Nelson Ascencio

A talented Cuban-American comic and actor, Nelson Ascencio went from working the New York City comedy circuit to training in Los Angeles with The Groundlings improv troupe. After breaking into the industry with ... Read more »
Born: 08/30/1964 in Havana, CU

Filmography

Actor (6)

The Hunger Games 2012 (Movie)

Flavius (Actor)

Paul 2011 (Movie)

Jorge (Actor)

Mad TV 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Curb Your Enthusiasm 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Birds of Prey 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

2001 ALMA Awards 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Presenter

Biography

A talented Cuban-American comic and actor, Nelson Ascencio went from working the New York City comedy circuit to training in Los Angeles with The Groundlings improv troupe. After breaking into the industry with television guest spots, including in an episode of "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO, 1992-98), he became a writer and cast member for "MADtv" (Fox, 1995-2009), where he delighted with his many impressions, including a spot-on Ricky Martin. After leaving the series, Ascencio continued touring with his comedy routines and guested on "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO, 2000- ) before landing the small but flashy role of Flavius, a member of the style team for contestant Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) in the highly anticipated dystopian thriller "The Hunger Games" (2012). Gifted with both comedic and dramatic chops, Nelson Ascencio proved a fascinating addition to any project in which he appeared.

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