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Mauricio Jose Morales
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Maurice Benard Fast Facts:
Did some modeling work in his early twenties.
Auditioned for the soap
All My Children
in 1987; did not get the part he tried out for, but producers were so impressed they created the role of Nico Kelly for him.
Played Desi Arnaz in the 1991 TV-movie
Lucy and Desi: Before the Laughter
Began portraying mobster Sonny Corinthos on
in 1993; originally planned to be on the show for only six months, but it turned into a lead role and eventually won him a Daytime Emmy in 2003.
Diagnosed with bipolar disorder when he was 22; in 2006, asked
producers to make his character also have bipolar disorder.
Is a spokesperson for the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance.
Enjoys boxing and is a fan of martial arts.
Is an animal lover and owns many pets, including cats, dogs, birds, chinchillas and rabbits.
Maurice Benard Relationships:
Martha Morales - Mother
Marvin Benard - Cousin
Paula Smith - Wife
Cassidy Rose Benard - Daughter
Humberto Morales - Father
Heather Smith-Benard - Daughter
Joshua James Benard - Son
Cailey Sophia Benard - Daughter
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