12 Great Brazilian Actors

by leocastelobranco | created - 26 Mar 2011 | updated - 26 Mar 2011 | Public

1. Marco Nanini

Actor | A Grande Família

Marco Nanini was born on May 31, 1948 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil as Marco Antônio Barroso Nanini. He is an actor and producer, known for A Grande Família (2001), Amor & Cia (1998) and O Bem Amado (2010).

2. Wagner Moura

Actor | Tropa de Elite

Moura was born in Salvador, a city located in Northeast Region of Brazil, but grew up in the small town of Rodelas, Bahia. His mother, Alderiva, was a housewife, and his father, José Moura, was a Sergeant in the Brazilian Air Force. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Salvador, Bahia.


3. Tony Ramos

Actor | Cabocla

Tony Ramos was born on August 25, 1948 in Arapongas, Paraná, Brazil as Antônio Carvalho Barbosa Ramos. He is an actor, known for Cabocla (2004), Se Eu Fosse Você (2006) and Se Eu Fosse Você 2 (2009). He has been married to Lidiane Ramos since September 17, 1969. They have two children.

4. 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 Paraíso Tropical (2007), Treason (1998) and Novo Mundo (2017). He is married to Cristina Amadeo. He was previously married to Zezé Polessa.

5. Reginaldo Faria

Actor | Quem Tem Medo de Lobisomem?

Reginaldo Faria was born on June 11, 1937 in Nova Friburgo, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Reginaldo Figueira de Faria. He is an actor and writer, known for Quem Tem Medo de Lobisomem? (1975), Lúcio Flávio, o Passageiro da Agonia (1977) and Barra Pesada (1977). He has been married to Vânia...

6. Matheus Nachtergaele

Actor | Cidade de Deus

Matheus Nachtergaele was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 1969. He is one of the best young Brazilian actor at the moment. He showed his talent in many beautiful roles, both in cinema and television. For the TV he workes in the TV series "Hilda Furacao" in the role of the transexual Cintura Fina, in ...

7. Selton Mello

Producer | O Palhaço

Selton Mello is a Brazilian actor, director, and screenwriter.

Beginning his career in television during childhood, Mello is today one of Brazil's most prominent and critically acclaimed artists - with an extensive body of work in theater, cinema, and other creative fronts.

Mello played leading roles...

8. Luís Melo

Actor | A Casa das Sete Mulheres

Luís Melo was born on November 13, 1957 in Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil as Luís Alberto Melo. He is an actor, known for A Casa das Sete Mulheres (2003), Na Forma da Lei (2010) and Cara & Coroa (1995).

9. Milton Gonçalves

Actor | Carandiru

Milton Gonçalves was born on December 9, 1933 in Monte Santo, Minas Gerais, Brazil. He is an actor and director, known for Carandiru (2003), A Rainha Diaba (1974) and Filhas do Vento (2004). He has been married to Oda Gonçalves since March 28, 1966. They have three children.

10. Luiz Fernando Guimarães

Actor | Os Normais

Luiz Fernando Guimarães was born on November 20, 1949 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is an actor and writer, known for Os Normais (2001), Minha Nada Mole Vida (2006) and TV Pirata (1988).

11. Ney Latorraca

Actor | Rabo-de-Saia

Ney Latorraca was born on July 27, 1944 in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil as Antônio Ney Latorraca. He is an actor and producer, known for Rabo-de-Saia (1984), Irma Vap: O Retorno (2006) and Zazá (1997).

12. Claudio Marzo

Actor | Pantanal

Claudio Marzo was born on September 26, 1940 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Cláudio da Silva Marzo. He was an actor and producer, known for Pantanal (1990), O Homem Nu (1997) and Memórias do Medo (1981). He was married to Neia Marzo, Betty Faria, Thaís de Andrade, Denise Dumont and Xuxa ...