Cristo Fernández

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Cristo Fernández
Cristo Fernández

(1991-01-27) January 27, 1991 (age 30)
Years active2017–present

Cristo Fernández is a Mexican actor, and former professional footballer for the Estudiantes Tecos Club of the Liga Premier de México. He is best known for playing Dani Rojas in the Apple TV+ comedy series Ted Lasso.

Early life

Fernández was born on January 27, 1991, in Guadalajara, Jalisco. Throughout his life, Fernández has become fluent in multiple languages such as English, German, French, Italian and his mother tongue, Spanish. [1]He found a love for football at a young age.[2] His passion for football earned him a slot on Guadalajara's Estudiantes Tecos Club at the age of 15.[2] Unfortunately, a devastating knee injury ultimately ended his career as a professional footballer.[2] Following the encouragement of his parents, he decided to pursue a second career, and fell in love with acting while in college.[3]


After moving to London, Fernández further pursued acting. Following a stint in several indie movies, Fernández was cast in the Apple TV+ comedy series Ted Lasso, a series that has received global acclaim.



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Bizet Son Short film
2016 Treintona, soltera y fantástica Mesero
2017 Fuera De Serie Guillermo Short film
2018 New Message Received Ben Short film
2018 Intermitente Erick González (Boxer) Short film
2019 Distract-MEME Quirky Man Short film
2019 The Great Travel Experiment: Brisbane, Australia Guide Assistant Short film
2019 Vainilla Por La Noche Papá (Alcohólico Agresivo) Short film
2019 Çdo Çast Shpirti Amë (Native American Spirit) Short film
2019 TraducLations Paco Short film
2019 Puedo Explicarlo Felipe Short film
2019 Method in Madness Hamlet Short film
2019 El Hada de Las Chelas Max TV Movie
2020 Smoked Rico Short film
2020 Intruso Rico Short film
2020 Mis Mejores Días Eric Short film
2020 Jaguar Jaguar Short film
2021 Me Enredas - Xias Paco Video Short
2021 When you are gone Waiter 1
2021 Jano Javier Short film
2021 Distance Francisco Short film
2021 Who Speaks Love Paco
2021 Creatures Jorge
2021 Spider-Man: No Way Home Bartender


Year Title Role Notes
2020–present Ted Lasso Dani Rojas Recurring role


  1. ^ Cristo Fernández. "Cristo Fernández- Biography". IMDB. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  2. ^ a b c Vanessa Guillen Matheus. "'Fútbol is Life!' Mexican actor Cristo Fernández is loving his 'Ted Lasso' role". NBC News. Retrieved December 26, 2021.
  3. ^ Sandra Gonzalez. "For 'Ted Lasso' actor Cristo Fernández, football was life until life had other plans". CNN. Retrieved December 26, 2021.

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