Manuel Garcia-Rulfo Biography: In His Own Words – Exclusive Video, News, Photos, Age
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is a Mexican actor. He is best known for his roles in films such as The Magnificent Seven and Cake as well as the Netflix series The Lincoln Lawyer.
MANUEL GARCIA-RULFO BIOGRAPHY: AGE, EARLY LIFE, FAMILY, EDUCATION
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo was born on February 25, 1981 (Manuel Garcia-Rulfo: age 41) in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Garcia-Rulfo was raised by his father, Garcia Rulfo, and his mother, Grace Rulfo.
Garcia-Rulfo revealed how he first began acting to uInterview. In this exclusive interview, Garcia-Rulfo said, “I think it was my first play that I did in high school. The first time I went on stage in front of the whole school, and I just felt so good doing it. I was terrified because I was a very shy kid. And I remember going on stage while playing the part, and I just felt so free and so good inside. From there, I started to dig into it more and more until I decided that I wanted to do this for a living.”
Far from film, Garcia-Rulfo studied communications at Universidad del Valle de Atemajac in Zapopan, Mexico. However, soon Garcia-Rulfo moved to America in order to study acting formally at the New York Film Academy. He later returned to Mexico, where he would go on to pursue his acting career.
MANUEL GARCIA-RULFO BIOGRAPHY: CAREER IN TELEVISION & MOVIES
In 2012, Garcia-Rulfo achieved his break-through in the U.S. with his part in the film Bless Me, Ultima. His career trajectory continued to rise when he was cast as Vasquez in the 2016 remake of The Magnificent Seven. Garcia-Rulfo starred in this film along with fellow actors Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and Ethan Hawke. Garcia-Rulfo also co-starred in the 2017 adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express amongst a star-studded cast that includes Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer and Daisy Ridley.
MANUEL GARCIA-RULFO BIOGRAPHY: ‘THE LINCOLN LAWYER’
In 2021, Garcia-Rulfo was cast in the main role in the television series The Lincoln Lawyer. The show was adapted from a 2011 movie of the same name which stars Matthew McConaughey in the same role as Garcia-Rulfo. The movie itself was also adapted from a 2005 novel by Michael Connelly.
The Netflix original series follows Mickey Haller (Garcia-Rulfo), a Los Angeles lawyer who practices out of the back of his Lincoln Town Car. Over the course of the ten-episode series, Haller takes on both big and small cases throughout the city.
Garcia-Rulfo spoke with uInterview in depth about his preparation for this starring role. “I spent a lot of hours watching actual footage from trials. I watched most of the hours of the O.J. Simpson trial to give me a sense of how they move – especially defense lawyers,” the actor said. “I had a lot of meetings prior to shooting with lawyers … defense lawyers as well. All my respect to them, because all the terms and the system that they have to learn is a hard thing.”
“When I was preparing for the role, my take on it was I really wanted to focus on all the obstacles he has and his vulnerability,” Garcia-Rulfo said. “We find Mickey Haller at the lowest of his life, coming from addiction and not working for so many months. I don’t know, there’s something really cool about watching the journey of the hero. You see him at the bottom of his life, and there’s something really cool about watching him get up on his feet. Everybody wants to cheer for that guy. I just hope that viewers are entertained by it and get some laughs.”
The Lincoln Lawyer is streaming on Netflix now.
MANUEL GARCIA-RULFO BIOGRAPHY: PERSONAL LIFE
Garcia-Rulfo has talked about being raised on a ranch in Jalisco, Mexico, where he first learned to ride horses as a child.
Garcia-Rulfo is private about his personal life, and it is not known if he is currently in a relationship.
Check out the full interview at the top of the page.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo first realized he wanted to be an actor during a high school play. He told uInterview, “The first time I went on stage in front of the whole school, and I just felt so good doing it. I was terrified because I was a very shy kid. And I remember going on stage while playing the part, and I just felt so free and so good inside. From there, I started to dig into it more and more until I decided that I wanted to do this for a living.”
No, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is not married.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is Mexican.
Garcia-Rulfo is reportedly worth $5 million.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is 6’2″.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is 41.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo plays Mickey Haller on The Lincoln Lawyer.
No, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo does not have children.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo has not publicly spoken about being in a relationship.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s Instagram handle is: @manu_rulfo
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s parents are Garcia Rulfo and Grace Rulfo.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo was born on February 25, 1981.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is a pisces.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo was born in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo attended Universidad Del Valle de Atemajac and New York Film Academy.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s Twitter handle is: @rulfomanuel
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo is known for The Lincoln Lawyer, Cake, The Magnificent Seven and Bless Me, Ultima.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s notable roles include Mickey Haller and Vasquez.
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