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Born:
September 16, 1969

Birthname:
Marco Antonio Muniz

Hometown:
New York, NY

Marc Anthony

BIO:

Marc Anthony is a Grammy® Award-winning international pop/salsa superstar and actor. Anthony appeared as Noel in Martin Scorsese's BRINGING OUT THE DEAD and earned critical praise for his role as the silent waiter, representing the spirit of the movie, in Campbell Scott and Stanley Tucci's BIG NIGHT. Anthony played a young Secret Service agent in the feature film HACKERS, and a troubled youth in the 1996 film THE SUBSTITUTE with Tom Berenger.

Anthony also appeared opposite Selma Hayek in the Showtime Original film In the Time of The Butterflies.

On Broadway, he melded his two ambitions of music and acting into one spectacular role, starring in Paul Simon's musical The Capeman alongside Ruben Blades and Puerto Rico's own Ednita Nazario.

Anthony recorded the theme song to the blockbuster film THE MASK OF ZORRO alongside Australian superstar Tina Arena. The Sony Classical song I Want To Spend My Lifetime Loving You was composed by Academy Award-winner James Horner and written by Will Jennings.

Born Marco Antonio Muniz in New York's Spanish Harlem of Puerto Rican parents, he was named by his musician father after a famous Mexican singer of the same name. Anthony changed his name professionally to avoid being confused with the legendary singer.

He started his career when he was a teenager, singing backup vocals for English language freestyle dance music and penning songs for various artists. Anthony later decided to focus on salsa music, where he combined the sounds and traditions of his Puerto Rican heritage with the mixture of contemporary musical influences he grew up with in New York City.

His first three albums – Otra Nota (1993), Todo A Su Tiempo (1995), and Contra La Corriente (for which he won the Best Tropical Performance Grammy in 1998) – established Anthony as the best-selling tropical/salsa artist in the world. His English-language debut, Marc Anthony, generated the multi-format Top 10 smash, I Need To Know, and the #1 Adult Contemporary hit You Sang To Me. Marc Anthony has achieved RIAA triple platinum status. He also won the Latin Grammy Song of the Year award in 2000 for Dímeo, the Spanish-language version of I Need To Know. His eagerly-awaited follow-up album, Mended, debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 the week of its release in May 2002, and has gone on to sell more than 1.3 copies worldwide.

Anthony has performed sold-out concerts at Madison Square Garden five times, and one of his electrifying performances was filmed for an exclusive HBO special, Marc Anthony: The Concert from Madison Square Garden, The special showcased Anthony's English language hits along with smashes from the Spanish-language salsa albums that have established him as the world's top selling salsa singer.

Anthony recently married film and music star Jennifer Lopez.

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