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Jaime Camil Poster

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Overview (3)

Born in Mexico City, Mexico
Birth NameJaime Federico Said Camil de Saldaña Da Gama
Height 6' 1¼" (1.86 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Golden Globe Award, Critics' Choice Award, Teen Choice Award nominee and Imagen Award winner Jaime Camil, named by 'Vanity Fair' as one of the Best New TV Characters of 2014, plays "the scene-stealing comedic bright spot," Rogelio de la Vega, the supremely vain, but totally well-meaning, famous telenovela star and Gina Rodriguez's father on the CW hit series Jane the Virgin (2014).

Camil began his career as a singer performing alongside Cuban icons Amaury Gutiérrez and Francisco Céspedes before going on to star in the mega hit telenovelas You Are My Destiny (2000) and The Prettiest Ugly Girl: La fea más bella (2007) in his native Mexico. He has starred in a multitude of award-winning films including Pulling Strings (2013), Looking for Maria Sanchez (2013) (alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda), and Seven Days (2005) (which earned him the "Best Supporting Actor" honors from the Premios ACE and the Mexican Cinema Journalists respectively).

Camil's career continued to skyrocket following star turns in the gender-bending comedy Por ella soy Eva (2012) and the fish-out-of-water romp Qué pobres tan ricos (2013). He has recorded four platinum selling albums and has led many musicals in Mexico City including 'West Side Story,' 'Hook,' 'Aladdin,' 'El diluvio que viene,' and others. In 2005, he led the Broadway-bound musical 'The Mambo Kings.'

Camil stars on the hit CW sitcom Jane the Virgin (2014), where he has quickly become a fan favorite, and he just recently wrapped a two-month run on Broadway starring as Billy Flynn in America's longest-running hit musical 'Chicago.' Camil will return to the big screen in 2016, starring in the Spanish-language comedies Maurice, Modisto de Señoras and 'Clipped.'

Camil, along with his wife and two children, resides in Los Angeles.

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Spouse (1)

Heidi Balvanera (2013 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (8)

Owns a Harley Davidson motorcycle
Loves extreme sports, like sky diving, water skiing, and bungee jumping.
Dated singer Thalía and soap actress Adriana Lavat.
Step-brother of actress Isabella Camil.
He speaks four languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.
His father is of Egyptian descent and his mother is of Brazilian descent.
Good friends with Claudia Leitte.
Is of Brazilian, Egyptian & Mexican descent.

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