September 4, 1972 (51)
Carlos Ponce is a prominent Puerto Rican actor, singer, composer, and television personality, known best for his compelling performances across both television and cinema.
Carlos Ponce’s journey in the world of entertainment started with television, where he made his name with memorable roles in telenovelas like “Sentimientos Ajenos” and “Dame Chocolate.” His portrayal of complex characters won him fans both in Latin America and around the globe. Ponce’s film career is similarly illustrious, with notable performances in films such as “Just My Luck” alongside Lindsay Lohan and “Couples Retreat,” a romantic comedy which also starred Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau. In addition to acting, Ponce is a talented musician. His self-titled debut album released in 1998 was a hit, demonstrating his prowess not just as an actor, but also as a singer and composer.
Over the course of his career, Ponce has worked alongside a host of influential figures in the entertainment industry. Among these collaborations, his role in “Devious Maids” allowed him to work closely with actress Eva Longoria and renowned television producer Marc Cherry. His work in “Couples Retreat” introduced him to Jon Favreau and Vince Vaughn, while his role in “Just My Luck” saw him share the screen with Lindsay Lohan. On the music front, Ponce’s sophomore album, “Todo Lo Que Soy,” featured collaborations with renowned musicians like Jose Feliciano and Alejandro Jaen. Other notable collaborations include his work with Roselyn Sanchez in “Yellow,” a drama film and his participation in “Lipstick Jungle” with Brooke Shields.
Ponce’s illustrious career has seen him honored with several awards and distinctions. In 1993, he received the TVyNovelas Award for Best Young Actor for his role in “Guadalupe.” In 1999, his eponymous album “Carlos Ponce” was nominated for the Grammy for Best Latin Pop Album. In 2006, he was nominated for a Premios Juventud in the category “Best Actor – Soap Opera” for his work in “Dame Chocolate.”