Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is an actor from Guadalajara, Mexico whose professional repertoire speaks volumes. He attended NYFA Los Angeles for our 1-Year Conservatory for Acting in Film and 4-Week Filmmaking programs, graduating in 2004. Garcia-Rulfo then returned to Mexico and made his acting debut in the 2006 short film Valle de lágrimas (Spanish for “valley of tears”). A year later, he appeared in the film Maquillaje (“makeup” in Spanish), directed and written by Marcial Rios Salcido. In 2009, Garcia-Rulfo starred alongside Juan Pablo Campa and Alfredo Herrera in One for the Road. The film, originally titled La última y nos vamos in Spanish, revolves around Campa, Herrera, and Garcia-Rulfo’s characters’ late-night adventures of friendship, love, and respect in Mexico City.
Following a successful film and television career in Mexico, Garcia-Rulfo returned to the United States, appearing in nine episodes of From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series in 2014-15. He then starred alongside Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and Ethan Hawke in The Magnificent Seven (2016). In 2017, Garcia played Biniamino Marquez in the film Murder on the Orient Express, based on Agatha Christie’s novel of the same name and starring Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, and Willem Dafoe.
He then appeared in six episodes of the Amazon original series Goliath in 2018. The same year, Garcia-Rulfo acted alongside Benicio del Toro, Josh Brolin, and Isabel Merced in the film Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Additionally, he appeared in the film Widows, starring Viola Davis, Michelle Rodriguez, and Elizabeth Debicki.
In 2019, Garcia-Rulfo starred alongside Ryan Reynolds and Mélanie Laurent in the film 6 Underground. He then co-starred with Tom Hanks in the film Greyhound (2020).
More recently, Garcia-Rulfo appeared in the film A Man Called Otto (2022), also starring Hanks. He currently stars in the Netflix original series The Lincoln Lawyer (2022-).
Program Studied at NYFA: Acting for Film, Filmmaking
Program Type: 1-Year Conservatory for Film, 4-Week Filmmaking
Year Attended/Graduated: 2004
Location: Los Angeles
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