|Date of Birth
||25 September 1960
|Place of Birth
||Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Eduardo Yáñez is one of Mexico's most celebrated leading men of stage and television. Born in Mexico City, this handsome and charming star is one of the most sought-after male actors in the Mexican television industry. He has appeared in several soap operas, such as "Quiéreme siempre" (1982), "Amor nunca muere, El" (1984), "Maleficio, El" (1983), "Tú eres mi destino" (1984), "Senda de gloria" (1987), "Marielena" (1994), "Guadalupe" (1994), "En carne propia" (1991), and "Dulce desafío" (1989), to name a few. His Performance in "Guadalupe" (1994) earned him broad critical acclaim. His performance in "Yo compro esa mujer" (1990) brought him status as a leading man of unique style and ability and prompted TV and soap opera magazines to name him Best Actor of the Year. Yáñez' popularity also extends to the silver screen, where he has crossed-over successfully to the American market, co-starring in the movies The Punisher (2004), opposite John Travolta; Held Up (1999), with Jamie Foxx; and Striptease (1996) with Demi Moore and Ving Rhames. An Emmy Award-winning actor, Yáñez is also known for his television roles on "CSI: Miami" (2002) opposite David Caruso and recently, "Sleeper Cell" (2005). He was named in People Espa;ñol as one of the hottest 50 men in the world. His new Telenovella, "Verdad oculta, La" (2006), is ranked #1 in Mexico, and is rapidly rising in all Spanish language markets, worldwide, including Spain. Soon to be released in the United States, it is the most anticipated series in the history of Spanish television.