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Joaquim de Almeida

Joaquim de Almeida in 2011
Personal information
Birth nameJoaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida
Birth dateMarch 15, 1957(age 59)
Place of birthLisbon, Portugal
Years active1982 present
SpouseMaria Cecilia de Almeida
Maria Risques Pereira
ParentsJoão Baptista de Almeida
Maria Sara Portugal

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Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida (-ptʒuɐˈkĩ dɨ aɫˈmɐjdɐ; born 15 March 1957) is a Portuguese-born American actor. He began his acting doing some theater. During the 1980s, he started his film career appearing on the 1982 action film The Soldier, and later achieved recognition for playing Andrea Bonanno in the 1987 Italian film Good Morning, Babylon. He achieved international fame with his portrayals of Félix Cortez in the 1995 thriller Clear and Present Danger, Bucho in the 1995 action thriller Desperado, Hernan Reyes in 2011 street racing film Fast Five, and Ramon Salazar on the Fox thriller drama series 24.

Being fluent in several languages, Almeida has worked in several countries in Europe and America, in many film and stage productions, winning some international awards in films like Retrato de Família, Adão e Eva and O Xangô de Baker Street. His other well known films include The Honorary Consul (1983), Only You (1994), The Mask of Zorro (1998), Behind Enemy Lines (2001), The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007), Che: Part Two (2008) and The Burning Plain (2008).

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