Manny Montana is an American actor, who became famous for his role in the TV series “Graceland”. He has recently been cast for an intriguing Marvel Studios show; the details about his role are unknown for now.
Early life, family, educational background
Manny Montana was born on 26 September 1983, in Long Beach, California USA. Both of his parents are Mexican – his mother is Martha Aldrette, but her occupation isn’t known to the public. His father, whose name remains a secret, works in a warehouse. Manny’s parents prefer to lead a private lifestyle, but they’ve always supported their son in his career and goals.
According to his Instagram posts, Manny has three siblings – elder brother, Michael G. Martinez is also an actor, who’s starred in multiple TV series, such as “Snowfall” (2017), “Mayans M.C.” (2018), and “Good Girls” (2018). One of his younger brothers, Mark Martinez, is the co-creator of the podcasts “How Do I Know You?” and “#HDIKY Hot Takes”, and Manny’s second younger brother is Jason Martinez, but there’s no information about his occupation.
After matriculating from Jordan High School in Long Beach, Montana enrolled at California State University, Sacramento on a football scholarship. Even though he was a great player, he had to quit university due to an arm injury. At that point, he’d dislocated his shoulder for the eighth time, forcing him to choose a different career path. Manny transferred to California State University, Long Beach to continue his studies in the faculty of Journalism and Broadcasting, graduating in 2006.
After working as a DJ at the university’s student radio station, Manny interned at Power 100.3, but didn’t continue his career in broadcasting, instead becoming an actor.
At the beginning of his career, Montana mainly acted in student films, but as he matured as an actor, he started auditioning for more serious projects. In 2008, he starred in multiple films, including “El Primo”, “East L.A.”, and “Sanctuary”, and during the same year, he landed episodic roles in the TV shows “ER” and “Eleventh Hour”.
In 2009, he appeared in the single episodes of several TV series: “Terminator: The Sarah Conor Chronicles”, “Raising the Bar”, and “Cold Case”. He also continued appearing in short movies, and landed a couple more episodic roles.
Manny’s big break was the TV series “Graceland”, in which he was part of the main cast, playing the role of FBI agent Joe “Johnny” Tuturro. The show aired on the USA Network in 2013, and was canceled in 2015 after three seasons.
Montana continued his television career by landing a role in the legal drama series “Conviction”, portraying an ex-con named Franklin “Frankie” Cruz, who worked for the Conviction Integrity Unit as a forensic technician. After one season and 13 episodes, the series was canceled by the ABC network.
Manny landed another big role in 2018, when he was cast for the crime-comedy drama television series “Good Girls”, portraying a high-ranking criminal named Christopher, also known as Rio. Rio had a money-laundering business that was closely related to pills, counterfeiting and cars. Montana appeared in the series until it was canceled in 2021.
In 2021, the actor appeared in an episode of the TV series “All American”, then was cast for the fourth season of the American crime drama series “Mayans M.C”, playing the role of Manny, a member (and later vice president) of the Mayans M.C., Yuma Charter. During the same year, he also appeared in an episode of the “Westworld”.
Manny has recently been cast for the upcoming TV series “Ironheart”, created by Marvel Studios for Disney +, alongside Dominique Thorne, Anthony Ramos, Harper Anthony and Lyric Ross.
Career as a voice-over artist
Manny Montana is also an amazing voice-over artist. In 2012, he was the voice of Felix Alvarro in the video game “L.A. Noire”, and in 2017 and ‘18, he was the voice of Zeno in the sci-fi TV show “Miles from Tomorrowland”.
Personal life, wife Adelfa Marr
Manny Montana is married to Adelfa Marr who is a mental health wellness advocate & coach. She offers individual sessions, wellness programs, workshops, circles, and free resources for her community. Adelfa appeared in one episode of “Good Girls” alongside Manny, but unlike her husband, she doesn’t pursue an acting career.
Manny and Adelfa met in 2015, fell in love quite quickly, and married in 2016, and are supportive of each other. Adelfa posts every new role of her husband, while Manny supports his spouse in her endeavors. In one of his interviews, Manny describes his wife as “rock” and “best friend”, and frequently vocalizes his love for Adelfa in his Instagram posts, as well.
Adelfa and Manny have a child whose name and appearance are kept secret. Even though the couple talks publicly about their relationship, they prefer to keep their kid away from the limelight.
It’s unknown whether Montana had any significant previous relationships or not.
Hobbies, favorite things, and interesting facts
- Manny loves spending free time with his wife and kid;
- While growing up, he didn’t think someone with his background could become a successful actor;
- He loves playing football, traveling, and playing video games;
- His favorite destination seems to be Australia, even though he loves Italian food;
- Manny’s favorite color is blue;
- He uses his Instagram and other social media channels to express his political views and concerns;
- He collaborates with multiple charities, such as A Cause for Entertainment and The Orchid Foundation;
- Manny is frequently involved in fundraisers that help those affected by natural disasters or other traumatic events.
Appearance, clothing style
As a first-generation Mexican, Manny Montana has a darker complexion, dark brown eyes, short dark hair, and a short beard. He is 6ft 1in (185cm) tall, and weighs around 170lbs (77kgs). Judging by his Instagram account, Manny usually wears casual outfits; he’s often seen wearing a t-shirt with a pair of jeans, but occasionally also wears suits and classic trousers; he seems to prefer darker clothes.
Net worth and salary
As of 2022, Manny has a net worth estimated at close to $245 million – the primary source of his income is acting. He earns money through hard work, and continues to appear in various TV shows and movies. He doesn’t seem to be involved in brand partnerships regardless of having a large audience of over 1.2 million followers on Instagram.
The estimated net worth of his wife Adelfa Marr is $200,000; her main source of income is her coaching career. She shares her skincare and favorite brands occasionally, yet it’s unclear whether she earns money from sponsorships or not.