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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 2 October 1973Los Angeles, California, USA
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

A new face to filmgoers, Efren Ramirez is a bona fide scene-stealer in the quirky comedy Napoleon Dynamite (2004). Given a choice between choosing Napoleon Dynamite and The Alamo (2004), Efren was quick to choose "Napoleon Dynamite", which has grossed over $41 million at the box office to date.

Born in Los Angeles, by age 13 he began training at The Theatre of Arts, and performed at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl, The Complex Theatre and The Tiffany Theatre on Sunset Blvd. while working on films such as Touchstone's Kazaam (1996). He continued training at The Whole Theatre Comp and performing improv at The Whitefire Theatre and The Icehouse in Pasadena. After finishing up a two-year Meisner conservatory program, he starred in Missing Pieces (1991) (opposite the late James Coburn), The Race (2004) with Cliff Robertson, CCH Pounder and Paul Rodriguez, directed by Tom Musca, and Delivering Milo (2001) with Albert Finney, directed by Nick Castle. Some of his other films are "Welcome to L.A." (2000)_, Night Crew (2000), Swallow (2003), Dance (2000) and Rave (2000).

Ramirez's extensive TV shows include recurring roles on Disney's Even Stevens (1999) and Fox's Boston Public (2000), and he has guest-starred on ER (1994), The District (2000) and Judging Amy (1999). He has also appeared on MTV's All You've Got (2006) alongside Ciara, HBO's Walkout (2006) with Michael Peña and Alexa PenaVega, Nacho Libre (2006) with Jack Black, Crossing the Heart (2007) with Kris Kristofferson and Crank (2006) with Jason Statham. He also studies at The Gloria Gifford Conservatory for Performing Arts.

Collectively his films have grossed over $80 million to date.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Iyari Limon (21 October 1998 - 1999) (annulled)

Trivia (8)

With his earnings from Napoleon Dynamite (2004) he bought his parents a house.
Has four brothers.
His mother put him in theatre classes in elementary school, and he continued with it at his all boys high school in order to meet the girls at the all girls school.
His identical twin brother is named Carlos Ramirez and was a dance instructor in Nashville, Tennessee and was also highly involved in the EDM Scene. He is now an actor in Los Angeles.
Aside from acting, Ramirez also has another passion - DJing. He co-helms Nocturnal Rampage, a Southern California party crew that formed in 2001. He favors spinning Hard House and Techno.
Is of Salvadoran and Mexican descent.
Co-author of the book Direct Your Own Life: How To Be A Star In Any Field You Choose with filmmaker Chris Barrett published June 2008.
Was to appear in a 2007 remake of Revenge of the Nerds (1984) starring Adam Brody but after three weeks of filming the project was canceled.

Personal Quotes (1)

In the land of the blind the one-eyed man is king.

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