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Fast Facts

  • Born to Cuban immigrants.
  • Studied classical piano for seven years.
  • After graduating from college, worked on Wall Street as an investment banker and eventually started a marketing business with several partners.
  • Appeared in Budweiser's "Wassup" commercials.
  • Chosen as one of Variety magazine's Top Ten Actors to Watch in 2009.
  • Won a 2012 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture for his role in the romantic comedy Jumping the Broom.


  • Howard University, School of Business, Washington, DC (BBA in Marketing)

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  • Birth Place: Washington, DC
  • Profession: Actor

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