David Valencia is a graduate of the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, Australia. The school has been recognized by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the world’s finest training grounds for performing arts. Notable graduates include Mel Gibson, Cate Blanchett and Baz Luhrmann, to name a few. David recently co-starred on Fernando León de Aranoa’s “Loving Pablo” opposite Javier Bardem, Peter Sarsgaard and Penélope Cruz; and appears in Season 3 of Netflix’s “Narcos”. “Loving Pablo” will have its world premiere at the 74th Venice Film Festival; and will be featured in the Pearls category at this year’s San Sebastian International Film Festival and the Special Presentations category at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. David has also collaborated on Conor Allyn’s political thriller, “Ex-Patriot” alongside Valene Kane; and on Elijah Wood’s production of “The Boy”. Directed by Craig Macneill, “The Boy” premiered in competition at SXSW 2015. Other festivals include the BFI London Film Festival and Sitges Film Festival. Additionally, he has starred in Latin-American indies “Malos Días” (Official Selection 2015 Warsaw International Film Festival; Bogotá International Film Festival), and “Detective Marañon” – an investigative satire by powerhouse Dynamo Productions. David’s stage credits include “Blood Wedding” for Malthouse Theatre; and “Mortido” for Belvoir St Theatre and the State Theatre Company SA. He has been selected to engage in master classes with two-time Academy Award winner, Kevin Spacey; Triple Crown winner and Co-President of New York’s Actors Studio, Ellen Burstyn; and American acting coaches Elizabeth Kemp and Larry Moss. He holds dual Australian and Colombian citizenship; has his American Green Card; and is fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.
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