Netflix’s Selena: The Series introduces fans to A.B. Quintanilla but just who is Juan Martinez in Selena, the actor playing young A.B.?

Selena: The Series arrived on Netflix on December 4th and tells the story of Selena Quintanilla.

The series explores both Selena’s formative childhood years and her successful music career and we also meet several key figures who helped along the way, one of them being Selena’s older brother, A.B. Quintanilla.

Selena’s brother is played by two actors in the Netflix series but just what do we know about young A.B. actor, Juan Martinez?

Selena: The Series | Official Trailer | Netflix

Selena: The Series | Official Trailer | Netflix

Selena: The Series on Netflix

Selena: The Series makes its long-awaited debut on Netflix on December 4th, 2020.

The series, which stars Christian Serratos as the titular singer, details the life and struggles of Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla.

From her childhood and rise to fame and eventually to her tragic death, Selena: The Series promises to be essential viewing.


Juan Martinez as young A.B. Quintanilla

Juan Martinez takes on the role of young A.B. Quintanilla in Netflix’s Selena: The Series.

Young A.B. appears primarily in the series’ opening episode, titled Daydream, as Selena’s singing talents are first discovered by her father.

While Juan Martinez takes on the role in the first episode, older A.B. is portrayed by Gabriel Chavarria.

Little is known about Juan Martinez’s personal life away from acting but like many actors in the industry, Juan is currently active on social media, most notably Instagram, where he has a following of almost 8,300 at the time of writing and he often posts about upcoming projects such as Selena.

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Juan Martinez: Films and TV

Juan Martinez may only be an up and coming actor but the emerging talent already has 14 acting roles to his name according to IMDb.

The young actor made his debut in 2011 in the short film Philippe’s Sandwich.

Since then, Juan Martinez has appeared in much higher profile productions such as Grey’s Anatomy, Triple Frontier, Supergirl as well as the 2018 film Edge of the World.

With a prominent Netflix role added to his CV in Selena, we’re sure it won’t be long until Juan Martinez is back on our screens once again.

Until then, Selena: The Series is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on December 4th, 2020.

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