Shalim Ortiz is a Puerto Rican artist that has been one of the few Latino actors of his generation to successfully establish himself both in the English and Spanish markets. Working throughout the arts, Shalim has received critical acclaim in acting (television & film), theatre & as a recording artist.  

At a young age Shalim joined the Thespian Society of Performing Arts and developed an intense passion; theater has played a key role in his life ever since.  As an adult, he landed the lead in Oliver Mayer’s much acclaimed cabaret musical entitled ‘Rocío In Spite Of It All’. The L.A. Times praised Shalim’s performance proclaiming: “silken-voiced Shalim steals several scenes as a dazzled fan who befriends these dueling divas”.

Shalim has starred in some major television series such as “CSI: Miami,” and “Cold Case,” with one of his most memorable acting roles on NBC’s “Heroes,” where he played “Alejandro Herrera.” In addition, Shalim has built strong and long-term relationships with the Lifetime and Hallmark channels staring in the mini-series “Maneater” (Sarah Chalke, Judy Greer) and the feature film “Expecting a Miracle” (Teri Polo, Cheech Marin).

In addition to his love of theater, Shalim has enjoyed success in another of his passions; music. Produced by Emilio Estefan, Shalim has written and recorded two albums (Sony Records). Combining his Spanish roots with Latin beats he used influences from rock and ballads to create a unique sound that has led to gold album record sales in both Spain and Latin America. 

Perhaps his most significant achievement has been breaking into the Hollywood mainstream market. Shalim has starred and played acting roles in “The Winged Man” written by academy award nominee Jose Rivera, and “Bad ass” which premieres this year in which he shares credits with Danny Trejo and Ron Perlman. In the Spanish language market, Shalim is debuting as the lead in two Mexican films: “Sangre de Familia” which world premieres at the 2012 Guadalajara Film Festival, and “Abril y Mayo” which is expected to premiere in the second half of 2012.

Recently, Shalim joined the stellar cast in the Starz Network critically acclaimed series ‘Magic City’. He has given life to Antonio Rivas, a cuban millionaire after Mercedes Lazaro’s heart (Dominik Garcia-Lorido). He shares credits with A-listers such as Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Danny Huston. Parallel to this, he started shooting his first soap opera under the Telemundo exclusivity titled ‘Dama y Obrero’. Shalim is one of the very few latino actors working simultaneous mainstream markets in spanish and english.

	Shalim Ortiz Facts


Named five times one of the 50 most beautiful people by ‘People Magazine’ (Spanish). (2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008).
In 2013 Shalim signed to be the image for DirecTV en Español.
•	Named one of the 30 most influential Latinos under the age of 30 by ‘Latino Future Magazine’ (2008).
•	His first and second album reached ‘Gold Sales’ in Spain and Europe. (‘Shalim’, ‘Cuarto sin Puerta’). 
•	Named by People en Español in 2008 as one of the most elegant men of the year (#5 on the list). The list includes ‘A listers’ such as George Clooney, Javier Bardem and David Beckham.
Spin
2007
Carlos Rivera
Yuniol
2007
Yuniol
The Winged Man
2008
Winged Man
The Art of Travel
2008
Carlos ‘Bullet’
soundtrack
Chasing Papi
2003
‘Se me olvido tu nombre’
Haunted Forest
2007
‘La Aventura’
Spin
2007
‘Rosario’
discography
Shalim
2001
(Debut Album)
Shalim 
2002
(Special Edition)
Cuarto Sin Puerta 
2003
(Gold Sales Winner)
Rosario
2007
(feat. Magic Juan)
career
filmography
Touched
2010
Jimmy
biography
Expecting a Miracle
2009
Juan Salazar
Villa Captive    
2011
Dan
Sangre de Familia
2012
Alejandro
Silver Case
2011
Tuco
Bad Ass
2012
Frank Vega
Panic 5 Bravo
2014
Rafael
Dame tus ojos
2014
David
Va a llover
2014
(single)