Pablo Schreiber biography

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Pablo Schreiber

Date of Birth: April 26, 1978

Canadian-American actor Pablo Schreiber was born in Ymir, British Columbia to Lorraine, a Canadian psychotherapist, and Tell Schreiber, an American actor. His half-brother is actor Liev Schreiber–Tell's son from his first marriage. Pablo was named after the Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda. When he was a teenager, his family moved to Seattle, Washington where he attended high school and played on the basketball team.

After graduation, Pablo went on to attend the University of San Francisco in the hopes of playing for their basketball team, but later transferred to Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In 2000, he graduated with a degree in theater. His first major acting role came in the comedy Bubble Boy (2001), starring Jake Gyllenhaal. He followed this up with several other relatively small movie roles, including appearances in Lords of Dogtown (2005), Nights in Rodanthe (2008) and Tell-Tale (2009).

In addition to a plethora of film roles, Pablo has also appeared on plenty of television shows, including brief stints on Law & Order, Dirt, and The Good Wife. He also had a recurring role on the series The Wire between 2003 and 2008. Although he earned relative critical praise for several of his appearances at this point, Pablo achieved the greatest recognition for his character, George “Pornstache” Mendez on the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black (2013-2017). This role arguably kicked off his career and earned him even more acting credits.

This year, Pablo returned to the theaters in several big films: Den of Thieves (2018) with Gerard Butler, Skyscraper (2018) with Dwayne Johnson, and First Man (2018) with Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy. He’s also maintained a starring role on the fantasy TV series, American Gods, since 2017. The series enjoyed critical success in its first season and he has since confirmed he will reprise his role as Neil Gaiman in the show’s upcoming second season.

Pablo is perhaps best recognized in Hollywood for his towering height, standing at an impressive 6’5”. He married yoga instructor Jessica Monty in 2007, but the pair divorced in 2014 with Monty citing irreconcilable differences. The couple have two sons together, Timoteo and Dante. ~Caitlyn Clancey

Pablo Schreiber Filmography


  • Beast of Burden (2018)
  • Den of Thieves (2018)
  • First Man (2018)
  • Skyscraper (2018)
  • All Summers End (2017)
  • Big Bear (2017)
  • Thumper (2017)
  • Traces (2017)
  • 13 Hours (2016)
  • 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi (2016)
  • The Dramatics: A Comedy (2015)
  • After (2014)
  • Fort Bliss (2014)
  • Preservation (2014)
  • Allegiance (2012)
  • Periods. (2012)
  • Happythankyoumoreplease (2010)
  • Breaking Upwards (2009)
  • Tell Tale (2009)
  • Favorite Son (2008)
  • Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
  • Quid Pro Quo (2008)
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
  • Lords of Dogtown (2005)
  • Invitation to a Suicide (2004)
  • The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
  • The Mudge Boy (2003)
  • Bubble Boy (2001)

13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi

Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  144 min.
Release Date: January 15, 2016 - Vancouver, Montréal, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto - January 15, 2016 - Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Ottawa
January 22 - wide

DVD: June 7, 2016

Current rating: Rating: 4.13
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Cast: James Badge Dale, John Krasinski, Max Martini, Pablo Schreiber