Royo was born in the Bronx, New York, on July 18, 1971. His parents were both of Puerto Rican descent. He has two older sisters. Royo was raised in the Bronx and attended the High School of Performing Arts. After graduation, he worked as a bouncer and a bartender before getting his big break in show business.
Royo made his acting debut in the 1995 film New Jersey Drive. He went on to appear in films such as Cop Land, He Got Game, and Shaft. In 2002, he landed the role of Bubbles in the HBO series The Wire. He played the character for five seasons and earned critical acclaim for his performance.
In recent years, Royo has appeared in films such as Ant-Man and the Wasp, The Purge: Anarchy, and RoboCop. He has also had recurring roles on television shows such as Empire and Hand of God.
Royo has been married to actress Joy Bryant since 2008. They have two children together.
As of 2020, Andre Royo has a net worth of $4 million.
Date Of Birth
July 18, 1968
Film producer, Writer, Actor
Mount Saint Michael Academy
The Spectacular Now, The Collection, Lila & Eve, Hellbenders, Of Mind and Music, Shaft, Super, The Miracle of Spanish Harlem, Planet Brooklyn, Aftermath, Hunter Gatherer, Calloused Hands, 5up 2down, All the Invisible Children, Freelancers, G, 21 and a Wake-Up, Bigfoot, Perfume, August, Share, Jellys...
[on The Wire (2002)] We don't know if we'll be involved in a project that had that many people of color working with great characters and great story lines ever again. There was something powerful in that.
[about his castmates on The Wire (2002)] There was absolutely no ego. Everyone came on the set and said this is about Baltimore. Baltimore is the star.
Currently performing in the LAByrinth Theater Company's "A View From 151 St." at the Public Theater in New York City. [October 2007]