Oscar Isaac (born Oscar Isaac Hernández; January 5, 1980) is an American actor and singer.
Isaac was born in Guatemala to a French Guatemalan mother, Maria, and a Cuban pulmonologist father, Oscar Gonzalo Hernández. He was raised in Miami, Florida. While in Miami, he played lead guitar and sang vocals for his band "The Blinking Underdogs". He has described his evangelical upbringing as "very Christian".
Isaac graduated from the Juilliard School in 2005. His first major film role was as Joseph opposite Keisha Castle-Hughes in the film The Nativity Story. He also had a small role in All About the Benjamins and the Che Guevara biopic Guerrilla.
Isaac was awarded the Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actor of 2009, for his role as José Ramos-Horta in Balibo (2009).
Isaac also played Prince John in the 2010 film Robin Hood. Later that year, he portrayed a security guard in the film W.E., which was directed by Madonna and released in September 2011. In the same month, Isaac starred in the crime drama Drive.
In addition to movie appearances, he made an appearance in the television series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. Additionally, he appeared as Romeo in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park performance of Romeo and Juliet and in the Public Theater's "Shakespeare in the Park" revival of Two Gentlemen of Verona.