Early life, family, educational background
Film producer Maria Victoria Loredo was born on April 19, 1958 in Los Angeles, California, USA, but spent much of her childhood in Miami. After graduating from high school, Maria moved to New York to study film production and pursue a related career. While in New York, she also worked as a model and signed under IMG for well-known brands including Target and Lane Bryant.
Apart from her own achievements, Maria is also known as an actor’s wife Andy Garcia.
Who is Andy Garcia?
Cuban-American director and actor Andrés Arturo García Menéndez, was born on April 12, 1956 in Havana, Cuba, to a Catholic family. His father, René García Núñez, was a lawyer and avocado grower in Cuba before moving to the US and owning a fragrance business. His mother, Amelie Menéndez, taught English. Andy has an older sister, Tessi, and an older brother, René.
After the failed Bay of Pigs Invasion, Andy’s family moved to Miami, Florida, when he was five years old. It was in Miami that René founded his successful million-dollar perfume company.
Andy played on his high school basketball team while attending Miami Beach Senior High School. He fell ill with mononucleosis while in his senior year of high school, which was an impetus for him to choose an acting career as he attended acting classes from Jay W. Jensen during his senior year. After matriculation, Andy went to Florida International University and graduated.
Then he moved to Hollywood and his acting career really took off.
In 1983, he played Ricardo in the movie “Guaguasi”, and finally rose to fame after playing Vincent Mancini, the bastard son of Sonny Corleone, in 1990’s “The Godfather III”, specially chosen by director Francis Ford Coppola. His choice thankfully paid off as Andy was nominated as Best Supporting Actor at the Academy Awards for his performance.
His next major role was in 1999 when he appeared in “Just the Ticket” playing Gary Starke. In 2001, he played Terry Benedict, an arrogant Las Vegas casino owner in “Ocean’s Eleven,” a remake of the 1960 caper movie.”
In 2004, Andy appeared in the sequel ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ and again in the 2007 sequel, ‘Ocean’s Thirteen’. In 2002, Andy won the American Latino Media Arts (ALMA) Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor for his performance in “Ocean’s Eleven.”
2018 was a huge year for Andy – professionally speaking – as he starred in four movies. He played Fernando Cienfuegos in “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”, starring Amanda Seyfried, Lily James, Stellan Skarsgaard, Pierce Brosnan, Colin Firth and Cher, in what was a huge success both at the box office and critically.
The film received an 81% rating on Rotten Tomatoes; one reviewer read, “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again doubles down on just about everything fans loved about the original – and my goodness, how can fans resist?’ In an interview with NBC’s Today show, Andy shared his experience singing with Cher: “It was sublime. One thing is acting with Cher, who’s a great actress, and then being asked to sing with her.”
As of the end of 2020, Andy’s net worth is estimated to be over $20 million, his fortune stems from his work as an actor, director and film producer.
He owns a $3 million mansion in Miami, Florida, and a $60,000 Cadillac.
Andy also owns a Cuban-style home in Key Biscayne, Florida, built on 843.75 square feet of land, has four bedrooms, five and a half bathrooms, a pool, a private dock and a master suite, and that is valued at $4 million. In 2014, Andy was reportedly looking for a tenant to rent out his home for $30,000 a month!
Marivi is most famous for her work as an executive producer of ‘Just the Ticket’, a movie released in 1998. She has produced several movies that Andy has starred in, including ‘The Lost City’ in 2005. Together, Marivi and Andy decided to start their own production company called CineSon Entertainment.
Marivi Lorido Garcia and Andy Garcia at the Cinerama Dome in Los Angeles, California
Marivi met Andy in 1975 while they were both studying at Florida International University. They dated for seven years before getting married on September 24, 1982.
They have four children together – their eldest daughter, Dominik Cristina García-Lorido, was born on August 16, 1983, their second daughter, Daniella García-Lorido on January 3, 1988, followed by their youngest daughter, Alessandra García-Lorido, on June 20 . 1991. The only son of the happy couple, Andrés García-Lorido, was born on January 28, 2002.
Dominik chose to follow in her father’s footsteps and is an actress, appearing in “The Lost City” as Mercedes Fellove, and “City Island” as Vivian Rizzo. Daniella also tries acting while Alessandra went the Hollywood route and is a successful model.
The family of six spends their time between Key Biscayne, Florida, and Toluca Lake, Los Angeles.
Marivi has black hair and dark brown eyes.
Wealth and salary
As of the end of 2020, Marivi’s net worth is estimated to be over $2 million with most of the money coming from her work as a film producer. In the US, a movie producer earns an average annual income of more than $110,000.