American actor Manny Montana is best known for playing as Johnny Tuturro in USA Network's Graceland. He has also become audience favorite after stepping into the role of Rio in NBC's dramedy, Good Girls.
Manny Montana is currently 36 years old. He was born on September 26, 1983, which makes his zodiac sign, Libra. Talking about his height, Montana stands 6 feet and 1 inch (1.85 m) tall.
He attended Jordan High School and had received a football scholarship to California State University Sacramento. However, an arm injury and dislocation of shoulder led him to major in Journalism and Broadcasting at California State University, Long Beach.
Montana's parents are Mexican, who raised him in Long Beach, California. In an interview with Slate magazine, he talked about playing a gay scene in Graceland, stating,
“I am first generation in the country—my family’s Mexican. There’s still a taboo. When the idea was brought up to me, I was, like, yeah, that’s a great story line, let’s do it. and then the week the episode was filmed, I got really scared. I called my acting teacher, my mom, my dad.”
Montana's character also spoke most of his dialogue in Spanish in the show. Moreover, other cast members also spoke some Spanish on the show with the help of a language tutor.
Montana had auditioned for one of the lead characters in Michael Mann's 2015 action thriller film, Blackhat, he revealed in his interview with the Collider. However, for some reason, he did not get the part. Nonetheless, impressed by his audition, the casting directors offered him the role of Lozano, a wanted criminal.
"It’s a smaller part, but I'm not going to turn down a chance to work with Michael Mann. To be on a set like that, it just makes me want to do more film", he told the website.
Montana co-starred as José "Johnny" Tuturro in the drama television series, Graceland. The show premiered on June 6, 2013, on USA Network but was canceled after three seasons.
The 36 years old actor appeared as a FBI Agent living together with a group of undercover agents in Southern California beach house known as Graceland. Game of Thrones star Pedro Pascal also had a recurring role in the first season of the show.
Manny Montana plays as Christopher, also known as Rio, in the crime comedy-drama television series, Good Girls. His character is shown to be a high ranking criminal who is engaged in money laundering business.
Manny Montana is married to Adelfa Marr. She is a blogger and life coach. In her website, she writes, "I dedicate my time to remotely life coaching clients of all walks of life with a mission to help them find guidance and work with them daily to achieve their goals and become elevated versions of themselves."
Montana and Marr have a child together. In an interview posted on Adelfa's website, adelfamarr.com, Montana exclaimed,
"Outside of acting, I'm married to my best friend. It's hard to balance my time sometimes but having such a loving family makes it easier. I'm having a great time being a father. Me and my wife got together so fast. We've had what people have throughout ten years in about three years. I just want to be good for them."
Manny Montana has 854k followers on his Instagram account. You can follow Montana at @lbmannymontana.
He appeared as a recurring cast in Fox’s Rosewood and lent his voice for the animated children's television series, Miles from Tomorrowland. Montana is repped by Innovative Artists and Trademark Talent.