Shalim Ortiz is a Puerto Rican actor and singer. His wife Lesley Ann Machado is the HSN program host. He made his acting debut in the romance web serial “Engaged” in 2007, playing Miguel. He also portrayed the role of Alejandro Herrera in the television show Heroes.
After his character was killed off in the season finale, he quit the program after the second season. Oritz and Machado were married from 2008 until 2017.
Shalim Ortiz was born on February 26, 1979, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. He is the son of Dominican singer, actress, and host Charytín Goyco and Puerto Rican actor and comedian Elín Ortiz. Being born into a family with a background in the entertainment industry, Ortiz had a keen interest in the field from a young age.
Ortiz’s mother, Charytín Goyco, is a famous singer and television host in the Dominican Republic, and his father, Elín Ortiz, is a well-known actor and comedian in Puerto Rico. Being surrounded by such talented and creative individuals had a profound impact on Ortiz’s own artistic development.
In his teenage years, Ortiz attended a performing arts high school, where he received formal training in acting, singing, and dance. He also participated in various talent shows and competitions, which helped him to refine his skills and gain more experience in the entertainment industry.
Shalim Ortiz began his acting career in 2007 with the romantic, web-only series “Engaged” where he played the lead role of Miguel. This was his debut performance and it was well-received by audiences and critics alike. The role helped him to establish himself as a talented actor and gain recognition in the entertainment industry.
In 2008, Ortiz landed a significant role in the popular American television series “Heroes” where he portrayed the character of Alejandro Herrera. This role was a major breakthrough for him, and it helped him to gain international recognition and exposure.