Miguel Ángel Silvestre

Miguel Ángel Silvestre

Highest Rated: 71% Ferdinand (2017)

Lowest Rated: 71% Ferdinand (2017)

Birthday: Apr 6, 1982

Birthplace: Castellón de la Plana, Spain

Miguel Ángel Silvestre rose to fame in his native Spain with performances in pirate hijacking drama "Alakrana" (Telecinco, 2010), Pedro Almodovar's "I'm So Excited" (2013) and period romance "Velvet" (Antena 1, 2013-16) before crossing over to the English-language market with recurring roles in "Sense8" (Netflix, 2015-17) and "Narcos" (Netflix, 2015-). Born in Castello de la Plana, Spain in 1982, Silvestre initially pursued a career as a professional tennis player before injury cut his ambitions short. Encouraged by his theater director aunt, he went on to study drama, modern dance and acrobatics and make his on-screen debut in a 2004 episode of sitcom "Mis adorables vecinos" (Antena 3, 2004-06). A year later he landed the regular role of Nacho in murder mystery "Motivos personales" (Telecinco, 2005) and appeared on the big screen for the first time in coming-of-age "Vida y color" (2005). Having briefly showed up in boxing drama "A golpes" (2005), Silvestre then took center stage when he played felon/fighter Daniel in "The Distance" (2006), and went on to take further lead roles in cancer story "3:19" (2008) and romantic drama "Zhao" (2008). After pulling double duty in thriller "Reflections" (2008), starring as both a serial killer and his wrongly convicted twin brother, he returned to television as ill-fated drug trafficker El Duque in gritty Colombian series "Sin tetas no hay paraiso" (Canal Caracol, 2006-2010) and the real-life captain of a ship hijacked by Somalian pirates in the miniseries "Alakrana" (Telecinco, 2010). Central roles in early 20th Century-set romance "L'imbroglio nel lenzuolo" (2010), fantasy horror "Verbo" (2011) and erotic thriller "Dark Impulse" (2012) followed, as did key parts in gambling comedy drama "Winning Streak" (2012), drug-smuggling drama "All Is Silence" (2012) and neo-Nazi tale "Scorpion In Love" (2013). Silvestre then starred as fashion empire heir Alberto Marquez in the big-budget mid-20th Century love story "Velvet" (Antena, 2013-16) and was cast as the Groom in Pedro Almodovar's bawdy sky-high comedy "I'm So Excited" (2013). His international profile received a major boost when he was cast as closeted telenovela star Lito Rodriguez in the Wachowski siblings' ambitious globe-trotting sci-fi "Sense8" (Netflix, 2015-17), and further still when he joined the third season of Pablo Escobar drama "Narcos" (Netflix, 2015-) as a cartel money launderer. Silvestre then ventured into the recording booth for the first time to voice matador El Primero in the bull-fighting animation "Ferdinand" (2017).

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Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet 15% My Best Friend's Wedding Jorge (Character) - 2019
71% 51% Ferdinand El Primero (Voice) $84.2M 2017
No Score Yet 29% Scorpion in Love Luis (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet All Is Silence Brinco (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 39% Winning Streak Alfredo (Character) - 2012
No Score Yet 32% Verbo Unknown (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 22% Dark Impulse Rocco (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Trick in the Sheet Giocondo (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 80% 3:19 Ilan (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 18% Reflections Marco/Roberto (Character) - 2008

TV

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92% 72% Sky rojo Moisés (Character) 2021
91% 77% 30 Coins Paco (Character) 2020
86% 86% Sense8 Lito (Character) 2015 2017-2018
89% 95% Narcos Franklin Jurado (Character) 2017
No Score Yet 67% Velvet Alberto Márquez (Character) 2014-2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Velvet Unknown (Character)