Manolo Cardona Biography: Age, Wife, Movies, Net Worth

Manolo Cardona (born Manuel Julian Cardona on April 25, 1977) is an award winning Colombian actor. He came to prominence for his role as Juan ‘Diablo’ Cantor in the television series “¿Por que Diablos?”. He is also known for roles in other television series such as; Carolina barrantes, Padres es hijos and Ladron de corazones.

Manolo Cardona
Manolo Cardona: Bio, Facts, Photo
Quick Facts
Real Name:Manuel Julian Cardona
Date of Birth:April 25, 1977
Birth Place:Popoyan, Colombia
Parents:Javier Enrique Cardona, Nancy Molano
Siblings:Juan Jose Cardona, Francisco Cardona
Spouse:Valerie Santos
Children:Gael Cardona
Height:1.85 m
Net Worth:$1 million – $5 million

Early Life

Manolo Cardona was born on April 25, 1977 in Popayan, Colombia. His father Javier Enrique Cardona is into politics while his mother Nancy Molano is a psychologist, merchant and astrologer.

He has four brothers of which the elder, Francisco, is an agent and engineer while the younger, Juan Jose studied film direction in the University of Catalonia in Barcelona, Spain.

Cardona moved to Cali, Colombia to finish his studies where he majored in finances and international relations.


Cardona started his career as a model after being introduced to a modeling agency by his elder brother.

He came through professionally as a model at the age of 14 where he shot his first television commercial and also graced runways for numerous agencies in Colombia.

He began acting in 1995 with a role in the Colombian television series, Padres es Hijos.

He got his first lead role in the television soap opera, Carolina Barrantes in 1998 and came to limelight for his role in the soap opera ¿Por que Diablos?.

He starred in his first Mexican soap opera, Ladron de Corazones, in 2003 where he played the role Gustavo Velazco and later played the role of Senastian in the Mexican telenovela, Gitanas.

He made his big screen debut in 2005 with the film, Rosario Tijeras as released in Colombia.

He played the lead role as Santiago in Undertow, in November 2008.

He appeared in the third season of Spain’s version of Sin tetas no hay paraiso.

He also produced and directed the short film, Risas Inocentes alongside his brother Juan.

He also starred as the main character Alex Guzman in the Netflix “Who killed Sarah?”.


  • El Carter
  • Marina
  • Amor a mil
  • Carolina barrantes
  • Padres es hijos
  • Ladron de corazones
  • Rosario Tijeras
  • Restos
  • ¿Por que Diablos?
  • Tiempo final
  • Sin tetas no hay paraiso
  • Narcos
  • Reign
  • The Arrangement
  • Covert Affairs

Personal Life

Cardona got married to Valerie Santos. He has a child named Gael Cardona.

He was in a relationship with Katarina Sacht who is also an actress.

Awards & Nominations

Cardona has won numerous awards such as:

  • Best Actor of Colombia from TVyNovelas (2000)
  • Best Leading Actor of the Year in Houston (2001)
  • Best Supporting Actor from Imagen foundation Awards (2008)

Net Worth

Manolo Cardona is a Colombian actot with an estimated net worth of $1 million – $5 million

Social Media

  • Instagram: @manolocardona

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