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Diogo Morgado

Full / Real Name: Diogo Miguel Morgado Soares
Born: 17 January 1980 (44 years old)
Gender: Male

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Diogo Morgado is a Portuguese actor and former model best known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the History channel's docu-drama miniseries The Bible; and in the film Son of God.

Morgado can also be seen as The Man in the drama series The Messengers and appeared on the ABC drama Revenge as Dr. Jorge Velez.

Already a household name in his native Portugal and one of GQ's Men of the Year, Morgado's career spans top television, film and stage productions, including a lead role in the #1-rated Portuguese television series and International Emmy winner, Laços de Sangue.

Morgado began his career at the age of 15 when he joined the cast of top rated television series Terra Mãe (1998), Diário de Maria (1998), followed by A Lenda da Garça (2000) and A Febre do Ouro Negro (2000).

His performance as Miguel in the 2000 telefilm Amo-Te, Teresa earned Diogo high regard as one of the most promising actors of his generation and the TV movie is still one of the highest rated ever in Portugal.

Diogo has worked consistently in Portuguese television with numerous series regular roles, many with the distinguished SIC network. His film credits include a noteworthy performance in the title role of Portuguese dictator Antonio De Oliveira Salazar in the hit feature film A Vida Privada De Salazar.

Morgado was also able to showcase his comedic chops in O Crime do Padre Amaro, which received international attention from directors all over the world. Diogo is also a passionate theatre actor and had lead roles in prestigious plays such as David Hare's Skylight and Peter Shaffer's The Royal Hunt to the Sun.

Beyond Portugal, Diogo has had lead roles in a few international films like Spain's Dos Rivales Casi Iguales and Star Crossed, and Brazil's Revelação and The Jungle.

He also has leading roles in two independent films in the U.S. - the gritty urban drama Red Butterfly and the action-filled adrenaline film Born to Race: Fast Track.

He was seen on Portuguese television as Eduardo in the SIC series Sol de Inverno and stars in the Portuguese comedy Virados do Avesso as well.

Morgado splits his time between Los Angeles and his native Portugal.


Television Roles

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Miguel Vega

Jorge Velez

Jesus

The Man


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