Andy Garcia to play Dr. Miles Edwards in 'Max Steel' movie

Andy Garcia to play Dr. Miles Edwards in 'Max Steel' movie

LOS ANGELES, May 5 (UPI) -- Andy Garcia has signed on to star in "Max Steel," a live-action film based on the popular superhero property from Mattel, the movie’s producers announced.
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Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

Kevin Spacey booked for Kimmel's after-Oscars show

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will headline "Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars" in Los Angeles this weekend, ABC announced Monday.

Peter Bogdanovich gets lifetime achievement award

WOODSTOCK, N.Y., Oct. 7 (UPI) -- Actor-director Peter Bogdanovich accepted a lifetime achievement award at a New York film festival and Andy Garcia explained the sexiest part of being an actor.

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DeGeneres, Bryant booked for 'Lopez' show

DeGeneres, Bryant booked for 'Lopez' show

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Ellen DeGeneres, Eva Longoria Parker and Kobe Bryant have been booked for the premiere of George Lopez's new U.S. chat show, TBS said Tuesday.
Anchor Films acquires 'City Island'

Anchor Films acquires 'City Island'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 22 (UPI) -- Anchor Bay Films says it acquired distribution rights to the big-screen comedy "City Island" for North America, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

Actor's in-law gets 15 years in Miami case

MIAMI, May 27 (UPI) -- A Miami man prosecutors call "a career criminal" -- the brother-in-law of actor Andy Garcia -- must spend 15 years in prison, a judge says.

'Chihuahua' is top dog

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- "Beverly Hills Chihuahua" proved it's no dog, opening at No. 1 in U.S. theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo said Sunday.
Garcia, Margulies to star in 'City Island'

Garcia, Margulies to star in 'City Island'

NEW YORK, July 23 (UPI) -- "City Island," a new dysfunctional family comedy starring Andy Garcia, Julianna Margulies and Alan Arkin, has begun shooting in New York, producers said.

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Garcia praises Taylor for saving niece

MIAMI, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Andy Garcia is praising slain NFL player Sean Taylor for his bravery in saving the lives of his baby daughter and girlfriend, Garcia's niece.

Liotta, Morales sign up for 'La Linea'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Ray Liotta, Esai Morales and Valerie Cruz have signed on to act in "La Linea," a movie inspired by the life of druglord Arellano Felix.

Andy Garcia sued over 'Lost City'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- A California woman is suing actor/filmmaker Andy Garcia for allegedly basing his film, "The Lost City," on her husband's life, without his consent.

Actor Garcia to jam with jazzman Sandoval

MIAMI, July 12 (UPI) -- Actor Andy Garcia will play the congas during a Sunday jam session in Miami with Cuban expatriate and jazzman Arturo Sandoval.
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Andy Garcia
Actor Andy Garcia arrives at the 23rd American Cinematheque Award gala honoring actor Samuel L. Jackson in Beverly Hills, California on December 1, 2008. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)

Andrés Arturo García Menéndez (born April 12, 1956), professionally known as Andy García, is a Cuban American actor. He became known in the late 1980s and 1990s, having appeared in several successful Hollywood films, including The Godfather: Part III, The Untouchables, and When a Man Loves a Woman. More recently, he has starred in Ocean's Eleven and its sequels, Ocean's Twelve and Ocean's Thirteen, and The Lost City.

García was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Vincent Mancini in The Godfather Part III.

García was born Andrés Arturo García Menéndez in Havana, Cuba, with a dead parasitic twin on his left shoulder, which was later surgically removed. His mother, Amelie Menéndez, was an English teacher, and his father, René García Núñez, was an avocado farmer and attorney in Cuba, and later owned a fragrance business in the United States. García has an older brother, René. When García was five years old, the family moved to Miami, Florida after the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion. Over a period of several years, they built up a million-dollar perfume company. García was raised as a Roman Catholic and attended Miami Beach Senior High School, where he played on the basketball team. During his last year in high school, he became ill with mononucleosis, which convinced him to pursue a career in acting. He began his acting career taking a drama class with Jay W. Jensen in his senior year at Miami Beach Senior High School. He graduated from Florida International University in Miami.

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