Born in Atlanta, GA, Mateo Arias (¿Téo?) is the son of Colombian parents, and younger brother of actor Moises Arias (Five Feet Apart, Monos).
Mateo was brought up bilingual and is fluent in Spanish and English. Mateo discovered his love for the arts at an early age and would go on to produce and star in various independent and studio films. In addition to being in front of the camera as a young actor, he simultaneously explored his love of music and soon discovered his voice would lead his creative path in a musical direction; producing original content as young as 10 years old. Mateo’s admiration for his culture and international background deeply influences his music and explains his transcendent career around the world. Since the release of his debut single “Uno Dos” (2017), featuring longtime friend and collaborator, Jaden Smith, ¿Téo? has garnered millions of listeners and has captured audiences during his concert tours and in theaters - appearing recently in MACRO’s feature film, BLAST BEAT, with his brother Moises, Colombian star Kali Uchis, and Diane Guerrero (Netflix Orange is the New Black) premiering at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival. ¿Téo? has developed a genre that draws elements of Bossa-Nova, Hip-Hop, and Alternative complimented by his very distinct and hypnotizing voice; a genre that he and his fans refer to as “Neo American”. ¿Téo?'s “below the radar approach” and elements of mystique that surround have him have created a movement that follows him.