At the age of five Andy Garcia and his family moved from Cuba to Florida. After suffering from glandular fever at high school, he gave up his interest in sport to pursue acting. He worked as a waiter, in a warehouse and at The Comedy Store before landing his breakthrough role in The Untouchables. He has since solidified his reputation as an actor in movies including The Godfather Part III and Hero. He made his directorial debut in 2001 with a documentary about a Cuban composer.
Andy Garcia was born with a partly-formed conjoined twin who was surgically removed from his shoulder.
He played Michelle Pfeiffer's husband in Dangerous Minds. He allegedly told the producers that he thought a love interest was an unnecessary part of the story. His scenes were later cut from the movie before its release.
He married Maria Victoria Marivi Lorido in 1982. They have three daughters and one son.
In City Island, his daughter Dominik Garcia-Lorido plays his on-screen daughter. She supposedly banned him from watching her film the scenes where she had to perform at a strip club.
To prepare for his role as an FBI deputy in Smokin' Aces, he met with members from the FBI to learn about their job roles and the mannerisms they picked up working in that environment.
1 Academy Awards nominated
1990 Actor in a Supporting Role - The Godfather Part III
1 Golden Globe Awards nominated
1991 Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - The Godfather Part III