Meet Eduardo Verástegui
Eduardo Verástegui was born on May 21, 1974 in Mante, Tamaulipas, Mexico. He is an actor, producer, businessman and philanthropist.
Verástegui began his entertainment career as a member of the musical group KAIRO.
In Mexico he was a part of five hit telenovelas that aired in more than 35 countries.
In 2000, he moved to Miami, FL and began recording music again, this time as a solo act under Universal Music.
In 2002, Verástegui transitioned to Hollywood, playing the lead role in "Chasing Papi" alongside Sofia Vergara. This was the first film produced by Twentieth Century Fox with an entire Latino cast.
In 2004, he started the production company Metanoia Films, with the goal of producing films that had the potential to not only entertain but also to make a difference in society.
In 2006, he produced and starred in the film "Bella" which won the "People's Choice Award" at the Toronto International Film Festival. The film also won Grand Prize at the Heartland Film Festival and the Legacy Award from the Smithsonian Museum.
In 2007, he began the non-profit organization Manto de Guadalupe, with two goals in mind: the first, to help others in need in different parts of the world where extreme poverty exists, and the second, to provide free medical care of the highest quality to pregnant women who do not have the means to take care of themselves.
In 2009, Eduardo was invited to participate in the short film "The Butterfly Circus". The film won numerous film festivals around the world, being a total success with its more than 30 million views on Youtube.
In 2012, he took a supporting role alongside Andy Garcia, Eva Longoria and Peter O'Toole in the film "For Greater Glory: The True Story of Cristiada."
At the end of 2013, prestigious television producer, Mark Burnett, invited Eduardo to be an executive producer on the Spanish Language version of his film, "Son of God." Eduardo also voiced 'Jesus Christ' in the translated version of the film.
In 2014, Kevin James invited Eduardo to be a part of "Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2." The film will be released in April 2015.
On April 24, 2015 Open Road Films will release Eduardo's most recent production "Little Boy," directed by his business partner Alejandro Monteverde, featuring Oscar nominated actors, Emily Watson and Tom Wilkinson.