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Overview (3)

Born in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Birth NameRodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Rodrigo Santoro is a world-renown actor who can recently be seen starring alongside Academy Award Winner Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, and Geoffrey Wright in the hit HBO series WESTWORLD created by Jonah Nolan and produced by JJ Abrams. Rodrigo played the male lead in the Hulu series REPRISAL for producer Warren Littlefield. He will next be seen in the feature PROJECT POWER for Netflix, coming out mid-August 2020, opposite Jamie Foxx and Joseph Gordon Levitt. He will soon be seen in the Netflix foreign language film SEVEN SLAVES for director Alex Moratto. In 2018, he appeared at Sundance for a film he starred in and produced to critical acclaim titled UN TRADUCTOR. His extensive list of credits includes a lead role opposite Benicio Del Toro in Steven Soderbergh's CHE, a lead role in the iconic film LOVE ACTUALLY, FOCUS opposite Will Smith and Margot Robbie, 300: RISE OF AN EMPIRE opposite Eva Green, RIO 2, THE LAST STAND opposite Forrest Whitaker, WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU'RE EXPECTING opposite Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez, HEMINGWAY AND GELHORN for HBO opposite Nicole Kidman, THE 33 opposite Juliette Binoche about the Chilean minors, JANE GOT A GUN opposite Natalie Portman and the Brazilian film HELENO, chronicling the true-life story of the most notorious and successful Brazilian soccer player, Heleno de Frietas.

Rodrigo was honored to receive the Ischia award for International Contribution at the 2008 Ischia Global Film Festival in Italy. Rodrigo has won a total of eight Best Actor awards, including the first-ever award for Best Actor from the Brazilian Academy of Arts and Film, for his portrayal of a young man forced into a mental institution by his parents in BRAINSTORM, the critically acclaimed film by director Lais Bodansky.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Haley Brenn

Trivia (15)

When he was 4, his grandfather gave him his favorite present of all time: a horse.
On People (USA) magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list [2004].
Studied Communications in college.
Dubbed the main character of 'Stuart Little'(2000) and 'Stuart Little 2'(2002) in the Brazilian versions.
He has a sister named Flávia Junqueira dos Reis Santoro (an architect). She's married to Marco Antônio and they have a son named Frederico (b. October 5th 2006 in Rio de Janeiro).
Parents: Francesco Santoro (engineer) and Maria José Junqueira dos Reis (plastic artist).
He studied interpretation in the 'Oficina de Atores da Rede Globo' for one year.
Broke up with model Ellen Jabour in 2008, after four years of relationship.
His father is Italian. His mother, who is Brazilian, has Portuguese ancestry.
Favorite actors are Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.
Taping a prime time soap opera called "Mulheres Apaixonadas" (Women in Love) on Brazil's Rede Globo network. [April 2003]
Filming "A Dona da História". [January 2004]
Supporting part on major TV hit series, Lost, playing survivor "Paulo". [November 2006]
Rodrigo participated in the film "The 33" based on a real-life event happened in Chile, when a gold and copper mine collapsed trapping 33 miners underground for 69 days. The movie was filmed in a mine in Colombia and in the city of Copiapo, the specific place in the north of Chile where this event occurred. Rodrigo performed the role of the Chilean Ministry of Mining Laurence Golborne.
Father of a girl named Nina with his girlfriend Mel Fronckowiak, born in Rio de Janeiro on May 22, 2017.

Personal Quotes (1)

I love both the sun and the moon, day and night. But I enjoy the day the most because I live in Rio and I can play sports.

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