Edward James Olmos
Resilient actor who overcame obstacles.
Is Edward James Olmos a nepo baby?
Nope! Edward James Olmos's rise to fame is a testament to their unwavering determination. With no family or connections to help, they relied solely on their own talents and hard work to make it as a successful celebrity. But, they may be a nepo parent!
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- Primetime Emmy1985Miami ViceOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
- Golden Globe1995The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes StoryBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
- Golden Globe1986Miami ViceBest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television
The illustrious Olmos family is a dynasty of distinction. Mico Olmos, born on February 24, 1947 in East Los Angeles, was raised on Cheesebrough's Lane and graduated from Montebello High School in 1964. He went on to receive an Associate Arts Degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice at East Los Angeles College in 1966, and was later awarded the Alumni of The Year from Montebello High School in 2014, and Man of the Year Award from The Mexican American Opportunity Foundation. His son, Brandon Lee Keropian, is an acclaimed artist whose works include La Gloria: Contemporary Art in the Cultural Zone (2011), This Is MY Country, Twin Fiddles and Accordion (2012) and Mahogany Sunrise (2014). Mico's other son, Michael D. Olmos, is a renowned director, best known for his feature films FILLY BROWN, THE GREEN GHOST, WINDOWS ON THE WORLD, and SPLINTER. Bodie James Olmos, son of Kaija Keel, began his acting career at seven years old in American Playhouse: The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez (1982). He is an accomplished drummer and triathlon athlete, and enjoys surfing and jamming with his brother. The Olmos family is a legacy of excellence, whose members are making their mark in the world.
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