Filomena Cautela was born in Lisbon on 16th December 1984. She started her acting career in the theatre in the year 2000. In 2004 she made her debut in the cinema and in 2005 she was cast as a presenter by MTV Portugal.
Filomena continued acting for both theatre and cinema whilst her television presenter career took her to different TV stations and new shows. She has been hosting the late prime talk show 5 Para a Meia Noite on RTP since 2015. Among other projects she was the Green Room presenter on the Portuguese national final for the Eurovision Song Contest, Festival da Canção in 2017, and was the Portuguese jury spokesperson in the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.