Mateo d'Amato was born in Providence, R.I. Their mother is from Argentina and their father is from New York City... They are fluent in English and Spanish. Mateo left high school at 17 to study acting at Portland State University where they 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 University. During their sophomore year they were cast in acclaimed playwright, Eduardo Machado's, Mariquitas at Theatre for The New City. They left the New School after their Junior Year to pursue acting full time and they have has since co-starred on 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 as well as recognized as best ensemble at the London Eye International Film Festival. Mateo has worked with veteran actors like Janet McTeer, Luke Perry and Olympia Dukakis... They trained trained at Portland State, The New School, and Frei (BERLIN) Universities, with Fay Simpson, Deborah Hedwall Company, and is currently being coached by Anthony Abeson.