As a child, his dream was to become a professional football player, but one day he witnessed a play rehearsal from Vocacional No.1 and he liked it. He asked for an opportunity and they gave it to him. At first he saw it as a possibility to make more money, but little by little he liked it more and more and decided to go to Televisa for a greater opportunity.
Producer Ernesto Alonso saw his potential and gave him his first role in the soap opera "Quiereme Mucho". Yáñez played the role of "Carlos" alongside the actress Victoria Ruffo. His natural style and strong physical appearance won the hearts of the audience.
Yáñez married his first wife, Norma Adriana Garcia, in 1987. They had a son named Eduardo Yáñez Jr. They were divorced three years later.
In 1991, Yáñez moved to the United States where he worked on two soap operas for Capital Vision, "Marielena" and "Guadalupe".
Later he worked in Hollywood, movies such as " Striptease", "Wild Things", and "Megiddo". His most recent American movie was " The Punisher". He has also worked in television series such as "Savannah" and "Soldier of Fortune". He most recently worked in "Sleeper Cell" and "Cold Case".
In 1996, Yáñez married Francesca Cruz, a Cuban-American, he met in Miami.
They lived between Los Angeles and Miami. In January 2003 they filed for divorce. On April 8, 2009, Yanez narrowly avoided going to jail after Celebrity Attorney Devin Weisberg petitioned a Los Angeles County court to hold him in criminal contempt for failing to pay alimony to Ms. Cruz.
The case was ultimately settled for an undisclosed amount.
In 2005, after a long absence, Yáñez returned to Mexico and appeared in a soap opera named "La Verdad Oculta".
He has appeared in 8 theatrical plays, 13 soap operas, 31 movies (of which 8 are in English) and is still working on projects in Hollywood. In 2007, he played the main role in the popular Mexican soap opera "Destilando Amor". He is presently starring as the leading male role in "Fuego en la sangre" , a Mexican soap opera that premiered in January 2008 and ended in November 2008.
Edward,was the first Hispanic winner of a prestigious Emmy Award, has been involved in eight plays, 13 soap operas and 31 films (eight of them in English) and continues to do projects in Hollywood but does not rule out his return to soap operas.
A nude photograph of Eduardo Yáñez is going around the world through social networks. Lili Estefan, knowing the "corpus delicti" wanted to know if the photo was real or more fake than a dime of $ 4.
So Flaca, Lili, quickly called Eduardo, and the actor said that indeed he was the Photo.
So Yañez was the victim of a hacker?, Does a jilted bride wanted it show?, Would you stole the memory card of your mobile phone? or is he simply Sappho button "send" to Eduardo clueless?
None of that, Yanez explained that a few months ago sent to repair your cell phone, but left the memory card and it was there that drew the picture of the actor showing his private parts.
Lili Estefan then asked, "But how, you took the photo and not erased from the cell and then gave to repair the phone?".
Yes, even the best shepherd the goats will go to the mountain and now Eduardo Yanez will have to endure the complaints (or praise) of their fans when they meet filtering tremendous naked in every corner of cyberspace.