Manny Perez Movies and Career Information

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May 05, 1969
Actor, Producer and Writer

Manuel "Manny" Perez Batista (born May 5, 1969) is a Dominican actor, who has appeared in the television series Third Watch and in the film Washington Heights. Perez was born in Santiago, Dominican Republic, and currently resides in Manhattan's Washington Heights neighborhood. Perez is one of 11 siblings. By the time Perez finished high school, Manny knew he wanted to be an actor, he moved to New York where he majored in drama at Marymount Manhattan College, graduating in 1992. He has also studied at Ensemble Studio Theatre and is a member of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, in New York City. After his performance on the movie Washington Heights which he also co-wrote and produced, Manny garnered praise from many critics. The New York Times stated "Mr. Perez has charisma to burn." He won the 2002 Best Actor Award at The Milan International Film Festival in Italy for his performance in Washington Heights. Perez was the first ever member of his family to get a university degree. At the Santo Domingo Invita show Perez was honored as one of the most prominent Dominican actors in the United States. In November 2007 Perez was honored in the Dominican Film Festival held in Puerto Plata

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