While working in theater, has frequently worked with playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis.
Along with Philip Seymour Hoffman, Ortiz is co-founder of the LAByrinth Theater Company, which is based in New York City.
John Ortiz is an American actor, director, and producer. He has appeared in many films and television shows, including Fast & Furious, American Gangster, and Silver Linings Playbook. He has also directed and produced several films, including the critically acclaimed film El Cantante.
Ortiz was born in Manhattan, New York, on May 23, 1968, to Puerto Rican parents. He was raised in the South Bronx. His father was a police officer and his mother was a homemaker. Ortiz has two sisters. He attended High School of Performing Arts and then the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
Ortiz began his career as a stage actor, appearing in various Off-Broadway and regional theater productions. He made his film debut in the independent film El Super (1991). He has since appeared in many films, including Carlito’s Way (1993), Smoke (1995), New York Stories (1989), American Gangster (2007), Fast & Furious (2009), and Silver Linings Playbook (2012).
Ortiz has also directed and produced several films, including the critically acclaimed film El Cantante (2007), which starred his wife, Jennifer Lopez. He also produced the film The Take (2007) and directed the film Southpaw (2015).
Ortiz has been married to actress Jennifer Lopez since 2004. They have two children together. Ortiz has a net worth of $20 million.
Date Of Birth
May 23, 1968
Obie Award for Performance
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, Gotham Independent Film Award for Breakthrough Actor, Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor i...
Fast & Furious, Silver Linings Playbook, The Finest Hours, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem, Jack Goes Boating, Fast & Furious 6, American Gangster, The Drop, Miami Vice, El Cantante, Pride and Glory, Public Enemies, Carlito's Way, Narc, Take the Lead, Before Night Falls, Sgt. Bilko, The Last Mars...