Xolo Mariduena is among the main cast of the martial arts-drama TV series Cobra Kai. He began his acting profession at the earliest stages of his life by earning gigs in various commercials nationally. He is an exemplar of a little lad who discovered his interest as a kid and continued working hard to achieve much success as a known actor.
In this article, we have brought exclusive information like age, net worth, and relationship status. Is he gay or just a rumor? Find out through this article.
Xolo Maridueña as Miguel Diaz on Cobra Kai
Xolo portrays the character of Miguel Diaz in the Cobra Kai series. Miguel is the neighbor and disciple of Johnny Lawrence’s Cobra Kai Dojo. However, he took the Dojo’s mindset of ‘no mercy’ seriously and gradually changed his approach to karate. His perspective changed, leading to a nasty fight with Johnny’s rebellious son Robby Keene, as Miguel suffered a spinal injury during their fierce match.
He was declared unconscious for weeks, and when he came around, he was set to turn over a new leaf. He asked Johnny’s aid once again and became a member of Eagle Fang Dojo without the cruel training of John Kreese and to take on Cobra Kai.
Xolo’s performance as Miguel Diaz has gained him huge recognition as the series continues to stream on Netflix. The role was a bit tough for him since he needed to balance studies, karate training every day, and filming his scenes. For a boy who truly wants to succeed in life, he learned how to prioritize things at an early age despite the hectic schedule.
Xolo Maridueña Age and Birthday
Xolo Maridueña was born on the 9th of June 2001 in Long Angeles, California, with a zodiac sign of Gemini. He might be a 20-year-old lad, but he already earned a spot in the entertainment industry.
He has Cuban, Ecuadorian, and Mexican lineage. And according to his family, his name ‘Xolo’ came from the Nahuatl god Xolotl, a dog-headed man known as the Sunset God / God of Fire and Lightning. It also means North Star or Dog Star in the native Nahuatl (Aztec) language, meaning the ‘most luminous star in the night sky.’
Is Xolo Maridueña Dating a Girlfriend or Single?
The actor’s love life has been the talk of the town for quite some time in early 2021. As of now, we are not certain if Xolo has been seeing someone. He is not comfortable disclosing some information concerning his relationship to the media.
Although he has dated Hannah Kepple, who plays the character of Moon in the Cobra Kai series, in 2019, and Hannah admitted the rumors about their love status during an interview with MEA Worldwide. But skepticism loomed over the couple, and their affair has been entirely deleted from each of their social media. Therefore, it’s still up for debate if the two are still together or not.
Daily Express speculated that Xolo might be associated with another co-star, Mary Mouser, who played Samantha LaRusso. However, Mary has a boyfriend in real life, and the gossip ended just like that.
Hence, it appears that Xolo is currently single and perhaps is focusing on his profession.
Xolo Maridueña Gay: Rumor or Fact?
Considering his sexuality, he is NOT gay and is of the male gender. The fact that he isn’t in a relationship at the moment despite his good looks and age was difficult to accept by the public. And since people were in disbelief about his love life status, speculations spread all over the news and internet that Xolo was gay.
But we say that the gossip was not true, and the actor is not into dating right now. Or perhaps he doesn’t want to share details about his romantic affair. Therefore, tell anybody who calls him gay that Xolo Marindueña is straight!
Movie and TV Shows
The handsome actor landed his first TV role in the family comedy-drama series Parenthood as Victor Graham in 2012. Xolo was only 11 years old at that time. Since the show was a blockbuster hit and bagged many awards, he captured the attention and admiration of many viewers of the series. He also won an award at the 35th Young Artist Awards as the Outstanding Young Ensemble in a TV Series.
In 2013, he had his first movie role in the comedy film Dealin’ with Idiots as Manny. He likewise had a cameo appearance in the police procedural series Major Crimes as Steffan Camacho. Following that, lots of projects came to Xolo, including some TV series like Rush Hour (2016) as Isaiah, Twin Peaks (2017) as Boy, and TV films, such as Furst Born (2016) as Shawn.
In 2018, Xolo got his huge breakthrough when he was cast in the martial-arts-drama series Cobra Kai. The show gained positive feedback, and he has even been nominated at the 2018 Teen Choice Awards for the Choice Summer TV Actor category and the 2018 Young Artist Awards for the Best Performance in a Streaming Series or Film: Teen Actor category.
The following year, he did voice acting and was behind the voice of some animated series, such as Andres in Victor and Valentino and Zaid in Cleopatra in Space.
Parenthood may have been Xolo’s debut TV performance; however, it wasn’t his first appearance in the show business. He started his profession by shooting print ads and commercials. His first gig was a national commercial for Sears, only at the age of 9. He was then discovered by a talent agent who offered him a role in the 3rd season of the TV series Parenthood in 2012.
Besides acting, Xolo also is a game streamer on Twitch with the name Xolo Crunch.
Parents and Family
Xolo Maridueña grew up in the seam of the showbiz world. Her father, Omar Ramizer, is a music producer, and her mother, Carmelita Ramirez Sanchez, is a radio broadcaster.
He had his first exposure to backstage work in a radio station when he was still a little boy. He then developed a fascination with performing since he saw several artists perform up close. But his parents only allowed him when he was mature enough to plunge into the entertainment industry.
Xolo had two sisters – the older one is Talia, and Oshun is his younger sister.
Net worth and Income
Xolo Maridueña has a net worth, as of early 2021, of approximately $2 million. And since he’s still young, it is expected to double soon. And at the pace he’s progressing, Xolo will undoubtedly become a great actor and will continue to inspire his fans for the next couple of years.