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Raúl Esparza stars in "Law & Order: SVU" on NBC as the clever and charming ADA Rafael Barba.

A star of stage and screen, Raúl Esparza is only the second actor to receive Tony nominations in all four eligible acting categories. Born in Wilmington, Delaware, and raised in Miami, Florida, Esparza studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He first drew attention with his performance as Riff Raff in the 2000 Broadway revival of "The Rocky Horror Show," which won him the Theatre World Award. The following year he appeared off-Broadway in "tick, tick ... BOOM!," garnering a Drama Desk Award nomination as Outstanding Actor in a Musical.

Esparza is a four-time Tony Award nominee and was recognized by the Drama Desk awards six times, including wins in 2004 ("Taboo"), 2007 (Sondheim's "Company"), and 2008 ("The Homecoming"). Other Broadway credits include "Cabaret," "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," "Speed-the-Plow," "Arcadia" and more recently, "Leap of Faith," written by "SVU" executive producer Warren Leight and directed by Christopher Ashley.

Esparza made his film debut in 2006 in Sidney Lumet's "Find Me Guilty." Other films include Wes Craven's "My Soul to Take" and "Trouble in the Heights." His television credits include "Law & Order," "Law & Order: Criminal Intent," "A Gifted Man," "Medium," "666 Park Avenue," "Pushing Daisies," and more recently, a recurring role on NBC's critically-acclaimed series "Hannibal."

Esparza resides in New York City.


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Age: 45 years old
Birthday: October 24, 1970
Height: 5' 8"
Full Name / Real Name: Raúl Eduardo Esparza
Birthplace: Wilmington, DE
Hometown: Miami, FL
Current Residence: New York, NY

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