Oscar Isaac

Biography

Oscar Isaac was born Oscar Isaac Hernández in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, Maria, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. His maternal grandfather was of French origin. Oscar was raised in Miami, Florida. Before he became an actor, he played lead guitar and sang vocals in his band the Blinking Underdogs. He graduated from the Juilliard School in 2005. Isaac's first major film role was Joseph in the film The Nativity Story (2006). He also had a small role in All About the Benjamins (2002) and the Ché Guevara biopic Che: Part One (2008). In addition to movie appearances, he made an appearance in the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). He also had a part in the movies The Life Before Her Eyes (2007); Body of Lies (2008), alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe; Agora(2009), alongside Rachel Weisz; and Balibo (2009), set amid the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975. In 2013, Oscar starred in the Coen Brothers' folk music-themed drama, Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

Oscar Isaac was born Oscar Isaac Hernández in Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, Maria, and a Cuban father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. His maternal grandfather was of French origin. Oscar was raised in Miami, Florida. Before he became an actor, he played lead guitar and sang vocals in his band the Blinking Underdogs. He graduated from the Juilliard School in 2005. Isaac's first major film role was Joseph in the film The Nativity Story (2006). He also had a small role in All About the Benjamins (2002) and the Ché Guevara biopic Che: Part One (2008). In addition to movie appearances, he made an appearance in the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). He also had a part in the movies The Life Before Her Eyes (2007); Body of Lies (2008), alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe; Agora(2009), alongside Rachel Weisz; and Balibo (2009), set amid the Indonesian invasion of East Timor in 1975. In 2013, Oscar starred in the Coen Brothers' folk music-themed drama, Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

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Gender Male

Known Credits 42

Birthday 1979-03-09

Place of Birth Guatemala

Adult Actor False

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Also Known As

  • Oscar Isaac Hernández

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII as Poe Dameron
2017 Suburbicon
2017 Annihilation
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse as En Sabah Nur / Apocalypse
2016 The Promise as Michael
2015 Star Wars: Greatest Moments as Himself
2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens as Poe Dameron
2015 Time to Choose as Narrator
2015 Show Me a Hero as Nick Wasicsko
2015 Show Me a Hero(6 episodes) as Mayor Nick Wasicsko
2015 Mojave as Jack
2015 The Late Late Show with James Corden(1 episode) as Himself
2015 Ex Machina as Nathan
2014 A Most Violent Year as Abel Morales
2014 Ticky Tacky as Lucien
2014 The Two Faces of January as Rydal
2014 Inside 'Inside Llewyn Davis' as Himself
2014 Trentemøller: Gravity as Mr. Carpool
2013 Another Day, Another Time: Celebrating the Music of "Inside Llewyn Davis" as Himself
2013 Inside Llewyn Davis as Llewyn Davis
2013 Making a Scene as Man
2013 In Secret as Laurent LeClaire
2012 Won't Back Down as Michael Perry
2012 The Bourne Legacy as #3
2012 Revenge for Jolly! as Cecil
2012 For Greater Glory - The True Story of Cristiada as Victoriano 'El Catorce' Ramirez
2011 10 Years as Reeves
2011 W.E. as Evgeni
2011 Drive as Standard
2011 Sucker Punch as Blue Jones
2010 Robin Hood as Prince John
2009 Balibo as Jose Ramos-Horta
2009 Agora as Orestes
2008 Body of Lies as Bassam
2008 Che: Part One as U.N. Interpreter
2007 The Life Before Her Eyes as Marcus
2006 The Nativity Story as Joseph
2006 Pu-239 as Shiv
2005 Lenny The Wonder Dog as Fartman
2002 All About the Benjamins as Francesco
1996 Illtown as Pool Boy
1900 Lightningface

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