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Luis Guzman Biography

Birth Place:
Cayey, Puerto Rico
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Was a social worker on New York's Lower East Side before acting in street theater and independent films
  • His first major TV role was on Miami Vice in 1985
  • Was the star of his own 2003 sitcom Luis
  • Has been frequently cast by notable directors Brian DePalma, Steven Soderberg and Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Has five children

Awards

  • 2000Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2000Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated

Relationships

  • Rosa Cardona -- Mother
  • Benjamin Cardona -- Stepfather
  • Angelita Galarza-Guzman -- Wife