Born in Monterrey, Mexico, March 3, 1971. Eliud’s family moved to Texas where he began acting in his high school drama program. After high school, Eliud attended Princeton University. He also completed the Conservatory Program at T. Schreiber Studio in New York where he met legendary acting teacher Terry Schreiber, a friend and mentor to him.
After Princeton, Eliud worked for the Mexican Consulate and later became an advertising executive in New York, ocassionally returning to his love of acting. In 2010, he decided to pursue his passion for acting full time. Since then, he has enjoyed starring and supporting roles in numerous projects in Film, TV and Theatre.
Recent work includes: Film: Bel Canto, Hands of Stone (Cannes Official Selection), The Intern, From Nowhere (SXSW 2016 Audience Award), Mariachi Madness (Currently garnered 13 Film Festival Selections to date), Hamlet, Lloro; TV: Flesh and Bone, Boardwalk Empire, The Blacklist, Law and Order Special Victims Unit. His work in the film Lloro garnered Eliud his first Best Actor in a Leading Role nomination at the 2013 New York International Film Festival.
Cast in BEL CANTO, feature film, based on the beloved Ann Patchett novel. Cast as Dr. Gomez (supporting role) in the film. Paul Weitz is directing and the film stars Julianne Moore, Ken Watanabe and Christopher Lambert. Currently in production.
HANDS OF STONE (THE WEINSTEIN COMPANY), Roberto Duran Biopic. Starring Robert Deniro, Edgar Ramirez. Cast as Margarito Duran. Nationwide Release, Labor Day Weekend, August 26, 2016.
FROM NOWHERE (FILMRISE) 2016 South by Southwest Audience Award Winner. Cast as Emilio in this powerful upcoming film which follows the lives of three assimilated NYC teens grappling with the challenges of their illegal status in the US. Film also stars Denis O’Hare and Julianne Nicholson and is directed by Australian actor and director, Matthew Newton. Premiered in NY and LA February 17, 2017. After successful opening weekend, will expand to 20 plus U.S. cities.