Marc Anthony Biography, Age, Family, Siblings, Wife, Height and Net Worth

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  1. What does Marc Anthony do for a living?
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  5. Does Marc Anthony have any children?
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 Who is Marc Anthony?

Marc Anthony fully known as Marco Anthonio Muniz Rivera is a famous American professional singer, songwriter, and actor. Anthony is the top-selling tropical salsa artist of all time, and a three-time Grammy Award and six-time Latin Grammy Award winner, selling over 12 million albums worldwide, He is famous for his Latin salsa numbers and ballards, and has won many awards and his achievements have been honored through various recognitions.

Anthony was the recipient of the 2009 Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Lifetime Achievement Award. On September 16, 2009, he received the ”2009 CHCI Chair’s Lifetime Achievement Award”. Marc holds the Guinness World Record for best-selling tropical/salsa artist and the most number-one albums on the Billboard Tropical Albums year-end charts. He is additionally the artist with the most number-one songs on the Billboard Latin Tropical Airplay chart with 32 tracks.

Marc Anthony Career

Singing career

Anthony started his career as a session vocalist for freestyle music and underground New York house music acts. Following changing his name to avoid confusion with his namesake, he worked as a songwriter and backing vocalist for pop acts Menudo and the Latin Rascals. By the early 1990s, he had sold more salsa records than any performer on the planet, solidifying his position among the most important new salsa artists to emerge in the 1990s. He became famous for performing salsa style that borrowed more heavily from the African American and urban genres including rhythm and blues and house, unlike other artists in the 1960s and 1970s.

In 1988, Marc’s first album which was a freestyle music record, ”Rebel” debuted on Bluedog Records. He then wrote and produced ”Boy I’ve Been Told” for fellow freestyle artist Sa-Fire, the same year. In 1999, he sang backup vocals for Ann-Marie on the freestyle club track, ”With or Without You” produced by Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry. Later in 1990, together with Little Louie Vega and Todd Terry, he wrote a duet with Chrissy I-eece, named ”You Should Know By Now”. While still working with Todd Terry, he provided vocals for ”Love Change”, in 1992, which is on the flip-side of a 12” vinyl launched by Elan and The Powermachine titled ”Here’s Your Hat”, production of Todd Terry.

He also collaborated with music producer Little Louie Vega, who featured the singer on many freestyle-flavored club tracks ”Ride On The Rhythm” and the ”When The Night Is Over” album, featuring the freestyle classic ”Time”. Vega and Marc opened for Latin bandleader Tito Puente at New York’s Madison Square Garden in 1992, Marc then changed his style from freestyle to salsa and other Latin styles after 1992.

RMM Records

1992-1994

Marc was originally reluctant to become a salsa musician and refused an offer to make a salsa album when Ralph Mercado, president of RMM Records, asked him. He was in a taxi when he heard Juan Gabriel’s hit track, ”Hasta Que Te Conoci”, which inspired him to change his mind and ask Mercado if he could record it as a salsa tune. Anthony launched his Spanish-language debut, Otra Nota in 1993, influenced by the music of Hector Lavoe, Tito Puente, Ruben Blades, and Juan Gabriel. He performed at the Radio y Musica Convention hosted by Alfredo Alonso, and the album consisted of a cover of Bread’s track, ”Make It With You”.

Anthony was established among the new stars in salsa, following subsequent tours throughout the Americas, such as an opening slot for Blades. He was then featured in La India’s album Dicen Que Soy, on the single ”Vivir Lo Nuestro”, in 1994.

1995-1999

Anthony’s follow-up in 1995, Todo a su tiempo, won him a Billboard award for Hot Tropical Artist of the Year. The album was also nominated for a Grammy with tracks including ”Te Conozco Bien”, ”Hasta Ayer”, ”Nadie Como Ella”, ”Se Me Sigue Olvidando”, ”Te Amare”, and ”Llegaste A Mi”. It has sold over 800,000 copies and has become established as a gold record in the United States and in Puerto Rico.

His following Spanish language album, Contra La Coriete, was followed by the TV special Marc Anthony: The Concert from Madison Square Garden. The special was broadcast on HBO on Valentine’s Day in 2000 and was nominated for the Music Special of the Year by TV Guide. The album’s track ”Y Hubo Alguien” became his first number-one song on the Billboard Hot Latin Tracks and the first by a salsa musician. It became the first salsa album to enter the English language Billboard 200 chart Following an ongoing battle with the record, Marc severed ties with Mercado and left the label in 1999.

A photo of Marc Anthony

A photo of Marc Anthony

How old is Marc Anthony?

Marc Anthony, born Marco Antonio Muniz Rivera is aged 53 as of 2021, having been born on September 16, 1968, in New York City, U.S. He shares his birthday with famous people including Amy Poehler, Nick Jonas, David Copperfield, Madeline Zima, Molly Shannon, Jennifer Tilly, Michael Mosley, among others.

Marc Anthony Family

Who are Marc Anthony’s parents?

Marco Antonio Muniz Rivera was born in New York City to Puerto Rican parents, Felipe Muniz and Guillermina Rivera. His father was a hospital cafeteria worker and musician, while his mother was a housewife. His parents named him after Mexican singer Marco Antonio Muniz and he was brought up in East Harlem as a Roman Catholic together with his siblings.

Does Marc Anthony have siblings?

Anthony was born to his parents in a family of eight children as the youngest and has seven older siblings.

Marc Anthony Education

Anthony started his musical education at home, guided by his father, who was a professional guitarist, where he learned to sing in both Spanish and English.

Marc Anthony Interests

Anthony grew up in love with music as his father was a musician, and he taught him to sing in both Spanish and English. His father also taught him how to play the guitar, as he was a professional guitarist. Marc grew up listening to a variety of musical genres and performers such as rock, rhythm, and blues, pop stars Jose Feliciano (Puerto Rico), and Air Supply (Australia). He also listened to salsa legends like Hector Lavoe (Puerto Rico), Willie Colon (Puerto Rico), and Ruben Blades (Panama), among others, According to him, renowned Puerto Rican percussionist and bandleader Tito Puente, in particular, wielded a profound personal and professional inspiration throughout his life.

He is a practicing Roman Catholic. Anthony also supports politics and is a supporter of the Democratic Party. He performed ”The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2912 Democratic National Convention. Together with his ex-wife Lopez, he co-hosted a concert in support of Hillary Clinton‘s presidential campaign. He also supports sports, especially baseball and football, as he is a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins since 2009. Marc performed ”The Star-Spangled Banner” at the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game.

Marc Anthony Wife

Anthony was in a relationship with Debbie Rosado, and they had a daughter in 1994, and also adopted their son Chase Muniz while still dating. He then got in a relationship and got engaged to Dominican-American actress Claudette Lali from 1996 to 1998.

Marc later on May 9, 2000, married former Miss Universe Dayanara Torres in Las Vegas. Together they have two children, both sons, however, they had numerous issues in the marriage and they separated in early 2002. Later they reconciled and renewed their vows in a formal ceremony on December 7, 2002, at San Juan’s Cathedral in Puerto Rico. Their marriage, however, came to an end in October 2003 and Torres filed for divorce in January 2004. She exchanged her engagement ring for a diamond-encrusted Cartier watch and wrote the book Married to Me: How Committing to Myself Led to Triumph After Divorce, trying to assist her recovery from the divorce.

Anthony then married Jennifer Lopez in June 2004 and has two children, twins together. Together they bought a stake in the Miami Dolphins, alongside Gloria and Emilio Stefan, Venus Williams and Serena Williams, and Fergie. They also bought two houses in Brookville, New York, before announcing their separation in July 2011, with Anthony filing for divorce on April 9, 2012. The divorce was completed on June 16, 2014, with Lopez retaining primary physical custody of the two children.

Anthony later married model Shannon De Lima (born on January 6, 1989), in La Romana, Dominican Republic on November 11, 2014. However, they separated in November 2016 and announced the next month that they planned to divorce. They finalized their divorce on February 13, 2017. As of 2022, Anthony is in a relationship with Miss Universe Paraguay Nadia Ferreira, and they got engaged on May 13, 2022.

Marc Anthony Kids

Anthony has six children collectively from his marriages. He has two children with his ex-girlfriend Rosado, daughter Ariana Muniz, born in 1994, and an adopted son, Chase Muniz. Marc has two children, both sons Cristian Marcus Muniz, born on February 5, 201, and Ryan Adrian Muniz, born on August 16, 2003, with his ex-wife Torres. With his second wife, Lopez he has two children, twins Emme Maribel Muniz and Maximilian David Muniz, born on February 22, 2008.

Marc Anthony Height

Anthony has a well-built, physically fit body with an average height of 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m) and a weight of 64 kg (141 lbs).

Sony Records

Anthony then recorded the duet ”No Me Ames” with Jennifer Lopez on her album On the 6, giving her an assist in her Spanish language crossover trial. He recorded a duet ”I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You” with Tina Arena. It was written by James Horner for the latter’s soundtrack for the 1998 swashbuckling film The Mask of Zorro. While riding a crossover wave of Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias in the Anglophone market in 1999, he launched an English-language, self-tilted album. He worked with producers Walter Afanasieff, Cory Rooney, Rodney Jerkins, and Dan Shea to launch the album with the US Top 5 tracks ”I Need to Know”, and the Spanish version, ”Dimelo”.

Anthony’s single ”You Sang To Me” was featured in Runaway Bride, and then a dance version was re-mixed by Dutch producer Rene Van Versevels. The album debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard album chart, and six weeks later went platinum. and finally, it was certified triple platinum. The track ”I Need To Know” received a Grammy nomination for Best Male Pop-Vocal Performance.

Anthony debuted another salsa album, Libre, which was certified gold with tracks such as ”Celos”, ”Este Loco Que Te Mire”, and ”Viviendo”, in 2001. It then spent 14 weeks at the number-one spot on the Billboard Top Latin Albums chart. He made another English-language album, Mended, the following year. Anthony later launched a Latin pop album, Amar Sin Mentiras in June 2004. The next month, he reintroduced its tracks with a danceable salsa rhythm in another album, Valio La Pena. The track ”Escapemonos” is a duet with Jennifer Lopez. His Amar Sin Mebtiras received best Latin Pop Album of The Year, and his Valio La Pena received Best Tropical Album of the Year, in the 2005 Latin Grammy Awards. Together with Lopez, he performed ”Escapemonos” at the 2005 Grammy Awards.

2006-present

Marc launched Sigo Siendo Yo, a Spanish greatest-hits album on July 11, 2006. He launched Iconos, a tribute to old Latin songs by artists like José Luis Perales, José José, and Juan Gabriel in May 2010. Anthony later released a new single titled ”Cautivo De Este Amor” in 2012 and was inducted into the Billboard Latin Music Hall of Fame the same year. It was revealed in December 2012, that he was recording a salsa album with longtime producer Sergio George. On April 25, 2013, Vivir Mi Vida, a Spanish version of Khaled’s song ”C’est la vie” was launched as the lead single.

He then launched 3.0, a salsa album comprising his song ”Vivir Mi Vida” in July 2013, and it has been certified Platinum since its launch. Anthony also revealed his Vivir Mi Vida World Tour and traveled across 15 countries on three continents. Following the tour, he announced a second world tour for his album 3.0, his Cambio de Piel Tour.

Following the Cambio de Piel Tour, Anthony kicked off UNIDO2, his international tour together with Carlos Vives. He is in constant demand for touring. Following the Vivir Mi Voda world tour, one of PollStar’s top-selling tours of 2013, was extended to May 2014 by popular demand and got a Premio Juventud for Super Tour of the Year. Gigant3S, his US and Latin American tour alongside Marco Antonio Solis and Chayanne peaked in 2012’s Billboard Hot Latin Tours charts. He then sang ”God Bless America” at the 2013 Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Citi Field. Part of Marc’s tour ”Marc Anthony Live” included 5 dates at Radio City Music Hall in September 2016. Out of the five shows, three were sold out.

Acting career

Marc played supporting roles in projects such as 1995’s Hackers, and 1996’s Big Night and The Substitute. He then appeared alongside Ruben Blades and Puerto Rican pop singer Ednita Nazario in Paul Simon’s 1998 stage musical, The Capeman, running for 68 performances. Anthony had a role in Martin Scorses’s 1999 drama Bringing Out the Dead, and in 2001, with Salma Hayek, was in the movie In the Time of the Butterflies. He then played alongside Denzel Washington in Man On Fire (2004). He portrays a wealthy businessman who hires a former U.S. Special Forces Soldier to protect his daughter from kidnappers in Mexico City.

Anthony starred in El Cantante in 2007, a biographical drama about the life of salsa music legend Hector Lavoe, who died in 1993 from AIDS complications. Marc’s then-wife, Jennifer Lopez, narrated the story and played Lavoe’s wife. The movie launched in August 2007, and received strong reviews. Marc then guest-starred in two episodes on the TNT medical drama Hawthorne as a detective and title character’s (Jada Pinkett Smith) love interest in 2010. He was then named the executive music producer of the show. Anthony worked with ex-wife Lopez and director-choreographer Jamie King on a Latin talent series created by Simon Fuller, titled Q’Viva! The Chosen in late 2011. The series follows Lopez and Anthony as they travel across 21 countries to find new talent. Marc later guest-mentored on Season 2 of The X-Factor in 2012. He also played the father of Sonnu in ‘In the Heights’.

Other ventures

Philanthropy

In January 2012, Anthony and entrepreneur Henry Cardenas launched the Maestro Cares Foundation. The foundation opened an orphanage in La Romana, Dominican Republic in 2014. It also opened a youth home and school in Barranquilla, Colombia in 2015. He then teamed up with his ex-wife Lopez and Alex Rodriquez to host One Voice: Somos Live! in 2017. It was a telethon supporting efforts to aid Puerto Rico’s recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

Entrepreneurship

In 2009, Marc became a minority owner of the Miami Dolphins. He then went back to TV on the TNT series Hawthorne, toured the U.S., and released his line of clothes and luxury accessories for Kohl’s in 2011. Alongside Jamie King and Lopez, Anthony produced the 2012 TV series ¡Q’ Viva! The Chosen, airing simultaneously on Spanish and English TV in the US and Latin America. He then announced the formation of the entertainment company Magnus Media in April 2015. Anthony’s production company signed a first-look contract with ViacomCBS International Studios recently.

Marc Anthony Net Worth

American singer, songwriter, and actor Anthony has been active from 1988 to the present. He has released numerous songs in both Spanish and English language throughout his career, having sold over 12 million albums worldwide. Anthony has received numerous awards for his music and even has a Guinness World Record for his achievements in music. He has also appeared in various films and has garnered an estimated net worth of approximately $80 million as of 2022.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1990 East Side Story Flaco
1993 Carlito’s Way Latin Band at Disco Sings “Parece Mentira”
1994 Natural Causes Marine Guard
1995 Hackers Agent Kee
1996 Big Night Cristiano
1996 The Substitute Juan Lacas
1999 Bringing Out The Dead Noel
2001 In the Time of the Butterflies Lio
2004 Man on Fire Samuel Ramos
2006 El Cantante Héctor Lavoe
2021 In the Heights Mr. De La Vega

Television

  • 2000: Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV series) as Mario (voice) in “Robinita Hood” (Season 3, Episode 12)
  • 2010–2011: HawthoRNe (TV series) as Officer Nick Renata in season 3, recurring in season 2
  • 2012: The X Factor, as a guest judge in Season 2, Episode 9
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