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Hemky Madera (born January 26, 1977) is an American actor. He began his acting career in the Dominican Republic television production Grandes Series Dominicanas in which he took the leading parts of the mini-series En La Olla and Trio en Alta Mar, both by Dominican director/producer Alfonso Rodríguez.
Madera in 2016
January 26, 1977 |
Queens, New York, United States
Life and careerEdit
Madera was born in Queens. In New York City, he worked on the production of The Bookie's Lament (2000) with Gabriel Macht, but later returned to the Dominican Republic, where he starred in the mini-series Asalto en la Lincoln as well as in the sitcoms Ciudad Nueva and Los Electrolocos, in which he took the lead.
After returning to the United States, he has appeared in the feature films Dreaming of Julia (2003) with Harvey Keitel and Gael García Bernal, in The Lost City (2005) with Andy García, Dustin Hoffman, and Bill Murray, in The Wrath of Cain (2010) with Ving Rhames and Robert Patrick as well as doing voice work in Rango (2011) alongside Johnny Depp amongst others.
On television, he has appeared in single episodes of hit television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Shield, Brothers & Sisters, My Name Is Earl, and The Good Guys as well as 17 episodes of Weeds as Mexican drug cartel goon Ignacio, so far his greatest claim to fame.
On stage, he first appeared in Pantallas at Santo Domingo's Great National Theater. In the United States he has appeared in Inverse Theater's production of Icarus and Aria and the New York Spanish Repertoire's production of Feast of the Goat as well as assorted other stage productions, i.e. Life is a Dream, The Mistress of the Inn, Chronicles of a Death Foretold, Blood Weddings, Midnight Brainwash Revival, Burning the Bridges, and Belisa's Capriciousness.
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