Sunday, October 27, 2013

Paulo Pires

Paulo Pires (b.1967) is a Portuguese actor and model.

Paulo is known for his work in Portuguese and Spanish television and films. He was named Portuguese Theatre Personality of the Year in the 1996 Portuguese Golden Globes. In October 2008 The Biography Channel aired a documentary covering 20 years of his life and work in entertainment.

He made his first film appearance in 1993 as Corto Maltese in the film Zéfiro, directed by José Álvaro Morais, followed by a co-starring role in Cinco Dias, Cinco Noites by José Fonseca e Costa (1996).
He has appeared regularly on Portuguese television in series including Jornalistas (1999), Ganância (2001), Ana e os Sete (2003), Maré Alta (2004), Segredo (2005), and "Até Amanhã Camaradas". He was one of the presenters of Mundo Vip (1998), on the Portuguese independent television channel SIC.

He has also appeared on Spanish television in the series Los Serranos (2004), Fuera de Control (2006), and Ellas y el sexo débil (2006). In 2007 he co-starred in the drama series Deixa-me Amar, followed by Olhos nos Olhos.

Since beginning his television career he has returned to the cinema occasionally with appearances in films including com O Fascínio by Fonseca e Costa (2003), Maria e as Outras by José de Sá Caetano (2004), A rapariga no espelho by Pedro Fortes (2004), O Milagre Segundo Salomé by Mário Barroso (2004), and Do Outro Lado do Mundo by Leandro Ferreira (2007).

In 2000 Paulo Pires married Astrid Werdnig, psychologist and former model. They have one daughter, Chlöe, born in 2004.


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