|Born||Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada
March 9, 1979 
|Alma mater||Juilliard School|
|Home town||Miami, Florida, United States|
Oscar Isaac (born Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada; March 9, 1979) is a Guatemalan American actor and musician. He is known for his lead film roles in the comedy-drama Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination, the crime drama A Most Violent Year (2014) and the science fiction thriller Ex Machina (2015).
He appeared in the seventh Star Wars film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron, and will star in the ninth X-Men film, X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), as the titular mutant supervillain Apocalypse. He also headlined the HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero, as politician Nick Wasicsko in 2015, which earned him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film.
Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada was born in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, María Eugenia Estrada Nicolle, and a Cuban pulmonologist father, Óscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano. His maternal grandfather was French. Isaac was raised in Miami, Florida. He has described his evangelical Protestant upbringing as "very Christian." While in Miami, he played lead guitar and sang vocals for his band the Blinking Underdogs. He spent his musical years living a "straight edge" lifestyle.
Isaac liked to cause trouble at the private grade school he attended when growing up. “I set off a fire extinguisher in the gym, defaced a mural, just stupid stuff,” he said in an interview. He liked to make kids laugh. At one point, his teacher had to screen off his desk from the rest of the class with a piece of cardboard. Eventually, he was expelled.
Isaac was awarded the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor of 2009, for his role as José Ramos-Horta in Balibo (2009). Isaac's first major film role was as Joseph opposite Keisha Castle-Hughes in the film The Nativity Story. He also had small roles in All About the Benjamins and Guerrilla, Part Two of the Che Guevara biopic Che.
Isaac played King John in the 2010 film Robin Hood. Later that year, he portrayed a security guard in the film W.E., which was directed by Madonna and released in September 2011. In the same month, Isaac starred in the crime drama Drive. He had a role in 10 Years, in which he played a musician. He performed his own song "Never Had" in the film. "Never Had" and "You Ain't Goin Nowhere" were included in the movie's soundtrack.
He has made an appearance in the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He appeared as Romeo in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park performances of Romeo and Juliet and Two Gentlemen of Verona.
In 2013, Isaac starred in the dramatic film Inside Llewyn Davis, written and directed by the Coen brothers, where he played a talented yet unsuccessful folk singer in Greenwich Village in 1961. The film won the Grand Prix at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival. For the role of Llewyn, Isaac was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the 2014 Golden Globes.
He co-starred with Jessica Chastain in J. C. Chandor's film A Most Violent Year (2014), replacing actor Javier Bardem. In 2015, Isaac portrayed Nathan in the science fiction film Ex Machina, and co-starred in the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, released in December, playing Poe Dameron, an X-wing pilot.
On November 24, 2014, Isaac was announced to play the X-Men villain Apocalypse in the upcoming film X-Men: Apocalypse which will be released on May 27, 2016. In 2015, Isaac was announced to play the lead role in The Promise with co-star Christian Bale.
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Robbie Paulson||Episode: "The Healer"|
|2015||Show Me a Hero||Nick Wasicsko||HBO miniseries
Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Pending—Satellite Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Movie/Miniseries
|2015||Disney Infinity 3.0||Poe Dameron|
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- Onofri, Adrienne (February 11, 2006). "Rookie of the Year: Q&A with actor Oscar Isaac". Broadwayworld.com. Retrieved April 4, 2015.
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