He was born in San Francisco on December 16, 1963, but Benjamin Bratt has always deeply identified with his mother's Peruvian Indian background. Benjamin is the middle of five children, and grew up tagging along to protests and sit-ins with his siblings and their single mom, a Native American activist. He made his screen debut playing a police sergeant in the TV movie Juarez (1987), a part which foreshadowed his most famous role, Detective Raynaldo Curtis on Law & Order (1995-1999) and Homicide: Life on the Street (1996-1999). He was nominated for an Emmy for that role and has gone on to appear in blockbuster movies like Traffic (2000) and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009). But if you want some skin from Benjamin, you're out of luck: the closest he's come to nude is his shirtless scenes (not to mention luxurious 'stache) in Love in the Time of Cholera (2007). C'mon, Benjamin, show us your Bratt-wurst!