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Eva Kendo: The Wife of a Notorious Drug Lord Called Frank Lucas

American Gangster is a crime thriller used to depict the life of drug lord Frank Lucas. The movie premiered in 2007, with major stars in the entertainment industry featured in the film.

One of the Prominent actors featured in the film is Denzel Washington, acting as Frank Lucas, and Lymari Nadal Torres, acting as Eva Kendo.

 

Who is Eva Kendo?

Eva Kendo is a fictitious character in the movie American Gangster. Lymari Nadal Torres played this character to portray the life of Frank Lucas’ Wife, Julie Farrait.

 

Who is Julie Farrait?

Julianna “Julie” Farrait is the ex-wife of Frank Lucas, a legendary drug lord, prominent in the late 1960s and early 1970s in New York City’s Harlem.

Frank Lucas and his wife, Julie Farrait.
Frank Lucas and his wife, Julie Farrait.

Julie Farrait most recent arrest happened in 2010. She was busted and arrested during a drug-selling operation at a hotel in Puerto Rico.

Before her recent arrest, Julie and Frank were convicted of attempting to trade $13,000 and one ounce of heroin in exchange for one kilogram of cocaine in 1984.

The couple spent seven years in prison and was released in 1991. After their release from prison, the couple separated, and Julie relocated to Puerto Rico.

Franks’ house was also raided by U.S Drug Enforcement Administration agents in 1975.

Lucas was convicted of federal and New Jersey state drug violations after $584,683 in cash was found in his house during the operation.

On May 30, 2019, Lucas died in Cedar Grove, New Jersey, aged 88.

Most viewers refer to Torres as Eva Kendo because of her flawless portrayal of Julianna Farrait in the film.

Lymari Nadal Torres played Eva Kendo role in American Gangster.
[Left] Julie Farrait and Frank Lucas; [Right] Lymari Nadal Torres and Denzel Washington in American Gangster.

Who is Lymari Nadal Torres?

Lymari Nadal Torres was born on February 11, 1978 in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Her parents were Daniel Nadal and Anaida Torres.

Torres is a famous Puerto Rican actress and film producer who has featured in several movies, including American Gangster, where she acted as Eva Kendo.

Lymari Nadal is also a scriptwriter, and in 2011, she wrote and produced the Puerto Rican drama film América—a film based on the fictional novel El Sueño de America (1996).

 

Education and career

Lymari Nadal Torres attended the Academia Santa María for her high school education. She then obtained a degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico.

At 22, Lymari moved to Los Angeles, California, after completing her master’s degree in chemistry at the University of Puerto Rico, and she also took acting classes while studying at the university.

After graduating, she appeared in an ABC-produced TV sitcom that was never aired.

Lymari made her debut in 2002 as an actress on the TV series American Family, where she played the character of Linda. In 2016, she appeared in the film Yerma.

In the 2007 movie American Gangster, Lymari Nadal played the role of Eva Kendo, Frank Lucas’s wife with Hollywood icon Denzel Washington.

This was said to be her biggest movie yet, and she and the other cast got nominated for the Screen Actors Guild Award for an outstanding performance.

 

Personal life

Lymari Nadal married her husband, Edward James Olmos, who is also an actor and film director, in 2002.

The pair met when Lymari moved to Los Angeles, and they dated briefly. It was the first marriage for Lymari, but it was the third time Edward would tie the knot.

However, the couple separated after about 11 years of marriage on March 24, 2013.

She never had any child of her own while married to Edward Olmos. However, she plays the role of a stepmother to Olmos’s two children, Mico Olmos and Bodie Olmos.

Olmos had five children from his previous marriages to other women.

 

Lymari Nadal Torres’s net worth

With a successful career spanning many years, it is unsurprising that Lymari Nadal has achieved a lot. Lymari Nadal Torres’ net worth is estimated at $3 million.

The 45-year-old actress continues to do what she loves by staying relevant in the entertainment world.

 

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