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ANDY GARCIA (Mike Delmarco) has established himself as one of today's most talented and versatile actors. Because he has worked so successfully with many of the industry's most respected and celebrated directors, he has become known as a "director's actor. He has also established himself as a producer, composer/musician and humanitarian — and as a director in his own right.

One of Garcia's most memorable experiences was working with Francis Ford Coppola on "The Godfather: Part III.” "I went into the movie as an actor,” Garcia says, "and left a filmmaker.” Garcia received Oscar® and Golden Globe nominations for his role in the Best Supporting Actor category. He formed his own production company, CineSon Productions, in 1991

Garcia's most recent film credits include Lions Gate Films' "Confidence” and Warner Bros.' "Ocean's Eleven.” He wrapped production last fall on the independent feature "The Lazarus Child,” starrig with Angela Bassett and Frances O'Connor, and also completed "Modigliani,” another independent in which he portrays painter and sculptor Amedeo Modigliani, which he also produced in association with Philippe Martinez of Bauer Martinez Studios. Garcia starred in the independent films "The Unsaid” and "The Man From Elysian Fields” (released by IDP). both of which he also produced. He is currently developing his directorial debut "The Lost City.” which was written by Guillermo Cabrera Infante.

Garcia received an Emmy nomination and a Golden Globe nomination for his starring role as the legendary Cuban trumpeter Arturo Sandoval in HBO's 2000 biopic "For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story.” Garcia was executive producer of the film and also produced the soundtrack and the Emmy—winning score. The film has also received Emmy nominations for Best Made for Television Film or Miniseries and Best Cinematography. The film also won two ALMA Awards as Best Made for Television Movie or Miniseries and as Outstanding Latin Cast in a Made for Television Movie or Miniseries. and was nominated for a Golden Globe in the Best Made for Television Movie or Miniseries category.

Under the CineSon banner, Garcia made his directorial debut with "Cachao. . .Como Su Ritmo No Hay Dos” ("Like His Rhythm There Is No Other”), a feature-length documentary concert film about the co-creator of the Mambo, Israel Lopez "Cachao.” He also served as co-producer.

Garcia subsequently produced and performed on Volumes I and II of "Cachao —Master Sessions” (Crescent Moon/Sony). the former a 1994 Grammy Award winner and the latter a 1995 Grammy Award nominee. "Cachao — Cuba Linda” (EMI Latin) was the duo's third installment for Garcia's CineSon record label, and was nominated for a 2001 Grammy Award and 2000 Latin Grammy Award. The pair has again re-teamed to record "Cachao Ahora Si” (Univision), once again under the CineSon label, which will be accompanied by a behind-the-scenes film of the same name, and was produced and directed by Garcia. Garcia also composed four songs for the "Disappearance of Garcia Lorca” soundtrack and produced. wrote and performed several songs on the "Just the Ticket” soundtrack.

Born in Havana, Cuba, Garcia's family fled in exile to Miami Beach, Florida as a result of Fidel Castro's takeover of his homeland at the age of five. As a youth, he performed in community theatre productions and variety shows. Garcia attended Florida International University as a theater major. He performed in regional theater productions in the Miami area before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a film career in the late 1970s.

Garcia has been married to Marivi Lorido Garcia since 1982. The couple lives in Los Angeles with their four children: Dominik, Daniella, Alessandra and Andres.

In addition to numerous other awards, Garcia has been honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Star of the Year Award from the National Association o

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