Born as Yamil Josue Adorno Toro, he studied Drama and Dramatic Writing at New York University. He has worked on stage, film, and television. Since 2010, Adorno has become an active inspirational writer, mostly through his blog. His first book, 33, derives from 45 of the most popular poems featured on his website, as well as 54 never-before released works.[clarification needed] He is currently working on his second book, to be published in late 2014, and lives in New York City.