Legal dramas are hot for streaming services right now and Netflix has just released its latest series, the highly anticipated Lincoln’s lawyerwhich revolves around a criminal defense attorney.
All ten episodes were made available to subscribers on May 13, 2022.
Those who’ve already binged the series might be curious to learn more about the show’s rising star, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who plays the flawed – and extremely handsome – protagonist Mickey Haller.
We’ll take a look.
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The role of Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in The Lincoln Lawyer
2022 Lincoln’s lawyer is an adaptation of the 2011 film of the same name, which saw Matthew McConaughey play the lawyer, Mickey Haller, who got too involved in his client’s cases.
The ten-episode series operates on a similar premise but casts Mexican actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in its lead role.
Both stories are inspired by Michael Connelly’s 2005 book series, but the Netflix version will be based specifically on the second novel, The Brass Verdict.
In the latest rendition, Haller works as a criminal defense attorney who works from the back seat of his Lincoln Town Car.
Connelly, who works as the show’s executive producer, said, “Manuel is the perfect Mickey Haller, as Haller follows in the footsteps of his lawyer father with the showmanship of his Mexican movie star mother.
“Manuel brings a powerful dynamic and dimension to the role that aligns with the books and will give the series an opportunity to celebrate Latinx heritage and the roots of this LA-based story. »
Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s Previous Acting Credits
Garcia-Rulfo’s professional acting career began in 2006 when the actor was 25 with the Mexican short Valley of Lagrimas.
He starred in his first major American film in 2013, playing Uncle Pedro in Bless me, Ultima.
In 2014, he worked opposite Jennifer Anniston on Cake and then acted in Widows, Perfect Strangers, Mary, 6 Underground, Goliath, Murder on the Orient Express, and Dos estaciones
Garcia-Rulfo has an impressive portfolio of acting jobs in both English and Spanish-speaking media.
Manuel Garcia-Rulfo before acting
Before Manuel Garcia-Rulfo became an actor, his ambition was to become a still life photographer for National Geographic magazine.
He was born on February 25, 1981 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. He grew up on a ranch surrounded by horses and wild animals.
His passion for film grew when he became involved in high school productions. His grandfather was also a film enthusiast and amateur director who exposed him to the craft from an early age.
After leaving school, he studied communication at the Universidad del Valle de Atemajac before moving to California to learn at the New York Film Academy.
After graduation, he returned to Mexico to work as an actor, beginning his career in soap operas.
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