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Tenoch Huerta        

Actor, Best known for Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

José Tenoch Huerta Mejía is a Mexican actor. He has appeared in a number of movies in Latin America and Spain, starring in both feature films, short films, and "Narcos: Mexico". He is featured in Mónica Maristain's book, "30 Actors Made in Mexico". He plays Namor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), starting with the film Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

Huerta is of Indigenous descent, with a Nahua maternal great-grandmother and a Purépecha paternal great-great-grandmother. He does not self-identify as Indigenous; however, he encourages people to learn more about their Indigenous heritage within and outside the community.

Huerta made his acting career debut as a minor character in the film Asi del precipicio (2006). In 2009, he appeared in Cary Joji Fukunaga's film Sin nombre in the role of Li'l Mago, leader of the Tapachula faction of the notorious Mara Salvatrucha gang.

In 2015, he appeared as Carlos Mamani in the biographical disaster survival film The 33, Alejo in Camino. In 2018, he began portraying Rafael Caro Quintero in Netflix's "Narcos: Mexico".

In 2021, he appeared as Juan in The Forever Purge, the fifth film of The Purge franchise, alongside his fellow "Narcos: Mexico" costar Alejandro Edda.

Huerta won Best Actor at the Short Short Film Festival in Mexico City for his performance in Alonso Ruizpalacios' Café paraíso. He has also received five nominations for the Ariel Award, winning Best Actor for his role in Días de Gracia in 2012. Huerta won NAACP Image Awards 2023 supporting role in a motion picture, for his role Namor in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.

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