Wilmer Valderrama Biography
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Also Known As: Wilmer Eduardo Valderrama
Born in: Miami, Florida
Famous as: Actor
father: Balbino A. Valderrama
mother: Sobeida Valderrama
siblings: Christian Valderrama, Marilyn Valderrama, Stephanie Valderrama
U.S. State: Florida
Wilmer Valderrama is an American actor, singer, and producer. He is best known for his role of Fez in the period sitcom ‘That '70s Show’ which aired from 1998 to 2006. He has also hosted MTV’s ‘Yo Momma’ and has voiced Manny in the kids’ program ‘Handy Manny’. As an actor on the big screen, he has appeared in numerous prominent feature films including ‘Fast Food Nation,’ ‘Beauty Shop,’ and ‘The Adderall Diaries,’ to name a few. The son of a farm equipment rental company owner, Valderrama, alongside his parents and three siblings, moved to Venezuela when he was three and returned to US when he was 14 years old. Besides acting, he is known for his philanthropic efforts. Valderrama is an executive board member of Environmental Media Association and also serves as the co-chair at Voto Latino, both of which are non-profit organizations. One of the most eligible bachelors in Hollywood, he has dated several top actresses in the past, including Demi Lovato and Lindsay Lohan.
- Wilmer Valderrama began his career with theatrical plays like ‘Rumors’ and ‘A Midsummer Night's Dream.’ In 1998, he made his television debut in ‘Four Corners’. The same year, he started playing Fez in the period sitcom ‘That '70s Show’ and later earned many awards and nominations for his performance, including a Teen Choice Award. In 2001, he landed a role in the romantic comedy film ‘Summer Catch’. Two years later, the actor starred as DJ Keoki in ‘Party Monster’, a biographical flick that details James St. James’ friendship with former club promoter Michael Alig that ended after the former was jailed for manslaughter.
- From 2006 to 2012, Valderrama voiced the character of Manny Garcia in the animated kids’ TV series ‘Handy Manny’. During this time, he also hosted ‘Yo Momma’, acted in the films ‘Fast Food Nation’, ‘El Muerto’, ‘Larry Crowne’ and ‘Unaccompanied Minors,’ and featured in the dramas ‘Royal Pains’ and ‘Awake’. In 2014, the actor joined the cast of ‘From Dusk till Dawn: The Series’ as Don Carlos Madrigal. A year later, he starred as Will Blake in Fox’s sci-fi crime drama series ‘Minority Report’.
- In 2016, Valderrama began playing the role of Nicholas Torres in the police procedural series ‘NCIS’. That year, he also featured in five episodes of ‘Grey's Anatomy’ as well as in the crime thriller flick ‘The Adderall Diaries’ alongside James Franco, Amber Heard, Ed Harris and Christian Slater. In 2018, the actor had a voice role in the Canadian-American musical film ‘Charming’. That year, he also appeared in an episode of ‘Last Week Tonight with John Oliver’.
- Wilmer Valderrama was born on January 30, 1980 in Miami, Florida, USA to Balbino A. Valderrama and Sobeida. He has three siblings: Marylin, Christian and Stephanie. Talking about his love life, Valderrama has had a series of romantic affairs. From 2000 to 2001, he was in a relationship with Venezuelan actress Majandra Delfino. Soon after their split, he entered in a relationship with Mandy Moore which ended in 2002. Following this, the actor briefly dated actress Lindsay Lohan. During 2009 and 2010, he was allegedly dating Avril Lavigne. Following the breakup, Valderrama began dating singer Demi Lovato. The two were in a relationship from 2010 until 2016.
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