Luis Guzmán Biography
Birthday: August 28, 1956 (Virgo)
Born In: Cayey, Puerto Rico
Luis Guzmán is a Puerto Rican actor. Known for his long and distinguished career that includes mostly character roles, the actor has managed to make a mark for himself in the industry. Though he was initially not interested in acting, he later pursued the craft as a hobby and became an active street theater artist. Luis’s life changed after an old friend of his asked him to audition for an upcoming TV series. The project later resulted in 'Miami Vice,' and Luis earned a significant role in it. This paved his path to the mainstream industry. Even though for a significant number of years in his career, Luis has played thugs, sidekicks, and police officers, he earned a few lead parts and roles with relatively longer screen presence later. In addition to Luis's acting skills, his brooding expression makes him noticeable even if he plays brief roles. As he moved further toward the mainstream industry, Luis became a favorite of film directors Steven Soderbergh and Paul Thomas Anderson, who later played a crucial role in shaping his career. In his formative years, Luis mostly appeared in TV productions. He also played varied characters in his initial days. However, as the 1990s progressed, the actor gained prominence in the film fraternity and appeared in movies of a range of genres, including a few romantic comedies. Luis has earned a few awards and nominations for his remarkable work in the industry. In addition to acting, the actor has experimented with film production, too.