Telenovela hottie Aaron Diaz joins ABC’s ‘Quantico’ roster

In many ways it was almost inevitable that actor Aaron Diaz would wind up on a hit TV series like ABC’s “Quantico.”

After all, who could be more suited for a show about subterfuge and double identities than Diaz — unknown to most of the US yet an international phenomenon across Europe and Latin America.

“People sort of grew up with me in their living rooms,” Diaz says of his fans, which include a fair number of US-based Hispanics. “Many of them think of me as family,” he says. “They look at me as a symbol of ‘home.’ ”

He’s coming off a successful telenovela, “Tierra de Reyes” (above) and has joined “Quantico” as photojournalist León Velez

It’s easy to see why. Tall, lean and handsome, Diaz is married to the equally attractive Argentine chanteuse Lola Ponce. Together, with toddler daughters Erin and Regina, the family reigns as a quasi-Latin version of Britain’s young royals or Brangelina at their peak — breathlessly chronicled in local celeb mags while remaining relatively obscure to most Americans.


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