Portuguese actor and director who is known for his work on the films Thing Bad and A Life to Wait. He is also known for his work as a director on the programs Love is a Dream and Strawberries with Sugar.
He made his acting debut at the age of 14 when he starred in the feature film Good Father. In 1998, he starred in the television show Doctor of Family. He started his career as a director in 2007 when he made the music video for Goodbye Father. He then directed his first show the following year entitled Love Spell.
He is known for having won a Golden Globe for Best Actor in 2005 for his role in the film Thing Bad.
He was born and raised in Lisbon, Portugal.
He was honored with the Studio Hamburg Shooting Stars Award by Judi Dench and Cate Blanchett.