Andy Garcia Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Jan, 2020
Facts of Andy Garcia
Date of Birth: 1956 , April-12
Age: 65 years old
Birth Nation: Cuba
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Andy Garcia
Birth Name Andrs Arturo Garca Menndez
Nick Name Andy Garcia
Father Ren Garca Nez
Mother Amelie Menndez
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Havana
Religion Roman Catholic
Ethnicity Caucasian
Profession Actors
Working For The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs,
Net Worth $20 million
Salary $1 million
Famous for The Godfather Part III, The Untouchables, Internal Affairs,
Girlfriend Marivi Lorido Garca
Married Marivi Lorido Garca
Married to Marivi Lorido Garca
Children Dominik Garca-Lorido, Daniella Garcia, Alessandra Garcia, Andres Garcia
TV Show For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story
Sisters Tessi
Siblings Tessi and Rene
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Andy García is a popular Cuban American actor and director debuted in films in 1983 in the baseball film, Blue Skies Again. He got his major breakthrough in the blockbuster film The Untouchables where he played the role of Agent George Stone/Giuseppe Petri. His other works like  The Godfather Part III, Internal Affairs, and When a Man Loves a Woman are thoroughly popular as well.

Early Life Of Andy García 

Andy García was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndezon April 12, 1956, in Havana, Cuba to Amelie Menéndez and René García Núñez. His mother was an English teacher and father was an avocado farmer and attorney in Cuba who later owned a fragrance business in the US. He was raised along with his two elder siblings, a sister, Tessi García and René García. He was raised a  Roman Catholic. 

At the age of 5, García moved to Miami, Florida along with his family. He attended  Miami Beach Senior High School where he played on the basketball team. During his last year in high school, he suffered from mononucleosis which led García to pursue an acting career.

García took an acting class in his senior year at Miami Beach. He graduated from Florida International University.

Andy García's Career

Andy García started his acting career in 1983 in baseball film Blue Skies Again as Ken. Then he appeared in a number of films in a minor role like GuaguasiA Night in HeavenThe Lonely Guy, and 8 Million Ways to Die. He got his major breakthrough in 1987 in the American gangster film, The Untouchables where he played the role of Agent George Stone/Giuseppe Petri. 

The success of  The Untouchables opened doors in Hollywood.  In 1989 he appeared in Francis Ford Coppola directorial venture,  The Godfather Part III as  Vincent Mancini. His role earned him Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. 

Some of his notable work includes Hero (1992), When a Man Loves a Woman (1994), Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995), Night Falls on Manhattan (1997), Desperate Measures (1997), Hoodlum (1998),  Ocean's Twelve (2004),  and Ocean's Thirteen (2007).

CAPTION: The Untouchable fame star, Andy García at an award function. SOURCE: Variety

In 2000, García appeared in critically acclaimed TV series, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story. His performance on the series won a million hearts and nominations for several prestigious awards. He enrolled in the direction as well as debuting in Hemingway & Fuentes

In 1997, he won Nosotros Golden Eagle Awards. Similarly, in 2006, he was honored with the "Anthony Quinn Award for Achievement in Motion Pictures" at ALMA Awards. 

Andy Is A Millionaire

Andy García is one of the successful Hollywood stars. He has an estimated net worth of $20 million. He earned more than $1 million from movies and around $700k from TV series. 

In January 2018, he bought a Cadillac which cost around $60k. The same month, he purchased a lavish house in Miami, Florida at $3 million.

Some of his highest grossing movies are enlisted below,

Year Movie Budget (US Dollar) Box-office Collection (US Dollar) IMDb rating Starring
1987 The Untouchables $25 million $106.7 million 7.9 star Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery
1989 Black Rain $30 million $134.2 million 6.6 stars Michael Douglas, Ken Takakura, Kate Capshaw
1990 The Godfather Part III $54 million $139.8 million 7.6 stars Al Pacino, Dian Keaton, Eli Wallach, Joe Mantegna
2001  Ocean's Eleven $85 million $405.7 million 7.8 stars George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts
2007 Ocean's Thirteen $85 million $311.7 million stars Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Ellen Barkin, Al Pacino

Andy García's Personal Life

Andy Garcia is a married man, he tied the knot with his longtime producer girlfriend, Maria Victoria on September 24, 1982. He married Maria during the initial period of his acting career and he gives the credit of his successful movie career to his wife.

The duo is blessed with four children, Dominik García-Lorido (born on 1983), an actress, Daniella Garcia (born 1988), and Alessandra Garcia (b. 1991); and son Andres Garcia (b. 2002).

CAPTION: Andy García along with his wife and children. SOURCE: Zimbio

Garcia is very protective of his family's privacy which might be the reason he prefers to keep his private life away from the limelight. As of 2018, he lives in Toluca Lake, California, with his wife and children.

In 1995, Garcia was chosen as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history by Empire Magazine. During his initial days of career, he was forced to do nude scenes but he refused the idea. Once he walked out from audition when asked to remove his shirt.

Garcia shares a good bonding with actors  Mickey Rourke and George Lopez. He isn't active on any social site. He loves to collect hats and owns 25 conga drums. 


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