Born: April 12, 1956
Birthplace: Havana, Cuba
Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956), professionally known as Andy García, is a Cuban American actor and director. He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs, and When a Man Loves a Woman. In the 2000s, he starred in Ocean's Eleven and its sequels: Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, and The Lost City.
García was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III. He was Emmy Award- and Golden Globe Award-nominated for his titular role in For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.
García was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez in Havana, Cuba. His mother, Amelie Menéndez, was an English teacher, and his father, René García Núñez, was an avocado farmer and attorney in Cuba, and later owned a fragrance business in the United States. García has two older siblings, a sister named Tessi and a brother named René. When García was five years old, the family moved to Miami, Florida, after the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. Over a period of several years, they built up a million-dollar perfume company. García was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Miami Beach Senior High School, where he played on the basketball team. During his last year in high school, he became ill with mononucleosis, which convinced him to pursue a career in acting. He began his acting career taking a drama class with Jay W. Jensen in his senior year at Miami Beach Senior High School. He graduated from Florida International University in Miami.
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García began acting at Florida International University but soon went to Hollywood. He had a short role in the first episode of "Murder, She Wrote" as "1st white tough" in 1984. He played the role of a gang member in the first episode of the popular TV series Hill Street Blues. He appeared in a supporting role in 1985's The Mean Season alongside Kurt Russell. Director Brian De Palma engaged him for The Untouchables (1987).
In 1989, García did the Ridley Scott film Black Rain with Michael Douglas. Also in 1989, Francis Ford Coppola was casting The Godfather Part III. García won the part of Vincent Mancini, the illegitimate son of Sonny Corleone, and earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor for his performance.
In the 1990s, García appeared in Internal Affairs, in which he engages in a battle of wits with a corrupt fellow police officer, played by Richard Gere. He played a conflicted good samaritan in Hero (1992), the enabling husband of an alcoholic in When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), a doomed criminal in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), a crusading lawyer in the drama Night Falls on Manhattan (1997), and a cop trying to save his gravely ill son in the action thriller Desperate Measures (1997). He played mobster Lucky Luciano in Hoodlum (1998).
He portrayed the ruthless Las Vegas casino owner Terry Benedict in 2001's Ocean's Eleven, a remake of the 1960 Rat Pack caper movie. He also appeared in the sequel, Ocean's Twelve (2004), and in the final film, Ocean's Thirteen (2007).
In 2006, he appeared in the last episode of the Turkish TV series Kurtlar Vadisi, along with Sharon Stone.
García is slated to direct the upcoming film Hemingway & Fuentes about famous writer Ernest Hemingway co-written by García and Hemingway's niece Hilary Hemingway. Originally, announced stars included Anthony Hopkins, Annette Bening and García himself. Filming was originally to have begun in January 2013, but due to delays, Hopkins left the project and Garcia announced that the role of Hemingway would be played by actor Jon Voight.
In 1982, García married Marivi Lorido. García and his wife have four children: daughters Dominik García-Lorido (b. 1983), an actress, Daniella (b. 1988), and Alessandra (b. 1991); and son Andres (b. 2002).
|1983||Blue Skies Again||Ken|
|1983||A Night in Heaven||T. J. The Bartender|
|1984||The Lonely Guy||Uncredited|
|1985||The Mean Season||Ray Martínez|
|1986||8 Million Ways to Die||Angel Moldonado|
|1987||The Untouchables||Agent George Stone/Giuseppe Petri|
|1988||Stand and Deliver||Dr. Ramírez|
|1988||American Roulette||Carlos Quintas|
|1989||Black Rain||Det. Charlie Vincent|
|1990||Internal Affairs||Raymond Avilla|
|1990||A Show of Force||Luis Ángel Mora|
|1990||The Godfather Part III||Vincent Mancini||Nominated—Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor - Motion Picture
|1991||Dead Again||Gray Baker|
|1992||Jennifer 8||Sgt. John Berlin|
|1994||When a Man Loves a Woman||Michael Green||Nominated—MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male|
|1995||Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead||Jimmy "The Saint" Tosnia|
|1995||Dangerous Minds||Scenes deleted|
|1995||Steal Big Steal Little||Ruben Partida Martinez/Robert Martin/Narrator|
|1996||Night Falls on Manhattan||Sean Casey||Nominated—ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film|
|1996||The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca||Federico García Lorca||Nominated—ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film|
|1997||Hoodlum||Charlie "Lucky" Luciano|
|1998||Desperate Measures||Frank Conner||ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film|
|1999||Just the Ticket||Gary Starke||Also producer
Nominated—ALMA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Feature Film
|2001||The Unsaid||Michael Hunter||Also executive producer
|2001||The Man from Elysian Fields||Byron Tiller||Also producer|
|2001||Ocean's Eleven||Terry Benedict||ALMA Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated—DVD Exclusive Award for Best Audio Commentary
Nominated—Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
|2003||Confidence||Special Agent Gunther Butan|
|2003||Just Like Mona|
|2004||Modigliani||Amedeo Modigliani||Also executive producer|
|2004||Ocean's Twelve||Terry Benedict||Nominated—Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast|
|2005||The Lazarus Child||Jack Heywood|
|2005||The Lost City||Fico Fellove||Also executive producer/director
Imagen Foundation Award for Best Director
Nominated—ALMA Award for Outstanding Director - Motion Picture
Nominated—Imagen Foundation Award for Best Actor
|2006||Smokin' Aces||Stanley Locke|
|2007||The Air I Breathe||Fingers|
|2007||Ocean's Thirteen||Terry Benedict||Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry|
|2008||New York, I Love You||Garry|
|2008||Beverly Hills Chihuahua||Delgado||Voice only|
|2009||The Pink Panther 2||Inspector Vicenzo Brancaleone|
|2009||City Island||Vince Rizzo||Also producer
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
|2009||La Linea||Javier Salazar|
|2010||Across the Line||Jorge Garza|
|2011||5 Days of War||Mikheil Saakashvili|
|2012||For Greater Glory||Enrique Gorostieta Velarde|
|2012||A Dark Truth||Jack Begosian|
|2013||At Middleton||George Hartman|
|2014||Let's Be Cops||Detective Brolin|
|2014||Kill the Messenger||Norwin Meneses|
|2014||Rob the Mob||Big Al|
|2014||Rio 2||Eduardo||Nominated—Annie Award for Voice Acting in a Feature Production|
|2016||Max Steel||Dr. Miles Edwards|
|2016||True Memoirs of an International Assassin||El Toro|
|2017||Geostorm||President of the United States Andrew Palma|
|2018||What About Love||Peter Tarlton||Post-production|
|2018||Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again||Fernando||Post-production|
|1978||¿Qué Pasa, USA?||Pepe (Carmen's Boyfriend)||Episode: "Here Comes the Bride"|
|1979||Archie Bunker's Place||Manuel||Episode: "Building the Restaurant"|
|1981, 1984||Hill Street Blues||Street Kid
|Episode: "Hill Street Station"
Episode: "Hair Apparent"
|1983||For Love and Honor||Medic||Episode: "For Love and Honor" (pilot)|
|1984||Murder, She Wrote||1st White Tough||Episode: "The Murder of Sherlock Holmes" (pilot)|
|1984||Brothers||Jose||Episode: "Happy Birthday Me!"|
|1985||The New Alfred Hitchcock Presents||Alejandro||Episode: "Breakdown"|
|1986||Foley Square||A movie star seeking to sue his business manager||Episode: "The Star"|
|1988||Clinton and Nadine||Clinton Dillard||TV movie|
|1999||Swing Vote||Joseph Michael Kirkland||ABC TV movie|
|2000||For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story||Arturo Sandoval||Also producer
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor - Miniseries or a Movie
Nominated—Emmy Award for Outstanding Made for Television Movie
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actor - Miniseries or Television Film
|2001||Frasier||Terrance||Episode: "Bully for Martin"|
|2003||Will & Grace||Milo||Episode: "Field of Queens"|
|2005||Kurtlar Vadisi||Amon||Episode: 4.96
|2006||George Lopez||Ray||Episode: "George Doesn't Trustee Angie's Brother"|
|2008||Classical Baby (I'm Grown Up Now): The Poetry Show||Himself||TV movie|
|2009||The National Parks: America's Best Idea||Various historical figures||Voice only|
|2010||Top Gear||Himself||Series 15, episode 4|
|2011||The Simpsons||Slick Publisher||Episode: "The Book Job"|
|2012||Dora the Explorer||Don Quixote||Episode: "Dora's Royal Rescue"|
|2012||Dora's Royal Rescue||Don Quixote||TV movie|
|2013||Christmas in Conway||Duncan Mayor||TV movie|
|2013||Doll & Em||Andy||Episode: 1.5
|2014||Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu||Amon||Episode: 9.230
|2016||Ballers||Andre Allen||6 episodes|
|2018||My Dinner with Hervé||Ricardo Montalbán||HBO TV movie|
Nostros Golden Eagle Awards
Andy Garcia supports the following charitable cause: AIDS.