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Antonio Cupo (born January 10, 1978) is a Canadian actor.
Born in Vancouver on January 10, 1978 into a family of Italian immigrants arrived in Canada in 1968, Antonio Cupo is the youngest of three children. His father Manlio is from Palomonte, a small town in the province of Salerno, south-western Italy and his mother Lucia from Barletta, in the recent Province of Barletta-Andria-Trani. His siblings are Sabato and Carmelina. He graduated in English Literature at the University of British Columbia.
From the age of six to sixteen he had performed in many theatrical production both scholastically and regionally. He also worked in television and films. He was also the lead singer of the band Hybrid Cartel.
His first starring role was under the direction of Fabio Segatori in film Hollywood Flies. His other films shot in the United States includes The Lizzie McGuire Movie, directed by Jim Fall; Taken, produced by Steven Spielberg; The L Word etc.
In Italy he is known for his role as the male lead in the second season of Elisa di Rivombrosa. Later, he starred, among others, in the film, directed by Renzo Martinelli, Carnera - The Walking Mountain, where he played the role of boxer Max Baer, the sitcom My Doctors and movies Barbarossa, directed by Renzo Martinelli, and Smile, directed by Francis Gasperoni, both in theaters in 2009. Between 2009 and 2010 is the protagonist, along with Roberta Lanfranchi, the musical Cinderella, directed by Massimo Romeo Piparo.
In 2007, Antonio Cupo starred in a lifetime movie titled Love Notes alongside Laura Leighton.
In 2013, Antonio Cupo starred in the Hallmark Original Movie titled "Hats Off to Christmas!"
Current leading male in GLOBAL’s hit TV mini-series, BOMB GIRLS with OSCAR nominee Meg Tilly.
By his early 20’s, his love for acting had developed into a full-blown career, landing roles in such shows as The L Word, Steven Spielberg's Taken and James Cameron's DARK ANGEL, •At 23 years old, he landed a role in HOLLYWOOD FLIES, his first film experience. When released in Europe, Antonio was noticed by an Italian director who decided that he was to be the new lead character in a series called ELISA DI RIVOMBROSA which garnered over 14 million viewers and was considered one of the biggest television series in the history of Italian television. • He has since worked opposite OSCAR winner F. Murray Abraham in three films, SEPTEMBER 11 1683, SWORD OF WAR and CARNERA - THE WALKING MOUNTAIN interpreting 1934 world boxing champion, Max Baer. •Other works include, ELEGY (Penélope Cruz, Sir Ben Kingsley and Dennis Hopper) and a ROLEX world commercial directed by film director Joe Carnahan. Also is known for the "American Mary" movie (2012) •Starring in many notable series and TV movies including, LOVE NOTES opposite Laura Leighton and MAGIC BEYOND WORDS – THE JK ROWLING STORY with Poppy Montgomery. •Lead singer in band HYBRID CARTEL that toured nationally and had radio airplay internationally. Antonio has written, published and sold various songs for television shows including America's Next Top Modeland Roswell.