Lymari Nadal

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Lymari Nadal
Lymari Nadal.jpg
Nadal at Hollywood Life Magazine’s 7th Annual Breakthrough Awards in 2007
Born Lymari Nadal Torres
(1978-02-11) February 11, 1978 (age 39)
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality Puerto Rican
Education Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico
Known for Acting, producer, screenwriter
Notable work América
American Gangster
Spouse(s) Edward James Olmos[1] (2002–present)

Lymari Nadal Torres[2][note 1] (born 11 February 1978)[3] is a Puerto Rican actress, film producer and scriptwriter.[1] She has performed different roles in several films including American Gangster and Battlestar Galactica: The Plan. In 2011, she also produced her own film, America, which she also wrote.

Life and career[edit]

Nadal Torres was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico to Daniel Nadal and Anaida Torres.[4] She graduated from high school at Academia Santa María. She received her first college degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico. [1] In an interview, she described herself as "Ponce-blooded."[1] In 2001, she moved to Los Angeles, California, and married actor and director Edward James Olmos in 2002.[5]


Nadal's latest film is América.[1] She is best known for her role as Frank Lucas's wife in the movie American Gangster.

Film Year Role
American Family 2002 Linda
Battlestar Galactica Miniseries 2003 Giana
Ladrones y Mentirosos 2006 Marisol
American Gangster 2007 Eva
Battlestar Galactica: The Plan 2009 Giana O'Neill
America 2011 America


  1. ^ This name uses Spanish naming customs: the first or paternal family name is Nadal and the second or maternal family name is Torres.


  1. ^ a b c d e Glorimar Muñoz Berly (2011-03-16). "Vuelve a casa protagonista de América". La Perla del Sur. Retrieved 2012-07-06. 
  2. ^ Asambleísta denuncia problemas con contratos en Ponce. El Nuevo Dia. Guaynabo, Puerto Rico. 1 September 2011.
  3. ^ Lymari Nadal. Primer Festival de Cine Chicano. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  4. ^ Reconocen a la Actriz Ponceña Lymari Nadal. Noticias Sur P.R. Press Release. 11 March 2011. Retrieved 10 March 2014.
  5. ^ Edward James Olmos and Lymari Nadal (31 years). Orlando Sentinel. 10 March 2014.

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