Morgado began his career at age fourteen as a model. His first television work was in Portuguese telenovelas and TV series such as Terra Mãe (1998), Diário de Maria (1998), A Lenda da Garça (2000) and A Febre do Ouro Negro (2000). His name came into the limelight with his role as Miguel in the SIC produced TV film Amo-te Teresa (2000). He later featured in the teen telenovelaFloribella (2006), had a starring role in Vingança (2007), starred as the protagonist in the mini-series A Vida Privada de Salazar (2009), featured in Lua Vermelha (2010) and starred in the Emmy Award winning Laços de Sangue (2010). Morgado had his first role outside of Portugal in the Brazilian telenovela Revelação (2008) and also appeared alongside Rui Unas in the Spanish comedy Mapa (2009).
His most recent lead film role was as Antonio Vega Jr. in the 2013 Hollywood production Red Butterfly. In March 2013, Morgado portrayed Jesus Christ in the History Channel mini-series The Bible. His most recent television role was in the SIC - Starring in serie Revenge as Dr. Jorge Velez Season 3 Ep:2 in September 2013 - telenovela Sol de Inverno in September 2013.
Morgado was born in Campo Grande, Lisbon, Portugal. He has a son, Santiago, born on September 2, 2009, with partner Cátia Oliveira.
Television soap operas
Terra Mãe (130 episodes, 1997-1998) as Miguel
A Lenda da Garça (21 episodes, 1999) as Manuel Domingos
Ajuste de Contas (150 episodes, 2000-2001) as Francisco
Tudo Por Amor (178 episodes, 2002-2003) as Pedro Castelo Branco