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Edward James Olmos
Edward James Olmos 2009 Inaugural Ceremony.jpg
Edward James Olmos in January 2009
Edward Olmos

February 24, 1947 (1947-02-24) (age 73)
Occupation Actor, director
Years active 1974–present
Spouse(s) Kaija Keel (1971–1992)
Lorraine Bracco (1994–2002)
Lymari Nadal (2002–present)

Edward James Olmos (born February 24, 1947) is a Mexican American actor and movie director. He is best known for his roles in Battlestar Galactica, Miami Vice, Stand and Deliver, Selena, Blade Runner and Zoot Suit. In 1988, Olmos was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for the movie Stand and Deliever.

In 1971, Olmos married Katija Keel. She is the daughter of actor Howard Keel. They had two children. but divorced in 1992. Olmos has three adopted children, and later married actress Lorraine Bracco in 1994. However, they filed for divorce in January 2002.[1] In the same year, he married Puerto Rican actress Lymari Nadal.

In 1996, he was awarded the Doctorate of Fine Arts from California State University. In his honor, Asteroid 5608 Olmos was named after him.


  1. Cast:William Adama,, accessed 2 December 2006

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