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Amaury Nolasco

Amaury NolascoAmaury Nolasco (born Amaury Nolasco Garrido; December 24, 1970) is a Puerto Rican actor, best known for the role of Fernando Sucre on the television series Prison Break, and for his role in Transformers.

Nolasco was born in Puerto Rico. He did not initially intend to be an actor; at the University of Puerto Rico, he studied biology in an effort to become a doctor. After various acting gigs, Nolasco moved to New York City, where he trained at the American British Dramatic Arts School, a program of acting headed by Marjorie Ballentine, where he also studied with classmate and future Prison Break co-star James Hiroyuki Liao.

After moving to Los Angeles to pursue his acting career, he worked at the popular club the Conga Room.

Nolasco has guest-starred in various television series such as Arli$$, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and ER. His first role on a feature film was in Takeshi Kitano's Brother, along others as "Orange Julius" in Universal's 2 Fast 2 Furious. He then went on to co-star opposite Bernie Mac in Mr. 3000.

Nolasco's additional television and film credits include guest-starring roles on George Lopez, CSI: NY and The Benchwarmers. He also appeared on Mind of Mencia as a guest on Sunday, April 29, 2007. He also starred in the movie adaptation of the Transformers, released during the summer of 2007. Director Michael Bay offered him to return to the sequel Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, but he declined due to scheduling conflicts. His most high-profile role to date is FOX's hit series Prison Break.

In November 2009, Nolasco made an appearance in Wisin & Yandel's music video "Imagínate" featuring T-Pain alongside Wilmer Valderrama. He plays a jealous mobster who murders Valderrama's character for sleeping with his girlfriend.

In March 2010, Nolasco began a starring role in the second season of Southland as Detective Rene Cordero.

 

Year Title Role
2000 Brother Victor
2002 Final Breakdown Hector Arturo
2003 2 Fast 2 Furious Orange Julius
2003 The Librarians G-Man
2004 Mr. 3000 Minadeo
2006 The Benchwarmers Carlos
2007 Transformers Figueroa
2008 Street Kings Santos
Max Payne Jack Lupino
2009 Armored Palmer
TBA The Rum Diary Segurra