News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Fri. Feb. 21, 2014: Romany Malco has been nominated for several awards, including an NAACP Image Award, MTV Movie Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award.
Malco was born in Brooklyn, New York but his family is from Trinidad, with extended relatives in Venezuela.
As a teen, he moved to Texas and attended Ross S Sterling High School. After graduation, he formed the rap group R.M.G., and upon relocating to Los Angeles, the crew signed a deal with Virgin Records. The group’s name was changed to College Boyz and “Victim of the Ghetto” off their album Radio Fusion Radio went to #2 on the rap charts.
Malco was working as a music producer on The Pest when John Leguizamo, impressed by his dynamic personality, encouraged Romany to pursue acting. He went on to perform in roles as Jay in Judd Apatow’s 2005 film The 40 Year Old Virgin and as Conrad Shepard in the Showtime television series Weeds. He played supporting roles in films such as Blades of Glory, The Love Guru, and Baby Mama.
He appeared in 2011’s A Little Bit Of Heaven and the Gulliver’s Travels adaptation. In the fall of 2010, Malco appeared as a member of the ABC primetime one-hour drama No Ordinary Family.
Malco was recently tapped to star in the semi-autobiographical comedy based on Kevin Hart’s life and stand-up act, lifting the cast contingency on the pilot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.