Manuel Cortez

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Manuel Cortez

Manuel Armando Cortez (born May 24, 1979 in Freiburg im Breisgau ) is a German - Portuguese actor , photographer , stylist and video director .

life and career

At the age of ten he attended the children's drama school in Lisbon and then studied acting and singing at the Lisbon Conservatory of the Association of Young Actors. He also trained as a hairdresser and makeup artist with a focus on special make-up / special effects.

He became known to a wider audience for the first time with films such as The Night of the Living Losers , Autobahnraser or Fickende Fisch . He also made a brief appearance in the ZDF - feature film And the bride knew nothing . His best-known role is that of Rokko Kowalski in the Sat.1 telenovela Verliebt in Berlin (2006). In 2008 he was part of the expert jury for the second season of the program Are U Hot? of the music channel VIVA . In 2009 he danced on the TV show Yes, we can dance . In 2011 he worked as a photographer on the Mallorca shoot in the show Die Model-WG . From 2011 to April 2012 he played the male lead as Luca Benzoni at Anna und die Liebe .

In the second and third seasons of X Factor , he worked as artistic director. In 2013 he won the sixth season of the dance show Let's Dance . His dance partner was Melissa Ortiz-Gomez . He also danced in a two-part special edition of this format just before Christmas 2013, this time with professional dancer Oana Nechiti . 2014 he participated in the VOX telecast Celebrity Shopping Queen part. He had to leave the Hell's Kitchen cooking show after the fifth show. From 2015 to 2017, he and his girlfriend at the time Miyabi Kawai dressed women as part of the docu-soap cabinet alarm . In 2018 he participated in the second season of Global Gladiators . Cortez lives in Berlin .


Chart positions
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Romeo & Juliet (with Lara-Isabelle Rentinck )
  DE 69 03/11/2006 (1 week)

movie theater

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Book publications

  • with Miyabi Kawai: Find your style! And finally feel good with yourself Rowohlt Taschenbuch Verlag, Reinbek bei Hamburg 2018, ISBN 978-3-499-63342-3 .

Web links

Commons : Manuel Cortez  - Collection of Images, Videos and Audio Files

Individual evidence

  2. VIVA presents the 2nd season of "Are U Hot?" , As of August 4th, 2015
  3. Manuel Cortez wins Let's Dance ( memento of the original from June 2, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was automatically inserted and not yet checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , Press release news aktuell from June 1, 2013 @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  4. Promi Shopping Queen , as of August 4, 2015
  5. Hell`s Kitchen , as of August 4, 2015
  6. Love-off after 14 years: Manuel Cortez single again. Retrieved October 23, 2019 .
  7. Styling show "Closet alarm": Manuel Cortez brings order to wardrobes! , Status: accessed on August 4, 2015
  8. Chart sources: DE