Mateo d'Amato was born in Providence, R.I. His mother is from Argentina and his father is from New York City. He is fluent in English and Spanish. Mateo left high school at 17 to study acting at Portland State University where he played Hamlet and Nikkos in a local production of Chuck Mee’s Big Love. At 18, Mateo moved to NYC to study acting and creative writing at The New School. During his sophomore year he was cast in acclaimed playwright, Eduardo Machado's, Mariquitas at Theatre for The New City. He has been seen in T.V. shows, like, Jessica Jones on Netflix, starred as the lead of three Independent Feature Films, and several Off and Off-Off Broadway Plays. Mateo has been the recipient of two downtown theatre awards for best actor and recognized as best ensemble at the London Eye International Film Festival. Mateo trained trained at Portland State, The New School, and Frei (BERLIN) Universities, also with Fay Simpson, Deborah Hedwall Company, and is currently being coached by Anthony Abeson.