Best portuguese actorsby jferreira93 | created - 07 Jul 2012 | updated - 24 Oct 2015 | Public
Actor | Fast Five
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 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 Vieira ...
Actor | Narcos
Pêpê Rapazote is a Portuguese-born actor known for Narcos, Shameless, Operation Finale, Blood Ties, Amicci per la Pelle, and Pai à Força. After having worked as an architect for a few years, he decided acting would become his "new trade." He speaks five languages, Portuguese, English, Spanish, ...
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 Song of Lisbon (1933). He was married to Josefina Silva. He died on March 3, 1971 in Lisbon.
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 | Vila Faia
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 | Arte
António Feio was born on December 6, 1954 in Lourenço Marques, Mozambique as António Jorge Peres Feio. He is known for his work on Arte (1999), Os Bonecos da Bola (1993) and Verão Quente (1993). He was married to Lurdes Feio. He died on July 29, 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal.
20. Canto e Castro
Actor | O Anjo da Guarda
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 O Anjo da Guarda (1998), Longe da Vista (1998) and In the Shadow of the Vultures (1998). He was married to Ema da Purificação Dias. He died on February 1, ...
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), The Millionaire (1962) and O Tarzan do 5o Esquerdo (1958). He was married to Joselita Alvarenga and Maria Leonor Gomes de Oliveira. He died ...
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 Ouro Verde (2017). He has been married to Vanda Correia since April 18, 2009. They have two children. He was previously married ...
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 Ill-Fated Love (1978), O Herói e o Soldado (1961) and Olá Pai (2003). He was married to Graça Braz and Ivone Silva. 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 | Ricardina e Marta
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 Ricardina e Marta (1989), A Longa Ceia de Natal (1959) and Entre Marido e Mulher... (1979). He was married to Linda Silva and Marilia Vitória Martins Gomes Leão...
36. Zita Duarte
Actress | Jogo de Mão
Zita Duarte was born on February 17, 1944 in Cascais, Portugal as Zita Glória Duarte Silva. She was an actress and producer, known for Jogo de Mão (1983), Seven Bullets for Selma (1967) and Sunday Afternoon (1966). She died on January 14, 2000 in Lisbon, Portugal.
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
While his acting debut was at the age of 15, Diogo Morgado later became 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." Morgado's recent work includes ...
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 Fernandes. She is known for her work on Night Train to Lisbon (2013), Yvone Kane (2014) and The Murmuring Coast (2004). 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 Pátio das Cantigas
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 Courtyard of the Ballads (1942), The Tyrannical Father (1941) and A Song of Lisbon (1933). He was married to Arminda Martins and Mirita Casimiro. He ...
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 Linhas de Sangue (2018). 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 Iolanda Laranjeiro since May 19, 2018. He was previously married to Marta Nunes and ...
69. Benedita Pereira
Actress | Ele é Ela
2x Best Actress Award-winner, "Benny" achieved major success in her native Portugal, and was a national TV star by the time she was 18. Born and raised in a close-knit family; her civil engineer father, stay-at-home mom and 2 older siblings, in Porto, Portugal. 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 Pendura
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 Pendura (2002), Camilo - O Presidente (2009) 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 The Mystery of Sintra (2007), Tu e Eu (2006) and Olhos de Água (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 two children.
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.