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Nestor Carbonell Biography

Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, screenwriter

Fast Facts

  • His father was a Cuban emigre who left in 1960, fought at the Bay of Pigs, became a Pepsi executive, and published a 1989 memoir of his experiences titled And the Russians Stayed
  • Grew up around the world, spending time in 13 countries as a child
  • Made his prime-time TV debut in a 1991 episode of NBC's Law & Order
  • Won two Alma Awards for Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series (in 1998 and 1999) for his role as hunky magazine photographer Luis Rivera on the Brooke Shields sitcom Suddenly Susan (1996-2000)
  • Met wife, actress Shannon Kenny, while working on the short-lived WB sitcom Muscle (1995)
  • Scripted, executive-produced and starred in the 2000 comedy Attention Shoppers