Fernando Arau is a legendary Mexican comedian, actor, producer and director.
He is currently the co-anchor of the new prime-time hit on Univision Network, “Notanserio.” This ground-breaking format looks at the lighter side of the news with comedic flair, incorporating commentary and skits.
This new series marks the return for Arau to the network that helped make him a star as the host of Univision’s daily morning show “Despierta America.” For 12 years Arau led this groundbreaking show as one of its primary hosts, writer and producer.
In 2012 he hosted “Soy Tu Doble” and wrote, directed and hosted “Buenas Noches America” on TV Azteca and Azteca America, respectively. This same year he reached the finals in Univision’s “Mira Quien Baila” a dance competition reality series. In 2014, he also reached the finals in Telemundo’s first season of Top Chef Estrellas.
Most recently Arau has been the host of “America’s Funniest Videos Latinoamerica” on Telemundo and Canal Turner. Additionally, Arau is the host of his own radio program on 88.3 FM in Miami.
In 2006, he received an Honorary Emmy for his leadership in Spanish language Television. He has also received 2 Ariel Award nominations as Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Bienvenido-Welcome” (1995) and for Best Actor in “Chido Guan, El Tacos de Oro” (1985).
Arau is the son of Alfonso Arau, the renowned Mexica director of films such as “Like Water for Chocolate” and “A Walk in the Clouds,” and Magdalena Corona a principal dancer and choreographer for “Ballet Folklorico de Mexico.”