Diogo Morgado

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Diogo Morgado
Born Diogo Miguel Morgado Soares
(1980-01-17) January 17, 1980 (age 34)[1]
Campo Grande, Lisbon, Portugal
Nationality Portuguese
Occupation Actor
Children 1

Diogo Miguel Morgado Soares (born January 17, 1980) is a Portuguese actor and former model. He is best known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in the hit History Channel epic mini-series The Bible and in the film Son of God.


Morgado began his career at age fourteen as a model. His first television work was in Portuguese telenovelas and TV series such as Terra Mãe (1998), Diário de Maria (1998), A Lenda da Garça (2000) and A Febre do Ouro Negro (2000), Laços de sangue 2010, Morangos com açucar 2009 His name came into the limelight with his role as Miguel in the SIC produced TV film Amo-te Teresa (2000). He was later featured in the teen telenovela Floribella (2006), had a starring role in Vingança (2007), starred as the protagonist in the mini-series A Vida Privada de Salazar (2009), featured in Lua Vermelha (2010) and starred in the Emmy Award winning Laços de Sangue (2010).[2] Morgado had his first role outside of Portugal in the Brazilian telenovela Revelação (2008) and also appeared alongside Rui Unas in the Spanish comedy Mapa (2009).

He is best known for his portrayal of Jesus Christ in History Channel's Emmy-nominated miniseries, The Bible, which was the highest rated cable show of 2013, and in 20th Century Fox's feature film Son of God, released on February 28, 2014. He also recently appeared in the 3rd season premiere of the hit ABC drama, Revenge as Dr. Jorge Velez in a recurring guest star role during this third season.[3] He also showcased his comedic ability in "O Crime do Padre Amaro," which received international attention from directors all over the world. Diogo is also a passionate theater actor and had lead roles in plays such as David Hare's "Skylight" and Peter Shaffer's "The Royal Hunt to the Sun."

Beyond Portugal, He 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". Diogo has also wrapped 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." Diogo currently can be seen on Portuguese television, as "Eduardo" in the series "Sol de Inverno." His most recent lead film role was as Antonio Vega Jr. in the 2013 Hollywood production Red Butterfly.

Personal life[edit]

Morgado was born in Campo Grande, Lisbon, Portugal. He has a son, Santiago, born on September 2, 2009, with wife[4] Cátia Oliveira.[5]

Morgado divides his time between Los Angeles and Portugal.

In addition to his native Portuguese, Morgado is also fluent in Spanish and English.

Partial filmography[edit]


Television soap operas[edit]

  • Terra Mãe (130 episodes, 1997–1998) as Miguel
  • A Lenda da Garça (21 episodes, 1999) as Manuel Domingos
  • Ajuste de Contas (150 episodes, 2000–2001) as Francisco
  • Tudo Por Amor (178 episodes, 2002–2003) as Pedro Castelo Branco
  • Floribella (74 episodes, 2006) as Dinis Mendonça
  • Vingança (217 episodes, 2007) as Santiago Medina
  • Aqui Não Há Quem Viva (22 episodes, 2006–2008) as Fernando
  • Rebelde Way (4 episodes, 2008) as Mauro Galvão
  • Lua Vermelha (33 episodes, 2010) as Artur
  • Laços de Sangue (315 episodes, 2010–2011) as João Caldas Ribeiro
  • Sol de Inverno (2013–) as Eduardo

Television movies[edit]

  • Amo-te Teresa (2000) as Miguel
  • Maria Coroada (2012) as Basílio

Miniseries and series[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
2000 A Noiva Eduardo Debut film
2002 The Forest Alberto
2005 O Crime do Padre Amaro Libaninho
2005 Dos Rivales Casi Iguales Vincente
2007 The Italian Writer Joseph
2009 Star Crossed Hugo Perira
2010 Mami Blue Pancho
2011 A Parideira Cameo
2011 Rosa Sangue Cameo
2012 A Teia de Gelo Jorge Theatrical released
2013 Born to Race: Fast Track Enzo Lauricello
2013 Red Butterfly Antonio Vega Jr.
2013 Frozen (Portuguese Version) Kristoff
2014 Son of God Jesus Christ Hollywood Feature film, Worldwide release

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Diogo Morgado: "Não sei se sou bom ou mau, sei que me entrego"" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  2. ^ ""Laços de Sangue" vence segundo Emmy para Portugal" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  3. ^ Genzlinger, Neil (March 1, 2013). "‘The Bible’ Mini-Series on the History Channel – NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 2013-03-11. 
  4. ^ "Diogo Morgado: passeio em família". 
  5. ^ "Diogo Morgado já foi pai" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 2013-03-11. 

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