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7/9/1973, Miami, Florida, USA
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Enrique Murciano was born in Miami, Florida on July 9, 1973, and was raised there. He is of Cuban descent. He attended Tulane University and Boston Law School, but moved to Los Angeles to pursue his goal of becoming an actor. He brought with him his love of exotic cars and motorcycles.
On his first audition, 1997, Enrique landed the role of Alejandro in Speed 2. A role that only involved one line, but 6 months of shooting.
His break came three years later, when a two-day stint on the set of the Academy Award winning Traffic turned into several weeks work as the role of DEA agent Ricky placing him in several pivotal scenes with Luis Guzman and Don Cheadle.
After the short lived TV series "Spyder Games", Enrique landed the role of Sgt. Lorenzo Ruiz in the much-acclaimed Ridley Scott film, Black Hawk Down.
It was during the filming of Black Hawk Down that he was introduced to Jerry Bruckheimer, a meeting that led to his role in "Without a Trace" (2002).
Enrique lives in Los Angeles with his dog, Tonto. He is considered a great cook, and loves to experiment in the kitchen. Enrique's obsession with cars also applies to fixing them. His personal record for changing a flat tire is 1 minute and 19 seconds.
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Enrique Murciano: You get to a point when you're bored of trying to make life good and beautiful for yourself, and you want to start doing it for somebody else. I can't wait to do that.
Enrique Murciano: I believe in giving directly. If I'm at a red light and there's a guy who went to war, who's homeless, I give more than a dollar at that point. A kid is sick, and I know about it? I take care of him. It's much more of a hands-on approach, stuff that doesn't go noticed but stuff that I know I did. If you're constantly dancing the dance of life, it keeps you very present.
Enrique Murciano: When I moved to L.A., my first agent suggested I change my name to Rick Mercer; it's close to Enrique Murciano in a way. But I'm very proud of who I am, and I'm very proud of Latinos--not just Cubans, but all Latinos.
Enrique Murciano: I mix garlic, salt and spices. Every dish ends up with a Cuban twist to it, a little-cha-cha with every meal.
Enrique Murciano: I collect vintage cars and motorcycles and love cruising by myself. For me, it's meditation.
Enrique plays the ukulele, guitar, and piano.
Enrique considered a career in politics while attending college.
Enrique was nominated in 2004 for a Screen Actors Guild award for Without a Trace. The category was "Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series".
As a producer, Enrique was nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award for A Separate Peace. The category was "Outstanding Children/Youth/Family Special".
His nickname is Ukelele Boy.