Nestor Carbonell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 10 Feb, 2020
Facts of Nestor Carbonell
Date of Birth: 1967 , December-1
Age: 52 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Nestor Carbonell
Birth Name Néstor Gastón Carbonell
Father Arellano Cardenas
Mother Rosa Ramirez de Arellano Cardenas
Nationality American
Birth Place/City New York City, New York
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actor, Writer and Director
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Dark Brown
Married to Shannon Kenny
Children Marco Carbonell and Rafael Carbonell
Education Harvard University
Movies Attention Shoppers, Smokin' Aces, The Dark Knight, The Dark Knight Rises
TV Show Suddenly Susan, Lost, Bates Motel, The Morning Show
Sisters Rosa Maria Carbonell
Siblings Rosa Maria Carbonell
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American actor, director, and screenwriter Nestor Gaston rose to fame from his role in Suddenly Susan and ABC drama series Lost. He was nominated in Gold Derby Award for his role in the series Lost. The actor also worked in two DC comic movie adaptation The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.

Graduated From Harvard University

Nestor Carbonell was born as Nestor Gaston Carbonell on 1st December 1967, in New York City, New York, the United States. He holds an American nationality and belongs to mixed ethnicity.

Nestor's father, Arellano Cardenas worked in PepsiCo, and his mother, Rosa Ramirez de Arellano Cardenas was a housewife. He grew up in New York along with his sister Rosa Maria Carbonell who worked as a Senior Vice President of Corporate Communication at Forbes.

He went to The British School, while his family was living in Caracas, Venezuela. After his family relocated to the US, he enrolled in Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts. Later on, he went to Harvard University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English in 1990.

Professional Career of Nestor Carbonell

Nestor Carbonell started his acting career from the television series As the World Turns in 1989. At the starting of his career, he worked in minor roles in various television series, including Law & Order, A Different World, and Good Advice.

He landed a major role in the television series Muscle in 1995. From 1996 to 2000, Carbonell portrayed the role of Luis Rivera in television series Suddenly Susan. For his role, Carbonell won two ALMA Awards in 1998 and 1999. In 2000, he made his debut in silver screen from the movie Attention Shoppers. He also worked as a writer and executive producer in the film.

Nestor Carbonell at the world premiere of The Dark Knight SOURCE: Getty Image

From 2007 to 2010, Carbonell appeared in television series Lost. The actor also appeared in two DC comic adaptations The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises, directed by Christopher Nolan.

Carbonell made his directorial debut from the television series Bates Motels in 2015. He also worked as a director in two episodes of The Good Doctor and 1 episode of Rise. In 2019, he appeared in television series The Morning Show. He works alongside Billy Crudup, Mark Duplass, Jack Davenport, and Karen Pittman.

The actor also worked as a voice actor in a couple of animated television series that include American Dragon: Jake Long, Eloise: The Animated Series, and Big Hero 6: The Series. He has also worked in various theater dramas too.

The Actor Has $3 Million Net Worth

Nestor Carbonell has collected a huge wealth from his work. He has an estimated net worth of $3 million as of 2020.

In his more than two-decades-long acting career, Carbonell has worked in a number of television series and movies. Some of his Box Office hit films are listed below:

Movie Released Year Star-Cast Budget Box-Office
Smokin' Aces 2006 Ben Affleck, Jason Bateman, and Common $17 million $57.3 million
The Dark Knight 2008 Christian Bale, Michael Caine, and Heath Ledger $185 million $1.005 billion
Killer Movie 2008 Paul Wesley, Kaley Cuoco, and  Jason London $2 million $14 million
The Dark Knight Rises 2012 Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, and Marion Cotillard $300 million $1.084 billion

Talking about Nestor's real estate property, he owns a house in Los Angeles, California with his wife, Shannon Kenny. The house is spread in 2549 sq feet and features three bedrooms and two bathrooms. According to the public record, the couple bought the house in October 2003 for $1.242 million.

Happily Married to Australian Actress

Nestor Carbonell is a married man, as of 2020. He married Australian actress Shannon Kenny on 3rd January 2001. Nestor and his wife Shannon first met at the shoot of the television series Muscle in 1995. The couple dated for around six years before exchanging their vows. 

Nestor Carbonell along with his wife Shannon Kenny and two children at the premiere of Muppets Most Wanted SOURCE: Getty Image

The couple welcomed their first child son Rafael in 2002 and second kid son Marco in 2005. Nestor currently lives in California, along with his wife and two children.

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