Jorge Facundo Arana Tagle (born March 31, 1972) is an Argentine actor and musician. He is the winner of various awards for television and theater in Argentina. Arana is also noted for his charity work.
Facundo Arana was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is the son of Dr. Jorge Arana Tagle, lawyer specializing in Maritime Law, and Mathilde von Bernard, athlete and former hockey player. He studied at the St Catherine´s Moorlands de Pilar school. At 17 he was detected a cancer called Hodgkin's disease, a malignancy of the lymphoid tissue that is located in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver and bone marrow. He spend 11 months of chemotherapy and radiotherapy and five years of controls, when he was finally declared cancer-free. In November 2010, Facundo Arana summited at Aconcagua with the aim of raising awareness about blood donation and placed a flag on top of the “coloso de América” in commemoration of the 96th anniversary of the first blood transfusion in the country. In 2012 Facundo Arana came to try to climb Everest: 8,848 meters above sea level, in the middle of the Himalayas, to raise public awareness about the importance of solidarity and donating blood. During his journey he was evacuated urgently for a respiratory problem and had to abandon the ascent to Everest. On May 23, 2016, at 11.50 local time of Nepal, he summited on Mount Everest.