|Date of Birth||25 June 1989, Portugal|
|Height||5' 10¾" (1.8 m)|
Mini Bio (1)
At the age of 16, Rafael Morais was cast in Doomed Love (2008) (Locarno International Film Festival's official selection). At 17, Rafael was cast as the lead in the controversial film How to Draw a Perfect Circle (2009) (Winner of the Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting at the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival and Portugal's official submission to the 82nd Academy Awards). Rafael received a scholarship from GDA (Portuguese Actor's Guild) to study at the Stella Adler Acting Academy in Los Angeles. Rafael starred in Blood of My Blood (2011) (Portuguese entry for the 85th Academy Awards) by acclaimed director João Canijo'. Blood of My Blood (2011) was the official selection for festivals such as: Toronto International Film Fest, Palm Springs International Film Festival, AFI Fest, Berlin Film Festival, and many others. The film received the FIPRESCI Prize at the San Sebastian International Film Festival and a Special Mention at the Miami Film Festival.
Rafael received the L'Oreal Best Actor Award at the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival and was nominated two years in a row for the Best Actor Award at the Golden Globes Portugal (the youngest actor to ever be nominated.)
- IMDb Mini Biography By: James Briggs