Leonardo Sbaraglia is a prominent Argentine film actor. Leonardo Sbaraglia has also worked in Mexico, and was cast in his first English-language role in Red Lights. His mother, Roxana Randon, is a local actress and theater coach. He started his acting career at the age of 16 in the film La Noche de los lápices (Night of the Pencils).
In 1987, Leonardo Sbaraglia gained popularity among Argentine youth for his role in the TV series Clave de sol. In the following years, he starred in TV and film productions as well as in the theater.
In 1993, Leonardo Sbaraglia worked for the first time together with Argentine director Marcelo Piñeyro in Tango feroz: la leyenda de Tanguito. They came together again for Caballos salvajes (1995), for which Leonardo Sbaraglia earned the Jury Prize for Best Acting at the Huelva International Film Festival.