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Aldo Ray Urbano

Aldo Ray Urbano (born August 1, 1985) is an American actor, composer, and activist. Urbano began his acting career by participating in local theater during college. Urbano continued to expand his acting career by participating in several American television series. He is renown for his role as Leonard in the prime time show, “New Found Glory”. Urbano is a one time Golden Globe winner and Oscar Award nominee. He became Oscar nominated for his role in the film “Migration” starring alongside Harrison Ford. Urbano is also a composer, and an Alzheimer’s activist. 

Urbano was born in Visalia, California. His parents, Sebastian Urbano, and Victoria Matos immigrated to the United States from Ponce, Puerto Rico. Urbano has one older sister who he publicly credits for his success. “My sister has always been my biggest fan, and I thank her for all that she has done for me,” Urbano stated on The Today Show. He opened up about his struggle to break into the acting business to Matt Lauer of The Today Show. “I decided I wanted to give acting a shot while I was in college, but nobody took me seriously. I was expected to work for my dad after college and one day take over his company with my sister.” Urbano was expected to take over his parent’s business as an adult alongside his sister, but started a successful career in entertainment instead. Today, Urbano claims his family is proud of his achievements and will continue to support him in his endeavors.

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