Who is Andy Garcia?

Andy Garcia is an American actor and director who is well-known for playing the iconic role of Agent George Stone Giuseppe Petri in Brian De Palma’s 1987 American crime movie, ‘The Untouchables’ alongside actors like Kevin Costner, Robert De Niro, and Sean Connery. He has also appeared in films like ‘The Godfather Part 3’, where he appeared as Vincent Mancini. He received an Academy Award nomination and a Golden Globe Award nomination.

Quick Info 
Full NameAndrés Arturo García Menéndez
Date of BirthApril 12, 1956
Birth PlaceHavana, Cuba
ParentsAmelie Menéndez
René García Núñez
ProfessionActor, Director
SpouseMarivi Lorido Garcia
Age64 years
Height5 ft 9 in
Children4
Net WorthUS $20 million

Moreover, he received a Golden Globe nomination and a Primetime Emmy nomination for his role as a producer and Arturo Sandoval cast in the 2000 American television drama movie, ‘For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.’ Furthermore, he has also lent his voice in films like the 2008 American comedy movie ‘Beverly Hills Chihuahua’ where he played the role of Delgado, and the American musical comedy movie ‘Rio 2’ the part of Eduardo in 2014.

Andy Garcia

Bio

Andy Garcia’s full name is Andrés Arturo Garcia Menéndez. He was born on 12 April 1956 in Havana, Cuba to mother, Amelie Menéndez, who was an English teacher, and to father, René García Núñez, who was previously an avocado farmer who later went on to start a million-dollar fragrance business in the United States. He got raised alongside his older sister, Tessi, and alongside his older brother, René, in Miami, Florida. Besides this, Andy Garcia is currently 64 years old with the zodiac sign of Aries.

 

Nationality and Physical Stats

Andy Garcia holds an American-Cuban nationality as he currently lives in the United States but was originally from Cuba. He was raised as a Roman Catholic and practices Christianity as his religion. Besides this, he stands at the height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.78m/178cms) tall and weighs around 79kgs (174lbs). He has an average body type with a pair of brown colored eyes and black hair color.

 

Education

Andy Garcia completed his high-school from Miami Beach Senior High School, and for further studies, he studied and graduated from the Florida International University. He was interested in playing basketball during his student life, but he was diagnosed with mononucleosis, which distracted him from basketball towards pursuing acting as a career.

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Personal Life

Andy Garcia dated and married Marivi Lorido in the year 1982. The couple got blessed with four children – three daughters, Dominik Garcia-Lorido in 1983, Daniella in 1988 and Alessandra in the year 1991, and a son, Andres in the year 2002.

 

Social

Andy Garcia is active on social media platforms. His Instagram account (@andygarcia) has over 111 thousand followers, but his Twitter account is not verified yet. His official Facebook profile (@OfficialAndyGarcia) has over 49 thousand followers.

 

Career

Film

Andy Garcia has appeared and played many roles in numerous movies. He started his career when he played Ken’s role in ‘Blue Skies Again’ (1983). The same year, he played as Ricardo in ‘Guaguasi’ and as T.J. the Bartender in ‘A Night in Heaven.’ Likewise, he played the role of Ray Martinez in ‘The Mean Season’ (1985) and as Angel Moldonado in ‘8 Million Ways to Die’ (1986). The breakthrough moment of his career came when he played the iconic role of Agent George Stone Giuseppe Petri in ‘The Untouchables’ (1987).

Following the success of this movie, he played the role of Dr. Ramirez in ‘Stand and Deliver’ (1988), Carlos Quintas in ‘American Roulette’ (1988), Detective Charlie Vent in ‘Black Rain’ (1989), Raymond Avilla in ‘Internal Affairs,’ and Luis Ángel Mora in ‘A Show of Force’ (1990). Another of his iconic role came when he played the role of Vincent Mancini in the movie ’The Godfather Part 3’ in the year 1990.

Furthermore, he has also starred in movies like ‘For Greater Glory’ and ‘A Dark Truth’ in the year 2012, ‘Open Road’ and ‘At Middleton’ in the year 2013, ‘Let’s Be Cops,’ ‘Kill the Messenger’ and ‘Rob the Mob’ in the year 2014, ‘Ghostbusters,’ ‘Max Steel,’ ‘True Memoirs of an International Assassin’ and ‘Passenger’ in the year 2016, ‘Geostorm’ in the year 2017 and ‘Bent,’ ‘Book Club,’ ‘Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again’ and ‘The Mule’ in the year 2018.

Likewise, he has also appeared as Gerald Hotchkiss in ‘Against the Clock’ (2019), as Rafael Rodriguez in ‘Ana’ (2020), and as Father Patrick in ‘Words on Bathroom Walls’ (2020).

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Television

Andy Garcia has also played his part on television. He has appeared in TV series like ‘Elena of Avalor,’ ‘Flipped’ and ‘Modern Love.’ He started his television career in the year 1978 when he played Pepe’s role in ‘¿Qué Pasa, USA?’. In 1978, he appeared in numerous other series like ‘Brothers’ in 1984, ‘The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents’ in 1985, ‘Clinton and Nadine’ in 1988, and ‘George Lopez’ 2006. He has also worked as a producer in the 2000 American television movie, ‘For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story,’ where he played the lead role of Arturo Sandoval.

 

Achievements

Andy Garcia won the Nostros Golden Eagle Award’s Outstanding Performer in Film Award in the year 1997. Likewise, he was awarded the ALMA Award’s Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film for his work in ‘Desperate Measures’ in the year 1998 and the Outstanding Supporting Actor Award for his work in ‘Ocean’s Eleven’ in the year 2002. Moreover, he has also won the Boston Film Festival’s Best Actor Award in 2013 for his work in ‘At Middleton’.

 

Net Worth

As of the year 2020, Andy Garcia has an approximate net worth of $20 million.

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