The Untold Truth About Edward James Olmos’ Wife Lymari Nadal

April 18, 2024
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Who is Lymari Nadal?

Lymari Nadal is a Puerto Rican actress, scriptwriter and producer, who has appeared in the TV mini-series “Battlestar Galactica” (2003), and the film “American Gangster” (2007), among several other projects.

However, she is probably best known to the world as the wife of the Academy Award-nominated actor Edward James Olmos.

Lymari Nadal Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Lymari Nadal Torres was born on 11 February 1978 under the Aquarius zodiac sign, in Ponce, Puerto Rico. The daughter of Daniel Nadal and Anaida Torres, Lymari went to Academia Santa Maria for her high school education, then graduated from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, before then obtaining a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus (UPRM), at just 22 years old.

However, a passion for acting had always been there, and she moved to London to study acting at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. She also studied acting for two years under Martin Barter at the Sanford Meisner Center for the Arts in Los Angeles, and at Marlon Brando’s “Lying for a Living” Actors Workshop.

Moreover, Lymari had a voice and dialect coach.


She settled in Los Angeles, and before making her on-screen debut, Lymari honed her acting skills in theater, appearing in such stage productions as “Yerma”, “Miss Julie”, “Celestial Flesh”, and “Shadow of Anthropology”, among others.


Lymari started her on-screen career in 2002, with the role of Linda in the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated TV drama series “American Family”, with Kurt Caceres, Edward James Olmos and Patricia Velasquez as the main stars.

Immediately the following year, Lymari won the role of Giana in the TV mini-series “Battlestar Galactica”, the role she reprised in the action-adventure drama film “Battlestar Galactica: The Plan” in 2009.

Lymari’s next prominent role was in the Spanish-language film “Ladrones y Mentirosos”, with Steven Bauer, Isidro Bobadilla and Elpidia Carrillo in the lead roles in 2006.

In 2007, she felt the burden of a blockbuster role, when she was chosen for the part of Eva in the Academy Award-nominated biopic crime-drama film about Harlem drug lord Frank Lucas, entitled “American Gangster”. She co-starred next to Denzel Washington and opposite Russell Crowe, Josh Brolin, and other stars, and earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination alongside the other film’s leading stars.

Four years later, Limari starred in the thriller-drama film “America”, which she co-write with Sonia Fritz and Miguel Machalski. The film received mostly positive reviews, and helped Lymari’s career significantly.


She continued her career by starring in Lance McDaniel’s action thriller-drama film “Light from the Darkroom”, alongside Patricia De Leon and Steven Michael Quezada, and then co-starred in the thriller-drama film “The Blackout”, with Abraham Benrubi, Joseph D. Reitman and Costas Mandylor as the main stars.

Her latest on-screen appearance was in the action-adventure film “Kreep”, written and directed by Brett Bentman and starring Lymari next to Charles Baker and Judd Nelson.

The Untold Truth

Lymari and Edward have been separated since 2013. Since then, she has returned to Puerto Rico and spends time with her parents, sisters, and her nieces.

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Moreover, it seems that she has found a new love, American-based Turkish entrepreneur, Ebu Turhan.

Net Worth

As of early 2022, Lymari Nadal’s net worth has been estimated to be around $10 million, earned through her career as an actress, during which she has appeared in more than ten film and TV titles.

Personal Life, Married, Husband, Children

When she settled in Los Angeles, she met and married actor and director Edward James Olmos soon after. However, the couple separated in 2013 after 11 years of romance. They don’t have children together, but she was stepmother to Mico and Bodie Olmos, Edward’s children from his previous relationships – she was his third wife. Although separated, they haven’t divorced officially.


Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actress has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at the height of 5ft 9ins (1.75m), while she weighs approximately 132lbs (60kgs). Her vital statistics are currently unknown as well as her bra size, but she has a slim figure.

Lymari Nadal’s Ex-Husband, Edward Olmos Bio

Edward James Olmos was born on 24 February 1947 in East Los Angeles, California, USA. He is the son of Pedro Olmos and his wife, Eleanor of Mexican ancestry; his parents divorced when he was just seven years old, and he was raised primarily by his great-grandparents.

After matriculating from Montebello High School, he attended classes at East Los Angeles College, during which time Edward was the lead singer of the band Pacific Ocean – their only record, Purgatory, failed to make an impact on the music scene.

Edward’s acting career started in the mid- ’70s, with a string of minor roles in such TV series as “Cannon”, “Bronk”, “Kojak”, and others. Since then, he has made more than 100 film and TV appearances, with numerous prominent roles – some of his best-known include Detective Gaff in the sci-fi action film Blade Runner” (1982) and in the sequel “Blade Runner 2049 (2017), then as Lieutenant Martin Castillo in the TV series “Miami Vice” (1984-1989),  and as Jaime Escalante in the film “Stand and Deliver” (1988),  for which he earned his first and only Academy Award-nomination, as Abraham Quintanilla in the biopic about the singer “Selena” (1997). Then as Admiral William Adama in the TV series “Battlestar Galactica” (2004-2009), among numerous other roles that he has secured so far in his career.


Before Lymari, he had two marriages behind him. His first wife was Kaija Keel, the daughter of actor Howard Keel, from 1971 until 1992. They had two children, Bodie and Mico.

His second marriage was to actress Lorraine Bracco from 1994 until 2002. While married to Bracco, he adopted four children, Michael, Brandon, Tamiko, and Daniela.

According to sources, Edward Olmos’s net worth has been estimated to be around $14 million as of early 2022, earned largely through his career as an actor.

Edward is known for his social activism, especially for his work for the US Hispanic community.

Martha Clifford

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