Romany Malco


Romany Malco

Infobox actor


caption = Malco at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival
birthdate = birth date and age|1968|11|18
birthplace = Brooklyn, New York

Romany Malco (born November 18, 1968) is an American actor and music producer.

Early life

Malco was born in Brooklyn, New York to a Trinidadian father. [ [http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/writers/arash_markazi/06/09/malco.qa/ Q&A with The Love Guru's Romany Malco - Arash Markazi - SI.com ] ] Getting his start as a rapper at age seven under the name Kid Nice, he formed the rap group R.M.G. in his teens. The group moved to Los Angeles from Baytown, Texas and changed their name to College Boyz. Under this name, Virgin Records signed the group, and their single "Victim of the Ghetto" went to #1 on the "Billboard" rap chart.

Later, Malco produced albums for artists such as Paula Abdul and CeCe Peniston and worked on film soundtracks. Malco was encouraged to start acting by John Leguizamo while he was working on the soundtrack to Leguizamo's film, "The Pest".

Acting career

Malco plays Conrad Shepard on the show "Weeds", and recently appeared in the films "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and "Blades of Glory". He also portrayed rapper MC Hammer in the TV movie "Too Legit: The MC Hammer Story," which aired on VH1 in 2001. In 2000, he played Jerry Hooten in "Level 9".

In regards to his career, friend Judd Apatow advised Malco that street cred is important and that it is necessary to be selective when taking roles. "I didn’t come to this business broke and needing a job," Malco said of his career, "I actually came to this business saying no." [ [http://www.craveonline.com/filmtv/articles/04648797/2/romany_malco_talks_weeds.html Romany Malco talks Weed(s)] . Retrieved October 3, 2007.]

Personal life

Malco is currently engaged to former professional figure skater Taryn Dakha, whom he met on the set of "The Love Guru". They currently reside in Los Angeles.

Filmography

Film

Television

References

External links

*imdb name|0539082


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