Best portuguese actorsby jferreira93 | created - 07 Jul 2012 | updated - 24 Oct 2015 | Public
Actor | Clear and Present Danger
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 ...
Actor | A Teia de Gelo
Nicolau Breyner was born on July 30, 1940 in Serpa, Portugal as João Nicolau de Melo Breyner Moreira Lopes. He is known for his work on A Teia de Gelo (2012), Meu Amor (2009) and Os Imortais (2003). He was married to Mafalda Gomes de Amorim Bessa, Sofia Sá da Bandeira and Mafalda Maria de Alpoim ...
Actor | Narcos
Pêpê Rapazote is a Portuguese born Actor known for Narcos, Shameless, Blood Ties, Amicci per la Pelle, and Pai à Força. After working as an Architect for a few years he decided acting would become his "new trade". He speaks five languages having played in Portugal, Spain, Colombia, France, Italy ...
Actress | Os Gatos não Têm Vertigens
Fernanda Serrano began working as a model at he age of 15. In 1994 she went to Barcelona to work as a model, there she was chosen (after a casting) to become part of the cast of the movie "Muere Mi Vida". In 1995 she auditioned and got the job of hosting a TV show (Noite de Reis). After that she ...
10. António Silva
Actor | O Costa do Castelo
António Silva was born on August 15, 1886 in Lisbon, Portugal as Antonio Maria Da Silva. He was an actor and director, known for O Costa do Castelo (1943), O Leão da Estrela (1947) and A Canção de Lisboa (1933). He was married to Josefina Silva. He died on March 3, 1971 in ...
11. Rui Unas
Actor | Sol de Inverno
Rui Unas Was Born in 1974, and first started dealing with the TV show business as a jornalist for a cultural program for the public television channel called "Acontece". Shortly after that he started creating and presenting his owm programmes on television, beginning with Alta Voltagem in 1996, ...
13. Albano Jerónimo
Actor | The Secret Agent
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 ...
Actor | Capitão Falcão
Gonçalo Waddington is a Portuguese actor, theater and film director, playwright and screenwriter. He was born in Lisbon in 1977 and studied theater and performance at Drama School in the beachside town of Cascais from 1994 to 1997. Still in school, he made his television debut in 1996, in Polícias,...
16. António Feio
Actor | Sába dá bádu
António Feio was born on December 6, 1954 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique as António Jorge Peres Feio. He is known for his work on Sába dá bádu (1981), Conversa da Treta (1999) and Deixem-me ao Menos Subir às Palmeiras (1972). He was married to Lurdes Feio. He died on ...
20. Canto e Castro
Actor | Longe da Vista
Canto e Castro was born on April 24, 1930 in Lisbon, Portugal as Henrique Baptista Vaz Pacheco do Canto e Castro. He was an actor, known for Longe da Vista (1998), O Anjo da Guarda (1998) and A Sombra dos Abutres (1998). He was married to Ema da Purificação Dias. He died on February 1, 2005 in ...
21. Raul Solnado
Actor | América
Raul Solnado was born on October 19, 1929 in Lisbon, Portugal as Raul Augusto de Almeida Solnado. He was an actor and writer, known for América (2010), O Milionário (1962) and Topaze (1988). He was married to Joselita Alvarenga and Maria Leonor Gomes de Oliveira. He died on August 8, ...
22. Herman José
Actor | Herman Enciclopédia
Herman José is considered the biggest comedian/entertainer in the Portuguese scene of all times. His career had an humble star in the 70s, when he performed as singer and co-hosted a few varieties shows (Zip-Zip). His first big success as a comedian was with "O Tal Canal" where he performed several...
24. Luís Esparteiro
Actor | Gake no ue no Ponyo
Luís Esparteiro was born on April 8, 1959 in Coimbra, Portugal as Luís Augusto Esparteiro Lopes da Costa. He is known for his work on Ponyo (2008), Sentimentos (2009) and Vila Faia (1982). He has been married to Vanda Isabel da Costa Correia since April 18, 2009. They have two children. He was ...
28. Henrique Viana
Henrique Viana was born on June 29, 1936 in Lisbon, Portugal as Henrique dos Santos Viana. He is known for his work on Amor de Perdição: Memórias de uma Família (1978), O Herói e o Soldado (1961) and Olá Pai (2003). He died on July 4, 2007 in Lisbon.
29. Isabel de Castro
Actress | Viela, Rua Sem Sol
Isabel de Castro was born on August 1, 1931 in Lisbon, Portugal as Isabel María Bastos Osorio de Castro e Oliveira. She was an actress, known for Viela, Rua Sem Sol (1947), Tráfico (1998) and Anjo Selvagem (2001). She was married to Carlos Otero, Óscar Acúrcio and Miguel Luke. She died on ...
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 ...
32. Morais e Castro
Actor | A Longa Ceia de Natal
Morais e Castro was born on September 30, 1939 in Lisbon, Portugal as José Armando Tavares de Morais e Castro. He is known for his work on A Longa Ceia de Natal (1959), Le comte de Monte-Cristo (1979) and Amanhecer (2002). He was married to Linda Silva and Marilia Vitória Martins Gomes Leão. He ...
Actress | O Primo Basílio
Amélia Rey Colaço was born on March 2, 1898 in Lisbon, Portugal as Amélia Schmidt Lafourcade Rey Colaço. She was an actress and producer, known for O Primo Basílio (1923), Gente Fina É Outra Coisa (1982) and Os Velhos (1966). She was married to Robles Monteiro. She died on July 8, ...
41. Diogo Morgado
Actor | Son of God
Diogo Morgado has been seen in several American television series and movies since becoming known internationally for 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." Recent ...
Actress | A Única Mulher
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 (...
45. Beatriz Batarda
Actress | Night Train to Lisbon
Beatriz Batarda was born on April 1, 1974 in London, England as Beatriz da Silveira Moreno Batarda. She is an actress, known for Night Train to Lisbon (2013), Yvone Kane (2014) and Blood of My Blood (2011). She was previously married to Bernardo Sassetti.
48. Soraia Chaves
Actress | Call Girl
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 ...
49. Antonio Vilar
Actor | Embajadores en el infierno
Antonio Vilar was born in Lisbon, Portugal on October 31st. 1912. His career began as a newspaperman but soon entered in movies as a makeup artist first, sound technician, production designer and director's assistant. His first role was in Portuguese film A Severa (1931) and developed his film ...
50. Vasco Santana
Actor | O Pai Tirano
Vasco Santana was born on January 28, 1898 in Benfica, Lisbon, Portugal as Vasco António Rodrigues Santana. He was an actor and writer, known for The Tyrannical Father (1941), A Canção de Lisboa (1933) and The Courtyard of the Ballads (1942). He was married to Arminda Martins and ...
52. Daniela Ruah
Actress | NCIS: Los Angeles
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 ...
55. Catarina Furtado
Actress | Cidade Despida
Catarina Furtado was born on August 25, 1972 in Lisbon, Portugal as Catarina Cardoso Garcia da Fonseca Furtado. She is an actress and writer, known for Cidade Despida (2010), Animal (2005) and O Tempo e Dez Mulheres. She has been married to João Reis since July 7, 2005. They have two children.
Actress | Cidade Despida
Cristina Carvalhal was born in Lisbon. In 1987 she graduated from Theatre at the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema. In the same year she entered on the play "A Dama do Maxim's" at the Teatro Aberto, and afterwards she entered on "A Rua", "Happy End", "O Suicidário", "O Hotel da Belavista", "Um ...
Director | O Tesouro
Marcantonio Del Carlo was born on November 16, 1965 in Zimbabwe. He is an actor and director, known for O Tesouro (2013), Tábuas com História (2016) and Olhos nos Olhos (2008). He has been married to Marta Nunes since July 2010. He was previously married to Raquel Matos Cruz.
69. Benedita Pereira
Actress | Ele é Ela
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 ...
72. Lúcia Moniz
Actress | Love Actually
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 ...
Actress | Mistérios de Lisboa
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....
79. Ricardo Pereira
Actor | Como uma Onda
The actor has worked in many projects, ranging from theatre, to television, to cinema. He launched his career in the year 2000 with the play A Real Calçada ao Sol, to which he followed the movie Um Homem não é um Gato.
He reached stardom in Portugal in 2002, with television projects such as Saber ...
Actor | Camilo - O Presidente
Camilo de Oliveira was born on August 11, 1924 in Figueira da Foz, Portugal as Camilo Venâncio de Oliveira. He was an actor and writer, known for Camilo - O Presidente (2009), Camilo, o Pendura (2002) and O Homem do Dia (1958). He was married to Paula Marcelo, Maria Luísa Bettencourt and Io Apolloni...
Actor | O Mistério da Estrada de Sintra
António Pedro Cerdeira was born on June 1, 1970 in Monte do Estoril, Cascais, Portugal as António Pedro dos Santos Cerdeira. He is known for his work on O Mistério da Estrada de Sintra (2007), Tu e Eu (2006) and Anjo Selvagem (2001). He was previously married to Rita Guerra.
92. Patrícia Bull
Actress | Gake no ue no Ponyo
Patrícia Bull was born on June 26, 1978 in Lisbon, Portugal as Patrícia Geraldes Barba Pinto Bull. She is an actress, known for Ponyo (2008), Kaminey (2009) and Le pacte du silence (2003). She has been married to Ricardo Gonçalves since September 17, 2011. They have one child.
95. Filipe Vargas
Actor | Lua Vermelha
At the age of 18, Filipe Vargas moved to Lisbon, where he graduated in marketing and advertising, while hosting a couple of children TV shows to pay for his studies. After working 10 years as a creative copy-writer in several advertising agencies, he moved to Spain to study theatre. He studied at ...
100. Ivone Silva
Actress | O Destino Marca a Hora
Ivone Silva was born on April 24, 1935 in Portugal as Maria Ivone da Silva Nunes. She is known for her work on O Destino Marca a Hora (1970), A Maluquinha de Arroios (1970) and Estrada da Vida (1968). She died on November 20, 1987 in Lisbon, Portugal.