Acosta was born on August 7th in Santurce, Puerto Rico. He moved to El Paso, TX as a teenager. After dropping out of Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX, he enrolled at North Harris College in Houston where he discovered acting.
Acosta went on to earn a B.F.A. in Theater at Florida International University in Miami, and an M.F.A. from Rutgers University.
Upon graduation, Acosta moved to New York where he was quickly cast in Denis Leary's short-lived comedy series The Job on ABC.
Then, Acosta had recurring roles on NCIS: New Orleans on CBS, Madam Secretary on CBS, Hand of God on Amazon, Being Mary Jane on BET, Dirt on F/X, Strong Medicine on Lifetime, The Defenders on CBS, Hollywood Heights on NICK, Franklin and Bash on TNT, and The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family. He also made guest starring turns on Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Elementary, NCIS: Los Angeles, The Mentalist, Grimm, Law & Order, Castle, Scrubs and Entourage, among others.
On the film front, Acosta has been seen in The Three Christs directed by Jon Avnet, The Lords of Salem directed by Rob Zombie, The Atticus Institute directed by Chris Sparling, Bound by Lies with Stephen Baldwin and Kristy Swanson, and True Love directed by Henry Barrial. Acosta also appeared in the Spanish language film El Secreto del Retrato, directed by Janet Alvarez Gonzalez.
Acosta is a member of the LAByrinth Theater Company in New York City. He last appeared alongside Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Jessica Chastain in the internationally production of Othello, directed by Peter Sellars. Additional stage credits include: Penalties and Interest and Massacre (Sing To Your Children) at the Public Theater in New York, Piano at ART, Lucy and The Conquest at the Williamstown Theater Festival and Lover's and Executioners at South Coast Repertory Theater, for which Acosta was nominated for a Los Angeles Critic's Circle Award. He also directed the play Short Eyes by Miguel Pinero at the Los Angeles Theater Center.
Acosta and his wife, director Nina Lopez-Corrado, split their time between Los Angeles and Islamorada in the Florida Keys.
Acosta also founded and financed a yearly scholarship in Puerto Rico with two - one male and one female - high school students receiving a scholarship to the University of Puerto Rico. The scholarship is named after his paternal grandmother and goes to students graduating from the same rural town in which she taught.
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