Spanish actor Sergio Peris-Mencheta grew up loving the sport of rugby and even dreamt of pursuing a career as a professional rugby player after college. But by the late '90s, after a few small roles in Spanish films like "Jara" and "Less Is More"--as well as a key part in a Spanish TV series--Peris-Mencheta decided he was going to become an actor. His breakthrough role came in 1998 when he was cast in the Spanish television series, "Al salir de clase". Peris-Mencheta was cast as a leading character in the comedic series and after a single season he became one of the most recognizable actors in Spain. The show ended its run in 2002 but success proved not to be short-lived for Peris-Mencheta. Throughout the 2000s he appeared as a cast-member in several more television series, like the 2005 drama "Lobos", as well as movies, like the dramas "Sunday Light" (2007) and "La vida en rojo "(2008). In 2010, Peris-Mencheta made his debut on the international stage. He starred in two English-language films that couldn't have been more different. The first was the big budget action-horror movie, "Resident Evil: Afterlife", and the second was "Love Ranch", a comedic drama which told the story of the first legalized brothel in the state of Nevada.