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Carlos Leal was the lead singer in the successful European rap band SENS UNIK (9 albums, 5 Gold records) from 1990 until 2010.  

He started his acting career in 2000 and has won 4 Best Actor awards including the Berlin International Film Festival’s prestigious Shooting Star.  His television career flourished as the lead in several successful series all over Europe.  Fluent in 5 languages, he worked  with acclaimed directors Pedro Almodovar (BROKEN EMBRACES), Roland Joffé (THERE BE DRAGONS), Emilio Estevez (THE WAY) and Martin Campbell (CASINO ROYALE).  Leading roles and guest stars in international TV series. 

To the delight of his music fans Leal released his first solo album Reflections which premiered near the top of the Swiss charts. Leal then returned to the stage starring in the two-hander BARCELONA at the Geffen Playhouse.

U.S. television work continued with roles on BETTER CALL SAUL, CRIMINAL MINDS, SHOOTER, TRAINING DAY and many others.

Next, he made his U.S. feature debut opposite Josh Duhamel in SPACEMAN

Leal booked 2 other pilots starring as the series villain “Yellow Skull” on the Blumhouse/NBCUniversal drama pilot RUN FOR YOUR LIFE and as Oscar in REPUBLIC OF SARAH. 

Leal is taking his truly global career to the next level by joining the phenomenal cast of THE LAST THING HE WANTED, Dee Rees follow up to the Oscar nominated MUD BOUND opposite Anne Hathaway, Ben Affleck and Willem Dafoe. The future for this multi-talented artist and international star on the rise is obviously bright!

Tim Dobrovolny ©

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