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Overview (3)

Born in New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameNéstor Gastón Carbonell
Height 5' 10½" (1.79 m)

Mini Bio (1)

He is most often recognized for his integral role in the series "Lost" as Richard Alpert, as well as his turn as Mayor Anthony Garcia opposite Gary Oldman in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight". He reprised his role as the Mayor in the box-office hit "The Dark Knight Rises".

Nestor can be seen starring in Universal's "Bates Motel" (2013-2017) as Sheriff Alex Romero, lover to Vera Farmiga's Norma Bates and nemesis to her son Norman. In the final season Nestor directed his third episode, which introduces Rihanna playing the role of Marion Crane from "Psycho". On the feature side, he will next be seen in the (2017) Sundance world premier of "Crown Heights". He most recently starred with Daniel Radcliffe and Toni Collette in Lion's Gates' release, "Imperium" (2016).

He has demonstrated his versatility through a variety of film roles including his turn as the emotionally tortured hitman Pasquale Acosta in Joe Carnahan's "Smokin' Aces", the socially conscious theater director Moises Kaufman in "The Laramie Project", the idealistic revolutionary Luis Fellove in Andy Garcia's "The Lost City", the pragmatic and ruthless Mayor Picazo in "For Greater Glory", and the womanizing and morally conflicted father in the title role of the Sundance indies, "Jack the Dog" and "Manhood".

Nestor was born in New York City and raised in numerous locales including, Mexico, Venezuela, Florida, Connecticut, the Bahamas and London. He graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English. It was during his time in college that a first-year drama course led to his interest in performing. Upon graduating he moved to New York and starred in the Off Broadway world premier of the two-hander, "A Silent Thunder". He continued to work in theater, most notably in Stephen Sondheim's premier of "The Doctor is Out" at The Old Globe in San Diego.

Nestor currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Shannon Kenny, and their two sons Rafa and Marco.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: J.B. Roberts

Spouse (1)

Shannon Kenny (3 January 2001 - present) ( 2 children)

Trade Mark (1)

Very dark eyes

Trivia (7)

Nestor and his wife, Shannon Kenny, met while both were working on the show "Muscle" in 1995.
Father of Rafael (b. 2002) and Marco (b. 2005).
Carbonell revealed on the Lost (2004) fifth season DVD extras that not only does he not wear eyeliner, mascara, or makeup of any kind to make his lashes and eyeline appear as dark as they do, but the makeup artists for "Lost" actually use concealer on his lashes and under his eyes to try to tone down the natural darkness of his eyeline. He also said that the unusual appearance of his eyes caused him to get teased and bullied when he was a child.
Is of Cuban and Spanish descent.
Attended Harvard University. (Interview on "The Talk" on November 8, 2011.).
During a behind-the-scenes special for Bates Motel (2013), a fan again asked Carbonell if he wears eyeliner. As he did during the behind-the-scenes special for Lost (2004), he explained that his eyes have always looked that way, and that he was born looking that way. At the host's urging, Carbonell wiped his eyes with makeup removal pads and showed the camera that the pads were clean.
Good friends with Bates Motel (2013) co-stars Vera Farmiga, Freddie Highmore and Max Thieriot.

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