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Elvis Nolasco: “American Crime” & "Cold Side" Actor | Know Him Better

aisha Published On Fri Jun 19 2020   Modified On Fri Jun 19 2020
Elvis Nolasco: “American Crime” & "Cold Side" Actor | Know Him Better

Elvis Nolasco is an actor, writer, director, and producer well-recognized by his works in 'American Crime' as Carter Nix / Chris Dixon, 'Godfather of Harlem' as Nat Pettigrew, 'All American' as JP Keating, and 'She's Gotta Have It' as Papo Da Mayor / Papo Da.

 Nolasco was born on December 19, 1968, in New York and has a star sign of Sagittarius. Although he was born in New Yor, Nolasco is of Dominican descent. Here are some more interesting facts about Nolasco: 

Net Worth: $4 million

'Cold Side' actor Elvis Nolasco has earned a whopping net worth of $4 million from his career as an actor, writer, director, and producer. His current wealth will be increased in upcoming future as he has signed four movies named 'Sinaliento' as Manolo Pérez, 'Rifle' as Kenne, '179th Street' as Jesus Christ GomezKenne, and 'La Máquina' as Javi. 

Education & Alma Mater

Nolasco attended George Washington High School from where he got graduated and developed his interest in acting. Then he got enrolled at Attended Community College of Philadelphia and graduated from there. 

Siblings

Nat Pettigrew from 'Godfather of Harlem' is blessed with brothers and sisters but only his younger brother's name has been disclosed whose name is Yanko Nolasco. 

Blessed With One Daughter

Nolasco has a daughter named Nyla Nolasco who was born on February 20, 1997. She is interested in cooking foods and doing makeup. Nyla has previously worked at Willow Grove Park Mall in Pennsylvania. She is active on Instagram with the username 'nneurobis__'

Elvis Nolasco with his daughter Nyla Nolasco.
Elvis Nolasco with his daughter Nyla Nolasco.
Image Source: Instagram

How Did Nolasco Started His Career?

Nolasco wasn't into acting from his childhood and was more interested in dancing. Then after going to George Washington High School, he had to choose extra curriculum studies and he chose acting because it was the only thing related to dancing and thought he gets to dance in the class. 

While performing drama, Robert Stonebridge saw something in him even Nolasco didn't saw in himself. 

Elvis Nolasco in 'American Crime' as Carter Nix/ Chris Dixon.
Elvis Nolasco in 'American Crime' as Carter Nix/ Chris Dixon.
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Then his teacher challenged him to play the role of Bill Starbuck in the play The Rainmaker. From that moment onwards, Nolasco felt something magical, new, comfortable that he found his own voice from inside. It was then he got interested in acting and persuaded his dream without looking back.

Produced Movies

Apart from his acting career, Nolasco has produced, directed, and written some movies and short movies. He is the producer of 'God Bless' (Short), executive producer of 'Time 2 Surrender', and associate producer of 'Mango Bajito'. He also directed God Bless (Short) and Time 2 Surrender (Short) as well as wrote it. 

His Biggest Influencer

Chip Lauderdale from 'Claws' has a long list of his influencer and each one has taught something in his life and with work. Nolasco's first influencer was his parents who taught him the importance of hard work in a very dignified way. His aunts and uncles, who taught him the value of family, music, dance, and history. Likewise, his friend Robert (Fileo) Lewis taught him the power of unconditional love. 

A picture of Elvis Nolasco.
A picture of Elvis Nolasco.
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Nolasco also was influenced by his siblings especially the younger brother Yanko, who was always busy and relevant and didn't stop which motivated him. In the film industry, he was influenced by Spike Lee, Darnell Martin, John Ridley, and many more.

Discouraging Voice 

When we start something in life, we get encouragement as well as discouragement from many people. Likewise, Nolasco has also faced discouraging moments in his life, several people used to discourage him from him being an actor. 

The 'David Makes Man' actor said he used to listen to outside voices because of which he was about to give up on his dream, passion, and journey on being an actor. But now he only listens to his inner voice, the voice of heart, which is his truth.

Elvis Nolasco who played the character of Nat Pettigrew in 'Godfather of Harlem'.
Elvis Nolasco who played the character of Nat Pettigrew in 'Godfather of Harlem'.
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Social Media Presence

As for his social media presence, Nolasco is active on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. He has gained around 8,110 followers on Insta with the username 'elvisnasco', 4,223 followers on Twitter with the username 'EONOLASCO', and 4,058 followers on Facebook with the username 'elvisdivinenolsco'.

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