He's handsome & smart 1
The Cuban actor was studying automatic engineering in Havana, when he was offered a job as a model in Barcelona, Spain. He was born on October 6, 1984. "I come from the world of math, which is pretty predictable. What I love about acting is that it's always different and always new," he told us in an interview.
'El tiempo entre costuras' 2
We first saw him in the Spanish famous series, based on the María Dueñas book. You can watch it on Netflix. He is Sara Quiroga's first love.
He was cast for 'El Príncipe' in 2011 3
He plays drug dealer Faruq Ben Barek, who controls the shanty town of El Príncipe in the Spanish city of Ceuta, considered the border between the Western World and the Middle East. "The series is based in a place that you can describe as where the river and the ocean meet," he said.
His favorite Cuban food 5
His first meal once he touched South Florida was a lechón (baby pig), he said laughing.
The advantage of being Latino 6
He said that being Cuban has helped him to adapt to the challenges in his career. "We know how to adapt and blend with our surroundings," he explained.
A succesful career as a model 7
He has been the image of Roberto Verino, El Corte Inglés, Jean Paul Gaultier, Guess!, Julipet and Custo.
His family 8
Although he refuses to speak about his personal life, Cortada has a relationship with Cuban model Susana Pino and have a small daughter named Mía.
A gentleman 9
Although he is the bad guy in El Príncipe, Cortada says he shares with him the love for his family and his desire to improve the lives of his loved ones.