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Benjamin Bratt is an American actor with a rich heritage of Peruvian, German and English. His mother is a Peruvian Indigenous activist of the Quechua ethnic group. She was born in Peru and moved to the U.S. at age nine. His father was an American of German and English descent. As a child, he went with his mother and siblings to participate in the 1969 Native American occupation of Alcatraz. He is an active supporter of such Native American causes as the American Indian College Fund and We Shall Remain, a mini-series and multi-media project that Benjamin narrates himself.

He is famous for his role as Rey Curtis on the former TV series Law & Order and has made appearances in movies such as Miss Congeniality, Demolition Man, Blood in Blood Out, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Traffic, and Piñero.

Benjamin Bratt was married to actress Talisa Soto, on April 13, 2002, in San Francisco. The two met ten years earlier during the casting audition of Blood In Blood Out. They continued to see one another affterwards off and on, but it wasn’t until filming Piñero that they began to develop a relationship. They have a daughter named Sophia Rosalinda Bratt, who was born on December 6, 2002 and a son Mateo Bravery Bratt, who was born on October 3, 2005, in Los Angeles.

Today, Benjamin Bratt lives in both San Francisco and New York with his family.