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  • Date of birth : 02/10/1973

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Efren Ramirez (1973)

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Efren Antonio Ramirez de la Cruz is an American actor.

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 early life
Ramirez was born in Los Angeles, California of Spanish and Salvadoran descent. He has three brothers, one of whom is his identical twin. Ramirez bought his parents a house with his payment from Napoleon Dynamite .

 career
Ramirez has starred in a number of films, including Napoleon Dynamite as Pedro Sanchez, Employee of the Month with Dane Cook, Jessica Simpson, and Dax Shepard, Crank and Crank: High Voltage with Jason Statham, Searching for Mickey Fish with Daniel Baldwin, All You've Got with Ciara, and HBO's Walkout and made cameos in Nacho Libre and Mr. & Mrs. Smith. In 2009, Efren starred in the comedy American Summer with Matthew Lillard as well as appearing as a contestant on MTV's Celebrity Rap Superstar. On July 14, 2008 Sierra Mist released a series of commercials aimed at multicultural consumers in which Efren stars. The first being named "Wedding Girl" followed by "Mannequin Man" and an online spot, "The Whiner," which will be posted at the Sierra Mist dedicated site, RefreshYourMind.com

Soon after the success of Napoleon Dynamite, the music group G. Love and Special Sauce asked Efren to appear in their music video "Booty Call". He also played Ashlee Simpson's boyfriend in the music video for her 2005 song "Boyfriend". Ramirez also made a cameo appearance in a 2005 episode of ABC's The George Lopez Show wearing a t-shirt similar to the shirt Jon Heder wears in Napoleon Dynamite that reads, "Vote For Pedro". In 2007 Ramirez appeared as the judge for an acting challenge on Cycle 8 of America's Next Top Model.

Ramirez makes a cameo in King Cobra, portraying a teenager playing a game of hide-and-seek with his girlfriend (portrayed by Ramirez's wife Iyari Limon). They later end up as prey for the title antagonist.

He co-founded Powerhouse Pictures Entertainment, LLC with Chris Barrett, and they co-authored the book Direct Your Own Life: How To Be A Star In Any Field You Choose being published on June 10, 2008 through Kaplan Publishing.

 personal life
In 1998, Efren married Iyari Limon. The marriage was later annulled.

Ramirez is also a touring DJ. He has performed in over 50 cities across the world and plays a variety of music, from hip hop to hard house. He also has thrown rave events under the production company "Nocturnal Rampage".

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