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Also Known As: Marco Antonio Muniz Died:
Born: September 16, 1968 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: singer, actor, songwriter, music producer

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Hailed by many as the reigning "King of Salsa," Marc Anthony sold millions of albums, won a slew of Grammy Awards, and married one of the world's most famous women. Anthony launched his career in the Latin music genre, releasing salsa-inflected albums and elevating his career in the Spanish-speaking world. In 1999, the singer successfully crossed over to mainstream pop with his self-titled, English-language debut that spawned the chart-topping hits "I Need to Know" and "You Sang to Me." One of Anthony's fellow artists from the late-1990s Latin pop invasion was triple-threat talent Jennifer Lopez, whom he married in 2005. Until their 2014 divorce, the high-profile couple enjoyed tremendous success as entrepreneurs, artists, and most importantly, parents of twins. As a character actor, Anthony held his own opposite Denzel Washington in "Man on Fire" (2004) and co-starred with his wife Lopez in the biographical film "El cantante" (2006). His scene-stealing role on the medical drama series "Hawthorne" (TNT, 2009- ), coupled with a successful tribute album Iconos (2010), established Anthony not only as a viable all-around entertainer, but as one of the most influential and respected artists of his time. ...

Hailed by many as the reigning "King of Salsa," Marc Anthony sold millions of albums, won a slew of Grammy Awards, and married one of the world's most famous women. Anthony launched his career in the Latin music genre, releasing salsa-inflected albums and elevating his career in the Spanish-speaking world. In 1999, the singer successfully crossed over to mainstream pop with his self-titled, English-language debut that spawned the chart-topping hits "I Need to Know" and "You Sang to Me." One of Anthony's fellow artists from the late-1990s Latin pop invasion was triple-threat talent Jennifer Lopez, whom he married in 2005. Until their 2014 divorce, the high-profile couple enjoyed tremendous success as entrepreneurs, artists, and most importantly, parents of twins. As a character actor, Anthony held his own opposite Denzel Washington in "Man on Fire" (2004) and co-starred with his wife Lopez in the biographical film "El cantante" (2006). His scene-stealing role on the medical drama series "Hawthorne" (TNT, 2009- ), coupled with a successful tribute album Iconos (2010), established Anthony not only as a viable all-around entertainer, but as one of the most influential and respected artists of his time.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Sellebrity (2012)
2.
 King of Salsa (2006)
3.
 Man on Fire (2004) Samuel
4.
 In the Time of the Butterflies (2001) Virgilio "Lio" Morales
5.
 Bringing Out the Dead (1999) Noel
6.
7.
 Substitute, The (1996) Juan Lacas
8.
 Big Night (1996) Christiano
9.
 Hackers (1995) Agent Ray
10.
 East Side Story (1991)
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Milestones close milestones

:
Raised in Manhattan's East Harlem
1981:
At age 12, found work as a background singer for commercials and demos with the help of a neighborhood friend; eventually sang backup and wrote songs for the Ricky Martin-era Menudo; also wrote Top 40 dance hit "Boy, I've Been Told" for Safire
1989:
Film acting debut in "East Side Singer"
1991:
Scored as a club-music artist with "Ride on the Rhythm", a No 1 dance hit
1993:
Appeared on the international TV program "Carnival Internacional" which led to bookings around the world
1994:
Earned New Artist of the Year award at BILLBOARD's Latin Music Awards for album "Otra Nota"
1995:
Had small part in "Hackers"
1996:
Played the restaurant's busboy in "Big Night" and a high school gangbanger in "The Substitute"
1997:
Became the first salsa singer to sell out NYC's Madison Square Garden
1997:
Starred in the title role of Paul Simon's ill-fated Broadway musical "The Capeman", based on a real life 1950s NYC murder case
1998:
With Tina Arena, sang "I Want to Spend my Lifetime Loving You", the love theme for the film "The Mask of Zorro"
1999:
Portrayed a homeless man who survives after being shot in the head in Martin Scorsese's "Bringing Out the Dead"
2000:
Headlined HBO special "Marc Anthony: The Concert From Madison Square Garden" (February)
2001:
Played small role of a college professor in the Showtime drama "In the Time of Butterflies"
2004:
Starred with Denzel Washington in Tony Scott's "Man of Fire"
2007:
Portrayed Hector Lavoe, the man who started the salsa movement in 1975 and brought it to the U.S. in "El Cantante"; also co-starred his wife Jennifer Lopez
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Notes

His official website is located at www.marcanthonyonline.com

"Marc had about $10 worth of clothes on him, looking all shabby, and he had long hair in a ponytail.

"But when I put him on stage the place went crazy. There are people in the business who have heard it all and are tired of it, and when they get excited, it means something. I knew right away we got something happening here--I could hear the money, you know?" --Ralph Mercado (head of RMM Records) remembering Anthony's first public appearance at a Latin music convention in Los Angeles to Daily News, January 25, 1998

"The driving force in my life is my daughter Arianna. Everything I do, I do with her in mind. At the end of the day, I want to have a career that my daughter will say, 'Yes, that's my dad.' It's important my daughter be proud of me." --Marc Anthony quoted in Daily News Viva, September 1998

Defending the inclusion of so many romantic ballads on "Marc Anthony": "What you see is what you get. My God, I don't have the time nor the energy to live up to some persona . . . I understand what it is to be vulnerable, and I understand what it is to be strong. So anybody who bashes 'sentimental' is missing it. I've seen the toughest guys in the world cry. That macho thing is an old folktale. I'm not afraid of it at all.

"If you could look into my head, with what I've been doing for the past eight years, plus my influences growing up, you'd hear an 'I Need to Know' (hit single from the album), which has a little bit of everything. If you could just live there for a second, that's what it sounds like." --Anthony to Stephen J. Dubner in The New York Times Magazine, August 29, 1999

Companions close complete companion listing

companion:
Debbie Rosado. Policewoman. Born c. 1970; mother of Arianna; separated in 1995.
companion:
Mira Sorvino. Actor. Reportedly dated; no longer together.
companion:
Jennifer Lopez. Actor, singer. Reportedly dated; recorded a duet; no longer together.
companion:
Noemie. Model. Reportedly dated; no longer together.
companion:
Kim Vilanueva. Reportedly dated; no longer together.
wife:
Dayanara Torres. Model. Born c. 1975; former Miss Universe; became engaged to marry on October 17, 1999; married on May 9, 2000; seperated July 2002; reconciled in October 2002; announced seperation January 2004.
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Family close complete family listing

father:
Felipe Muniz. Musician, hospital worker. Puerto Rican; jibaro guitarist.
mother:
Guillermina Muniz. Puerto Rican.
half-brother:
Bigram Zayas. Manager. Born c. 1957; manages brother's career.
daughter:
Arianna Muniz. Born c. 1994; lives primarily with her mother, a NYC policewoman, though Anthony enjoys joint custody.
son:
Cristian Anthony Muniz. Born on February 5, 2001; mother, Dayanara Torres.
son:
Ryan Anthony Muniz. Born on August 16, 2003 in Long Island, New York.
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