Édgar Ramírez

Description[from Freebase]

Édgar Filiberto Ramírez Arellano (born 25 March 1977) is a Venezuelan actor. He played Carlos in the 2010 French-German biopic series Carlos, a role for which he won the César Award for Most Promising Actor at the César Awards 2011. He also played "Paz", a CIA assassin in the movie The Bourne Ultimatum. Ramírez studied communications at the Andrés Bello Catholic University. Afterwards he worked in media and considered becoming a diplomat. When Iñárritu (a short film he had made with friends) was critically praised, he decided to pursue his performing hobby as a career. Ramírez was born in San Cristóbal, Táchira, Venezuela, the son of Soday Arellano, an attorney, and Filiberto Ramírez, a military officer. He has a sister named Nataly. Most of his childhood was spent traveling in different countries, thanks to which he speaks five languages fluently: Spanish, German, English, French and Italian. Ramirez graduated in 1999 from the Andrés Bello Catholic University with a degree in mass communication, minoring in political communications, since he intended to become a diplomat in international relations. While in college he worked as a journalist, reporting on politics.

Portions from Freebase, licensed under CC-BY and Wikipedia licensed under the GFDL