- Full Name Felix Angel Solis
- Nickname Felix Solis
- Occupation Actor & Filmmaker
- Nationality Amerian
- Birthplace New York City, USA
- Birth Date Sep 17, 1971
- Age 51 Years, 4 Months
Felix Solis | BiographyCo-creator of Upcoming Short Film 'Going Down'
Solis began performing from a very young age as his mother put him in an after-school program, where he got involved in theater games and improv. By age nine, he became a seasoned professional on stage. Later, he attended Marymount Manhattan College to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts, but he never completed his degree.
Felix Solis is an American actor most recognized as Brasher in the 2004 sci-fi mystery drama film The Forgotten. His most recent acting role is Omar Navarro in Netflix’s thriller crime series Ozark (2017-2022).
Who is Felix Solis?
Felix Solis is a stage/screen actor and filmmaker. He was born on 17 September 1971 in New York City as the youngest of six children of his Puerto Rican parents.
Solis began performing from a very young age as his mother put him in an after-school program, where he got involved in theater games and improv.
By age nine, he became a seasoned professional on stage. Later, he attended Marymount Manhattan College to study a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater Arts, but he never completed his degree.
Nevertheless, Solis pursued a successful acting career. He made his on-screen acting debut with the 1995 comedy film Cousin Howard.
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He then guest-starred in television series like New York Undercover and NYPD Blue before making appearances in acclaimed television shows such as The West Wing as Hammaker, OZ as Reynaldo Escobales, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit as Nick/Narc, The Sopranos as Fishman/Edgar Ramirez, and Law & Order: Criminal Intent as Rey Delgado/Cardenas to name a few.
Between 2010 and 2015, he played the recurring role of detective Kevin Rodriguez in the popular television series The Good Wife.
In 2012, he appeared as a series regular on NYC 22 as Sgt. Terry Howard and Made in Jersey as a private investigator River Brody. His other television shows included The Following, Colony, The Family, and Ten Day’s in the Valley.
Solis also appeared in more than a dozen films, notably in The Forgotten (2004), My Soul to Take (2010), Arbitrage (2012), and Man on a Ledge (2012).
Furthermore, as the stage actor, he performed the 2008 ‘Connecticut Critics Circle Award’-winning role in the production of Boleros For The Disenchanted and the 2013 ‘HOLA Award’-winning role in the production of Basilica. His other stage credits included Passion Play and Our Lady Of 121st Street.
In addition to his acting career, Solis co-founded a film production company called Subway Token Films. He debuted as a filmmaker with the 2014 short film Tinto. He later directed the 2016 short film iHeart.
Ozark is a thriller crime drama series created by Bill Dubuque and Mark Williams for Netflix. It follows a Chicago financial advisor-turned-money launderer Martin “Marty” Byrde (played by Jason Bateman). He suddenly relocates his family from Chicago to the Missouri Ozarks, where he must launder money to appease a drug boss.
Solis portrays the role of the head of the Navarro cartel Omar Navaro, who serves as the unseen overarching antagonist in the first and the second seasons. He began appearing in the third season of Ozark when his character became the main antagonist of season three.
Omar is the boss of Marty and the entire cartel members. He is shown to be a very calculating and heartless person who doesn’t care much for the people around him as long as they do his bidding. Marty and Wendy continuously try to seek his approval.
By the end of season three, he decided his allegiance was with Byrdes after they helped him end the gang war involving the FBI. However, he gets arrested in season four, and Wendy tells him that she plans to get him out.
The first season of Ozark was released on 21 July 2017, the second season was released on 31 August 2018, and the third season was released on 27 March 2020. In June 2020, Netflix renewed the series for the fourth and final season, splitting it into two seven-episode parts. The first part was released on 21 January 2022, and the second part is set to release on 29 April 2022.
Solis is in a romantic relationship with Liza Fernandez, an American-Canadian-Australian actress best known for her guest appearances in television series like Mom, The Good Place, How to Get Away with Murder, and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.
The couple co-created Subway Token Films and worked together in short films Tinto and iHeart. They are also co-creating the upcoming short film Going Down.
On 14 September 2021, Solis expressed his love for her through a birthday wish on Instagram. Posting a picture of her, he captioned, “Today we celebrate your day of arrival and your relentless pursuit of life and all things in it. It’s truth. It’s honesty. It’s fanciful whimsy. You are like no other Habibi and I am not worthy. I love you.”
Back in February 2021, Fernandez wished Solis on Valentine’s Day on Instagram, alongside images of the pair. However, he has not disclosed if she is his wife or partner.