Also known as: Enrique Martin
Birth: December 24, 1971 in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Nationality: American, Puerto Rican
Ethnicity: Puerto Rican
Occupation: singer, actor
Source: Newsmakers 1999, Issue 4. Gale Group, 1999.
Martin was born Enrique Jose Martin Morales on December 24, 1971, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the only child of Enrique Martin, a psychologist, and Nereida Morales, an accountant, who also had two children from her first marriage. His parents divorced when he was two, and both later remarried, giving Martin three more step-siblings from his father's second marriage. Even though no one in his family was connected to show business, Martin was drawn to the spotlight as a child, telling his father at age six that he wanted to perform. He started out in school plays and then worked in commercials while taking acting and singing lessons.