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How Pedro Pascal Rose to Fame

Pedro Pascal is a Chilean-American actor who has rapidly become a household name. José Pedro Balmaceda Pascal is his full name, and at the start of his career, he went by Pedro Balmaceda. However, he changed his name to just Pascal in honor of his mother after she passed. Pascal's mother, Veronica Pascal, was a child psychologist, and his father, Jose Balmaceda, was a fertility doctor. His parents participated in a resistance group in Chile, and his mother was the cousin of the nephew of the socialist Chilean president Salvador Allende. Because of their rebellion against the dictatorship, Pascal's family moved to the United States when he was only nine months old. Pascal started acting at a young age with local theater and school plays, then went to NYU, received his BFA in acting, started getting work, taking on a surplus of minor roles for the majority of his career, and now, at the age of 47, he has played a handful of characters that would be the role of a lifetime for any actor.



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