Birth Place Matching "Rio de Janeiro, Brazil" (Sorted by Popularity Ascending)
Actress | Deadpool
Morena Baccarin was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to actress Vera Setta and journalist Fernando Baccarin. Her uncle was actor Ivan Setta. Morena has Italian and Brazilian Portuguese ancestry. She moved to New York at the age of 10, when her father was transferred there. She attended the LaGuardia...
Actor | 300
One of Brazil's most famous actors, Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro was born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, to Maria José Junqueira dos Reis, an artist, and Francesco Santoro, an engineer. His father is Italian, while his mother, who is Brazilian, has Portuguese ancestry.
Santoro is known...
4. Bruno Campos
Actor | The Princess and the Frog
Bruno is the son of an international banker, Paulo, and an actress, Thania. Although born in Rio de Janeiro, he grew up Brazil, Toronto, Bahrain, and Houston. He has three sisters - Mara, age 33 (in 1999); Adriana, age 32; and Mariana, age 21. At age 14, he attended Michigan's Interlochen Arts ...
Actress | Scanners
Jennifer O'Neill was born in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, on February 20, 1948. Her father Oscar (who died 2009 at age 91) was of Irish-Spanish descent and her mother Irene ("Rene") was English. Whereas Elvis Presley was riding high on the fame of his hit record, "Blue Suede Shoes", in 1956, in 1957--...
Actress | 3%
Bianca Mendes Comparato (born November 19, 1985) is a Brazilian actress. She is known for starring in critically acclaimed productions such as Como Esquecer in 2010, as well as A Menina sem Qualidades and Somos tao Jovens, both in 2013, the latter for which she won the Grande Prêmio do Cinema ...
7. José Padilha
Producer | Tropa de Elite
He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop. He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer and director of the ...
10. Daniel Benzali
Actor | A View to a Kill
Daniel Benzali is an internationally renowned actor who has astonished and delighted audiences worldwide for over 30 years with his powerful performances in a wide range of film, television and theatre roles. Mr. Benzali received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his magnificent performance as ...
Actress | Central do Brasil
Arlette Pinheiro Esteves da Silva was born on 16th October 1929 in Rio de Janeiro. She adopted the name "Fernanda" because she thought it sounded good. "Montenegro" came after her family doctor.
In late 40s she was translating and adapting famous theater plays to radio. She begun her artistic life ...
12. Walter Salles
Director | Central do Brasil
Walter Salles was born on April 12, 1956 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Walther Moreira Salles Jr. He is a director and producer, known for Central Station (1998), The Motorcycle Diaries (2004) and Foreign Land (1995). He is married to Maria Klabin. They have one child.
13. Deborah Secco
Actress | Bruna Surfistinha
Deborah Secco was born on November 26, 1979 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Deborah Fialho Secco. She is an actress and producer, known for Confessions of a Brazilian Call Girl (2011), Good Luck (2014) and America (2005). She has been married to Hugo Moura since 2015. They have one ...
14. Jossara Jinaro
Actress | Go for It!
Jossara Jinaro, described in the Latin media as the "strong, smart, and sexy ultimate woman," was the love child of two Maoists in South America. She was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and when her Mother married a Colombian diplomat she moved to Colombia. As a little girl she loved to watch movies...
15. Juliana Paes
Actress | Caminho das Índias
Juliana Paes was born on March 26, 1979 in Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Juliana Couto Paes. She is an actress, known for India: A Love Story (2009), Edge of Desire (2017) and Pé na Jaca (2006). She has been married to Carlos Eduardo Baptista since September 9, 2008. They have two ...
Actress | O Clone
Giovanna Antonelli was born on March 18, 1976 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Giovanna Antonelli Prado. She is an actress and producer, known for The Clone (2001), Overwhelming Women (2002) and Seize the Day (2009). She was previously married to Roberto Locascio and Ricardo Medina.
18. Carlos Saldanha
Director | Rio
Carlos Saldanha is a Brazilian director of animated films. He was the director of Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006), Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) and Rio (2011), and the co-director of Ice Age (2002) and Robots (2005).
Saldanha was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He left his hometown in 1991 to ...
19. Murilo Benício
Director | O Beijo no Asfalto
Murilo Benício was born on July 13, 1972 in Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Murilo Benício Ribeiro. He is an actor and director, known for O Beijo no Asfalto (2018), Brazil Avenue (2012) and The Clone (2001). He has been married to Débora Falabella since October 1, 2012. He was previously ...
23. Vinicius Machado
Actor | Power
Vinicius Machado, named one of the fastest rising Latino talent on television today, was a soccer player and a capoeira dancer until his sophomore year in high school, when he joined his elective drama class; he is now an internationally known actor and producer for his documentary special on ...
Actress | Totalmente Demais
Marina Ruy Barbosa was born on June 30, 1995 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Marina Souza Ruy Barbosa. She is an actress, known for Total Dreamer (2015), Empire (2014) and Seven Sins (2007). She has been married to Alexandre Negrão since October 7, 2017.
Actress | América
Cleo Pires had her television debut at the age of eleven in a role in "Memorial de Maria Moura" (1994) (Maria Moura's Memorial). In the miniseries, she portrayed the protagonist Maria Moura as a child. The character in adulthood was played by her mother, Gloria Pires. Nine years later, she met ...
28. Véra Clouzot
Actress | Les diaboliques
Véra Gibson-Amado, known professionally as Véra Clouzot, was a Brazilian-French actress.
In 1941, Véra met French actor Léo Lapara, a member of the theater company of Louis Jouvet, who toured in Brazil during World War II. Vera married the actor, taking part in the company's South American tour that...
30. Felipe Braga
Writer | Marighella
Recently selected by Variety as one of Latin America's New Emerging Talents behind the screen, screenwriter and director Felipe Braga is the creator of Netflix's most recent show in Brazil, Samantha!, and creative supervisor of the upcoming series Sintonia, also for Netflix. Felipe has written HBO ...
32. André Mattos
André Mattos, is one of Brazil's most beloved actors of theater, television and film. Recently nominated " once again" for best actor in a supporting role for " 492" in Rio International Film Festival 2017. Mattos was destined for the stage having been born to Emílio and Zélia de Mattos, theater ...
33. Norma Bengell
Actress | Terrore nello spazio
Norma Bengell was born on February 21, 1935 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Norma Almeida Pinto Guimarães d'Area Bengell. She was an actress and director, known for Planet of the Vampires (1965), Eternamente Pagu (1987) and Sea of Roses (1978). She was married to Gabriele Tinti. She died on October 9,...
34. Marília Pêra
Actress | Pixote: A Lei do Mais Fraco
Marília Pêra was born on January 22, 1943 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Marília Soares Pêra. She was an actress, known for Pixote (1981), Brega & Chique (1987) and Better Days Ahead (1989). She was married to Bruno Faria, Nelson Motta, Paulo Villaça, Agildo Ribeiro and Paulo ...
35. Glória Pires
Actress | É Proibido Fumar
Glória Pires was born on August 23, 1963 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Glória Maria Cláudia Pires. She is known for her work on Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2009), Irrational Heart (2011) and O Dono do Mundo (1991). She has been married to Orlando Morais since 1987. They have three ...
36. Mina Olivera
Actress | Dark Amazon
An award-winning actress and writer, Mina Olivera has always been a citizen of the world. Born in Rio de Janeiro, Mina often traveled with her mother on United Nations business, spending years in Switzerland and El Salvador as a child and teenager, respectively.
As the daughter of a U.N. human ...
38. Bruno Barreto
Director | Flores Raras
Bruno Barreto was born on March 16, 1955 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Bruno Villela Barreto Borges. He is a director and producer, known for Reaching for the Moon (2013), Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) and Four Days in September (1997). He was previously married to Amy Irving.
40. Adriana Esteves
Actress | Avenida Brasil
Adriana Esteves was born on December 15, 1969 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Adriana Esteves Agostinho. She is an actress, known for Brazil Avenue (2012), Kubanacan (2003) and Torre de Babel (1998). She has been married to Vladimir Brichta since February 11, 2006. They have one child....
Actor | Pecado Capital
João Carlos Barroso was born on February 28, 1950 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as João Carlos de Albuquerque Melo Barroso. He was an actor, known for Capital Sin (1975), Big Family (2001) and O Pistoleiro (1976). He was married to Sheila Dorfman. He died on August 12, 2019 in Rio de ...
Director | Lavoura Arcaica
Carvalho studied Architecture and Literature. For cinema, still very young, in 1984, wrote and directed the short film "A Espera", based on "A Lover's Discourse: Fragments ", by Roland Barthes, which won the best film, actress and photography awards [Concha de Oro] at the 34th Festival de San ...
47. Daniel Dantas
Actor | Paraíso Tropical
Daniel Dantas was born on June 28, 1954 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Daniel Tunes Dantas. He is an actor, known for Tropical Paradise (2007), Treason (1998) and Novo Mundo (2017). He is married to Cristina Amadeo. He was previously married to Zezé Polessa.
48. Diogo Sales
Actor | Game of Thrones
Diogo de Brito Sales, known professionally as Diogo Sales, is a Brazilian actor best known for his role as a Dothraki in season 6 of "Game of Thrones" on HBO, for his stage performances in "The Two Gentlemen of Verona" at the Barbican and at The Complete Works Royal Shakespeare Company Festival, ...
Actress | Laços de Família
Carolina Dieckmann was born on September 16, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is an actress, known for Family Ties (2000), Snakes & Lizards (2006) and Her Own Destiny (2004). She has been married to Tiago Worcman since May 6, 2007. They have one child. She was previously ...