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Oscar Isaac is a Guatemalan-American actor and a musician

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BirthdayMarch 9, 1979
NationalityGuatemalan
FamousHispanic Men, Juilliard School, Film & Theater Personalities, Actors, Musicians
SiblingsMike Hernandez, Nicole Hernández Hammer
Universities
  • Juilliard School
  • Miami Dade College
  • Juilliard School
Notable Alumnis
  • Juilliard School
Birth PlaceGuatemala
Height174cm
GenderMale
Sun SignPisces
Born inGuatemala
Famous asActor

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Who is Oscar Isaac?

Oscar Isaac is a Guatemalan-American actor and a musician, who is best known for his role in the film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ for which he received a nomination in the Golden Globe Awards. His performance in the films 'A Most Violent Year,' 'Ex Machina' and 'Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens' was also widely appreciated. He was born in Guatemala and began his acting career with Area Stage Company, Miami Beach. He made his Hollywood debut with the film ‘Illtown’ and thereafter made a brief appearance in ‘All About the Benjamins’, while he was studying at Juilliard School in New York City. Oscar Isaac received his first award for his performance in the film ‘The Nativity Story’ at the MovieGuide Awards. He has also appeared in a couple of television shows viz. ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ and ‘Show Me a Hero’. His career in to films did not stop his love for theatre and he continued appearing in the stage productions with Shakespeare in the Park, Manhattan Theatre Club and The Public Theater. He currently resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn; in an apartment he renovated himself.

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Childhood & Early Life

Oscar Isaac was born on March 9, 1979 in Guatemala. His mother, Maria Eugenia Estrada Nicolle, is Guatemalan and his father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernandez-Cano is Cuban pulmonologist.

He grew up in Miami, Florida and studied at private grade school, Westminster Christian. He caused a lot of trouble at school while growing up.

He began his acting journey with Area Stage Company, Miami Beach and also acted in Miami-based City Theatre's Summer Shorts short play festival in 2000–2001. He also played guitar and sang vocals for the band ‘The Blinking Underdogs’, in Miami. *He graduated from Juilliard School in New York City and was a part of Drama Division's Group 34 over there.

Career

Oscar Isaac made his film debut with ‘Illtown’ in 1998 and appeared in ‘All About the Benjamins’ in 2002. He starred as Detective Fartman in ‘Lenny the Wonder Dog’ in 2004.

He acted in the Shakespeare in the Park’s play ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ in 2005. Isaac appeared in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ in 2006 and also acted in the film ‘Pu-239’ the same year.

Oscar Isaac had his first major role in the biblical epic ‘The Nativity Story’ in 2006 and received a lot of critical acclaim for his performance. He then acted in Manhattan Theatre Club’s ‘Beauty of the Father’ in 2006 and Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in 2007.

He starred in ‘The Life Before Her Eyes’ (2007), ‘Che: Part One’ (2008), ‘Body of Lies’ (2008) and Manhattan Theatre Club’s ‘Grace’ in 2008. He appeared in the film ‘Agora’ in 2009.

Isaac received a lot of recognition and appreciation for his role as José Ramos-Horta in ‘Balibo’ in 2009. He played Prince John in the historical film ‘Robin Hood’ in 2010.

He acted in ‘Sucker Punch’ ‘W.E.’, ’10 Years’, ‘Drive’ and Manhattan Theatre Club’s ‘We Live Here’ in 2011.

He gave a power-packed performance in the film ‘For Greater Glory’ and also appeared in ‘Revenge for Jolly!’, ‘The Bourne Legacy’ and ‘Won’t Back Down’ in 2012.

The biggest role of his career so far came in 2013 with dramatic comedy ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’. He also starred in ‘In Secret’ (2013), ‘The Two Faces of January’ (2014), ‘Ticky Tacky’ (2014) and ‘A Most Violent Year’ (2014).

He portrayed Nathan Hamlet Bateman in ‘Ex Machina’ and appeared in six episodes of ‘Show Me a Hero’ in 2015. He co-starred in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 2015.

Apart from acting, Oscar Isaac also worked as a voice artist and gave his voice for the video game ‘Disney Infinity 3.0’ in 2015. He also gave his voice for the video game ‘Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 2016.

Isaac played X-Men villain Apocalypse in ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ in 2016 and acted in ‘Lightningface’ and ‘The Promise’ in 2016. The first episode of podcasts series ‘Homecoming’ was released in November, 2016.

He portrayed Prince Hamlet in The Public Theater’s ‘Hamlet in 2017. He has three films ‘Annihilation ‘, ‘Suburbicon’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ which are scheduled for release in 2017.

Major Works

Oscar Isaac is best known for his role in the film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (2013). His performance earned him several awards and his first nomination in the Golden Globe Awards.

His performance in the films ‘A Most Violent Year’ (2014) and ‘Ex Machina’ (2015) were also widely appreciated. He received several awards and nominations for these two films.

Awards & Achievements

Oscar Isaac won MovieGuide Award for Film for his performance in ‘The Nativity Story’ in 2006.

He received AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated in Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Balibo’ in 2009.

He won Best Actor award at National Society of Film Critics Award, San Diego Film Critics Society Award, International Cinephile Society Award for the movie ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ in 2013. The film earned him many nominations along with a Golden Globe Award nomination as well.

Oscar Isaac won National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for ‘A Most Violent Year’ in 2014.

In 2015, he won the Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor and San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie ‘Ex Machina’

He won Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for ‘Show Me A Hero’ in 2015. He also received nominations at the Satellite Award and Critics' Choice Television Award.

Personal Life & Legacy

Oscar Isaac has renovated an apartment for himself in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and currently resides over there. He is an accomplished guitar player and singer and has been playing guitar since he was twelve.

He is rumored to be engaged to the writer, Maria Miranda. Also, he has been linked with the actress Elvira Lind.

Trivia

To make money, Oscar Isaac worked as an orderly in the hospital his father worked at.

While growing up, he was a huge fan and collector of X-Men comics.

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Oscar Isaac awards

YearNameAward

Golden Globe Awards

2016Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionShow Me a Hero (2015)

Oscar Isaac biography timelines

  • // 9th Mar 1979
    Oscar Isaac was born on March 9, 1979 in Guatemala. His mother, Maria Eugenia Estrada Nicolle, is Guatemalan and his father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernandez-Cano is Cuban pulmonologist.
  • // 2000 To 2001
    He began his acting journey with Area Stage Company, Miami Beach and also acted in Miami-based City Theatre's Summer Shorts short play festival in 2000–2001. He also played guitar and sang vocals for the band ‘The Blinking Underdogs’, in Miami. *He graduated from Juilliard School in New York City and was a part of Drama Division's Group 34 over there.
  • // 2002 To 2004
    Oscar Isaac made his film debut with ‘Illtown’ in 1998 and appeared in ‘All About the Benjamins’ in 2002. He starred as Detective Fartman in ‘Lenny the Wonder Dog’ in 2004.
  • // 2005
    He acted in the Shakespeare in the Park’s play ‘The Two Gentlemen of Verona’ in 2005. Isaac appeared in an episode of ‘Law & Order: Criminal Intent’ in 2006 and also acted in the film ‘Pu-239’ the same year.
  • // 2006 To 2007
    Oscar Isaac had his first major role in the biblical epic ‘The Nativity Story’ in 2006 and received a lot of critical acclaim for his performance. He then acted in Manhattan Theatre Club’s ‘Beauty of the Father’ in 2006 and Shakespeare in the Park’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ in 2007.
  • // 2006
    Oscar Isaac won MovieGuide Award for Film for his performance in ‘The Nativity Story’ in 2006.
  • // 2009 To 2010
    Isaac received a lot of recognition and appreciation for his role as José Ramos-Horta in ‘Balibo’ in 2009. He played Prince John in the historical film ‘Robin Hood’ in 2010.
  • // 2009
    He received AACTA Award for Best Actor in a Supporting Role and was nominated in Film Critics Circle of Australia Award for Best Supporting Actor for ‘Balibo’ in 2009.
  • // 2011
    He acted in ‘Sucker Punch’ ‘W.E.’, ’10 Years’, ‘Drive’ and Manhattan Theatre Club’s ‘We Live Here’ in 2011.
  • // 2012
    He gave a power-packed performance in the film ‘For Greater Glory’ and also appeared in ‘Revenge for Jolly!’, ‘The Bourne Legacy’ and ‘Won’t Back Down’ in 2012.
  • // 2013
    Oscar Isaac is best known for his role in the film ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ (2013). His performance earned him several awards and his first nomination in the Golden Globe Awards.
  • // 2013
    He won Best Actor award at National Society of Film Critics Award, San Diego Film Critics Society Award, International Cinephile Society Award for the movie ‘Inside Llewyn Davis’ in 2013. The film earned him many nominations along with a Golden Globe Award nomination as well.
  • // 2014 To 2015
    His performance in the films ‘A Most Violent Year’ (2014) and ‘Ex Machina’ (2015) were also widely appreciated. He received several awards and nominations for these two films.
  • // 2014
    Oscar Isaac won National Board of Review Award for Best Actor for ‘A Most Violent Year’ in 2014.
  • // 2015 To 2015
    He portrayed Nathan Hamlet Bateman in ‘Ex Machina’ and appeared in six episodes of ‘Show Me a Hero’ in 2015. He co-starred in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 2015.
  • // 2015 To 2016
    Apart from acting, Oscar Isaac also worked as a voice artist and gave his voice for the video game ‘Disney Infinity 3.0’ in 2015. He also gave his voice for the video game ‘Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ in 2016.
  • // 2015
    In 2015, he won the Florida Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor, Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor and San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor for the movie ‘Ex Machina’
  • // 2015
    He won Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for ‘Show Me A Hero’ in 2015. He also received nominations at the Satellite Award and Critics' Choice Television Award.
  • // 2017 To 2017
    He portrayed Prince Hamlet in The Public Theater’s ‘Hamlet in 2017. He has three films ‘Annihilation ‘, ‘Suburbicon’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ which are scheduled for release in 2017.

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Oscar Isaac's FAQ

  • What is Oscar Isaac birthday?

    Oscar Isaac was born at 1979-03-09

  • Where is Oscar Isaac's birth place?

    Oscar Isaac was born in Guatemala

  • What is Oscar Isaac nationalities?

    Oscar Isaac's nationalities is Guatemalan

  • Who is Oscar Isaac siblings?

    Oscar Isaac's siblings is Mike Hernandez, Nicole Hernández Hammer

  • What was Oscar Isaac universities?

    Oscar Isaac studied at Juilliard School, Miami Dade College, Juilliard School

  • What was Oscar Isaac notable alumnis?

    Oscar Isaac's notable alumnis is Juilliard School

  • How tall is Oscar Isaac?

    Oscar Isaac's height is 174

  • What is Oscar Isaac's sun sign?

    Oscar Isaac is Pisces

  • How famous is Oscar Isaac?

    Oscar Isaac is famouse as Actor