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Diego Boneta: Rising Star Of 2012

Posted: 03/23/2012 6:00 pm Updated: 03/24/2012 2:09 pm

Congratulations are in order for Diego Boneta!

The 21-year-old Mexican actor will receive CinemaCon’s Rising Star of 2012 Award at the upcoming convention of theater owners in Las Vegas, reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Boneta, who is best known for his roles on hit teen shows like ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars” and the CW’s “90210”, got his start in Spanish-language television, playing the role of Rocco in the hit Mexican telenovela, “Rebelde.”

Up next, the talented actor-singer can be seen playing the lead role of aspiring rocker Drew Boley in “Hairspray” director Adam Shankman’s star-studded movie musical “Rock of Ages” (in theaters June 15th).

"How exciting to think that Diego Boneta's first film role will see him share the screen with the likes of Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones and Alec Baldwin," CinemaCon general managing director Mitch Neuhauser said of announcing the award, which will be presented at the final night gala dinner.

Boneta has also been cast in MTV's upcoming new series “Underemployed.”

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