Benicio Del Toro is a Puerto Rican-born actor. He is best known for his roles in the films The Usual Suspects, 21 Grams, Sicario, and Traffic, for which he won an Academy Award, BAFTA Award, Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award. His other notable film appearances include: Sin City, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Basquiat, Che, Savages, 7 días en La Habana, and Guardians of the Galaxy. Born Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez on February 19, 1967 in San Germán, Puerto Rico, to lawyer parents Fausta Genoveva Sanchez Rivera and Gustavo Adolfo Del Toro Bermudez, he has an older brother, Gustavo, who is a physician in the United States. His mother died when he was 9 years old, and his father moved the family to a farm in Pennsylvania. He attended and graduated from Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania in 1985. After graduation, he enrolled at the University of California at San Diego with the intention of becoming a lawyer, but did not graduate. He studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory of Acting on a scholarship. He was in a relationship with actress Alicia Silverstone from 1996 to 1997, and with Chiara Mastroianni from 1998 to 2001. He has a daughter named Delilah with television personality Kimberly Stewart.
Benicio Del Toro Personal Details:
Date Of Birth: 19 February 1967
Birth Place: San Germán, Puerto Rico
Birth Name: Benicio Monserrate Rafael del Toro Sánchez
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Occupation: Actor, Film producer
Nationality: American, Puerto Rican, Spanish
Religion: Roman Catholic
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Benicio Del Toro Body Statistics:
Weight in Pounds: 181 lbs
Weight in Kilogram: 82 kg
Height in Feet: 6′ 2″
Height in Meters: 1.88 m
Shoe Size: 17 (US)
Benicio Del Toro Family Details:
Father: Gustavo Adolfo Del Toro Bermudez (Lawyer)
Mother: Fausta Genoveva Sanchez Rivera (Lawyer)
Children: Delilah del Toro (Daughter) (b. August 21, 2011)
Siblings: Gustavo Del Toro (Older Brother) (Physician in the United States)
Others: Monserrate de los Reyes del Toro Irizarry (Paternal grandfather), Carmen Luisa Bermúdez Villa (Paternal grandmother), Benicio del Carmen Sanchez Castaño (Maternal grandfather), Lirio/Licio/Licia/Lucia Belén Rivera Bengoa (Maternal grandmother)
Benicio Del Toro Education:
Circle in the Square Theatre School
Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania (1985)
University of California, San Diego (UCSD) (Dropped out)
Benicio Del Toro Facts:
*He was born on February 19, 1967 in San Germán, Puerto Rico.
*Both of his parents were lawyers.
*His mother died of hepatitis when he was 9 years old.
*He was a basketball star at Mercersburg Academy in Mercersburg, Pennsylvania.
*He is the cousin of Joshue Del Toro and Rebeca.
*He is good friends with Johnny Depp.
*Singer Macy Gray is one of Benicio’s huge fans.
*He has acted with four directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: William Friedkin, Steven Soderbergh, Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Oliver Stone.
*He is neighbors with actor Rade Serbedzija.
*He acquired Spanish citizenship on November 4, 2011.