Nelson Ascencio


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Birth Name: Nelson Ascencio
Born: 08/30/1964
Birth Place: Havana, , CU

Born Aug. 30, 1964 in Havana, Cuba, Nelson Ascencio grew up in New York City, eventually studying acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and at HB Studios in Greenwich Village. After cutting his professional teeth working the stand-up comedy circuit, he moved to Los Angeles and joined the famed Groundlings comedy troupe. He began accruing TV guest spots, including episodes of "Gabriel's Fire" (ABC, 1990-91), "The Larry Sanders Show" (HBO, 1992-98) and "Party Girl" (Fox, 1996) before becoming a writer-turned-cast member of the sketch comedy series "MADtv" (Fox, 1995-2009). While on the hit show, Ascencio achieved fame for his chameleonic abilities, including dead-on impressions of An... Continue Bio >>

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