- Full Name Hemky Louis Madera
- Occupation Actor
- Nationality American-Dominican
- Birthplace New York, USA
- Birth Date Jan 26, 1977
- Age 45 Years, 5 Months
Hemky Madera | BiographyHemky Madera suffered diverticulitis (an infection of pouches that develop in intestines) for about six years
Madera made his big-screen debut in the 2003 comedy-drama film Cuban Blood, in which he portrayed the role of a young human rights crusader in 1950s Cuba. His other notable film credits include The Lost City (2005), Rango (2011), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
Hemky Madera is an American-Dominican actor best known for his role as Pote Galvez in the USA Network crime drama series Queen of the South.
Who is Hemky Madera?
Hemky Louis Madera was born on 26 January 1977 in Queens, New York, to Dominican parents Gisela and Luis Madera. He moved to Santiago, the Dominican Republic, with his parents when he was two months old. He graduated from Santiago Christian School. After graduation, he got involved in several jobs for a couple of years before landing his career in acting.
Madera began in the production of the series compilation Grandes Series Dominicanas in which he scored the leading roles in television mini-series En la Olla (1997), Un Asalto en la Lincoln (1999), and Trío en Alta Mar (1999). He then temporarily moved to New York City, where he was cast in the role of Puertorican in the 2000 short film The Bookie's Lament. After returning to the Dominican Republic, he starred in hit television sitcoms Los Electrolocos and Ciudad Nueva in 2000.
He made his big-screen debut in the 2003 comedy-drama film Cuban Blood, in which he portrayed the role of a young human rights crusader in 1950s Cuba. His other notable film credits include The Lost City (2005), Rango (2011), and Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017).
Hemky has also made guest appearances in several renowned Primetime shows like Law & Order: Criminal Intent in 2004 and The Shield in 2006. He landed his first significant television role in the dark comedy-drama television series Weeds, in which he appeared in a recurring role as Ignacio in 17 episodes from 2008 to 2010.
From 2016 to 2021, Madera portrayed the role of Pote Galvez in the crime drama series Queen of the South.
In addition to television and film, Madera has appeared in several stage productions. He first performed in the production of Pantallas at Great National Theater in Santo Domingo. In the United States, he performed in many stage productions, including Icarus and Aria, Life is a Dream, The Mistress of the Inn, Feast of the Goat, and Chronicles of a Death Foretold.
Madera married Jesse Lynn in 2011. Jesse Lynn is a singer-songwriter. She released the EP Come Visit Soon in 2019. She released her debut studio album Fortunes on 24 April 2020. The album includes seven songs, including two duets - 'Sentimental' featuring Joel Taylor and 'You, With the Sullen Eyes' featuring John Hawkes. On 28 October 2021, she released her new song titled '¡Hola Papi!' featuring Madera.
Madera has suffered diverticulitis (an infection of pouches that develop in intestines) for about six years. In 2019, Madera was hospitalized multiple times at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. In December 2019, he underwent surgery to remove the diverticulitis from his intestines. He returned home healthy but suddenly "felt instant pain" that turned to be a perforation. He continued suffering from his health even after the treatment. Later, he suffered a searing pain caused by an infection in his abdomen. Madera also developed a partial blockage in his intestines and underwent more surgeries. He took a 15-month break from his career so that he could recover.
According to express.co.uk, Madera has an estimated net worth of $1.4 million as of 2021.