Enrique Murciano is a prolific American actor famously known for his appearance in the CBS mystery TV series, Without a Trace. He portrayed the character of the FBI agent Danny Taylor from 2002 to 2009. Enrique began his acting career in 1997 when he appeared in the 1997 action thriller Speed 2: Cruise Control along with Willem Dafoe and Sandra Bullock. Since then, the movie star has continued to play outstanding roles in other high profile movies and TV series. Following his jaw-dropping performances, Enrique has received numerous award nominations out of which he has recorded a few in his name. Notably, he was ranked as the seventh sexiest man alive by the People Magazine in 2006. Learn interesting facts about his biography, career, and personal life below.
Enrique Murciano Biography
The actor was born as Enrique Ricardo Murciano Jr. on the 9th day of July 1973 and his birth took place in Miami Florida. He is the son of Enrique Murciano Sr. and his wife Christina Murciano. His nationality is American while he possesses a Cuban ancestry. Growing up, Enrique spent his childhood days in Miami where he schooled at Christopher Columbus High School. While in high school, he was a part of the school’s entertainment group and he featured in various dramas and plays organized by the group.
Soon after his graduation, he enrolled at Tulane University situated in New Orleans, Louisiana. After acquiring his bachelor’s degree, Enrique decided to pursue a career in law and went on to attend New England School of Law in Boston. Upon realization that he has a flair for acting, he opted out of his law programme and moved to Los Angeles where he eventually kicked off his acting career.
Movies and TV Shows
The American movie star has appeared in a handful of blockbuster movies as well as reality television shows. He made his first film appearance in the 1997 action movie, Speed 2: Cruise Control where he portrayed the character of Alejandro. Two years later, he made his Television debut playing guest roles in the 1999 TV series, Suddenly Susan and The Pretender. In the year 2000, he starred as a DA Agent in Steven Soderbergh’s crime drama film, Traffic.
Enrique Murciano got his breakthrough in 2002 when he joined the cast of the popular CBS series, Without a Trace. He landed the casting role after he met Jerry Bruckheimer, the director of the series, during the filming of the war thriller Black Hawk Down in 2001. He played the recurring role of Danny Taylor, an FBI agent in the series from 2002 until it ended in 2009. His remarkable performance in the series fetched him two ALMA Award nominations in 2008 and 2009 respectively.
The highlight of his other movies includes Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005), Mancora (2008), How to Go Out on a Date in Queens (2009), Water & Power (2013), Collateral Beauty (2016), and Rough Night (2017). The actor has equally made appearances on popular TV series including Marry Me (2010) and Medium (2011). Others are 666 Park Avenue (2012), Power (2014 – 2016), Bloodline (2015 – 2017), The Blacklist and The Saint (2017).
Is He Gay, Who is The Partner or Wife?
Without a doubt, Enrique Murciano has been incredibly successful in his acting career; he has become fans favorite through his top-notch acting style. The actor has played different characters in movies including gay and straight characters. Following his appearance as a gay character (Michael K. Williams) in the 2016 series Hap and Leonard, rumors began to fly around that he could possibly be gay. However, Enrique has never confirmed such rumors to date.
Although he has had his own share of romantic relationships; Enrique has never made it down the aisle. His most publicized relationship was with the English actress and model Lily Cole. The pair began their relationship in 2008 and were together for three years before going their separate ways in 2011. The couple cited their busy schedule as the reason for their breakup.
Prior to their relationship, Enrique also had a relationship with another actress named Molly Sims. The couple started dating in 2003 and their short-lived romance ended the following year. Apparently, Enrique Murciano is believed to be single at the moment and he doesn’t have a wife yet. He has decided to channel his focus on his acting career and settling down isn’t among his current priorities.