- 20 May 1983
- Bellflower, California, USA
Allen Maldonado is one of young Hollywood's busiest men. The multi-talented actor, philanthropist, and entrepreneur has starred in several blockbuster films and TV projects including Sony Pictures action thriller, THE EQUALIZER. Directed by Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY, OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN), Maldonado stars as 'Marcus' opposite Academy Award winner Denzel Washington. The film is adapted from the television series of the same name and follows 'Robert McCall' (Washington), a solitary, monastic figure with a mysterious past who despises injustice and devotes himself to helping victims. The film was released and opened at #1 in the box office. Maldonado can also be seen in the feature CAKE alongside Jennifer Aniston, Sam Worthington, Anna Kendrick and William H. Macy. CAKE won a Golden Globe and several other awards. He then joined the cast of Universal's NWA biopic 'STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON, produced by Ice Cube and helmed by F. Gary Gray, which opened at #1 in the box office and stayed there for 4 weeks straight. Last September TV One aired the TV movie, RINGSIDE, in which Maldonado starred as Spencer Collier, the egotistical welterweight boxing champion of the world. In addition, he has 4 films in post-production slated to be released in 2017; First Match, Smartass, Quest, and Where's the Money? Maldonado has also taken the small screen by storm making memorable appearances on Major Crimes and Rosewood, and is a recurring character on 3 TV shows including "You're The Worst", which centers on two toxic, self-destructive people who fall in love and attempt a relationship. He stars as 'Honey Nutz' in this sitcom which puts a dark twist on the romantic comedy genre. Maldonado is also on "Black-ish" which is centered on a family man who struggles to gain a sense of cultural identity while raising his kids in a predominantly white, upper-middle-class neighborhood. He stars as 'Curtis' the super cool millennial assistant in the offices of Stevens & Lido. Lastly, "Survivor's Remorse" is a hit comedy on Starz that follows Cam Calloway and his family as they deal with his recent rise in fame and money as a professional basketball player. Maldonado stars as 'DeShauwn May,' a wild and spontaneous ex-drug dealer turned sports manager. For season 3 of "Survivor's Remorse," he was brought on as a writer and quickly earned a "story by" credit, showing he's just as talented behind the camera as he is in front of it. He is currently still writing for season 4. Of African American and Puerto Rican descent, Maldonado is a native of Rialto, CA, a city just outside of Los Angeles. Allen was raised by his single mother, having lost his father to cancer at a very young age. Growing up in a tough neighborhood, he was inspired by his mother's passion and determination. This platform of support has proven invaluable for him to achieve his goals. At the age of 21, Maldonado landed a year-long role in the daytime series "The Young & the Restless" until his career was briefly interrupted when he was involved in a near-fatal car accident with a drunk driver. Outside of his acting career, Maldonado is a successful entrepreneur as he runs a record company- Get It Done Records; a production company- Only Son Productions; and a T-shirt line- Vineyards Phinest, where a portion of the proceeds go to his foundation. As a staunch advocate for higher education, community service, and encouraging youth to pursue the arts, Maldonado is the founder of Demo Nerds, a foundation that provides free acting classes, tools, and services for at-risk youth and foster children in the inner cities of Los Angeles. Additionally, the organization frequently collaborates with other city programs such as "The Boys & Girls Club," "The Dream Center," and the "New Village Girls Academy". After a brief, yet arduous recovery, Maldonado began to build his resume landing roles in the Emmy® nominated CBS drama "Judging Amy," and FX's "The Shield," "Detroit 187," "Chase," and "Rizzoli & Isles," to name a few. Additionally, his film credits include LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD, THE UGLY TRUTH, THE NEXT THREE DAYS, and the Marvel Studios short film ALL HAIL THE KING. During his rare free time, Maldonado enjoys working out, boxing, playing basketball, and spending time with his family.
|Movie Name||Release Date|
|Cake (2014)||January 23, 2015|