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Marc Anthony
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Marc Anthony at the World Economic Forum in 2010.
Background information
Birth name Marco Antonio Muñiz
Born September 16, 1968 (1968-09-16) (age 52)
New York City, New York, U.S.
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1989–present

Marco Antonio Muñiz (born September 16, 1968), is an American singer-songwriter, actor, and producer. He is best known by his stage name Marc Anthony. Anthony is the top selling tropical salsa artist of all time. He has won two Grammy Awards and three Latin Grammy awards. He has also sold over 12 million copies worldwide. He is best known for his Latin salsa songs and ballads.

Anthony has won a lot awards. He won the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Chair's Award. In 2009, he won the 2009 CHCI Chair's Lifetime Achievement Award. Marc Anthony holds the record for having the most number one singles on the Billboard Tropical Songs chart. Marc Anthony is also the owner of the Miami Dolphins NFL team.

Anthony worked with ex-wife Lopez and director-choeographer Jamie King in late 2011 on a Latin talent series created by Simon Fuller, called Q'Viva! The Chosen. It follows Lopez and Anthony as they travel across 21 countries to find new talent.

Personal life

In 1994, Anthony's ex-girlfriend Debbie, a NYC police officer, gave birth to their daughter Ariana.

Marc married former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres on May 9, 2000. They have two sons. The marriage ended in October 2003.

Anthony married Puerto Rican actress and singer Jennifer Lopez on June 5, 2004. This was less than a week after his divorce. They had twins in 2008. Anthony filed for divorce on April 9, 2012.

He was raised Roman Catholic. Anthony is a Democrat and attended the 2012 Democratic National Convention in support of President Obama's re-election.


  • 1991: When the Night is Over
  • 1993: Otra Nota
  • 1995: Todo a Su Tiempo
  • 1997: Hasta Que Te Conoci
  • 1997: Contra la Corriente
  • 1999: Marc Anthony
  • 2001: Libre
  • 2002: Mended
  • 2004: Amar Sin Mentiras
  • 2004: Valió la Pena
  • 2006: Sigo siendo yo
  • 2007: El Cantante
  • 2010: Iconos


Year Film Role Notes
1988 East Side Story Flaco Singer
1993 Carlito's Way Cameo Appearance Sings "Parece Mentira"
1994 Natural Causes Marine Guard
1995 Hackers Agent Kee
1996 Big Night Cristiano
1996 The Substitute Juan Lucas
1999 Bringing Out The Dead Noel
2001 In the Time of the Butterflies Lio
2004 Man on Fire Samuel Ramos
2007 El Cantante Héctor Lavoe
2010–2011 HawthoRNe (TV series) Officer Nick Renata Guest: "A Mother Knows", "Picture Perfect"
Main Season 3
2011 Lopez Tonight (Talk Show) Himself Guest
2011 The Tonight Show (Talk Show) Himself Guest

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