Amaury Nolasco, a native of Puerto Rico, studied biology as a full-time student at the University of Puerto Rico. Initially he intended to enroll in medical school and become a doctor, but he was approached by a director and immediately cast in his first television commercial. After several acting gigs, Nolasco moved to New York, where he trained at the American British Dramatic Arts School. Classically trained in Shakespearean drama, the young actor focused on dialect technique, character work and stage presence.
Shortly thereafter, Nolasco began guest-starring on hit television shows such as “Arli$$,” “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” and “ER.” He garnered his first supporting role in a studio film as “Orange Julius” in Universal's hit sequel “2 Fast 2 Furious.” Nolasco brought charm to the role of the rival who challenges Paul Walker's character in the opening car race. He went on to co-star opposite Bernie Mac in “Mr. 3000” and was most recently seen in “The Benchwarmers” opposite Rob Schneider and David Spade.
Nolasco's additional television credits include guest-starring roles on “George Lopez,” “Eve” and “CSI: NY.” He recently completed production on director Michael Bay's upcoming live-action film adaptation of the popular animated series “The Transformers.”
When not shooting in Dallas, Nolasco lives in Los Angeles and enjoys golf and tennis.