Edward James Olmos was born on February 24th 1948, making him an intuitive, imaginative Pisces. People born under this sign, which is the last sign of the Zodiac cycle, often have incredible abilities in art, creativity, and understanding the motivations of other people.
Born and raised in the Eastside of Los Angeles, Edward was the son of drug abuse counselor, Eleanor, and an auto mechanic who had immigrated from Mexico. As a youth, he was generally an unsure, introspective kid — not the type who was necessarily into school. He quickly realized his passion was drama and at the age of 13, he was already giving speeches at local schools and Jamal-Newton, a youth center in East L.A. Throughout his teenage years, he was intent on perfecting his craft and went on to win several awards.
Pisces are naturally drawn to the waters, and for Edward this was his ultimate escape. His love of the sea began when he was just twelve and in 1968 served in the United States Navy for six years on an aircraft carrier. His exposure to the Navy deeply influenced him, shaping his views on service and community activism, and in turn, his career.
Edward eventually returned to Los Angeles and enrolled at East Los Angeles College, to pursue his long-held dream of an acting career. He quickly became a popular figure in the East Side theater scene and in the 1970s began appearing in a number of movies. During this time he also started to produce and direct, and went on to make history with his stunning performance in “Stand and Deliver” which earned him an Oscar nomination for Best Actor in 1988.
Edward’s vast experience and knowledge, which had been polished by his studies in art, literature, and martial arts, has helped make him one of the most multi-faceted actors of our time. He is now a highly respected activist who is involved in many social causes, including the advocacy of marine conservation and the protection of immigrant rights. His passion for social justice, environmentalism, and the arts are exactly what you would expect from a driven Pisces.
Pisces have an intellectual curiosity and interest in language that Edward clearly seems to have inherited. His oratorical prowess is unparalleled, and he is often sought after as a keynote speaker for public forums. Similarly, his passion for the environment can be directly attributed to his astrological sign. Pisceans are naturally drawn to the protection of nature and are passionate about helping others who are troubled or in need of assistance.
Edward James Olmos is one of the most notable and beloved Latino-American actors of our time. He has achieved incredible things and continues to work hard for the causes he cares about. Although Edward is a multi-faceted individual, his Pisces traits really shine through in his successes and in his tireless efforts to help others and the environment.