Michael Cuomo

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Michael Cuomo is an award-winning actor and producer of film, television and theatre. He recently co-starred in and produced the dramatic feature film The Light of the Moon , written and directed by Jessica M. Thompson, which took home the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at SXSW'17 and sold to Imagination Worldwide and Amazon. The film premiered theatrically in Fall '17 with the support of UN Women and is streaming on Amazon Prime and all major digital platforms. Michael also starred in and prod­uced the crit­ic­ally acclaimed feat­ure film Happy New Year, writ­ten and dir­ected by K. Lorrel Manning, ex­ec­utive prod­uced by Iain Smith (Wanted, Children of Men, The Fountain). The film’s prem­iere at the SXSW and Hamptons Inter­national Film Festivals was followed by a succ­essful tour through 16 inter­national film fest­ivals, gar­ner­ing impres­sive rev­iews, win­ning 6 awards including Cuomo for Best Actor and Manning for Breakout Director (RIIFF). Happy New Year rec­eived a success­ful theatr­ical en­gage­ment in New York, and played limited engagements across the country, bolstered by the support of Stop Soldier Suicide. It is also available on iTunes, all other major digital platforms and DVD, distributed by Snag Films.

Michael can also be seen in the upcoming The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon Studios, dir. Amy Sherman-Palladino) Daniel Isn't Real (SpectreVision/Ace Pictures, dir. Adam Egypt Mortimer), What Breaks the Ice (Goldcrest Films, dir. Rebecca Eskreis) and We Win (SXSW/VimeoStaffPicks, dir. Michael Stahl-David), among many others. Next up, he'll co-star in and produce the feature films Six Dinner Parties (Bloody Hell, dir. Danny Ward), The Caterpillar (Relentless, dir. Gillian Greene), American Summer (Relentless, dir. Michael W. Gray), Devices (Fine Tooth Arts, dir. Terence Bernardo), Red House (One Light Left, dir. K. Lorrel Manning) and Pink Mist (Pink Mist Films, dir. Shari Berman), among several others in development. He recently became a member of the Actor's Center Workshop Company and he has per­formed at Off-Broadway theatres through­out NYC, such as Rattlestick, The Actor’s Studio, Naked Angels, Dixon Place and The Barrow Group. His national on-camera commercial campaigns include: Travelocity; Samsung (with Eli Manning); AT&T; Bailey's; Bank of America, SEAT Ibiza, Levissima and General Electric.

Michael studied writ­ing and theatre at Loyola Univers­ity in his home­town of Balt­imore, MD before moving to New York City. His act­ing teachers include Joseph Chaikin, Bruce Ornstein, Seth Barrish and Lee Brock of the Barrow Group and Brad Calc­at­erra of The Studio. For two years as creat­ive assistant to writer and director Todd Graff (Camp, Bandslam, Joyful Noise) he was fully immersed in the world of film and TV writing and pro­duction at the studio level.

Michael is a proud member of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG-AFTRA) and Actors' Equity Association (AEA). In his spare time, he reads to children through the SAG Foundation’s BookPals (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), mentors inner-city high school film students through the Ghetto Film School’s industry outreach program.