Before acting, I was always attracted to words, to literature - be they the words of Williams, Arthur Miller, Shakespeare or Moliere.
I think as an actor... I don't like to compare a character to anybody else, just because I respect other people's work, and I want that character to have his own identity.
Commit to what you love - that's important. Believe in yourself and try as much as possible to do everything you do from a place of love. Not labor, but love.
I'm a big fan of 'Orphan Black,' and to be one of the original cast members is something that will always be dear to me.
I'm personally attracted to great writing - that's what turns me on the most.
'Better Call Saul' happens in the same universe as 'Breaking Bad,' and we have the same writers and mostly the same crew. Like 'Breaking Bad,' it is a transformation story, and Bob Odenkirk brings his own distinctive flavor.
Michael Mando was born on the 13th of July 1981, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. He is 41 years old as of 2022 and is Canadian by his nationality. Meanwhile, he has a horoscope of Cancer and practices Christianity religion. Additionally, he belongs to the Mexican-Canadian ethnicity.
Caption: Michael Mando’s childhood photo with his siblings (Source: BuzzFeed)
Regarding his parent, there are not many details available regarding their names and profession. However, he was raised by his father single handly and is the middle child of three brothers; whose names are yet to be revealed by him.
His family frequently traveled, living in more than 10 cities, across four continents, and in more than 35 different homes; all before his mid-20s. He can speak English and Spanish language fluently while his native language is French. For some time, his family also lived in Lebanon and moved to Canada. During his childhood day, he played hockey, football, and soccer but did not pursue them professionally.
Michael Mando – Education
Concerning his academic qualification, he went to a local high school nearby his hometown. Later, he enrolled at the University of Ottawa to pursue psychology and international relations.
Unfortunately, his campus studies were cut short when he was shot in the knee. He was in rehab for two years and discovered his passion for acting while there. In 2004, he joined the Dome Theatre Program (Dawson College).
Despite having not taken an acting class or training, he went on to play the male lead in all five productions of the program. In 2007, he completed his graduation there. Mando’s Dome credits include Orlando in Shakespeare’s As You Like It, Professor Katz in David Edgar’s Pentecost, and Valentine Xavier in Tennessee Williams’ Orpheus Descending.
After working in several productions of the Dome Theatre Program at Dawson College, he established his production company named Red Barlo Productions and released their debut film named “Conditional Affection” in the year 2010. Moreover, the movie was selected at Fantasia, Bare Bones, ACTRA Short Films, and the New Hope International film festivals.
Caption: Michael Mando in the series, Better Call Saul (Source: GoldDerby)