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YAMIL

PIEDRA

ACTOR. WRITER. MOSTLY HUMAN.

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Yamil Piedra is a Cuban-born, Miami-raised award-winning actor, producer, director, and writer. He graduated from Florida International University with a B.A. in Theatre. With over 30 years of experience, Yamil has had roles on Boston Legal, Las Vegas, Burn Notice, and Graceland, to name a few. He also has extensive commercial work having been featured in spots for Ford, Toyota, McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s, amongst others. Along with his acting work, Yamil has also toured colleges, military bases, comedy clubs, and festivals across the nation performing with his former award-winning sketch comedy duo A Pair of Nuts, who were featured on Last Call with Carson Daly and Tosh.0.

As one of the first content creators out of Miami to start posting videos online in 2006, Yamil is considered a pioneer in the South Florida community. Garnering millions of views, his videos include Gayo, Chonga Chat, and the hit telenovela parody Bodega de Pasión, created for the EOP Comedy Show on Facebook Watch. His work as a content creator steered him to star in and write for the Spanish language sketch comedy show on MegaTV, El Vacilon. During his time on the show, Yamil worked with some of the biggest Latin celebrities including Wilmer Valderrama, Luis Guzman, and Steven Bauer. His work on the show earned him an Emmy Award for writing.

In 2018, Yamil wrote his first screenplay Trico Tri, a Halloween family comedy released in theaters nationwide. His second feature film Santa in Training, a Christmas family comedy, streamed internationally on Netflix. Paramount Pictures acquired the international television distribution rights for both films, in which he also starred in.

Yamil won a Gold Telly Award for his work on a 2020 U.S. Census commercial he wrote and starred in alongside Carlos Ponce for John Leguizamo's NGL Studios. He is currently developing a number of projects with NGL Studios in which he'll both write and star in. Most recently, he starred the award-winning BET Original Movie Kemba as Velasquez, a no-nonsense prosecutor, opposite Nesta Cooper (Apple TV+ series See) and directed by Kelley Kali. The film is now streaming on BET+.

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