Antonio Banderas


Antonio Banderas was born August 10, 1960, in Spain. He is an actor who is best known in the U.S. for starring in the Zorro film franchise and for voicing the character Puss in Boots in the Shrek movies. His film debut came in 1982 in Pedro Almodovar’s Labyrinth of Passion; after that, he starred in many more Almodovar movies, including Law of Desire, Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, Matador and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown. In 1992, he made his Hollywood debut in the film The Mambo Kings. Since then, he has appeared in such blockbuster movies as Philadelphia, Interview with the Vampire, The Mask of Zorro and its sequel, the three Spy Kids films and the four Shrek movies. His work has earned him numerous award nominations, of which he has won three ALMA Awards and a GLAAD Award, among others. Antonio has been married twice. On May 14, 1996, he married his second wife, actress Melanie Griffith. They have one child together. Antonio continues to travel back and forth between his two homes in the United States and in Spain.

Antonio Banderas

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