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Ricky Martin Biography

Birth Name:
Enrique José Martín Morales
Birth Place:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Singer, songwriter, actor

Fast Facts

  • Has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide as a solo artist
  • Began acting in TV commercials at age 6
  • Joined the popular Puerto Rican boy group Menudo in 1984; he left the band in 1989
  • Joined the cast of the Mexican telenovela Alcanzar una estrella II in 1991
  • Received the Premio El Heraldo for his work in Mas que alcanzar una estrella, a 1992 movie spin-off of the Alcanzar una estrella II series
  • Made his Broadway debut in the musical Les Misérables in 1996
  • Originated the role of Che in the 2012 Broadway revival of Evita
  • Established the Ricky Martin Foundation to help with charitable causes
  • Campaigns against human trafficking


  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated


  • Carlos González Abella -- Ex-significant Other
  • Enrique Jose Martin III -- Father
  • Angel Fernandez -- Half Brother
  • Daniel Martin -- Half Brother
  • Eric Martin -- Half Brother
  • Fernando Fernandez -- Half Brother
  • Vanessa Martin -- Half Sister
  • Jwan Yosef -- Husband
  • Nerieda Morales -- Mother
  • Matteo Martin -- Son
  • Valentino Martin -- Son