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Julio Macias (“Selena”, “On My Block”) Age, Wife, Net Worth, Wiki

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If you have been keeping up to date with Netflix shows recently, then you have surely heard of Julio Macias, who portrays “Spooky” in the show “On My Block.” This up-and-coming Mexican actor has recently been taking the acting world and the internet by storm.

Early Life

Julio Macias was born in Mexico City on 20 March 1990. When he was eight years old, his family made the decision to migrate to the United States. His mother, Aida Lourdes Macías, was a patriot who initially didn’t want to move, yet agreed to for the sake of their family. Julio’s parents owned a voice dubbing company which they planned to expand in Los Angeles.

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Growing up around people who work in the film industry is one of the main reasons why he developed a passion for acting, and decided to pursue a career in it. As a Mexican child in the US, he was different from everyone around him in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood; Julio tried to fit in by attempting to learn to speak in the local “surfer-boy” dialect, in early childhood trying to hide his Mexican heritage from his American friends, which he now realizes was due to a diversity issue in this community.

Career

Early Acting Days

In a recent interview with “LATINA,” Julio states that he always had an interest in acting and the film industry, thanks to his parents owning a voice dubbing company.

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Since he grew up around Mexican voice actors, even in his early childhood he witnessed working artists, and was never under the impression that being an artist isn’t a paying career. It was after graduating from high school that he really decided to take the plunge and start auditioning. His first role was in a cell phone company ad, but apparently his casting was not a big hit with the director. After this, he acted in more commercials, both in English and Spanish – he credits his mom for bilingualism since she was the person who helped him maintain his language and accent after so years of living abroad.

Breakout Role

Although Julio was already doing cameos in popular shows such as “Game Shakers” and “Jane the Virgin,” it wasn’t until 2018 that he was cast in what became his breakout role, as Oscar Diaz or Spooky in the Netflix show “On My Block .”This infamous show focuses on the daily lives of a group of young teens, who always end up in sticky situations due to funny misunderstandings. Although it’s generally considered a comedic show, it also tackles serious issues such as discrimination and gang-related violence in Los Angeles communities. That is why Julio took his role as the tatted, cholo, big brother “Spooky” seriously, and did extensive research on members of this community to best represent their identity.

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At the beginning of his career, he knew that he didn’t want to constantly be cast as a violent gang member because of his Mexican looks and heritage, but he saw this role as a chance to change the public’s opinion on people who act and look like the character. Julio portrayed the character as someone who could be vulnerable, someone whose toughness came from the need to protect those around him. The actor started to study Chicano films, and media revolving around the Mexican-American experience, as well as interact with people who grew up and still live in these communities. It’s clear from the recognition and love he received after the show that Julio put his best effort into the portrayal of this character.

Awards

Julio was nominated  for the Imagen Foundation Awards twice as best supporting actor in television; these Awards are intended for those who portray the Latino community accurately in the entertainment industry. Both in 2019 and 2020, he was nominated for his outstanding acting in “On My Block.”

Netflix Series “Selena”

Another role that this actor is known for is in the Netflix Series “Selena,” loosely based on the life of artist Selena Quintanilla. In this show, Julio Macias plays a member of Selena’s band named Pete Astudillo. Surprisingly, he auditioned for the other members of the band, including keyboard player Joe Ojeda and guitarist Chris Pérez, yet the directors saw him more fitted to portray Pete.

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The actor was especially pleased to be cast in this series, as he has fond memories of his grandparents playing Selena’s music at family gatherings back home in Mexico. In a 2020 interview with People Magazine, Julio stated that he relates to his character Pete due to his secret love for music. ‘I write music, but I don’t share it. I keep it to myself; it’s my own de-stressing thing,’ he says. He has loved seeing the infamous singer come to life on the screen, and acting alongside Christian Serratos, who portrays Selena. This role reconnected him with his Mexican roots and helped him see the beauty in his identity.

Relationship

Julio is happily married to his wife, Shannon Schotter. Although it is unclear when they married, the couple has been in a relationship since 2011. Shannon is an LA-based make-up artist, hairstylist, and FX artist, who has worked with the “On My Block” cast on multiple occasions. The two generally like to keep their relationship private, but Shannon sometimes posts images of them together on her Instagram, on which she boasts over 6 000 followers.

Net Worth and Social Media

Julio Macias is reported to have a net worth of over $500 000, earned mostly from his work in television, as well as the corresponding press and media.

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Julio has over a million followers on his Instagram, where he loves to post behind-the-scenes images from his various acting projects as well as videos of him singing his own original music. He is also active on Twitter, mainly tweeting and retweeting news about his acting career.

Physical Characteristics

Julio is 6ft 1in (1.83m) tall and weighs around 180lbs (82kgs), with vital statistics of 42-31-15. His eye color is dark brown, and although on screen his characters are bald and wear wigs, his natural hair is curly and black.

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Meet Tait Blum: Actor Who Plays Shane Baldwin in For All Mankind

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Who is Tait Blum?

American actor and model Tait Blum, was born in the USA on 31 March 2011, making Aries his zodiac sign. He’s already appeared in six TV series and two movies, and is perhaps known best for playing Shane Baldwin in three episodes (2019) of the critically acclaimed science fiction series “For All Mankind”, which Ben Nedivi and Ronald D. Moore created, and which stars Wrenn Schmidt, Michael Dorman and Joel Kinnaman. Set in an alternate reality, the series follows the USA losing the Moon race to the Soviet Union, it’s been airing since 2019 and has won four of its 22 award nominations.

Education and early life

Tait is being raised in Los Angeles, California alongside his younger brother Teddy Blum, by their parents about whom the boys are yet to speak in public, because they respect their privacy; it’s only known that Tait’s parents are both highly supportive of his career, while it’s believed that his father’s an IT consultant. Teddy’s also an actor, with eight credits to his name, and is perhaps known best for voicing Small Ellingboe Boy in the hit 2019 animated adventure comedy movie “Klaus”.

Tait fell in love with acting at the age of five, when he started watching TV with his family, and was seven when he made his debut TV series appearance in 2018, playing Young Bob Lee in four episodes of the popular action “Shooter”, created by John Hlavin, and which starred Ryan Phillippe, Shantel VanSanten and Cynthia Addai-Robinson. It follows the life of war veteran Bob Lee Swagger, who’s been hired to prevent the US President from being assassinated; the series aired from 2016 through 2018, and was nominated for two awards.

Tait’s since been active in the film industry, but is also focused on his studies; he’s currently attending an elementary school, and has begun playing football for the school’s team. Tait’s set to enroll at high school in 2025.

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Roles in TV series

Tait played Young Antolak in the episode “Sylvester Antolak” of the popular 2018 Netflix war drama “Medal of Honor”, which starred Josh Charles, Daniel Ray Rodriguez and David Petraeus, and follows the sacrifices of people who earned a Medal of Honor, the highest military distinction; the series won one of its three award nominations.

Also in 2018, Tait portrayed Young Hank Hall in the episode “Hank and Dawn” of the action crime adventure “Titans”, created by Greg Berlanti and Akiva Goldsman, and which starred Brenton Thwaites, Anna Diop and Ryan Potter. The series follows the lives of several superheroes, it aired from 2018 through 2023 and won four of its 17 award nominations.

Tait gained recognition in 2019, when cast to play Jackson in four episodes of the comedy “Cousins for Life”, which Keith Seifert and Kevin Kopelow created, and which starred Scarlet Spencer, Dallas Dupree Young and Micah Abbey. It follows Clark and his 12 years old son Stuart who’ve moved in with Stuart’s cousins Leaf and Ivy, and the series aired in 2018 and 2019.

Tait’s only other TV series role has been playing Logan Bane in four episodes of the 2020 comedy “Team Kaylie”, created by Pamela Eells and Tracy Bitterolf, and which starred Symera Jackson, Bryana Salaz and Alison Fernandez; it follows the life of a wealthy teenage girl.

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Roles in movies

Tait’s debut film role was portraying Patrick in the 2020 adventure family fantasy “Wish Upon a Unicorn”, written and directed by Steve Bencich, and which starred Ryan Kiera Armstrong, Summer Fontana and Jonathan Lajoie; it follows eight years old Mia who’s moved to her grandma’s Montana ranch, and has discovered a unicorn in the woods.

Tait’s only other film role has been playing Connor Payton in the 2022 sports comedy “Home Team”, which Daniel Kinnane and Charles Kinnane directed, and which starred Rob Schneider, Taylor Lautner and Kevin James; it follows the life of New Orleans Saints’ head coach Sean Payton.

Tait’s currently shooting for the upcoming short movie “Extra Ordinary”, in which he’ll be starring alongside Sophia Hammons and Patrick Bauchau.

Other credits

Tait made a guest appearance in a 2019 episode of the talk-show “Red Carpet Report”.

Love life and relationships

Most of Tait’s fans believe that he’s too young to be dating, however, there are also those who believe otherwise.

Some of his fans on the internet have claimed that he’s today dating popular American actress Summer Fontana, who’s three years his senior and has appeared in 15 movies and TV series, while she’s probably known best for playing Maya Maitland in the 2020 horror series “The Outsider”. Tait and Summer have been seen spending time together on multiple occasions, and have also featured each other in a number of their Instagram pictures, but they’ve stated that they’re only good friends.

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There are also those who believe that Tait’s dating American actress Sophia Hammons, who’s five years his senior; she’s had roles in 10 movies and TV series, and gained recognition by playing Isla in the 2020 documentary film “The Social Dilemma”. Tait hasn’t addressed these rumors.

Both seem highly unlikely, so h seems to be unattached as of March 2023.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Tait enjoys being active on Instagram, and although he’s posted only four pictures onto the social media network, some of his fans have claimed that Tait often responds to their messages.

He’s passionate about sports and loves to play football, while he’s also into playing soccer and tennis.

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Tait likes to watch Studio Ghibli movies, with some of his favorites being “Spirited Away”, “Porco Rosso” and “The Tale of Princess Kaguya”.

He’s a huge lover of animals, and his family has a pet dog.

Tait’s already been to a couple of US states, thanks to his acting career.

His favorite actor is Ryan Phillippe, while some of his favorite movies include “Collide”, “American Murderer” and “Miranda’s Victim”.

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Height, eyes and wealth

Tait’s age is 12. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 4ft 5ins (1.35m) tall and weighs around 90lbs (40kgs).

Tait’s net worth’s been estimated at over $300,000, as of March 2023.

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About Zeeko Zaki: Wife, Net Worth, Height, Age, Biography

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Zeeko Zaki is an Egyptian-American TV and film actor and model ,who is perhaps best known for portraying FBI Special Agent Adom in the CBS drama series “FBI.”

Age, Early Life, and Education Background

Zeeko Zaki was born Zakaria Sherif Zaki, in Alexandria, Egypt, under the Capricorn zodiac sign on 18 January 1990, which makes him 33 years old as of 2023. He is the son of the hairstylists Sherif Zaki and Emon Zaki, who currently run a salon in Wilmington City, Delaware. Zeeko’s family emigrated to the USA four weeks after he was born, and he spent his childhood in West Chester, Pennsylvania; he has a younger brother and sister named Zeyad and Zeina respectively. As a child, Zaki often visited his hometown of Alexandria, where he iteracted with his aunt and other relatives and as a result, he can speak fluent Egyptian Arabic, which the now bilingual actor had learned by the time he turned six.

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Zeeko went to Unionville High School, situated in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where he became very interested in acting and was often cast in the school’s stage productions. He matriculated to Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but quit school shortly afterwards, to focus on his acting career.

Career Beginnings

In his first year at Unionville High School, Zeeko performed in the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens-directed musical “Seussical”, and also in numerous Community Theater productions under the Unionville Players group. Zaki made his film debut in 2012, with the role of Michael in the short “The Therapy Session.” Subsequently, he landed minor roles in several other short films, and made one-episode appearances in a few series, including the thriller “Homeland” and the post-apocalyptic sci-fi “Revolution” both in 2012, and “Under the Dome” in 2013.

Rise to Stardom

In 2015, Zaki was cast in two films including the critically and commercially acclaimed musical comedy “Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chimp,” which was directed by Walt Becker. In the year that followed, he was cast as Factionless Squad Leader in the third installment of the science fiction film series “The Divergent” entitled “The Divergent Series: Allegiant.” Zaki landed his first recuring role in the military drama “Six” in 2017, playing Akmal in eight episodes. In the same year, he landed another recuring role of Hamid in seven episodes of the Fox TV series “24: Legacy”, before appearing in three more series, including “NCIS: Los Angeles.” His following role was in the 2018 action thriller film “Escape Plan 2: Hades,” in which he shared the screen with the likes of Curtis Jackson, aka 50 Cent, and Sylvester Stallone.

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Zeeko rose to prominence in 2018, when he was cast for the main role as Special Agent Omar Adom in the CBS crime drama series “FBI”, appearing alongside Missy Peregrym, John Boyd and Ebonee Noel in the Craig Turk and Dick Wolf-created series. Zaki reprised his role of Agent Adom in 2020 and ‘21, in the “FBI” series spin-offs, respectively entitled “FBI: Most Wanted” and “FBI: International”.

Social Media Presence

Zaki is active on Instagram (@zeekozaki) with over 210,000 followers. He joined Twitter in December 2010, and has so far amassed around 20,000 followers under his username @zeekozaki. He uses his social media platforms to not only update his fans about his upcoming projects, and give them a glimpse into his personal life, but as a model to popularize brands such as Pepsi, Verizon, Microsoft Phone, and many more.

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Personal Life

It’s reported that Zeeko is currently engaged to the social media personality Renee Monaco, who according to her Instagram bio is involved with the coffee firm, Lucky Beans Coffee. Renee has a massive following on social media, especially TikTok and Instagram, and uses her online fame to market her coffee brand. The duo began dating in 2021, and is fond of posting their pictures on their social media platforms. They are often seen touring various destinations together. Previously, Zeeko referred to Monaco as a ‘Certified Lover’ on Instagram and wished her a happy Valentine’s Day in February 2022, thanking her for being his ‘heart’ and ‘peace of mind.’

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Previously, Zaki was romantically linked with the Californian photographer and social media sensation, Sam Schneiter, but they parted ways in 2021 after dating for almost a year. Zaki’s character dates an FBI agent named Maggie, who is portrayed by the Canadian actress Missy Peregrym, in the drama “FBI,” which has resulted to their dating rumor, however, the duo isn’t in a romantic relationship – Peregrym is married to the American producer and actor Tom Oakley – nonetheless, Zaki and Peregrym are good off-screen friends.

The “FBI” star is a Muslim. He seemingly shares a strong bond with his mother, and often posts her pictures on his Instagram account – he previously posted her childhood photo during her birthday. He also posted a series of his throw-back photos with his mother on the platform on Mother’s Day in 2019 and captioned it ‘We have come a long way mama…Happy Mother’s Day.’

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Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance

Zaki stands at an impressive height of 6ft 5ins (1.96m), and weighs approximately 245lbs (111kgs). He’s of mixed Egyptian, Syrian and Turkish descent, and has black hair and a pair of dark brown eyes. His chest, biceps, and waist sizes are 43ins, 14ins, and 35ins respectively and he wears shoe size 11(US).

Zeeko has embarked on a gradual full-body transformation journey over the past nine years, and has so far lost over 100lbs (45kgs), as he told Entertainment Tonight during an interview. He disclosed that he used the book “The 4-Hour Body” by Tim Ferriss as a guide, and also learned several essential weight loss tricks in the TV program “P90X Workout.” Many fans have commended him for his success, and he seems to be a great inspiration to many young actors, especially those trying to lose weight.

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Net Worth

Zeeko has made a fortune from his acting career. He’s played the lead role in the critically acclaimed drama “FBI” since 2018, which has significantly contributed to his net worth, which as of 2023 is approximately $1 million .

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