Andy Garcia shot into the spotlight in the late 80s and has since become a household name in Hollywood. He is widely known for his iconic role in the films The Godfather, The Untouchables, and When a Man Loves a Woman. Garcia is a successful Cuban actor and director living in the United States.
Andy Garcia Bio (Age)
Andres Garcia Menedez was born on April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba. His mother, Amelia Menendez, was a school teacher and his father, Rene Garcia Nunez, a farmer who grew avocados, was also a lawyer in Cuba. He later owned a perfume store in the United States when they moved there.
Andy Garcia was allegedly born with a Siamese twin the size of a tennis ball on his shoulder, which was surgically removed, and he still bears the scar today. His family fled Cuba due to political tensions when he was 5 years old and settled in Miami, Florida. However, his family gradually settled in Miami by starting a perfume business that is now worth millions.
Garcia attended Nautilus Junior High School and Miami Beach Senior High School, where he took part in sports, especially basketball. His sports career was interrupted when he contracted mononucleosis and hepatitis, which led him to focus on acting. In his last year of school, however, he attended an acting class with Jay W. Jensen, a renowned acting teacher.
Andy Garcia Career
He studied and acted during his studies at Florida International University. Later he moved to Hollywood to continue his acting career after college. He got a supporting role playing a gang member in the television series Hills Street Blues, but he made his big-screen debut in the 1983 film Blues Skies Again. In 1985 he was a supporting actor alongside Kurt Russell in The Mean Season. He was also cast for a role in The Untouchables by director Brian De Palma (1987).
Garcias played the role of Vincent Mancini, the illegitimate son of Sonny Corleone, and this earned him a nomination as best supporting actor for his performance. Garcia’s career flared up in the 1990s when he appeared in several highly acclaimed films including Internal Affairs, Hero, When a Woman Loves a Man, Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead, Night Falls on Manhattan, and Hoodlum (1998).
In his role in the 2001 feature film Ocean Eleven, he stood out as an unscrupulous casino owner. Directed by Steven Soderbergh, the film was one of the top five highest-grossing films in 2001 and was also featured in Ocean’s Twelve (2004) and Ocean’s Thirteen (2007).
Garcia co-wrote, directed, and acted alongside his daughters in The Lost City in 2005, and his voice was heard as Eduardo in Rio and was nominated for a dubbing award in a feature film production. Garcia has been nominated for many awards and has won several prizes during his acting career.
Andy Garcia Net worth
Sources have estimated that Andy Garcia has a net worth of $20 million when he starred in movies, directed and produced. His films with the highest revenues are Rio, Ocean’s Eleven, and Ocean’s Twelve. Andy Garcia owns a mansion in Miami, inspired by the Cuban architectural style, which is said to be worth $4 million. This house is popularly known as the soul of Havana.
His Wife and Children
Garcia met his wife while studying at Florida International University. He married Marivi Lorido in 1982 and they both have four children. Dominik Garcia-Londo was born in 1983, Daniella in 1988, Alessandra in 1991, and his only son, Andreas, was born in 2002.
His daughters seem to have a fondness for the entertainment industry, as his eldest daughter Dominick has dared to act as her father. She got several roles in Hollywood movies like The Lost City and City Island at her father’s side. Her younger sister Daniella is also an actress and has starred in The Lost City and several other movies. Alessandra has entered the fashion industry and is doing well as an oversized model.
Andy Garcia can best be described as a loving and private man who has been married for three decades and has never been involved in any scandals or romantically involved with anyone but his wife.
Where He is Now?
Andy Garcia currently resides in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California. Most recently he played the role of Fernando Cienfuego in the musical comedy, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which was released in 2018.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Garcia weighs 71 kilograms and is 178 cm tall. His foot size is 10, his chest is about 40 inches, his waist 32 inches, and his biceps 15 inches. His hair and eye color are dark brown and Garcia is still in good shape despite his advanced age.