Her dad was a 90s heartthrob who stood out as a top Latin actor in several acclaimed movies.
He has acted alongside Jennifer Lopez, Sean Penn and Jason Bateman in the past few decades.
And he has never stopped working as he is a Hollywood favorite for not only his dashing looks but also his nice guy appeal.
This versatile veteran just co-starred with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One this summer and will also be in Part Two next year.
His cute teen daughter just made a rare sighting as she was seen on the red carpet at a charity event this week.
Who is she?
Cute teen: Her dad was a 90s heartthrob who stood out as a top Latin actor in several acclaimed movies. And he has never stopped working. The man with the handsome looks just co-starred with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible, Dead Reckoning part One. And his daughter just made a splash on the red carpet at a charity event this week. Who is she?
She is the 13-year-old daughter of 61-year-old Esai Morales.
This Los Angeles native is named Mariana Oliveira Morales.
Her mother is Brazilian star Elvimar Silva who has been with Esai since 2010. They don’t appear to have ever wed.
Esai and Mariana were seen at the 2023 Last Chance For Animals Gala at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 14 in Beverly Hills.
Also at the big event were Joanna Krupa from RHOM and Donna D’Errico of Baywatch fame.
Esai and his mini-me daughter posed side by side on the red carpet as he looked like a proud dad.
He was born Esai Manuel Morales in the US.
The man of Puerto Rican descent has had notable roles in the films Bad Boys with Sean Penn and La Bamba with Lou Diamond Phillips.
And his star power seems to be growing.
This summer Esai was the bad guy opposite Cruise in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One.
And Morales will also be in Part Two, which comes out in 2024.
Pops: She is the 13-year-old daughter of 61-year-old Esai Morales. They were seem at the 2023 Last Chance For Animals Gala at The Beverly Hilton on October 14 in Beverly Hills
Family of three: Her mother is Brazilian star Elvimar Silva who has been with Esai since 2010. They don’t appear to have ever wed. Seen in August in LA
A Chanel kid: Elvimar, Mariana and Esai attend the AltaMed Health Services’ Power Up, We Are The Future Gala at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel in 2016
Morales has also made his mark on TV.
His television roles include the 2002 drama series American Family, the Showtime series Resurrection Blvd (2000–2002) and NYPD Blue (2001–2004).
He also starred as Joseph Adama in the science fiction series Caprica (2009–2010).
And he was Camino del Rio in the Netflix original series Ozark with Bateman (2017).
Esai stood out as the DC Comics supervillain Slade Wilson/Deathstroke in the superhero series Titans (2018).
MI was a big hit for Morales this summer.
He played Gabriel, the villain, in the spy action film Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One opposite Cruise’s Ethan Hunt.
And Esai will play the same character in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part Two which comes out next year.
He has had notable roles in the films like Bad Boys with Sean Penn in 1983
And he was in La Bamba with Lou Diamond Phillips, center, and Rosana Desoto
Morales was born in Brooklyn, New York, where he attended the School of Performing Arts in Manhattan.
His first major film was Bad Boys (1983).
Morales appeared in a 1985 episode of the TV series Fame.
He co-starred with Burt Lancaster in the 1986 NBC miniseries On Wings of Eagles.
Morales also appeared in Miami Vice, The Equalizer, and 24.
He played Bob Morales, the real-life ex-convict and biker half-brother of 1950s singer Ritchie Valens in La Bamba (1987).
Next came Ultraviolet (1992).
Then there was The Burning Season in 1994, My Family/Mi Familia with Jennifer Lopez in 1995, The Disappearance of Garcia Lorca (1997) and Southern Cross (1999).
He stood out in Bloodhounds of Broadway (1989) and was one to watch in Rapa-Nui (1994).
Next came the Pauly Shore film In The Army Now (1994).
He portrayed a police officer in the film Dogwatch (1996) and Father Herrera in The Virgin of Juarez (2006).
Morales attends the Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One premiere at Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center in July in New York City
The star with Cruise waving from a train during the filming of Mission Impossible 7 in Levisham, North Yorkshire in 2021
In the 1990s, he guest-starred on episodes of The Outer Limits, Tales from the Crypt, and two shorter-lived series, L.A. Doctors and The Hunger as well as Family Law in 2000.
He was part of the main cast of the long-running series NYPD Blue for three and a half seasons, from 2001 to 2004.
He was also in the Fox series Vanished and then Burn Notice. Morales made a mark in the CBS drama Jericho as Major Edward Beck.
And he was in Caprica – Syfy’s prequel to the series Battlestar Galactica. From Dusk till Dawn: The Series came in 2015. Then he landed a plum role in Ozark.
In 2011 Morales told Patch that he was not wed.
‘I’m not married. I just had my first child. My gal and I believe that we’re going to wait until society stops insisting that we get married. We’ll figure it out on our own. I just don’t want lawyers and judges involved in our relationship,’ he said.
‘I’m very happy. My gal is from Brazil. She’s there now and I’ll be joining them in a few weeks, but I’m staying home to promote this little movie – that I believe has the power and the potential to not only save relationships, but lives, as well.’