Amaury Nolasco

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Amaury Nolasco
Amaury Nolasco 10-13-2008.jpg
Nolasco attending the premiere of Max Payne, 13 October 2008, Los Angeles, California
Born Amaury Nolasco Garrido
(1970-12-24) December 24, 1970 (age 43)
Puerto Rico
Residence Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ethnicity Dominican
Citizenship United States
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–present

Amaury Nolasco Garrido (born December 24, 1970) is a Puerto Rican actor, best known for the role of Fernando Sucre on the Fox television series Prison Break, and for his role in Transformers. He starred in the short-lived ABC television series Work It which premiered on January 3, 2012.

Early life[edit]

Nolasco was born in Puerto Rico to Dominican immigrants.[1][2] After various acting gigs, Nolasco moved to New York City, where he trained at the American British Dramatic Arts School.

Career[edit]

Nolasco has guest-starred in various television series such as Arli$$, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and ER. His first role on a feature film was in Takeshi Kitano's Brother, along others as "Orange Julius" in Universal's 2 Fast 2 Furious. He then went on to co-star opposite Bernie Mac in Mr. 3000.

Nolasco's additional television and film credits include guest-starring roles on George Lopez, CSI: NY and The Benchwarmers. He also appeared on Mind of Mencia as a guest on Sunday, April 29, 2007. He also starred in the movie adaptation of the Transformers, released during the summer of 2007. Director Michael Bay offered him to return to the sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but he declined due to scheduling conflicts. His most high-profile role was Prison Break.

In November 2009, Nolasco made an appearance in Wisin & Yandel's music video "Imagínate" featuring T-Pain alongside Wilmer Valderrama. He plays a jealous mobster who murders Valderrama's character for sleeping with his girlfriend. He also appears in Calle 13's music video "La Perla".

In March 2010, Nolasco guest-starred in 3 episodes during the second season of Southland as Detective Rene Cordero.

From September 2010 to May 2011, he costarred in the NBC show "Chase", a 1-season show about US Marshalls that hunt down fugitives.

Personal life[edit]

Nolasco was a supporter of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama.[3] For the second year in a row, Nolasco was the host of the Amaury Nolasco & Friends Golf Classic that took place in El Conquistador Hotel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico from June 10–11, 2011. The Amaury Nolasco & Friends Golf Classic is a celebrity golf tournament, where all the profits go to Non-Profit Puerto Rican organizations. For the second season, the profits went to the University of Puerto Rico Pediatric Hospital and to the VAL Foundation (Vive Alegre Luchando) an organization who gives their funding to pediatric cancer patients.[4]

Credits[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2000 Brother Victor
2002 Final Breakdown Hector Arturo
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Orange Julius
The Librarians G-Man
2004 Mr. 3000 Minadeo
2006 The Benchwarmers Carlos
2007 Transformers Figueroa
2008 Street Kings Santos
Max Payne Jack Lupino
2009 Armored Palmer
2011 The Rum Diary Segurra
2013 A Good Day to Die Hard Murphy
2013 El Teniente Amado Amado García Guerrero 2014 In the Blood Silvio Lugo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role
1999 Arli$$ Ivory Ortega
Early Edition Pedro Mendoza
2000 The Dukes of Hazzard: Hazzard in Hollywood Cypriano
The Huntress Flaco Rosario
2001 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Hector Delgado
2002 ER Ricky
2003 George Lopez Young Manny
2004 Eve Adrian
2005 CSI: NY Ruben DeRosa
2005–2009 Prison Break Fernando Sucre
2007 Mind of Mencia Himself
2009 CSI: Miami (Season 8, Episode 7) Nathan Cole
2010 Southland Detective Rene Cordero
2010 Chase Marco Martinez
2012 Work It Angel Ortiz
2013 Rizzoli & Isles Rafael Martinez
2013 Burn Notice (Season 7, Episode 10) Mateo
2014 Justified (Season 5, Episode 1) Elvis Manuel Machado

Awards[edit]

The ALMA Awards are awarded annually by NBC. Amaury Nolasco has received zero awards out of three nominations.[5][6][7][8][9] The Teen Choice Awards is an annual awards show that airs on the Fox Network. Amaury Nolasco was nominated for one award.[10]

Year Award Nominated Work Result
2006 TV - Choice Sidekick Prison Break Nominated
2006 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series Prison Break Nominated
2008 Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Television Series Prison Break Nominated
2009 Actor in Television - Drama Prison Break Nominated

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amaury Nolasco dice fue un honor encarnar al Teniente Amado". El Nuevo Diario (in Spanish) (Santo Domingo). 25 July 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Amaury Nolasco: “Esta es la tierra que vio nacer a mis padres”". El Caribe (in Spanish) (Santo Domingo). 26 July 2013. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  3. ^ YouTube - Yes We Can - Barack Obama Music Video
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ "ALMA Awards 2006 Nominees". Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  6. ^ "ALMA Awards 2006 Winners". Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  7. ^ "ALMA Awards 2008 Nominees". Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  8. ^ "ALMA Awards 2008 Winners". Archived from the original on 17 July 2012. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  9. ^ "ALMA Awards 2009 Winners". Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  10. ^ "Teen Choice Awards 2006 Nominees & Winners". Retrieved 27 January 2013. 

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