Manuel Sinor

Manuel Sinor is a Congo-born actor based in Paris, a French native and naturalized Canadian. He is a member of Canada’s three actor unions, sisters of the USA’s Screen Actors’ Guild. He served on the jury of the Canadian Screen Awards and, in France, on the jury of the IMDb-qualifying Gosh! International Film Festival.

In FILM, he has worked for directors of international repute (Bryan Singer, Luc Besson, Andreï Smirnov) and opposite prominent Francophone actors (Gilles Lellouche, Valérie Lemercier, Paul Ahmarani). For TELEVISION, in addition to playing a key role at the heart of the YouTube Originals series Les Emmerdeurs, which was nominated at France’s press awards, he has worked with renowned commercial directors (notably The Perlorian Brothers) and documentary directors (Jérôme Prieur, multiple Emmy® Award winner Michael Jorgensen). In the THEATRE, his lead role career took him from the Francophone world première of Einstein’s Gift, a play crowned by Canada’s Governor-General Award, to the success of Résistantes, which toured across France as far as the Réunion Island upon entering the Top 10 of the Club de la Presse of the Off Avignon, the world’s second largest theatre festival.

An actor trained in Montréal, Sinor draws his range from a singular background as a French Navy sailor in Djibouti, IBM executive in Ireland and lecturer at the University of Alberta. He indeed holds a Ph.D in linguistics (cf. psycholinguistics thesis cited in 2011 by a team from the Max Planck Institute, world leader in this field) and, today, occasionally contributes to the popularization of science as a narrator for France’s CNRS and Science & Vie.