Premio Maguey Queer Icon: Alfonso Herrera

Premio Maguey is proud to recognize Mexican actor Alfonso Herrera with its Premio Maguey Queer Icon, as part of the Guadalajara International Film Festival (FICG).

 This award recognizes a person who has spoken out in favor of liberty and acceptance, and that, as allies, have become an emblem of a diverse and transgressive culture.

Alfonso Herrera Rodríguez was born in 1983. He is a film, theatre and television actor. He begins his career in the theater and in 2002 he stars in the Mexican film Amar te Duele (2002). His career continues with the soap opera Rebelde (2004-2006). In 2013 he co-stars in the film La dictadura perfecta, from Luis Estrada, in which he teams up with Damián Alcázar, with whom he would work again in the TV series El Dandy, inspired in the film Donnie Brasco (1997). He currently stars in the TV series The Exorcist (2016), along with Geena Davis. And he will next be seen in the film El elegido, a Mexico-Spain co-production  inspired by the assassination of León Trotsky.

Alfonso is part of several awareness campaigns and humanitarian organizations such as Grabadores Mexicanos Unidos, in addition to his role as ambassador for The Non-Violence Project Foundation, created by Yoko Ono with the goal of eradicating violence and promoting a message of peace.

In 2015 he played a homosexual character in the Wachowski sisters’ streaming series, Sense8. The production has been acclaimed for its treatment of Queer themes, openly supporting the LGBTTTI community and participating, along the production and cast, in the Gay Pride parade celebrated in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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