September 12, 1993
Long Beach, California, United States
Growing up in a rough neighborhood in Long Beach, California, Manny Montana never imagined that he'd one day be enjoying a successful career as an actor. During his youth, Montana's passion was football-a passion that eventually earned him a scholarship to California State University, Sacramento. However, after dislocating his shoulder no less than eight times, Montana opted to transfer to California State University, Long Beach, where he studied journalism and broadcasting while remaining close to home. He became a DJ at the school's radio station and even interned at the popular Power 100.3, but participating in a number of student films piqued Montana's interest in acting. He eventually began pursuing the profession seriously, landing a starring role in the low budget "East L.A." (2008) before making a number of guest appearances on shows like "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" (Fox, 2008-2009) and "The Chicago Code" (Fox, 2011). These experiences boosted his profile, but Montana's career really began to pick up steam in 2013, when he landed the starring role of Johnny Tuturro on the series "Graceland" (USA, 2013-2015). He would also appear in the thriller "Blackhat" (2015) before joining the cast of the legal drama "Conviction" (ABC, 2016-17).