Maurice Compte Bio, Married, Wife, Net Worth
Maurice Compte is an American actor and director well known for playing the character Horacio Carrillo in the hit Netflix series Narcos (2015). He was also a recurring character in the Golden Globe Award-winning show Breaking Bad (2011).
Apart from acting, he has an interest in directing. In 2008, he wrote plus directed a short film titled Vamonos.
Maurice was born in America. But, his parents, who had moved to the USA as immigrants, are initially from Cuba.
With support from family, the Cuban-American actor prepared thoroughly to make a career; taking acting classes before diving into the realm of showbiz. He was tutored by his mentor, Marty Hancock.
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He considers his acting teacher to be a valuable mentor in his life as he supposes she changed his world forever with her principles and knowledge.
Is He Married?
Well, yes, the actor is married. With an impressive height of 5 feet and 9 inches (1.75 meters), and personality, he charmed his longtime girlfriend, Nikki Gates. And, soon married her via a private wedding ceremony.
Maurice Compte's wife Nikki Gates and son (Photo: Maurice Compte's Instagram)
Now, Maurice and his wife share a son and reside in California.
Interestingly, the actor makes out time for his family even in the busiest schedule; he spent quality time with his beautiful wife and son on her birthday, on 10 September 2018.
Acting Career, Net Worth
After finishing his classes and doing theatre plays, he appeared for a small role in the 1996 movie, The Substitute alongside Oscar-nominated actor Tom Berenger. He then started receiving parts in famous TV shows such as NYPD Blue, and CSI: Miami.
Most of the roles, Maurice did were based on a character with Cuban ethnicity. In 2002, he appeared in the TV movie Fidel where he played the character Raul Castro; based on the real-life Communist Cuban politician.
The actor also portrayed the character of a Cuban police officer in the series Narcos (2015) which became a breakout role in his career. He gained additional exposure in the entertainment business among fans due to the show's popularity.
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Not only he did roles in shows, but he got cast as a lead character in movies including There Is a New World Somewhere (2016). Maurice also proved his ability to play a diverse range of nature through his performance in the 2012 drama I do; he played the role of a gay character.
As of now, the features in the prestigious director Quentin Tarantino's movie Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. However, the California-based actor has yet to prove his financial worth like the A-listers; he gets around $50,000 salary annually to enrich his net worth.