Hemky Madera is a Dominican-American actor best known for his role in the series ”Queen of the South.”
He was born on January 26, 1977, in New York, US.
”I was born in NY by accident,” Madera told Authority Magazine. He added: ”My mother was 7 months pregnant and went to go visit her family in NY from the Dominican Republic before giving birth. However, during her trip, there was a complication, and the doctors had to perform a c-section.”
He moved to Santiago, DR, at the age of two months.
”My father didn’t meet me until I was 2 months old,” Hemky said in another interview. ”He didn’t have a Visa at the time, so he was unable to travel to the states. So once we were cleared from the hospital, my mom took me back to the Dominican Republic.”
Hemky began his acting career in the series Trio en Alta Mar and En La Olla.
After college, he moved to NYC.
In 2011, Madera performed as Carlos Saldana in six episodes of ”Caribe Road,” a web series that follows Mark Caribe (Hector Bustamante). Also in 2011, Hemky appeared in one episode of ”NCIS: Los Angeles.”
Queen of the South
In 2016, Madera started his role as Pote Galvez, lieutenant of the Vargas Cartel, in the USA Network’s award-winning crime drama “Queen of the South.”
Hemky originally auditioned for the role of Teresa Mendoza’s father for the series.
‘Queen of the South’ is based on the novel La Reina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte. It centers on Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), who’s forced to go on the run, and, later, she becomes wealthy by building a vast empire. Pote is one of Mendoza’s strongest allies.
”I love what we have done with the show,” Madera confessed for MEAWW. He went on to say: ”We’ve taken the characters from the book, and created a show that is fun, sexy, and thrilling in many ways, but always respecting the characters to the core.”
”I knew that the character itself would grow if they respected the book, as the character grows as the book goes on,” he told TV Fanatic.
In 2017, Madera performed as Mr. Delmar in ”Spider-Man: Homecoming.” ”Latinos have a bad rap,” Hemky said about his role in the film. ”I play a lot of villains, so playing a regular nice guy in Spider-Man is awesome.”
From 2017 to 2018, he portrayed Pedro Uribe in Brockmire, a comedy television series in which stars Tyrel Jackson Williams, Amanda Peet, and Hank Azaria.
In 2020, Hemky made a guest appearance in the TV series – ”Perry Mason.”
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On March 15, 2011, Hemky Madera married singer-songwriter, Jesse Lynn Madera.
Lynn’s music is a blend of “country, soul, and jazz.” In 2020, she released her debut record, ”Fortunes.”
”I am so lucky and blessed to been married to Jesse Lynn Madera for the past 8 years,” he wrote on Instagram in March 2019. ”Happy anniversary, my love!!!! Te Amo!”
The couple has two sons together.
5′ 8½” (1.74 m)
He has had surgical treatment for diverticulitis, an infected pouch in the colon.
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Hemky Madera – Net Worth
Madera earned most of his wealth from performing in more than 76 movies and TV series, including – Queen of the South, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Beautiful & Twisted, The Last Intervention, Perry Mason, Peter’s To-Do List, The Good Guys, The Good Doctor, King of the Avenue, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Caribe Road, NCIS: Los Angeles, Brothers & Sisters, The Preppie Connection, and From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series.
Therefore, actor Hemky Madera has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
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