Best Portuguese Actors and Actresses

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Adriano Luz
Miscellaneous Crew, Morangos com Açúcar
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Albano Jerónimo
Albano Jerónimo is an award-winning Portuguese actor. Attended Course on Training of Actors Theatre of the School of Theatre and Cinema in Lisbon. In Theatre worked with: Luís Fonseca, Ricardo Gageiro, Fernanda Lapa, Cristina Carvalhal, Diogo Infante, João Mota, Isabel Medina, Tiago Correia, John Retallack...
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Alexandra Lencastre
Actress, Anjo Meu
Alexandra Lencastre was born in Lisbon, in 1965. She's one of the most talented and most popular Portuguese actresses. As a Philosophy student, became interested in the experience of a theatre group from the University. She left Philosophy and began her acting studies at the Theater School (Conservatório)...
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Benedita Pereira
Award-winning actress Benedita Pereira achieved major stardom in her native Portugal by the time she was 18. Born into a close-knit family of travelers; a civil engineer father and mother who elected to stay home and raise her 3 children in their native Porto, Benedita decided she was going to be an actor at age 8...
Daniela Ruah
Actress, Tu e Eu
Daniela was born in Boston, Massachusetts, to Portuguese-born parents, Katharina Lia Azancot Korn and Moisés Carlos Bentes Ruah, a doctor. She lived in the US until she was five. Her father's family is Sephardi Jewish, while her mother is of mostly Ashkenazi Jewish, along with Spanish and Sephardi Jewish...
Diogo Morgado
Actor, Son of God
Diogo Morgado has been in several American television series and movies since his groundbreaking portrayal of "Jesus" in 20th Century Fox's feature film "Son of God" and in The History Channel's highly rated, Emmy nominated miniseries "The Bible," which first made him known in the United States. Currently...
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Isabel Ruth
Aged 4, she was already dancing. In 1952, at 14, she moved from Tomar, her still cherished hometown, to Lisbon, where she attended ballet classes for the first time; she vanquished the first fears of the bar, and hard work, and would became prima ballerina - after further studies in London. Her passion for dance never died within her...
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Joana de Verona
Joana de Verona (b.1989) is an award-winning Portuguese actress. She has worked with directors such as Marco Martins, Raúl Ruiz, João Botelho, João Salaviza, Valeria Sarmiento, Miguel Gomes, Denis Côté, among others. She is mostly known for "How to Draw a Perfect Circle" (2009), "Mysteries of Lisbon" (2010) (winner of the Louis Delluc award)...
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Joaquim de Almeida
Actor, Desperado
Joaquim de Almeida was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Son of two pharmacists and the sixth of eight kids, Joaquim showed signs at an early age that his future lay not in the family business. At the age of eighteen, after attending the theater course at the Lisbon Conservatory for two years, he left Portugal...
Lúcia Moniz
In 1990-91 Lúcia Moniz studied in the Music Academy of de Santa Cecília. After that she went to Minnesota to study in Eden Prairie High School. There she received the award for the best composer of the school. Lúcia was still pretty unknown in Portugal when she participated in the Portuguese national final 1996...
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Maria João Bastos
Raul Ruiz's critically acclaimed "Mysteries of Lisbon"(2010) put Maria João Bastos on the map of the European and International cinema and brought her roles in films like Valeria Sarmiento's "Lines of Wellington"(2012) or Michael Sturminger's "The Casanova Variations"(2014) starring John Malkovich. But long before that...
Maria de Medeiros
Actress, Pulp Fiction
Maria de Medeiros is the oldest of three daughters by the pianist, maestro and composer António Vitorino D'Almeida and Maria Armanda Esteves. Her sisters are Inês de Medeiros, stage actress and film and stage director and Ana Medeiros, violinist, composer, and music teacher. Studied at Lycée Français Charles Le Pierre...
Miguel Nunes
Born April 18th, 1988. He began his career at age of 12, with a role in a television show. At the age of eighteen he was among the cast of the most popular Portuguese TV show Morangos com Açucar IV, where he played a young boy wanting to become a professional skateboarder. He's first role in theatre was in a play by Jorge Amado directed by Rita Alagão...
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Pêpê Rapazote
Actor, Shameless
Pêpê Rapazote is a Portuguese Actor who interestingly, used to be an Architect until discovering the Theatre stage. He then decided to study for two years to become an actor. His stage debut took place in 1998 and since then he's been on several theatre plays, TV series and movies. Speaking five languages...
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Soraia Chaves
Actress, Dancin' Days
She is a model who turned into a fantastic actress. Her first appearance as an actress was in "O Crime do Padre Amaro", a movie version of an successful Portuguese book. In this movie she has one of the leading roles, having to show her beautiful naked body. Soraia is now at SIC (Sociedade Independente de Comunicação), signing a contract with one of the biggest TV channel's in Portugal...