Alice Braga

Alice Braga

Birth name: Alice Braga Moraes
Born: April 15, 1983
Age: 41
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil
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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 Karina in 2005's Lower City. 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).


Early life

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 yoghurt when she was eight years old. As a teenager she began pursuing roles in television and movies. She speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and English.


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 Mexican western film El Ardor, in the Argentine Romance film Latitudes and as Alice Taylor in Kriv Stenders Action-thriller Kill Me Three Times.

Braga is set to star 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.


Film and television
Year Title Role Notes
1998 Trampolim Cláudia Short film
2002 City of God Angélica
2005 Lower City Karina
2005 Carandiru, Outras Histórias Vânia TV series
2006 Only God Knows Dolores
2006 Journey to the End of the Night Monique
2006 Drained Waitress
2007 The Milky Way Júlia
2007 Rummikub Filha paulista Short film
2007 I Am Legend Anna Montez
2008 Redbelt Sondra Terry
2008 Blindness Woman with Dark Glasses
2009 Crossing Over Mireya Sanchez
2009 Cabeça a Prêmio
2010 Repo Men Beth
2010 Predators Isabelle
2011 Rite, TheThe Rite Angelina Vargas
2012 As Brasileiras Mirtes Episode: "A Indomável do Ceará"
2012 On the Road Terry
2012 City of God - 10 Years Later Herself
2013 Elysium Frey Santiago
2014 Latitudes Olivia
2014 The Ardor Vania
2014 Kill Me Three Times Alice Taylor
2015 The Duel Marisol In post-production
2016 The Shack Sophia Filming

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Nominated work Result Ref.
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

[ Source: Wikipedia ]

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