Emilio Estevez is an American actor, screenwriter, and director.
Estévez’ paternal grandparents were Irish and Galician (Spanish) immigrants.
Emilio Estevez was on March 12, 1962 in New York, United States, in the family of Martin and Janet Sheen. His siblings are Ramon Estévez, Charlie Sheen (birth name Carlos Estévez), and Renée Estevez.
Estévez initially attended school in the New York public school system but transferred to a prestigious private academy once his father's career took off. Estévez attended Santa Monica High School. After graduating from Santa Monica High in 1980, he refused to go to college and instead went into acting.
Estevez began his career in films as an extra in Francis Ford Coppola’s "Apocalypse Now", which featured his father in the leading role. As one of Hollywood’s busiest actors during the 1980s - when he was classed with a group of popular twenty-something actors known collectively as the “Brat Pack” - Estevez chose films that ran the gamut from high adventure to intimate discourses on teenage angst. His most notable roles include a high energy performance as Otto Maddox in "Repo Man", the overachieving Andrew Clark in "The Breakfast Club", Kirbo in "St. Elmo's Fire", and as Billy the Kid in "Young Guns" and "Young Guns II."
In the mid-1980s Estevez became one of the youngest writers/directors for a major Hollywood studio. Acting from his first screenplay, "That Was Then... This Is Now", which he adapted from a novel by S. E. Hinton, Estevez played the lead role in the story of the unravelling friendship between a self-destructive delinquent and his buddy, a young man who has changed his ways and is ready for responsibility.
Estevez’s second screenplay, "Wisdom", portrays a modern-age Robin Hood working in defense of the common man.
In addition to his work acting in and crafting screenplays, Estevez has directed several motion pictures. In 2003, he made his voice acting debut when he helped create the English dubbed version of "The 3 Wise Men" with his father. In 2008, he guest-starred on his brother's sitcom "Two and a Half Men" as an old friend of Charlie Sheen's character. In 2017, his appearance in films was found to generate the highest return on investment (ROI) on average of all Hollywood actors.
Estevez appeared in John Parr's "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)" music video, from the soundtrack of his film with the same name, where he played Kirby Keger.
His father is a "devout Catholic" and his mother is a "strict Southern Baptist", and Emilio has stated that his own religion is a "work in progress".
He was in a relationship with Carey Salley, a Wilhelmina model, until they broke up in 1986. On April 29, 1992 he married Paula Abdul, but they divorced in May 1994. He is the father of two children: Taylor and Paloma. He was briefly engaged to actress Demi Moore and they remain good friends.