Amaury Nolasco, a native of Puerto Rico, studied biology full-time at the University of Puerto Rico. His plan to enroll in medical school and become a doctor was cut short when a director approached Nolasco and encouraged him to pursue acting. He was immediately cast in his first television commercial and began working consistently as an actor in Puerto Rico.Eventually, Nolasco moved to New York and studied at the American British Dramatic Arts School. Shortly thereafter, he guest-starred on several series including “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “ER,” “The George Lopez Show,” “Eve” and “CSI: New York.”
Nolasco landed his first major supporting role in the film “2 Fast 2 Furious” as “Orange Julius.” He went on to co-star in several more films including “Mr. 3000″ opposite Bernie Mac and “Benchwarmers” opposite Rob Schneider and David Spade. Most recently, Nolasco co-starred in Michael Bay’s “Transformers” and David Ayer’s “Street Kings” opposite Keanu Reeves, Forrest Whitaker and Hugh Laurie. This fall, Nolasco can be seen co-starring in “Armored” opposite Laurence Fishburne, Matt Dillon and Jean Reno, as well as “Max Payne” opposite Mark Wahlberg.
Nolasco lives in Los Angeles.