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BENJAMIN BRATT's (Eduardo/El Macho)
diverse career has successfully spanned film and
television for more than 20 years. In 2010, Bratt won the
Maverick Spirit Award at the Cinequest Film Festival
for his work as producer and star of the indie hit La
Mission, based in San Francisco. Written and directed
by his brother Peter Bratt, the locally produced film
garnered much critical praise and went on to receive
a nomination for Outstanding Independent Motion
Picture at the 2011 NAACP Image Awards, a GLAAD
Media Award nomination for Outstanding Film --
Limited Release and four Imagen Foundation Award
nominations, including two wins for Best Actor --
Feature Film (Bratt) and Best Supporting Actor --
Feature Film (Jeremy Ray Valdez).
Bratt's distinguished film career includes the
critically acclaimed films Pinero, for which he was
lauded for his striking, haunting and career-defining
performance as the poet/playwright/actor Miguel
Pinero; Steven Soderbergh's Traffic, which won four
Academy Awards and a Screen Actors Guild Award
for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion
Picture; and The Woodsman, a film festival and critical
favorite, which starred Kevin Bacon.
Bratt's upcoming films include Cloudy With
a Chance of Meatballs 2, in which he voices the
character of Manny, and The Lesser Blessed, which
premiered at the 2012 Toronto International Film
Festival. Most recently, Bratt appeared in Snitch,
alongside Dwayne Johnson.
Television audiences perhaps best recognize Bratt
from his Primetime Emmy-nominated role as Detective
Rey Curtis on NBC's long-running drama Law & Order.
He also starred in and produced the A&E drama series
The Cleaner. His portrayal of extreme interventionist
William Banks garnered him the 2009 Alma Award
for Best Actor in Television -- Drama. Recently, Bratt
starred in ABC's drama Private Practice and landed a
recurring role as Gloria's (Sofia Vergara) ne'er-do-well
ex-husband Javier on ABC's smash-hit Modern Family.
A veteran of more than 25 films, Bratt's work includes
Curtis Hanson's The River Wild, opposite Meryl Streep;
Taylor Hackford's Blood In, Blood Out; Clear and
Present Danger, opposite Harrison Ford; the beloved
comedy Miss Congeniality, with Sandra Bullock; and
the theatrical adaptation of the acclaimed novel "Love
in the Time of Cholera," with Javier Bardem.
A San Francisco native, Bratt is a proud alumnus of
American Conservatory Theater's Advanced Training
Program, where he received an honorary MFA in 2008.
Bratt currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife
and their two children.
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