Andy Garcia shot into limelight in the late 80s and since then has become a household name in Hollywood. He is popularly known for his iconic role in the movie The Godfather, The Untouchables and When a Man Loves a Woman. Garcia is a successful Cuban actor and director based in the United States.
Andy Garcia’s Bio (Age)
Andres Garcia Menedez was born in Havana, Cuba on April 12, 1956. His mother, Amelia Menendez was a school tutor and his father, Rene Garcia Nunez was an agriculturalist who grew Avocados, he was also a lawyer in Cuba. He later owned a fragrance business in the United States when they relocated there.
Andy Garcia was said to be born with a conjoined twin, the size of a tennis ball attached to his shoulder which was surgically removed and he still bears the scar till date. His family fled Cuba because of political tension when he was 5 years old and settled in Miami, Florida. His family however established themselves gradually in Miami by starting a fragrance business now worth millions.
Garcia attended Nautilus Junior High School and Miami Beach Senior high school, where he was involved in sports especially basketball. His sporting career was dashed when he contracted mononucleosis and hepatitis which made him shift his focus to acting. He, however, enrolled in an acting class with Jay W. Jensen a renowned drama teacher in his senior year.
He studied and acted while he was a student at Florida International University. He later moved to Hollywood to pursue his acting career after college. He landed a supporting role, playing a gang member in a TV series Hills Street Blues but his big screen debut appearance was in the movie Blues Skies Again in 1983. He was a supporting actor alongside Kurt Russell in The Mean Season in 1985. 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 it earned him a nomination as Best supporting actor for his performance. Garcia’s career was blazing in the 90s as he starred in several highly rated movies like 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 big screen movie, Ocean Eleven, he was outstanding as a ruthless casino owner, the movie was directed by Steven Soderbergh and was among the top five highest grossing films for 2001. He was also featured in both Ocean’s Twelve in 2004 and Ocean’s Thirteen in 2007.
Garcia co-wrote, directed and acted alongside his daughters in The Lost City in 2005. His voice was featured as Eduardo in Rio and it was nominated for an award for voice acting in a feature production. Garcia has been nominated for many awards and won several throughout his acting career.
Andy Garcia’s Net worth
Sources have estimated that Andy Garcia has a net worth of $20 million from starring in movies, film directing and production. His highest grossing films are Rio, Ocean’s Eleven and Ocean‘s Twelve. Andy Garcia owns a mansion in Miami which was inspired by Cuban architectural style said to be worth to be worth $4 million. This house is popularly referred to as the Soul of Havana.
His Wife and Children
Garcia met his wife while studying at Florida International University. He got married to 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 penchant for the entertainment industry as his eldest daughter, Dominick, has ventured into acting like her father. She has landed several roles in Hollywood movies like The Lost City and City Island starring alongside her father. Her younger sister, Daniella, is also an actress and was co-starred in The Lost City and several other movies. Alessandra has broken out into the fashion industry and is doing well as a plus-size model.
Andy Garcia is best described as a loving and private man who has been married for three decades and has not been involved in any scandals or romantically linked to anyone aside from his wife.
Where He is Now?
Andy Garcia’s currently resides in Toluca Lake, Los Angeles, California. He most recently starred as Fernando Cienfuegos in the musical comedy Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again which was released in 2018.
Height, Weight, Body Measurements
Garcia weighs 71 kilograms and stands at 178 cm. His feet size is 10. His chest is around 40 inches, waist 32 inches and biceps 15 inches. His hair color and eye color are dark brown and Garcia is still in great shape despite being advanced in age.