Andre Royo was born on the 18th July 1968 in The Bronx, New York City USA, of part-Cuban and Afro-American descent, and is an actor, producer as well as writer, well known for starring in television series including “The Wire” (2002 – 2008) and in feature films as “The Spectacular Now” (2013). Andre has been active in the entertainment industry since 1998.
How much is the net worth of Andre Royo? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $2 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2017. Films and television are the main sources of Royo’s modest fortune.
Andre Royo Net Worth $2 Million
To begin with, he was raised in The Bronx, where he studied at Mount Saint Michael Academy from 1982 to 1986.
Concerning his professional career, Andre debuted appearing in a small role in the romantic comedy drama “L.A. Without a Map” (1998), which was followed by episodic roles in the series “Third Watch” and “Law & Order” in 1999. Then Royo appeared as Tattoo in the film “Shaft” (2000) and as a posse member in the film “Perfume” (2001). His best known role was in the series “The Wire” (2002 – 2008) in which he appeared as drug addict; Royo’s characterization was so convincing that during the shooting heroin addicts offered him drugs – the actor declared that this had been his street Oscar. The actor had a brief appearance in the series “Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles” (2008) as a soldier in a unit that was sent into the past, then played roles in television series “Heroes” (2008) and “Criminal Minds” (2009), slowly building his net worth.
Andre was in the main cast of the superhero black comedy drama “Super” (2010), which grossed $422.6 in the box office, then starred in the comedy film “Hellbenders” (2012) by J. T. Petty. From 2014 to 2017, he appeared in the web series “Hand of God” in which he portrayed Mayor Robert Boston, meanwhile creating the lead role in the Joshua Locy film “Hunter Gatherer” (2016), for this role being rewarded with a Special Jury Award given at the SXSW Film Festival. Moreover, he also starred in the critically acclaimed television series “Empire” (2015 – 2017) aired on Fox.
Recently, the film “Billy Boy” (2017) was released in which the actor created the role of Mr. Adams, and currently, he is working on the set of the upcoming film “Beautiful Boy”, which is going to be released in 2018.
To conclude, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the overall size of Andre Royo net worth and popularity.
Finally, in the personal life of the actor, he is married to Jane Choi. The two have two children.
Currently performing in the LAByrinth Theater Company's "A View From 151 St." at the Public Theater in New York City. [October 2007]
Has one daughter, Stella.
His father was of Cuban descent.
[on The Wire (2002)] We don't know if we'll be involved in a project that had that many people of color working with great characters and great story lines ever again. There was something powerful in that.
[about his castmates on The Wire (2002)] There was absolutely no ego. Everyone came on the set and said this is about Baltimore. Baltimore is the star.