Diogo Morgado plays Derek Sterling in the UP Original movie “Love Finds You in Valentine.” He has been in several American television series and movies since his groundbreaking portrayal of “Jesus” in 20th Century Fox’s feature film “Son of God” and in The History Channel’s highly rated, Emmy-nominated miniseries “The Bible,” which first made him known in the United States. He also stars as “Miguel Vega” on the CBS drama “CSI: Cyber” alongside Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Arquette, Morgado was also seen on TV starring as “The Man” on the CW drama series, “The Messengers.” In addition to his work in television, Morgado has had leading roles in independent films in the U.S. as well — including the action-driven adrenaline film “Born to Race: Fast Track,” and the gritty urban drama “Red Butterfly.” 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 No. 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 Morgado 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. Morgado has worked consistently in Portuguese television with over 15 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. Morgado is also a passionate theater 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, Morgado has had lead roles in a few international films like Spain’s “Dos Rivales Casi Iguales,” Mami Blue,” and “Star Crossed,” as well as Brazil’s “Revelação” and “The Jungle.” In Portugal, he recently starred in the hit comedy film, “Virados do Avesso,” which debuted at the top of the Portuguese box office. Morgado splits his time between Los Angeles and his native Portugal.
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