Braga at the ATX Television Festival presentation of the TV show "Queen of the South" in 2016
Alice Braga Moraes
April 15, 1983
|Relatives||Sônia Braga (aunt)|
Alice Braga Moraes(born April 15, 1983) is a Brazilian actress. She has appeared in several Brazilian films, most notably as Angélica in 2002's highly acclaimed City of God and as Karinna in 2005's Lower City .
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Lower City is a 2005 Brazilian drama film directed by Sérgio Machado. It was released in Brazil and to international film festivals in 2005, including being screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival. Its general release in the United States was in 2006 in New York.
She came to international prominence after appearing opposite Will Smith in I Am Legend (2007) and has since become a familiar face in Hollywood, appearing in films such as Repo Men and Predators (both 2010), The Rite (2011) and Elysium (2013). She plays main character Teresa Mendoza in the crime drama-thriller television series Queen of the South (2016–present). She played Wisdom in the 2017 movie The Shack , based on the book of the same name.
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Alice Braga Moraes was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She was raised in a Catholic family.Her exposure to the world of acting came at an early age. Both her mother, Ana Braga, and aunt, Sônia Braga, are actresses, and Braga often accompanied them to film sets. She began her career by appearing in school plays and commercials. Her first commercial was for yogurt when she was eight years old. As a teenager she began pursuing roles in television and movies. She speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and English.
São Paulo is a municipality in the Southeast Region of Brazil. The metropolis is an alpha global city and the most populous city in Brazil, the Western Hemisphere and the Southern Hemisphere, besides being the largest Portuguese-speaking city in the world. The municipality is also the Earth's 11th largest city proper by population. The city is the capital of the surrounding state of São Paulo, the most populous and wealthiest state in Brazil. It exerts strong international influences in commerce, finance, arts and entertainment. The name of the city honors the Apostle, Saint Paul of Tarsus. The city's metropolitan area, the Greater São Paulo, ranks as the most populous in Brazil and the 12th most populous on Earth. The process of conurbation between the metropolitan areas located around the Greater São Paulo created the São Paulo Macrometropolis, a megalopolis with more than 30 million inhabitants, one of the most populous urban agglomerations in the world.
Sônia Maria Campos Braga is a Brazilian-American actress. She is known in the English-speaking world for her Golden Globe Award nominated performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) and Moon over Parador (1988). She also received a BAFTA Award nomination in 1981 for Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands. For the 1994 television film The Burning Season, she was nominated for an Emmy Award and a third Golden Globe Award. Her other television credits include The Cosby Show (1986), Sex and the City (2001), American Family (2002), and Alias (2005).
In 1998, Braga debuted in a Portuguese-language short called Trampolim, and then returned to her schooling. Her big break came in 2002 when she was cast as Angélica in the critically acclaimed film City of God , for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize. She took more time off and attended university while appearing in a pair of well-regarded South American films—2005’s Lower City and 2006’s Only God Knows—and in the popular Brazilian television program Carandiru, Outras Historias. Braga made her English-language debut in 2006 with a starring role with Brendan Fraser, Mos Def, and Catalina Sandino Moreno in Journey to the End of Night , which premiered at the 5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. In 2007, Braga was cast in the Will Smith blockbuster I Am Legend and the drama Crossing Over , which stars Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd.She also appeared in the 2008 David Mamet film Redbelt alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor. Braga portrayed Beth in the science-fiction film Repo Men . She starred as Isabelle in Antal Nimrod's Predators , which was shot and produced by Troublemaker Studios and Robert Rodriguez. In 2013, Braga appeared as Frey Santiago in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium . In 2014 starred as Eva in the Brazilian crime drama film Muitos Homens Num Só , as Vania in the Brazilian jungle film El Ardor , in the Argentine Romance film Latitudes and as Alice Taylor in Kriv Stenders Action-thriller Kill Me Three Times .
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Braga stars in the drama series Queen of the South , produced for USA Network, an adaptation of Arturo Perez-Reverte's best-selling novel La Reina del Sur . This marks Braga's first big U.S. television role. Her previous small-screen credits were two parts in a non-English series.
Queen of the South is an American crime drama television series created by M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller. The series premiered on June 23, 2016, on USA Network and is an adaptation of the telenovela La Reina del Sur, which airs on USA's sister network Telemundo, and in turn is an adaptation of the novel of the same name by Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte. On September 6, 2016, USA Network renewed the series for a second season which premiered June 8, 2017. On August 10, 2017, USA renewed the series for a third season, which premiered on June 21, 2018. On October 1, 2018, it was announced that the USA Network had renewed the series for a fourth season.
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|2002||City of God||Angélica|
|2005||Carandiru, Outras Histórias||Vânia||TV series|
|2006||Only God Knows||Dolores|
|2006||Journey to the End of the Night||Monique|
|2007||The Milky Way||Júlia|
|2007||Rummikub||Filha paulista||Short film|
|2007||I Am Legend||Anna Montez|
|2008||Blindness||Woman with Dark Glasses|
|2009||Crossing Over||Mireya Sanchez|
|2009||Cabeça a Prêmio|
|2011||The Rite||Angelina Vargas|
|2012||As Brasileiras||Mirtes||TV series (episode: "A Indomável do Ceará")|
|2012||On the Road||Terry|
|2012||City of God - 10 Years Later||Herself|
|2014||Kill Me Three Times||Alice Taylor|
|2016–present||Queen of the South||Teresa Mendoza||TV series|
|2016||Entre Idas E Vindas||Sandra|
|2018||Eduardo & Mônica||Mônica||Filming|
|2019||The New Mutants||Cecilia Reyes||Post-production|
|2003||Cinema Brazil Grand Prize||Best Supporting Actress||City of God||Nominated|
|2005||Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival||Best Actress||Lower City||Won|
|2006||ACIE Awards||Best Actress||Lower City||Won|
|2006||São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards||Best Actress||Lower City||Won|
|2006||SESC Film Festival||Audience Award Best Actress||Lower City||Won|
|2006||SESC Film Festival||Critics Award Best Actress||Lower City||Won|
|2006||Verona Love Screens Film Festival||Best Acting Performance||Lower City||Won|
|2006||Prêmio Contigo Cinema||Best Actress||Lower City||Won|
|2007||Cinema Brazil Grand Prize||Best Actress||Lower City||Won|
|2008||Black Reel Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Blindness||Nominated|
|2008||SESC Film Festival||Audience Award Best Actress||The Milky Way||Won|
|2008||Cinema Brazil Grand Prize||Best Supporting Actress||Drained||Nominated|
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