Diogo Morgado is a Portuguese actor widely appreciated for his role of Jesus Christ in the 2014 movie, "Son of God". His breakthrough role was in the Portuguese TV series, "Amo-Te, Teresa" where he was cast in the role of Miguel. The show was named the No. 1 Television series & stood amongst Portugal's highest-rated series and Morgado received massive appreciation for his role. Similarly, for his brilliant performance and determination, he was honored with the title GQ Men of the Year.
Early Life And Education Of Diogo Morgado
Diogo Morgado was born Diogo Miguel Morgado Soares on January 17, 1981, in Campo Grande, Lisbon, Portugal. He grew up with his younger brother Pedro in Cruz de Pau, Lisbon Southbay.
He was interested in acting at an early age and trained himself well to pursue acting as his future career.
"Hot Jesus" Diogo Morgado's Career
Morgado is professionally an actor who has acted in Portuguese, Spanish, and American movies. He debuted in the entertainment industry in 1997 at age 15 from the television series named Terra Mae. His role, Miguel in the Portuguese TV series, Amo-Te, Teresa was his breakthrough role as it was named the No. 1 Television series and was amongst Portugal's highest-rated series. The same year he was seen in a miniseries name A Mulher do Senhor Ministro.
He has been featured on several Portuguese movies and Television series like O Crime do Padre Amaro, Red Butterfly, The Italian Writer and many more. In the movie O Crime do Padre Amaro, Morgado showed his comedy side which was well appreciated by viewers all around the world.
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His Hollywood debut happened in 2013 from the miniseries The Bible where he appeared in the role of Jesus Christ. Later on, the series was adapted to a 138 minutes movie called Son of God.
Morgado received tons of praises for his role and even was named as a promising actor. Similarly, he appeared in the role of a Devil in the popular television series called The Messengers and CSI: Cyber. Morgado in the year 2017 was cast in a TV series named Ouro Verde and appeared in the role of Jose-Maria Magalhaes.
Aside from American and Portuguese movies, Morgado has also featured in some Spanish movies like Mamy Blue, Star-Crossed, Dos Rivales Casi Iguales and Brazilian films like The Jungle and Revelacao.
His 2016 series MacGyver is an American action-adventure series where he appeared in the role of Carlos which was originally released on September 23, 2016. In the series, he was cast alongside Lucas Till, Sandrine Holt, and Isabel Lucas.
Morgado is also pursuing his career as a writer and directing as he has been writing Portuguese and English movies. His self-written movie Signal was highly acclaimed and received a prestigious award.
Diogo Morgado's Net Worth
Diogo Morgado is estimated to have a net worth of $18 million. His main source of income is his acting career. He has appeared in the number of American, Portuguese, Brazilian, and Spanish movies from where he earned a decent salary. Similarly, his advertisement and endorsement deals add more to the value.
Diogo Morgado's Personal Life
As of 2018, Diogo is single and isn't involved in any relationships. He was married to actress Catia Oliveira but because of their personal differences, the couple divorced in January 2017.
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They have two children together-sons, Santiago born on September 2, 2009, and Afonso born in 2016. Prior to Catia, he was involved in a two-year relationship with Portuguese actress Sofia Duarte Silva from 2002 to 2004.