Puerto Rican born Amaury Nolasco had no intention of becoming an actor when he was studying biology at the University of Puerto Rico on the road to becoming a doctor, but a casting director who recruited him into an appearance in a commercial changed his plans, and within a few gigs he was hooked. He packed his bags and moved to New York, where he enrolled at the American-British-Dramatic-Arts School and began appearing on shows like CSI and ER. Within a few years, Nolasco had built up a resumé that made him more viable for substantial movie roles. In 2003, he landed a small part in 2 Fast 2 Furious, and in 2004 he scored a role in the Bernie Mac comedy Mr. 3000. These big breaks were nothing, however, compared to the job he got in 2005 when he was cast as series regular Fernando Sucre on the hit series Prison Break. On the heels of this success, Nolasco nabbed a supporting role in the David Spade comedy The Benchwarmers, but much more impressive was the role he signed up for later that year, joining the cast of the hotly anticipated big-screen version of Transformers, slated for release in 2007.
Biography by Cammila Collar
- Childhood friend of pro baseball player Jorge Posada.
- Originally attended college to become a doctor and majored in biology.
- Left Puerto Rico to attend drama school in New York.
- Made his big-screen debut in the 2000 crime drama Brother.
- Appeared in the 2009 music video for "Imagínate" by reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel.
- Has been a series regular on Fox drama Prison Break and NBC police procedural Chase.