Juan Pablo Raba, a Colombian actor, and model is known for his work in the entertainment industry. He has gained worldwide acclaim for his role as Gustavo Gaviria in the Netflix series ‘Narcos’ in 2015. Raba was raised in Spain by his Bogota-born parents. After getting a bachelor’s degree in advertising, he went on to earn a master’s degree in the field. As it turned out, he was not the intended recipient of the gift. He then quit out and went to Argentina, where he now lives. Before returning to his own country, he remained there for a while. Following acting courses, Raba was cast in the television series ‘Amor En Forma,’ his first major part. In 2001, he played Luis angel Perdomo in the telenovela ‘Viva la Pepa.’ The Venezuelan comedy film ‘Una abuela virgen,’ had his cinematic debut in 2007. In addition to ‘Narcos,’ he has been on television series like ‘Six,’ and in films like ‘Shot Collar,’ ‘Peppermint,’ and ‘Agents of SHIELD.
Early Life and Educational Background
Raba was born and raised in the Colombian capital of Bogotá, where he also attended school. In Spain, he was raised by his Argentinian father after the divorce of his mother and father. A bachelor’s degree in advertising was the first step on his journey to success, but he soon realized that it wasn’t the right fit for his personality. Since then, he has dropped out of school and relocated to Argentina, where he has remained for the last decade.
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Family and Personal Life
Raba is the son of Argentine businessman Ricardo Raba and art restorer and writer Mara Eugenia Vidal. Raba moved to Spain with his father when his parents divorced and spent his youth there. In his childhood, he worked as a waiter, bartender, DJ, and club manager. He studied advertising after completing his bachelor’s degree in Spain. But he quickly realized he didn’t want to do this for the rest of his life. He dropped out of college and traveled to his father’s homeland.
Raba met journalist Paula Quinteros in 2003. On December 6, they married. They dated for three years before splitting up in 2006. In 2007, they divorced—Raba dated Venezuelan soap actress Marjorie de Sousa for nearly a year. Raba started dating Mónica Fonseca, a news anchor and model. They married on August 8, 2011, in a private ceremony in Miami, Florida. Joaquin Raba Fonseca, the couple’s eldest son, was born on July 19, 2012. Josephine Joie Raba Fonseca arrived in 2018. His family now resides in Miami.
Sailing was one of the jobs Juan Pablo Raba had in Argentina while he was there. When he returned to Colombia, he chose to pursue a career in the fashion industry. That world consumed him for the next several years as he appeared on various commercials and parades all across the country to promote his products. During his time in front of the camera, he started to think about acting as a career option. In Colombia, he had his heart set on a position at Caracol, the national broadcaster. He was advised to take acting classes, although it didn’t happen at first. When Edgardo Roman’s acting class opened in Bogotá, Raba decided to sign up. He then went on to study acting at the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, where he eventually returned to.
He had earned more than $1 million as an actor since his career began in 1998 when he appeared in several films and television shows. The number of roles he’s appeared in has risen to 50, and he’s also made more money as a producer.