Jay Hernandez is an American actor and model. He made a chance entry into the entertainment industry, owing to his good looks. Hernandez was spotted by a talent manager who suggested that he should try to make a career in acting. Hernandez made his debut in the TV series ‘Hang Time.' Following this, he was offered film roles. Hernandez played the lead character in the teen romantic movie ‘Crazy/Beautiful.' Hernandez received the ‘ALMA Awards' nomination for his performance in this movie. He appeared in TV series such as ‘Undressed,' ‘One World,' and ‘American Family.' He appeared as a baseball player in ‘The Rookie' and played the lead role in the horror movie ‘Hostel.' The latter became successful at the box office, and his performance was widely applauded. He received several award nominations for this film. Later, he starred in a sequel to the movie, too. Hernandez played the protagonist in the movie ‘Carlito's Way: Rise to Power.' In the movie, he portrayed ‘Carlito Brigante,' a drug lord.
Jay Hernandez is married to actress Daniella Deutscher. The couple met as teenagers and got married in 2016. They don't have any children.