John Ortiz

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Biography

  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: November 21, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor
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John Ortiz Fast Facts:
  • In 1992, cofounded Latino Actors Base in response to the Broadway debut of Ariel Dorfman's Death and the Maiden—a play set in South America that had no Latino actors in its cast; the group's name was later changed to LAByrinth Theater Company when it expanded to include non-Latino members.
  • Made Broadway debut in Nilo Cruz's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Anna in the Tropics in 2003.
  • Won an OBIE Award for References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot and received Drama Desk nominations for Jack Goes Boating and Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train.
  • Played Othello opposite Philip Seymour Hoffman as Iago and Jessica Chastain as Desdemona in an off-Broadway production of Othello in 2009.
  • John Ortiz Relationships:
  • Clemente Ortiz - Son
  • Jennifer Ortiz - Wife
  • John Ortiz Awards:
  • 2007 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • College:
  • Attended State University of New York, Albany, NY

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