Paulo Benedeti was born in Colombia, South America. At the age of six, his family moved to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Paulo quickly blended in to his new homeland, learning English with an authentic American accent, while maintaining his fluency in Spanish.
An excellent student and recipient of a musical engineering award, Paulo was also agile on the playing field. He won the Most Valuable Player and the Athlete of the Year awards as a starting player on both the junior varsity and varsity basketball teams at Boca Raton High Schools. He attended Florida Atlantic University, majoring in computer science and engineering.
His first break in the entertainment field came when a friend asked him to accompany her to an audition at a modeling agency in Miami. They signed him instead of her and sent him out immediately on an assignment. A producer of the television show Out of the Blue met Paulo and cast him in the pilot. Once the show was picked up, Paulo became a series regular on the program.
While in New York for shooting a cover, Benedeti auditioned for the Guiding Light. Paulo landed the part and portrayed the character of Jesse Blue on the CBS daytime drama for three years. Upon completion of his three year contract at the Guiding Light, Paulo made a move to the big times in Los Angeles, California. A successful audition with the producers of the Bold and the Beautiful led to his contract role on the show portraying Tony Dominguez, leading him to an Alma Award nomination as Best Actor for his work.
Paulo spends his time shooting film and photography, creating oil based paintings, sculpting, surfing, snowboarding, riding his Harley and generally enjoying the great outdoors. Paulo also plays the guitar and keyboards. Paulo recently returned to Los Angeles to star in various motion pictures, his latest playing Chef Paulo in the Etruscan Smile coming out in 2017.
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