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Monday October 15, 2012

Diego Boneta: From Rocking the Stage to Stripping for Money - Check Out ‘Underemployed’

Diego Boneta: From Rocking the Stage to Stripping for Money - Check Out ‘Underemployed’

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Whether it’s the small screen or the silver screen, Diego Boreta is already a star.

Born Diego Andres Gonzalez Boneta, the Mexico City-born actor is just about to turn 22, but already has a body of work of which many would be jealous.

ImageBoneta recently gained widespread attention in the U.S. for his role as Drew Boley for Adam Shankman’s film adaption of the Broadway musical Rock of Ages alongside, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, and Paul Giamatti.

Though born in Mexico, Boneta retains triple citizenship for the U.S., Mexico, and Spain. His father was born in Mexico, while his mother was born in the U.S. to Spanish and Puerto Rican parents.

Though Boneta may still be gaining speed here in the U.S., he has been busy over the last decade, with his singing career, television roles, and movies. In 2005, while working on the Mexican telenovelas for teens Rebelde, Boneta released his debut album title Diego. It was released in Mexico, Chile, and Brazil at later in the U.S. His song “Reponde” reached No. 13 on the Mexican charts. Boneta’s second album was released in 2008. He is currently working on his first English album with Maroon 5 frontman and The Voice coach, Adam Levine.

As an actor, Boneta has had roles in two children’s telenovelas, and one for teens. In 2010, he nabbed roles on Pretty Little Liars and 90210. His first movie role came the following year when he played Tyler Adams in Mean Girls 2.

Easily his biggest role yet was this years Rock of Ages, in which he played dreamer and wannabe rock star working on the Sunset Strip in the late 1980s.

Boneta’s raciest role yet will debut this week on MTV, when he will play Miles, one of the show’s recent college graduates who find themselves with degrees but seriously Underemployed.

Serving as the group’s good-looking and optimistic influence, Miles never has a plan but always seems to land on his feet. After barely graduating from college, Miles decides to put that degree to work and commit full time to pursuing his dream of being an actor/model/spokesman/something. A free spirit and true champion for all of his friends, he must face the difficult task of making ends meet before he can make the elusive giant leap of being discovered. He’s never had a problem getting girls, but when he falls in love for the first time, he finds that life may be a little more complicated than he had hoped.

Underemployed premieres Tuesday on MTV at 10/9c.

Check out a sneak peek below.