Edgar Morais

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Edgar Morais
Born Edgar Miguel Diogo de Morais
(1989-06-25) 25 June 1989 (age 27)
Coimbra, Portugal
Occupation Actor, writer
Years active 2003–present

Edgar Morais is an actor.

Personal life[edit]

Morais was born in Portugal to an antique restorer mother and a contractor father. He was raised in Lisbon and attended EPTC (Professional Theater School of Cascais) one of Portugal's oldest and most prestigious acting schools. Morais speaks fluent English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.

Edgar Morais currently lives in New York City.

Film career[edit]

In 2007, while still in theater school, Morais made his film debut in From Now On, directed by Catarina Ruivo (winner of the Audience Award at Rio de Janeiro Film Festival).

While living in Los Angeles, Morais was cast in the Lucas Elliot Eberl-directed drama, Fault Line (2009) alongside Michael Welch, Chris Marquette, Leah Pipes and Angela Sarafyan, in the hit NBC TV show CTRL, directed by Robert Kirbyson starring Steve Howey and Tony Hale, and in Q'orianka Kilcher's (Terrence Malick's The New World) directional debut film, Saudade. Morais also appeared in Chasing Eagle Rock directed by Erick Avari, starring Beth Behrs and Michael Welch, in The Monogamy Experiment directed by Amy Rider alongside Shailene Woodley and Renee Olstead and in Oh Gallow Lay directed by Julian Wayser which premiered at the Venice Film Festival in 2015.

Morais can be next seen in the forthcoming films Marfa Girl 2 directed by Larry Clark, Chalk directed by Victoria Mahoney alongside Shiloh Fernandez and Mirrah Folks and in the film You Above All, co-starring Olivia Thirlby, Steven Weber, Richard Riehle and John Robinson, which Morais also co-wrote and co-directed.

Theater career[edit]

Morais made his stage debut in William Shakespeare's Macbeth at the Mirita Casimiro Theater in Lisbon in 2006. He's appeared in many theater productions since including Moliere's A Rehearsal at Versailles, Brian Friel's Lovers, Jean Genet's Deathwatch and Arnold Wesker's The Kitchen.

Morais is also known for his role as Lucius in the Portuguese Golden Globe winning adaptation of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar, written by William Shakespeare and directed by Luís Miguel Cintra, at the Municipal Theater Saint Luiz in Lisbon.


Year Title Director Other notes
2007 From Now On Catarina Ruivo Winner of the Audience Award at Rio de Janeiro Film Festival
2008 Coach Shane Drew Renaud
2009 Fault Line Lucas Elliot Eberl Audience Award Winner at NewFilmmakers LA Film Festival
CTRL Robert Kirbyson
2010 Greece Sarah Deakins
Saudade Q'orianka Kilcher
Miss Nothing (music video) Meiert Avis Single - The Pretty Reckless
2011 Chasing Eagle Rock Erick Avari
You Are The Blood Rafael Morais
2015 The Monogamy Experiment Amy Rider
Oh Gallow Lay Julian Wayser Venice Film Festival 2015
2017 Heatstroke Edgar Morais Post-production
You Above All Lucas Elliot Eberl

Edgar Morais

Chalk Victoria Mahoney Filming
Marfa Girl 2 Larry Clark Filming

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