Santiago Cabrera, as the middle child in the family of a Chilean diplomat and his wife, lived all around the world. The family lived in Toronto, London, Madrid and Romania they returned to stay in Chile when Santiago was 15. This early travel aided Santiago in becoming fluent in Spanish, English, French and Italian. Santiago excelled at soccer, being made captain of his team. His high school drama teacher convinced Santiago to try acting. While in high school he played the role of Mozart in “Amadeus”. On soccer scholarships Santiago attended two Chilean colleges before deciding to take a year away in Europe. During this time he changed his focus to performing and entered the prestigious London’s Drama Centre in September 2000. While still at the school he began working in television with small roles in the London series “Battles of Britain,” “Judge John Deed,” “Spooks” and “As If.” After graduating from the London Drama Centre, Santiago took on the role of Montano in Shakespeare’s “Othello,” at the Northampton Theatre Royal.
Recently Santiago was recently seen on BBC America in the ShakespeaRe-Told series in “The Taming of the Shrew”. Santiago Cabrera is in the cast of “Love and Other Disasters” which was well received at the (2006) Toronto Film Festival. He is also participating in the second and third movies of the Goal! series.