Amaury Nolasco Biography
Amaury Nolasco (born Amaury Nolasco Garrido) is a Puerto Rican actor, best known for the role of Fernando Sucre on the television series Prison Break.
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 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.
He has also been featured in Wisin & Yandel's video Imagínate.
Nolasco was born in Puerto Rico to Dominican parents, where his childhood friend was baseball player Jorge Posada. 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. He has also studied at The Marjorie Ballentine Studio, where he was a classmate of 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 was a supporter of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama and made a guest appearance in Will.I.Am's music video, "Yes We Can".
In November 2009, Nolasco made an appearance on Wisin & Yandel's music video "Imaginate" featuring T-Pain alongside Wilmer Valderrama. He plays a jealous mobster who murders Valderrama's character for sleeping with his girlfriend.
He has been romantically linked to former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres. He is now dating Jennifer Morrison, who plays Dr. Allison Cameron in the hit TV series House MD.