Marco Antonio Muniz
Date: September 16, 1968
Birthplace: New York City, NY
Sign: Virgo (boy is he ever!)
Perhaps the most powerful voice of his generation,
Marc Anthony consistently sells out venues like Madison
Square Garden, has sold more records than any other
salsa artist, and has established himself as a leading
pop singer in the English language market. In addition
to his musical versatility, Marc has appeared as an
actor in several major motion pictures including "Hackers,"
"The Substitute," Bringing Out The Dead" and "Big
Night." He also starred on Broadway in Paul Simon's
musical "The Capeman".
Marc Anthony was born and raised in New York City
where he was the youngest of several children. His
father, Felipe, used to enjoy playing bolero music
with his friends and little Marc, using the kitchen
table as his stage, would perform a song or two.
When he was a teenager, Marc became a part of NY's
freestyle and Latin house scene. The music with its
Latin flavored electronic dance beats was popular
among urban teens at the time. Marc wrote songs for
the Latin Rascals, Safire, and Menudo. His first hit
as a singer came with a collaboration with Little
Louie Vega in 1991's "Ride on the Rhythm".
Despite his childhood fondness for his father's music,
Marc was not interested in singing in Spanish until
he heard the Juan Gabriel song "Hasta Te Que Conocí"
while riding in a car one day. Inspired to record
the song in Spanish, Marc signed a recording contract
as a salsa artist. His first album "Otra Nota" was
released in 1993 and Marc immediately began to win
fans with his powerful voice and passionate phrasing.
His follow up CD, 1995's "Todo a su Tiempo" established
him as the brightest star in tropical music. 1997's
"Contra La Corriente" earned him his first Grammy
With the release of his self-titled English pop album
in 1999, Marc attracted a new audience of English
speaking fans. His next salsa recording "Libre" came
out in 2001 and he released his second English pop
album "Mended" was released in 2002.
Marc is married to former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres.
They have one son, Cristian and Marc has a daughter
Arianna from a previous relationship.