|Date of Birth||24 April 1970, Cape Town, South Africa|
|Height||6' 0½" (1.84 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
Born in Cape Town, this multi award-winning New York actor and SAG nominee is one of South Africa's most successful exports with credits that include three decades of high profile film, television and a long list of NY theater roles.
Has worked with many of the most respected and acclaimed names in film, television and on stage. Being directed in projects by BAFTA, Cannes & Venice winner Peter Greenaway (Eisenstein In Guanajuato), Mark Duplass & Jay Duplass (Togetherness for HBO), Ivan Reitman (in Twentieth Century Fox's My Super Ex Girlfriend), Academy award winner Juan José Campanella (Law & Order SVU), Academy award nominee Joan Stein (Solidarity), Allen Coulter (Sopranos), Academy award winner Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind), Broadway director & Tony & Drama Desk award winner Gregory Mosher (110 Stories), Drama Desk nominee Trip Cullman (Arabian Night) and the following projects produced by J.J. Abrams (Undercovers & Person Of Interest), T.D. Jakes (A Million Colours), Gavin Hood (Breakout Kings), Gavin Polone (My Super Ex Girlfriend), David Lancaster (Sony's Starship Troopers 3: Marauder), David Chase (Sopranos), Dick Wolf (Law & Order: Criminal Intent), Andrew Carlberg (110 Stories) and Tony award winner Jennifer Maloney (110 Stories).
Also portraying roles directly opposite several Academy award winners & nominees including Samuel L. Jackson in 110 Stories, Susan Sarandon in 110 Stories, Uma Thurman in My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006), Salma Hayek in Ugly Betty (2006), Melissa Leo in 110 Stories, John Hawkes in 110 Stories, Russell Crowe in A Beautiful Mind (2001), Kathleen Turner in 110 Stories, Ruby Dee in 110 Stories, Angela Lansbury in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999), Sally Kirkland in Awakened (2013), & Marianne Jean-Baptiste in NCIS (2003).
He has received outstanding critical reviews in the UK, USA and South Africa for his portrayal of Major Shawn Dixon (originally offered to Barry Pepper) in the South African historical drama A Million Colours (2011) which recently won two SAFTA (South African Oscar) awards, and is one of the few South African actors with distribution value among the country's top distributors. His popularity in South Africa has helped advance the independent films Corrado aka Bad Ass, What If..., Jimmy, 3 Blind Saints and A Million Colours to elicit offers for & achieve theatrical, DVD & cable distribution.
In 2007 he along with Ugly Betty's lead ensemble cast received a SAG nomination, becoming the first ever male South African actor to receive this honor. In addition to his recurring role on Ugly Betty, he has also recurred on My Own Worst Enemy, Guiding Light and All My Children and has a staple of guest star leading roles, including the above mentioned and also in Disney's Suite Life On Deck directed by Rich Correll, NCIS, and Without A Trace.
Stelio is also an original cast member of 110 Stories. He has portrayed the role of Bolivar Arellano at the The Public Theater, Geffen Playhouse, The Vineyard Theatre and Skirball Center for the Performing Arts opposite Ed Asner, Michael Beach, Billy Crudup, Ossie Davis, Ruby Dee, Edie Falco, James Gandolfini, John Hawkes, Samuel L. Jackson, Melissa Leo, Jeremy Piven, Susan Sarandon, Tony Shalhoub, John Turturro, Kathleen Turner, Diane Venora and many others. As producer: performances at NYU Skirball and the LA debut at The Geffen Playhouse in 2010 including all the above mentioned cast. He, alongside Sarah Tuft was acknowledged with Ray Romano, Bruce Springsteen, Patricia Heaton, Paul McCartney and many others in BIO channel's prime-time special When Pop Culture Saved America: A 9-11 Story, directed by David Levin.
Having spent the majority of his adult life in New York (Manhattan & Queens), he is a student of acclaimed acting teachers Robert X Modica, William Alderson & Deborah Kampmeier, and has fifteen plus years of New York stage credits with strong reviews from the NY Times, for the plays Mortal Coils, and the NY stage premiers of Murder In The First, Arabian Night, My Blackie and The Case Of Kaspar Mayer.
Was awarded the Leading Actor Merit Award at Best Shorts Competition and IndieFest for his role (Demas) in the film Once We Were Slaves directed by Dallas Jenkins.
Stelio was recently named alongside Nelson Mandela & Charlize Theron on the South African Consulate of NY's 'Notable South Africans' list and he has also featured on the cover of The Sunday Times, Tonight, The Weekend Argus and many other print and online publications. South Africa's premiere entertainment journalist Nikki Greenwall acknowledged him as one of the country's top exports, Screen Africa magazine labeled him 'the chameleon', and he was listed in the Daily Mail & Guardian as a South African who is rising to the top of his field.
Was inducted into the Alpha Psi Omega honors society for his achievement in American collegiate theater at the University of West Alabama and in 2014 served on the actor's panel of the San Diego film festival with Josh Duhamel, Tom Berenger and Dennis Haysbert, hosted by Variety and film critics Jeffrey Lyons and Ben Lyons.
Will next be seen in the film Pacific Standard Time opposite Alex Russell and Willa Holland, the indie Windsor opposite Nick Krause and Barry Corbin, and in Peter Greenaway's new film Eisenstein In Guanajuato which recently premiered in the Berlin Competition 2015, and was warmly received by the critics with overwhelmingly outstanding reviews. Also in festival favorite Where The Road Runs Out, as a supporting lead opposite Isaach De Bankole and Juliet Landau, directed by Rudolf Buitendach. In television, upcoming roles include a guest star on HBO's Togetherness produced and directed by the Duplass Bros and starring opposite Steve Zissis. In the mini-series American Genius as David Sarnoff, and in the new AMC series The Making Of The Mob, portraying Joe Masseria and directed by John Ealer.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: Publicist
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