Joaquim de Almeida stars in "Queen of the South" on USA Network as Don Epifanio Vargas. De Almeida previously played Santana, captain of the Spanish guard, in NBC's action and adventure drama "Crusoe," based on the classic novel by Daniel Defoe.

Joaquim de Almeida has appeared in over forty feature films in Europe and the United States and has worked with some of the world's most distinguished actors and directors. He was recently seen in the action adventure "Fast Five," opposite Vin Diesel, Paul Walker and Jordana Brewster, as Hernan Reyes.

He made his American film debut in "The Soldier" and went on to appear opposite Richard Gere and Michael Caine in "Beyond the Limit." He starred in Norman Jewison's "Only You" with Marisa Tomei and Robert Downey, Jr., and in Clear and Present Danger" opposite Harrison Ford. More recently, de Almeida starred opposite Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger in "The Burning Plain," Steven Soderbergh's Guerilla," the independent feature "La Cucina," Antonio Cuadri's "The Heart of the Earth," and "The Death and Life of Bobby Z," opposite Laurence Fishburne and Paul Walker. Other notable films include Robert Rodriquez's "Desperado" with Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek, John Moore's "Behind Enemy Lines" opposite Gene Hackman, and "Sostiene Periera" opposite Marcello Mastroianni. de Almeida also starred with Daryl Hannah and Denise Richards in Luna's "Yo Puta" ("The Whore") which was one of many European film productions in which he stars.

Among de Almeida's many television credits are recurring roles on NBC's "The West Wing" and a season arc on "24" with Keifer Sutherland. De Almeida also recurred on "Kingpin" and "Falcone." More recently, he made a guest appearance on the NBC series "Parenthood."

de Almeida has appeared in theater throughout the United States and Europe. American stage work includes the Kennedy Center production of "The Count of Monte Cristo" directed by Peter Sellars, as well as productions by the Lee Strasberg Institute and the New York Shakespeare Festival.

de Almeida divides his time between his homes in Lisbon and Los Angeles. A master of languages and dialects, de Almeida is fluent in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, and of course, Portuguese. He is one of eight children and the only child not involved with running his family's pharmaceutical business.

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Age: 60 years old
Birthday: March 15, 1957
Height: 5' 8"
Nickname: Quim
Full Name / Real Name: Joaquim António Portugal Baptista de Almeida
Birthplace: Lisbon, Portugal
Current Residence: Lisbon, Portugal and Los Angeles, CA
Wife: Maria do Carmo Gaivão de Tavares Risques Pereira
Maria Cecília

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