Xolo Maridueña was born in Los Angeles, California on June 9, 2001. He is of Mexican, Cuban, and Ecuadorian heritage. His unique name means "Dog Star" in the Nahuatl language. When he was just barely three days old, he got his first taste of behind-the-scenes in the entertainment industry at a radio station studio. Maridueña has grown up watching artists prepare and perform, which sparked his own interest in acting.
Maridueña began his career in 2011, securing dozens of roles including gigs in television commercials, a recurring role in Parenthood, and parts in major films like Major Crimes, Rush Hour, Mack & Moxy, and Dealin' with Idiots. His role as Victor Graham in Parenthood is perhaps his most notable and recognized role. He is currently set to appear in an upcoming episode of the crime series Twin Peaks. Since 2018 he appears in the YouTube original series Cobra Kai in the role as Miguel Diaz.
Maridueña enjoys Shotokan karate, dancing, and singing. He currently resides with his parents and sister, Oshún, in Los Angeles, California.
my baby daddy
|2013||Teens Wanna Know||Himself|
|2013||Dealing with Idiots||Manny||Film|
|2013||Major Crimes||Stefan Camacho|
|2016||Mack & Moxy||Trooper Xolo||1 episode|
|2016||Rush Hour||Isaiah||1 episode|
|2017||Twin Peaks||Unknown||1 episode|
|2018-present||Cobra Kai||Miguel Diaz||30 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|2014||Young Artist Award||Nominated||Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actor||Parenthood|
|2014||Young Artist Award||Won||Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series||Parenthood|
|2014||Imagen Award||Nominated||Best Young Actor/Television||Parenthood|
|2015||Imagen Award||Nominated||Best Young Actor - Television||Parenthood|