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15 Talented Brazilian Actors You May Already Know

Looking for Brazilian actors? Here’s a list of the most famous male actors from Brazil you may already know.

Many Brazilian celebrities are famous worldwide, but I often see international friends watch a show or movie played by an actor from Brazil without knowing it.

That’s why I decided to put together this interesting list of famous Brazilian actors. How many do you know?

15 Male Brazilian Actors You May Already Know

Here are some actors from Brazil you may already know.

1. Wagner Moura

Wagner Moura, Brazilian actor
Wagner Moura is one of the most famous Brazilian actors around the world – s_bukley / Shutterstock

Full name: Wagner Maniçoba de Moura

Birthdate: June 27, 1976

Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia

Best known for Elite Squad and its sequel (these Brazilian movies are on Netflix), Narcos: Mexico, and Elysium.

Fun fact: Moura graduated from the Federal University of Bahia and studied journalism.

2. Lázaro Ramos

Lazaro Ramos
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Full name: Luís Lázaro Sacramento Ramos

Birthdate: November 1, 1978

Birthplace: Salvador, Bahia

Best known for Carandiru, The Man Who Copied, and Lower City.

Fun fact: Ramos is married to Brazilian actress Taís Araújo.

3. Alfred Enoch

Alfred Enoch
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Full name: Alfred Lewis Enoch

Birthdate: December 2, 1988

Birthplace: London, England

Best known for Harry Potter, How to Get Away With Murder, King Lear, and Sherlock.

Fun fact: Enoch is a British-Brazilian actor who speaks English, Portuguese, French, and Spanish.

4. Eduardo Moscovis

Eduardo Moscovis
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Full name: Carlos Eduardo de Andrade

Birthdate: June 8, 1968

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro

Best known for Brazilian telenovelas Capital Sin and The Thorn and The Rose, and Brazilian show on Netflix Good Morning, Verônica.

5. Seu Jorge

Seu Jorge
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Full name: Jorge Mário da Silva

Birthdate: June 8, 1970

Birthplace: Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro

Best known for City of God, Elite Squad 2, and Brotherhood.

Fun fact: Seu Jorge is also an excellent Brazilian singer and one of the most prominent artists in Brazilian music. Some of his most popular hits are Amiga da Minha Mulher, Burguesinha, Felicidade, Final de Semana, and É Isso Aí.

6. Rodrigo Santoro

Rodrigo Santoro, Brazilian actor
Rodrigo Santoro – s_bukley / Shutterstock

Full name: Rodrigo Junqueira Reis Santoro

Birthdate: August 22, 1975

Birthplace: Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro

Best known for 300 and its sequel, Brainstorm, Carandiru, Love Actually, Che, I Love You Phillip Morris, Lost, and Westworld.

Fun fact: Santoro was the first Brazilian actor nominated to the MTV Movie Awards.

7. Jon-Michael Ecker

Jon Michael Ecker
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Full name: Jon-Michael William Ecker

Birthdate: March 16, 1983

Birthplace: San Marcos, USA

Best known for Queen of the South and Gossip Girl: Acapulco.

Fun fact: Ecker is a Brazilian-American actor who used to work as a Marine Biologist but decided to follow his father’s footsteps into acting as a career.

8. Bruno Campos

Full name: Bruno Campos

Birthdate: December 3, 1973

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro

Best known for Nip/Tuck.

Fun fact: Campos is a Brazilian-American actor who left the screens and now works as a lawyer.

9. Lino Facioli

Lino Facioli

Full name: Lino Schmidek Machado Facioli

Birthdate: July 29, 2000

Birthplace: Ribeirão Preto, São Paulo

Best known for Game of Thrones, Get Him to the Greek, and Sex Education.

10. Guy Ecker

Full name: Guy Frederick Ecker

Birthdate: February 9, 1959

Birthplace: São Paulo City, São Paulo

Best known for the TV series Las Vegas and telenovelas Café Con Aroma de Mujer and La Mentira.

Fun fact: He is the father of Jon-Michael Ecker.

11. Cauã Reymond

Caua Reymond
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Full name: Cauã Reymond Marques

Birthdate: May 20, 1980

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro

Best known for the Malhação TV series and Brazilian telenovelas Belíssima, Passione, A Favorita, and Avenida Brasil.

Fun fact: Reymond received the black belt in jiu-jitsu, loves surfing, and practices yoga.

12. Selton Mello

Selton Mello
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Full name: Selton Figueiredo Melo

Birthdate: December 30, 1972

Birthplace: Passos, Minas Gerais

Best known for Brazilian films Lisbela and the Prisoner, Auto da Compadecida, My Name Ain’t Johnny, and Netflix series The Mechanism.

Fun fact: He directed and played in The Clown, one of the most successful Brazilian films.

13. Matheus Nachtergaele

Matheus Nachtergaele
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Full name: Matheus Nachtergaele

Birthdate: January 3, 1968

Birthplace: São Paulo City, São Paulo

Best known for City of God, O Auto da Compadecida (A Dog’s Will), and Central Station.

14. Kevin Alves

Full name: Kevin Alves

Birthdate: October 19, 1991

Birthplace: Newmarket, Canada

Best known for Warehouse 13, Shadowhunters, Locke & Key, and Yellowjackets.

Fun fact: Alves is not only an actor but also a skater and was the first male skater to represent Brazil at an ISU Championship.

15. Fábio Porchat

Fabio Porchat
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Full name: Fábio Porchat de Assis

Birthdate: July 1, 1983

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro City, Rio de Janeiro

Best known for Porta dos Fundos (literally “Back Door”), a Brazilian comedy YouTube channel co-founded by Porchat.

Some Female Brazilian Actors

Fernanda Montenegro

Alice Braga Moraes

Taís Araújo

Fernanda Torres

Alessandra Negrini

Andréa Beltrão

Bianca Comparato

Marieta Severo

Maria Fernanda Cândido

Final Thoughts on Brazilian Actors

Brazil is a country of continental proportions. It’s the biggest country in South America, let alone Latin America.

I know I couldn’t possibly present the whole team of Brazilian actors in a post, but I think I did a good job showing you some of the most popular/known ones.

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