Andy Garcia young
April 12, 1956
5 ft 10 in | 178 cm
79 kg | 174 lbs
40 in | 102 cm
10 US | 43 EU
32 in | 81 cm
Andrés Arturo García Menéndez was born in Havana, Cuba, on April 12, 1956, is an American actor and director.
Young Andy Garcia first started acting by taking a drama class with Jay W. Jensen, at the Miami Beach Senior High School and during his years at the Florida International University in school theater productions.
He got his television debut in PBS sitcom ¿Qué Pasa, USA? (1978) in episode "Here Comes the Bride", in role as Pepe.
He landed his first break with a role as Street Kid in NBC police drama series Hill Street Blues (1981).
He made his big screen debut in comedy movie Blue Skies Again (1983) in role as Ken.
Andy's breakthrough performance came as George Stone / Giuseppe Petri in gangster film The Untouchables (1987) directed by Brian De Palma.
He made his directorial debut with documentary movie Cachao ... Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos (Cachao ... Like His Rhythm There Is No Other) (1994).
Big Gold Brick (2020) comedy drama in role as Floyd, opposite Megan Fox and Oscar Isaac
What About Love (2020) drama romance in role as Peter Tarlton, opposite Sharon Stone
Ana (2020) comedy drama in role as Rafa
Against the Clock (2019) thriller in role as Gerald Hotchkiss, with Dianna Agron
He was nominated for the Academy Award and the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vincent Mancini in drama crime film The Godfather Part III (1990) directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
He played Terry Benedict in Ocean's Trilogy: Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004) and Ocean's Thirteen (2007) directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Internal Affairs (1990) crime thriller opposite Richard Gere
When a Man Loves a Woman (1994) romantic drama opposite Meg Ryan
The Lost City (2005) drama with Bill Murray and Dustin Hoffman
Night Falls on Manhattan (1996) crime drama opposite Richard Dreyfuss and James Gandolfini
Hoodlum (1997) crime drama in role as Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Black Rain (1989) action thriller with Michael Douglas
Jennifer 8 (1992) mystery opposite Uma Thurman and John Malkovich
Desperate Measures (1998) thriller action with Michael Keaton
Just the Ticket (1999) romance comedy with Andie MacDowell
Smokin' Aces (2006) drama crime with Ben Affleck, Ryan Reynolds and Ray Liotta
The Pink Panther 2 (2009) action comedy with Steve Martin and Jean Reno
Dead Again (1991) romantic thriller with Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson and Robin Williams
At Middleton (2013) romantic comedy with Vera Farmiga and Taissa Farmiga
True Memoirs of an International Assassin (2016) action comedy with Kevin James
Stand and Deliver (1988) drama opposite Lou Diamond Phillips and Edward James Olmos
Confidence (2003) crime drama with Dustin Hoffman and Rachel Weisz
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) musical romantic comedy in role as Fernando Cienfuegos
Geostorm (2017) science fiction disaster opposite Gerard Butler, Jim Sturgess and Ed Harris
Bent (2018) thriller opposite Sofía Vergara and Karl Urban
The Mule (2018) crime drama directed by Clint Eastwood
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role as Arturo Sandoval in television biographical drama film For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story (2000).
Kurtlar Vadisi Pusu (2014) Turkish drama series in role as Amon
Ballers (2016) HBO comedy drama series in role as Andre Allen
He played Ricardo Montalbán in HBO television drama film My Dinner with Hervé (2018).
He voiced King Fialkov in animated action series 3Below: Tales of Arcadia (2018-2019).
Flipped (2020) comedy series in role as Rumualdo
When he was 5 years old, his family moved to Miami, Florida.
Attended Miami Beach Senior High School.
Graduated from Florida International University in Miami.
He studied acting with Jay W. Jensen.
Has a sister, Tessi and a brother, René.
Good friends with actor Mickey Rourke.
He was nominated for MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male for his role as Michael Green in film When a Man Loves a Woman (1994).
He is Catholic.
He voiced Eduardo in animated musical comedy film Rio 2 (2014) and Delgado in family comedy movie Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008).
Lives in Toluca Lake, California.
He married film producer Marivi Lorido in 1982, they have three daughters and one son.
It's better not to work than to work in something you don't want to be working in.
Everything I do in my life is very instinctual and in the moment. If I'm attracted to something, that's it. If I have reservations, those don't change till they're resolved. My first impression is how I go.
You have to love the guy that you play, even if you play the villain, you've got to love him.
I'm not the type of person who goes through all this effort for a movie, and then doesn't care if anybody sees it. I want them to see it, and I want them to see it on the big screen.
I am a traditional man. I'm a product of a traditional man. He sacrificed everything for his family.
I started in comedy when I first started as an actor on stage and doing improvisational theater and stuff like that. So a lot of people who know me know that sort of side of me. But I got the roles that I got as an young actor kind of steered me in a different direction, which were, at times, darker characters. And so comedy was not something that came easy for people to think of my in those terms.