Oscar Isaac

Oscar Isaac on the red carpet at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September 2021

Oscar Isaac at the 78th Venice International Film Festival in September 2021 | Maria Moratti/Getty Images

Oscar Isaac is a Guatemalan-American actor best known for playing Poe Dameron in the Star Wars franchise. He first portrayed the X-wing starfighter pilot in 2015’s The Force Awakens and reprised the role in 2017’s The Last Jedi and 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker.

The Golden Globe-winning actor’s other notable movies include the sci-fi thriller Ex Machina, the dramedy Inside Llewyn Davis, and the Netflix action-adventure Triple Frontier.

He has also produced or executive-produced a handful of projects. They include the 2021 HBO Max limited series Scenes From a Marriage, in which he co-starred opposite Jessica Chastain.


  • Full name: Óscar Isaac Hernández Estrada
  • Birthday: March 9, 1979
  • Hometown: Guatemala City, Guatemala (born); Miami, Florida (raised)
  • Height: 5’9″
  • Net worth: $10 million
  • Spouse: Elvira Lind (m. 2017)
  • Children: Eugene Isaac, Mads Isaac
  • Education: Juilliard School
  • Awards: Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor – Miniseries or Television Film for Scenes From a Marriage
  • Top movies: Balibo, Ex Machina, Drive, Inside Llewyn Davis, Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, Triple Frontier
  • Odd jobs before he was famous: Orderly at a hospital where his pulmonologist father worked
  • Fun fact: In Miami, Isaac was the lead guitarist for the Blinking Underdogs, which opened for Green Day and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, but he put his music career on hold to attend acting school at New York’s renowned Juilliard

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