Photo of Édgar Ramírez Édgar Ramírez

An internationally recognized actor who speaks five languages, Édgar Ramírez was born in San Cristóbal, Venezuela, on March 25, 1977. Thanks to his father's job as a military attaché, he grew up in cities all over the world and once planned to become a diplomat -- until he made the fortuitous choice to pursue acting.

Soon after appearing on the Venezuelan telenovela "Cosita Rica" (2003-04), Ramírez was cast as a steely bounty hunter opposite Keira Knightley in the gritty biopic Domino (2005). He went on to play a hit man in The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) and appeared in director Steven Soderbergh's Ché (2008).

In 2010, Ramírez earned his first Golden Globe nomination -- and drew comparisons to a young Marlon Brando -- for his portrayal of real-life Venezuelan terrorist Carlos the Jackal in the cinematic miniseries "Carlos."

Édgar Ramírez  in The Girl on the Train

The Girl on the Train

2016 R

During her daily rail commute, divorcée Rachel Watson observes the happily married couple living in a house near the train route. One day, she witnesses a scene that enrages her -- and soon finds herself deeply entangled in the ensuing mystery.

  • Édgar Ramírez  in Gold Gold
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Zero Dark Thirty Zero Dark Thirty
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Joy Joy
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Wrath of the Titans Wrath of the Titans
  • Édgar Ramírez  in The Bourne Ultimatum The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Point Break Point Break
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Vantage Point Vantage Point
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Hands of Stone Hands of Stone
  • Édgar Ramírez  in The Liberator The Liberator
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Deliver Us from Evil Deliver Us from Evil
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Domino Domino
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Che Che
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Carlos: Miniseries Carlos: Miniseries
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Abrazame Muy Fuerte Abrazame Muy Fuerte
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Mariana de la Noche Mariana de la Noche
  • Édgar Ramírez  in Punto y Raya Punto y Raya