Manuel Sinor is a Congo-born actor based in Paris, a dual citizen of France and Canada. CINEMA led him to work for directors of international repute (Bryan Singer, Luc Besson, Andreï Smirnov) and opposite prominent Francophone actors (in France, Gilles Lellouche, Valérie Lemercier; in Canada, Paul Ahmarani). For TELEVISION, he has worked both in the United States (first for multiple Emmy® Award winner Michael Jorgensen) and in France, notably at the heart of the YouTube Original Series Les Emmerdeurs, which was nominated in 2019 at France’s press awards Globes de Cristal. In the THEATRE, his lead role career took him from the Francophone world premiere of Einstein’s Gift, a play crowned by Canada’s Governor-General Award, to the French success of Résistantes, which was nominated in the Top 10 of the Club de la Presse of the Off Avignon, the world’s second largest theatre festival, before touring for two years as far as the Réunion Island.
It’s in 2007, banking on a background as French Navy sailor in Djibouti, IBM executive in Ireland and doctor in linguistics in the Canadian Far West, that Sinor launched his professional acting career. Acting reluctantly ever since, sometimes in German and with constant shifts between English and French, he studied his craft with the best acting teachers of Montréal, earned his admission in Canada’s three actor unions (bilingual cousins of Hollywood’s Screen Actors’ Guild) and, from Toronto, prolonged a succession of appearances in Canadian and American series. In 2015, he was invited as a jury member for one the televised categories of the Canadian Screen Awards. The following year, he executed the project that had underlied all those years of self-development abroad, that of an acting career based in Paris, banking on the strengths of his motherland while continuing to reach beyond. On the side, he has been building a portfolio as a singer-songwriter.