Guillermo Díaz

Active - 1977 - 2018  |   Born - Mar 22, 1971 in New York, New York, United States  |   Genres - Comedy, Drama, Comedy Drama, Crime

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A mainstay of the independent cinema scene throughout the 1990s, actor Guillermo Diaz spent the decade amassing a sizable resume with such films as Party Girl (1995), Girls Town (1996), and Nowhere (1997). A native of New York City, Diaz made his major screen debut with a small role in the acclaimed urban drama Fresh (1994). He had his first substantial performance as Parker Posey's DJ roommate in Party Girl, Daisy von Scherler Mayer's hit directorial debut, and went on to do supporting work in a diverse series of films. One of Diaz's most memorable portrayals was that of LaMiranda, one of the drag queen protagonists of Nigel Finch's Stonewall (1995), a drama based upon the historical 1969 Stonewall riot that launched the modern gay rights movement. In addition to his screen work, Diaz has also appeared on various TV shows, including E.R. and Law & Order.

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  • Says being a self-described nerd in high-school motivated his acting career.
  • Appeared in Sierra Mist commercials as part of a comedy troupe that included Tracy Morgan and Kathy Griffin.
  • Shares a first name with his character on Weeds by coincidence, as the character was named before he was cast in the role.