Paolo Contis is half Italian and half Filipino. His Italian root is from his father. His real name is Paolo Enrico Tusi Contis born on March 14, 1984. Paolo Contis started as a child actor who was first appeared on Ang TV of ABS CBN. He is one of the famous child actors in the mid 1990’s where he was teamed up with famous celebrities like Vic Sotto.
In his early teen years, Paolo Contis was noted at Tabing Ilog, appeared in a number of television sitcoms and films. He started taking on mature roles as a villain, supporting actor and comic roles in TV and films. He also ventured into hosting. He has hosted a comedy informational entertainment show at GMA, OC TO The Max and World Records, Show Me Da Manny, Manny Many Prizes, Wipeout: Matira Ang Matibay, Little Star and a guest host of Press It, Win It when original host, Mr Joey De Leon took on a short leave.
Paolo Contis has likewise receive some rewards for his acting skills; winner of Best Actor Award in a Mini Series for “Maalaala Mo Kaya” – PMPC Star Awards for Television (2000, 2002, 2005 & 2006) and winner of 24th PMPC’s Star Awards’ Best Movie Actor of 2008: “Banal” Comguild Productions.
As a child Contis is bubbly and smart which made him a favorite choice for filmmakers for supporting roles mostly in comedy films. As an adult, he still has that bubbly personality that made him play a part in Bubble Gang along with Ogie Alcasid, Michael V, Rufa Mae Quinto, Boy 2 Quizon, and Antonio Aquitania and now with Dennis Trillo. His versatility to perform lead and villain roles is remarkable. His villain role character offered him several projects such as Amaya, Aso ni San Roque, Futbolilits, Pablo S. Gomez’s Machete, Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang and Mga Mata Ni Angelita.
Among the films he took part with are Ang Mundo Ni Andong Agimat, Litsonero, Status: Single, Land Down Under, One Night Only, Scaregiver, Banal, Resiklo, Reyna: Ang makulay na pakikipagsapalaran ng mga achucherva, achuchuva, achechenes…., Pamahiin, Moments of Love, Nasaan Si Francis?, Oh! My Ghost, Mulawin: The Movie, Hari ng Sablay, Let the Love Begin, Spirit of the Glass, Asboobs: Asal Bobo, Noon at Ngayon, Trip, Taxi Ni Pilo, Mystrio (Uno… Dos.. Tres… Pilyos!), Hiling, Haba-baba-doo, Puti-puti-poo, I Do, I Die (Diyos Ko Day!), Ang TV: The Movie, Oki Doki Doc: The Movie, Mara Clara: The Movie, Basta’t Kasama Kita, Ang Kuya Kong Siga and Narito Ang Puso Ko