Amaury Nolasco Garrido (born December 24, 1970) is a Puerto Rican actor and producer, best known for the role of Fernando Sucre on the Fox television series Prison Break, and for his role in Transformers.
Nolasco was born in Puerto Rico. After various acting gigs, Nolasco moved to New York City.
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 roles on George Lopez and CSI: NY, and in 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 was Prison Break. Nolasco also has a role in "Telenovela."
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. He also appears in Calle 13's music video "La Perla".
In March 2010, Nolasco guest-starred in 3 episodes during the second season of Southland as Detective Rene Cordero.
From September 2010 to May 2011, he costarred in the NBC show Chase, a one-season show about US Marshalls that hunt down fugitives. He starred in the short-lived ABC television series Work It which premiered on January 3, 2012.
Nolasco began dating Jennifer Morrison in 2009, and the relationship reportedly lasted three years. He was a supporter of the presidential campaign of Barack Obama. For the second year in a row, Nolasco was the host of the Amaury Nolasco & Friends Golf Classic that took place in El Conquistador Hotel in Fajardo, Puerto Rico from June 10–11, 2011. The Amaury Nolasco & Friends Golf Classic is a celebrity golf tournament, where all the profits go to non-profit Puerto Rican organizations. For the second season, the profits went to the University of Puerto Rico Pediatric Hospital and to the VAL Foundation (Vive Alegre Luchando), an organization that gives their funding to pediatric cancer patients.
Nolasco has been nominated three times for an ALMA Award, and once for a Teen Choice Award.
|2006||Teen Choice Award: TV - Choice Sidekick||Prison Break||Nominated|
|2006||ALMA Award: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Television Series||Prison Break||Nominated|
|2008||ALMA Award: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Television Series||Prison Break||Nominated|
|2009||ALMA Award: Actor in Television - Drama||Prison Break||Nominated|