John Ortiz Celebrity Watchlist

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.

Awards

  • 2007, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2011, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee

Relationships

  • Clemente Ortiz — Son
  • Jennifer Ortiz — Wife

College

  • Attended State University of New York, Albany, NY

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Details

  • Birth Place: Brooklyn, NY
  • Profession: Actor

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