Date of Birth: April 12th 1956
Andy Garcia – was born in Cuba on April 12, 1956, and immigrated to Florida with his family when he was five years old. After struggling for a time, the Garcias built up a successful cosmetics company. Garcia began acting in college, and his first notable on-screen role was in the pilot episode of Hill Street Blues in 1981. He guest-starred in several television programs, and had small roles in a number of films, when he was chosen to play Agent George Stone in The Untouchables, in 1987. From there he drew acclaim in roles in movies such as, Stand and Deliver, Black Rain, Internal Affairs, and The Godfather, Part III. He also starred in Hero, When A Man Loves a Woman, The Man From Elysian Fields, and Ocean's 11 (and its sequels), Confidence and Smokin' Aces, among other films.
Garcia's fierce loyalty to his Cuban heritage propelled him to make movies that would bring the Cuban story to the screen, such as, Cachao... Like His Rhythm There Is No Other, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, and The Lost City, all of which he produced as well as acted in.
Garcia and his wife, Maria Victoria, have three daughters.