Elvimar Silva, Mariana Oliveira Morales , Esai Morales - AltaMed Power Up, We Are The Future Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel - Arrivals at Beverly Wilshire Hotel - Beverly Hills, California, United States - Thursday 12th May 2016
Esai Morales , Mariana Oliveira Morales - World premiere of Walt Disney's 'The Jungle Book' held at El Capitan Theatre - Arrivals at El Capitan Theatre, Disney - Hollywood, California, United States - Monday 4th April 2016
Esai Morales, Clifton Collins , Jr. - "The Beauty Book For Brain Cancer" Edition Two Launch Party Sponsored By Voices Against Brain Cancer_Inside at Le Jardin - Hollywood, California, United States - Thursday 3rd December 2015
Veteran actor Ken Howard had overwhelmingly defeated a challenge by former NYPD Blue star Esai Morales to win another term as president of SAG-AFTRA. Morales is part of a group of members called Membership First that strongly opposed the merger of the Screen Actors Guild and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists last year. Howard, elected president of SAG in 2009, had been a staunch advocate of the merger.
Actor Esai Morales was involved in a minor car accident in Los Angeles on Wednesday (17Aug11).
The Caprica star was driving his Hummer on Sunset Boulevard when it collided with the back of a Saturn.
No one was injured in the incident and the cars only sustained minor damage, reports Tmz.com.
Editors at the website report both parties exchanged details and parted amicably.
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Actor Esai Morales is a new dad - the star and his girlfriend have welcomed a baby girl.
The 47-year-old Caprica star and Elvimar Silva are celebrating the birth of daughter Mariana Oliveira, who was born in Los Angeles on 24 September (10), reports People.com.
Morales tells the website: "I can't think of another time in my life that I've been happier than now. I know it sounds so cliché but we feel incredibly blessed!"
When their families are torn apart by a terrorist act, robotics tycoon Daniel Graystone (Eric Stoltz) and Tauron lawyer Joseph Adama (Esai Morales) come together to heal their obvious open wounds. And when the man behind the burgeoning Cylon technology learns that his late genius daughter Zoe (Alessandra Toressani) had devised a way of creating a "copy" of herself via a personality database, he vows to find a means of downloading that information into something more "physical." Because of his underworld ties with the Tauron mob, Graystone asks Adama for a favor. In exchange for a little corporate espionage, he will promise to bring his child back via the program. At first, Adama acquiesces -- not so much for himself as for his young son William (Sina Najafi). But as he confronts his criminal brother Sam (Sasha Roiz) over Graystone's request, he realizes that man is not meant to play God.
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Actor Esai Morales is to lead a protest in Los Angeles on Saturday (25Apr09) urging motorists to boycott four leading city car washes.
The former NYPD Blue star will join other Screen Actors Guild members as part of an ongoing protest against so-called deplorable working conditions.
The activists will gather outside the Vermont Hand Wash in the Los Feliz community.
In February (09), Los Angeles City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo filed a criminal complaint against car wash owners Benny and Nisan Pirian, four of their car washes, and Vermont Hand Wash manager Manuel Reyes.
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Meet the cast: Yvonne (Sylvia Chang), the meek woman looking for love, has her hands full taking care of her aged Chinese mother (Lang Yun); her volatile ex-con brother Tony (Collin Chou), who is having trouble conceiving a baby with his wife; her sister, whose son Steve (James Chang) is a stripper; and her 28-year-old son Josh (Randall Park), who is utterly unmotivated in life.
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LATEST: Actor Esai Morales has been cleared of rape accusations by his ex-girlfriend, after a district attorney found no grounds on which to convict him.
Elizabeth Mazzocchi, 33, initially accused the former NYPD Blue star of sexual misconduct in August (07) and re-accused him of rape during a press conference in December (07), claiming other women had approached her with similar charges against Morales.
But authorities were sceptical of her claims because she had lived with Morales for 15 months following the alleged assault, reports New York gossip column PageSix.
Richard Charnley, Morales' lawyer, says, "There were never any charges filed against Mr. Morales due to insufficient evidence.
"There was an inquiry because the DA (district attorney) has to look at every claim, but my client was never charged with a crime, never arrested, never interviewed by police."
Mazzocchi's current lawyer, Nader Pakfar, says, "A civil case will continue in order to gather more evidence. Just because he's not being charged at this point doesn't mean if an admission comes tomorrow, they won't charge him."
In the state of California, it is illegal to file a false police report, but it is unclear yet if Mazzocchi will be charged with a crime.
A former girlfriend of actor Esai Morales has re-accused him of raping her and giving her herpes - and this time she claims there are other women who will testify on her behalf.
Elizabeth Mazzocchi initially accused the former NYPD Blue star of sexual misconduct in July (07), but she held a press conference in Los Angeles on Friday morning (28Dec07), during which she reported she has been contacted by other "victims" of Morales.
At the conference, Mazzocchi reiterated she started dating Morales in January 2006 and moved into the actor's home two months later.
She claimed her ex started "physically and verbally" abusing her a month later, often causing "bruising and bleeding".
She said, "His most vicious attack occurred on May 19, 2006 when, despite my objections and attempts to escape, Esai Morales held me down and forcibly raped me. Throughout the rape, he screamed that I wanted it and he called me a whore."
Mazzocchi went on to allege the actor gave her herpes, from which "I will suffer pain and humiliation every day for the rest of my life."
Since filing a lawsuit against the actor, who played Lt. Tony Rodriguez in NYPD Blue, Mazzocchi claims she has spoken to other former girlfriends who plan to come forward with allegations that they too were sexually assaulted by him.
She has revealed, "Two of these women have provided me with sworn declarations describing Esai Morales' conduct in detail. They are both prepared to assist me in my lawsuit."
Mazzocchi ended the press conference by giving out her email address and asking other former girlfriends of Morales to come forward and contact her.
Morales reassured fans the sexual assault charges filed against him were "without merit" in a post on his MySpace.com page earlier this year (07).
Richard Charnley, a partner for legal firm Ropers Majeski Kohn Bentley, who are representing Morales, tells WENN, "This case has always been, and will always be, about two things - money and revenge.
"The news conference... was a last-ditch effort by her and (her) new legal team to get my client to write them a very large check.
"Since Ms. Mazzocchi and her team know they have no legal footing in this case they are attempting to try it in the media through a fishing expedition.
"Mr. Morales continues to stand by his initial denial and stands on his 30-year reputation as a fine actor, a committed community activist and a good citizen."
The familiar story told in "Paid In Full," the story of a good ghetto kid seduced into the drug trade with tragic results, covers no new territory. But it's a story told so well -- with veracity, raw compassion, well-drawn characters and strong performances -- that its common cautionary tale feels as compelling as it might have been in the 1980s, when the film takes place and before this type of movie became its own genre.
"Paid" plays as if it were made by people who lived it. People like Ace (Wood Harris), a reticent clerk at a neighborhood dry cleaners who has always been happy to blend into the woodwork and just be a survivor, even as he sees his closest friends becoming flush with cash, clothes and cool cars."That ain't my flow, man," Ace says when his best friend Mitch (Mekhi Phifer) tries to lure him into his small-time drug empire.
But as temptations mount (a local Colombian cartel middleman leaves him a cocaine "tip" in a jacket pocket at the cleaners), power becomes attractive (he'd like to get his sister away from her pimp-dealer boyfriend) and opportunities present themselves (Mitch gets arrested, leaving his street business up for grabs). Ace succumbs, in small increments, to the enticements of what seems like an effortless road to living well.
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NYPD BLUE star Esai Morales is fuming after discovering his first lovemaking scenes on the show have been darkened to virtual blackness to avoid upsetting TV viewers.
Morales, who plays LT TONY RODRIGUEZ in the show, has been waiting three years to land a sex scene, and when he got the chance to bed co-star JACQUELINE OBRADORS (corr) in an upcoming episode he was more than impressed with the way the tryst was shot.
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