Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada was born on March 9, 1979 and he is a Guatemalan-American actor. 

Oscar Isaac Biography

He was born in Guatemala City , Guatemala , to a Guatemalan mother, María Eugenia Estrada Nicolle and a Cuban father , Óscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, who was working as an pulmonologist .

He have two siblings, an older sister, who is a climate scientist Nicole Hernandez Hammer,  and a younger brother, who is a journalist Mike Hernandez.  His family was settling in the United States when he was five months old and he grew up in Miami, Florida.

He was describing his evangelical Protestant upbringing as “very Christian”.  He was also saying that he has French origins, describing himself as “definitely a great mix of a lot of things”  and is considered a notable French Guatemalan.

He was causing trouble at his private elementary school, Westminster Christian, as a child. “I lit a fire extinguisher in the gym, I messed up a mural, stupid,” he was saying in an interview.  He was liking to make children laugh. At one point, his teacher had to separate his desk from the rest of the class with a piece of cardboard. Finally, he was expelled. 

His entry into professional acting began at the Area Stage Company, Miami Beach, when Artistic Director John Rodaz cast him in a play.  He was also performing at the Miami-based City Theatre’s Summer Shorts short film festival in 2000–2001. While in Miami, he was playing lead guitar and sang vocals for the ska-punk band The Blinking Underdogs

Other members of the band included Nick Speck (bass), Bill Sommer (drums), Alan Mills (trombone), Keith Cooper (saxophone), and Matt LaPlant (guitar).  The band was enjoying some success, opening for Green Day  and The Mighty Mighty Bosstones. He was spending his musical years living a “straight” lifestyle. 

He put music aside after being accepted into the acting program at New York’s prestigious Juilliard School in 2001. While studying there, he worked on one of his first films, All About the Benjamins (2002).  He was part of Group 34 of the Drama Division (2001-2005). 

Oscar Isaac Wife

Isaac is an accomplished singer and guitarist, who has been playing since the age of twelve.  He has been dubbed a sex symbol  and “the boyfriend of the Internet” by various media outlets, most notably Rolling Stone magazine , although he has expressed skepticism about the label. 

He was meeting Danish film director Elvira Lind in 2012,  and they were married in February 2017.  They have two children and they are living in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. 

He is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Oscar Isaac Career

He was making his acting debut in the 1996 crime drama Illtown , credited as “Pool Boy”.  He then was appearing briefly in 2002 ‘s All About the Benjamins and he was appearing in the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent four years later. 

He was gaining recognition in his first major film role in 2006 as Joseph in the biblical epic The Nativity Story , opposite Keisha Castle-Hughes. He was appearing as Romeo in the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park performances of Romeo and Juliet and as Proteus in Two Gentlemen from Verona .

It Supporting Actor, for his role as José Ramos-Horta in Balibo (2009).  He had a small role in Guerrilla , the second part of the biographical film Che Guevara Che (2008).  Isaac was playing King John in the 2010 film Robin Hood .

He was playing a security guard in the Madonna-directed film WE and starred in the crime drama Drive , which premiered in September 2011.  He had a role as a musician in 10 Years. He was performing his own song “Never Had” in the movie. “Never Had” and “You Ain’t Goin Nowhere” were included on the film’s soundtrack. 

In 2013, Isaac was starring in the comedy-drama film Inside Llewyn Davis , written and directed by the Coen Brothers, where he was playing a still-unsuccessful talented folk singer in Greenwich Village in 1961. 

The film was winning the Grand Prize in the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.  For the role of Llewyn, Isaac has been nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy at the 2014 Golden Globe Awards. 

He was co-starring with Jessica Chastain in JC Chandor’s film A More Violent Year (2014), replacing actor Javier Bardem. 

In 2015, Isaac was portraiting Nathan Hamlet Bateman in the sci-fi film Ex Machina and starred in the 6-episode HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero , receiving universal critical acclaim and winning the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or a Movie. on Television for his performance like politician Nick Wasicsko. 

Isaac was co-starring in the epic space opera film Star Wars: The Force Awakens , released on December 18, 2015,  playing Poe Dameron, an X-wing pilot. He was reprising the role in Star Wars: The Last Jedi , released on December 15, 2017,  and in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019), the final film in the Star Wars sequel trilogy .

Isaac was playing the X-Men villain Apocalypse in the film X-Men: Apocalypse , which was released on May 27, 2016.  Also that year, he was playing the lead in the historical drama The Promise , with co-star Christian Bale, in a story about the Armenian Genocide. 

He was narrating the “Unlimited You” Nike ad created by Wieden and  Kennedy.  In November 2016, the first episode of the Homecoming podcast series has been released. It is a six-episode psychological thriller from Gimlet Media, co-starring Catherine Keener and David Schwimmer. 

In July 2017, Isaac was playing Prince Hamlet in The Public Theatre’s production of Hamlet alongside Keegan-Michael Key, Ritchie Coster, Gayle Rankin, Roberta Colindrez, and Anatol Yusef.  The production, directed by Sam Gold, ran until September 2017. 

His performance were receiving praise from critics and audiences alike.  Also that year, Isaac was appearing in the black comedy Suburbicon , directed by George Clooney and written by the Coen brothers.  It was his second role in a film written by Coens, after Inside Llewyn Davis .

Oscar Isaac Movies

He was starring in the tragicomedy Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), for which he was receiving a Golden Globe nomination , the crime drama A More Violent Year (2014), and the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina (2014).

In 2006, he was playing Saint Joseph , husband of Mary , in The Nativity Story . He was also playing José Ramos-Horta , former president of East Timor and co-recipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize, in the Australian film Balibo , for which he won the AACTA Award for Best Supporting Actor . 

He was starring in the Star Wars sequel trilogy as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron , and in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) as the titular mutant supervillain Apocalypse.

He was also headlining the 2015 HBO miniseries Show Me a Hero as politician Nick Wasicsko , which won him the Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Miniseries or Television Film . In 2016, Time was naming Isaac one of the 100 most influential people in the world in the annual Time 100 list . 

In 2017, Isaac has been described as the “best actor of his generation” by Vanity Fair . In 2020, The New York Times was ranking him 14th on its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century

Isaac will star as Marc Spector / Moon Knightin the upcoming Disney plus series Moon Knight (2022), which is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe . 

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In 2015, he starred opposite Alicia Vikander and Domhnall Gleeson in “Ex Machina,” written and directed by Alex Garland. This sci-fi psychological thriller was nominated for two Academy Awards and six BAFTA Awards, as well as being chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the top ten independent films of the year.

He also starred opposite Mark Wahlberg in “Mojave,” written and directed by William Monahan. Also, in December of that same year, Isaac played Resistance pilot ‘Poe Dameron’ in the blockbuster hit “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” the seventh installment in the main Star Wars film saga. 

In 2017, it will be possible to see him again in that role in the next installment of the series, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi”, which is scheduled for release in December.

Oscar Isaac Jessica Chastain

In 2014, Isaac was co-starring with Jessica Chastain in JC Chandor’s action-packed drama “The Most Violent Year,” for which he was receiving the National Board of Review Award for “Best Actor.” The film itself won the National Board of Review award for “Best Picture.”

Oscar Isaac Nude

In conversation with LA Times , Oscar Isaac was talking about his nude scenes in the episodes of Scenes from a Marriag e, the acclaimed HBO series. This, because the actor has multiple moments in which he does not hide anything in front of the camera. 

There were rumors that the actor simply was recording the scenes and the editors were the ones who decided to show everything so explicitly. However, the actor was assuring that he knew from the beginning how the scenes would be shown on the screen.

Oscar Isaac Moon Knight

Isaac is set to play the lead character in the 2022 Disney and series Moon Knight

In December 2020, it was announced that Isaac would play Solid Snake in the film adaptation of Metal Gear Solid directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts.

Oscar Isaac Net Worth

Oscar Isaac net worth is $10 million as of 2018, according to Celebrity Net Worth .

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