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Xolo Maridueña (born June 9, 2001) is an American actor. He is best known for his role as Victor Graham on the hit NBC series Parenthood.

Early Life

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.

Career

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.


Personal life

Maridueña enjoys Shotokan karate, dancing, and singing. He currently resides with his parents and sister, Oshún, in Los Angeles, California.

Filmography

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2012-2015 Parenthood

my baby daddy

51 episodes
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

Year Award Result Category Series
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

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