Who is Oscar Isaac?
Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada (born March 9, 1979) is a Guatemalan and American actor. In 2006, he portrayed Saint Joseph, husband of Mary, in "The Nativity Story". He also portrayed José Ramos-Horta, former president of East Timor and corecipient of the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize, in the Australian film "Balibo". Isaac earned critical acclaim for his roles in "Drive" (2011), "Inside Llewyn Davis" (2013), the crime drama "A Most Violent Year" (2014), and the science fiction thriller "Ex Machina" (2015).
He gained international stardom for his performance in the "Star Wars" sequel trilogy as X-wing pilot Poe Dameron, and in "X-Men: Apocalypse" (2016) as the titular mutant supervillain Apocalypse. He also starred in the science fiction films "Annihilation" (2018) directed by Alex Garland, and "Dune", directed by Denis Villeneuve. Isaac will star as Marc Spector / Moon Knight in the upcoming Disney+ series "Moon Knight" (2022), which is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
He is also known for his television roles such as the HBO miniseries "Show Me a Hero" (2015), and "Scenes from a Marriage".
Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala, to a Guatemalan mother, María Eugenia Estrada Nicolle, and a Cuban father, Óscar Gonzalo Hernández-Cano, a pulmonologist. He has two siblings, an older sister, climate scientist Nicole Hernandez Hammer, and a younger brother, journalist Mike Hernandez.