Where you’ve seen hunky The Lincoln Lawyer star before

Legal dramas are hot business for streaming services right now and Netflix has just released its latest series, the much anticipated The Lincoln Lawyerwhich centers around a criminal defense attorney.

All ten episodes were made available to subscribers on May 13th, 2022.

Those who have already binge-watched the series may be curious to know more about the show’s rising star, Manuel Garcia-Rulfo, who plays the flawed – and extremely handsome – protagonist, Mickey Haller.

Let’s take a look.

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Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s role in The Lincoln Lawyer

2022’s The Lincoln Lawyer is an adaptation of the 2011 film of the same name, that saw Matthew McConaughey play attorney, Mickey Haller, who got too involved in his client’s business.

The ten-episode series works on a similar premise but places Mexican actor Manuel Garcia-Rulfo in its lead role.

Both stories take inspiration from Michael Connelly’s 2005 book series, but Netflix’s version will be based specifically on the second novel, The Brass Verdict.

In the latest interpretation, Haller works as a criminal defense attorney who works from the backseat of his Lincoln Town Car.

Connelly, who works as executive producer on the show, said: “Manuel is the ideal Mickey Haller, as Haller follows in the footsteps of his attorney father with the showmanship of his Mexican movie star mother.

“Manuel brings a powerful dynamic and dimension to the role — one that aligns with the books and will give the show the opportunity to celebrate the Latinx heritage and roots of this Los Angeles-based story.”

Photo by Vivien Killilea / Getty Images for Netflix

Manuel Garcia-Rulfo’s previous acting credits

Garcia-Rulfo’s professional acting career commenced in 2006 when the actor was 25 with the Mexican short film Valle de lágrimas.

He starred in his first major American film in 2013, playing Uncle Pedro in Bless Me, Ultima.

In 2014 he worked across from Jennifer Anniston on Cake and has subsequently 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.

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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 wildlife.

His passion for film developed when he became involved in High School productions. His grandfather was also a film enthusiast and amateur director which exposed him to the craft at a young age.

After leaving school, he studied communications at Universidad del Valle de Atemajac before moving to California to learn at the New York Film Academy.

Following his time in education he moved back to Mexico to work as an actor, beginning his career in soap operas.

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