Chris P. Santos

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Chris P. Santos
Born (1978-05-21) May 21, 1978 (age 40)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationActor
Years active1993–present
RelativesBrother to Al Santos

Chris P. Santos (born May 21, 1978) is an America actor and model known for starring in The Girlfriend Experience movie directed by Steven Soderbergh.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Santos was born in Long Island, New York.

Career[edit]

At age 12, Santos was a child actor in Rob Weiss's (American Psycho, Entourage) film Amongst Friends shot in his hometown on Long Island.[5]

Santos is best known for his breakout role in the feature film The Girlfriend Experience (directed by Steven Soderbergh) where he played the male lead opposite Sasha Grey. The film, which centers on a high-end escort 'Chelsea/Christine' (Grey) and her boyfriend 'Chris' (Santos), has since been turned into a Golden Globe-nominated drama series, airing on Starz.[2][6] Santos was introduced to the film by its acclaimed writer David Levien (Oceans's Thirteen, "Billions") who at the time was his client as a personal trainer living in New York. In fact, the character 'Chris' had so many similarities to Santos, that Levien and Soderbergh decided to cast him for the role. The film further solidified his taste for acting, Since then, Santos has been working ferociously to fine tune and perfect his craft, training and completing master classes with Hollywood's premier acting coaches including Ivana Chubbuck, Deborah Aquila, Lesly Kahn, and Margie Haber. Santos went on to work with many great people including Betty White.[7]

Santos has returned, co-starring in his second Soderbergh film "Perfect".[8][9][10][11] Written and directed by the award-winning Eddie Alcazar, produced by Academy Award-winner Steven Soderbergh, and composed by Los Angeles based experimental multi-genre producer and rapper Flying Lotus, Perfect tells the story of a young man with a violent past as he enters a mysterious clinic where the patients wildly transform their bodies and minds using genetic engineering. Co-starring Abbie Cornish, Martin Sensmeier and Maurice Compte, the psychological thriller fully captivates its audience, steering them along a thought-provoking journey while also providing a luxurious treat for science fiction fans.

Santos additionally has the beautifully shot film Someday starring opposite Dominican actress Katherine Castro, which recently wrapped filming.[12] The film follows two strangers who meet on a 14-hr flight from Sydney to Los Angeles. 'Adam' (Santos) is a world-famous composer, but 'Melody' (Castro) doesn't recognize her flight companion seated next to her. Along the way they pour their hearts out, forging a connection that is more beautiful, precisely because of its simple, fleeting nature.

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1993 Amongst Friends Young Andy Written and directed by Rob Weiss.
2009 The Girlfriend Experience Chris American experimental drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh
2012 Betty White's Off Their Rockers John American comedy television series
2014 The Hotel Barclay Josh TV Series
2015 Del Playa Officer Reilly Film directed by Shaun Hart
2018 Perfect Bruce Upcoming film directed by Eddie Alcazar

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brad, Miska (18 November 2016). "'Puberty' Screws With Genetics". bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b CHRIS, CABIN (7 April 2016). "Role Playing: Steven Soderbergh Considers The Economy, Performance in 'The Girlfriend Experience'". collider.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  3. ^ Zac, Gille. "Sasha Grey 'The Girlfriend Experience'". altfg.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  4. ^ Peter, Bradshaw (4 December 2009). "The Girlfriend Experience". theguardian.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Chris Santos Actor". imdb.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  6. ^ BRIAN, GALLAGHER (23 June 2014). "Steven Soderbergh Brings The Girlfriend Experience Anthology Series to Starz". movieweb.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  7. ^ "TV on Tap: Betty White Books an Appearance on "The Client List," the End is Near for "Fringe" and "L.A. Complex"'s Unusual Ratngs". newnownext.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Tao Okamoto Martin Sensmeier Join Thriller Puberty EXCLUSIVE Dave McNary". variety.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  9. ^ "GENESIS RODRIGUEZ AND COMPANY HIT 'PUBERTY'". horror-asylum.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  10. ^ "Perfect (Film - 2018)". IMDB.
  11. ^ "SXSW 2018 Schedule (Perfect - Film)". SXSW.com.
  12. ^ GARY, COLLINSON (21 March 2017). "Katherine Castro and Chris Santos join J.S. Mayank's Someday". flickeringmyth.com. Retrieved 10 July 2017.

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