didn't get to, being that he was tutored and working.

2011-present: Breakthrough

His big Hollywood break came when he was cast in the lead role in Adam Shankman's movie adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages. He played Drew Boley, a young upstart in Los Angeles in the late '80s with dreams of becoming a rock star. Of Boneta's audition, Shankman called him the "next big thing" and compared him to Zac Efron, Channing Tatum, and Liam Hemsworth. As he shot into the spotlight he became the cover model of TROIX magazine’s 'March Men Madness' 2011 issue, introducing him as a "Prince Charming". In 2014, Boneta was featured in Abercrombie & Fitch's "Making of a Star" campaign. As a result, Photography of Boneta shot by Bruce Weber was featured in A&F stores worldwide. In May 2013 Boneta began filming in West Virginia for an upcoming independent film entitled Another You co-starring Ksenia Solo. As of September 2015, he began starring as Pete Martínez on Season One of Scream Queens.

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Mean Girls 2 Tyler Adams Television film
2012 Rock of Ages Drew Boley ALMA Award for Favorite Movie Actor
2014 Another You Marcus Lead role
2014 City of Dead Men Michael Lead role
2015 Eden Arnie Lead role
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Código F.A.M.A. Himself (contestant) Reality show
2003 Alegrijes y Rebujos Ricardo Sánchez Main role (all 135 episodes)
2004 Misión S.O.S Christian Martinez Main role (all 125 episodes)
2005-2006 Rebelde Rocco Bezauri Recurring role (225 episodes)
2010 Zeke & Luther Tiki Delgado Episode: "Kojo BFF"
2010 Pretty Little Liars Alex Santiago Recurring role (5 episodes)
2010 90210 Javier Luna Recurring role (5 episodes)
2012 Underemployed Miles Gonzalez Recurring role (12 episodes)
2015 The Dovekeepers Amram Recuring role (2 episodes)
2015 Scream Queens Pete Martínez Main role

Trivia

  • Diego Boneta auditioned for Ryan Murphy's previous Fox TV series, Glee. He is now really happy to finally get to work with Ryan on Scream Queens.

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