Brazilian artists who support leftist causes

by guisreis | created - 11 Oct 2013 | updated - 23 May 2016 | Public

1. Alceu Valença

Actor | A Luneta do Tempo

Alceu Valença was born on July 1, 1946 in São Bento do Una, Pernambuco, Brazil as Alceu Valenca Paiva. He has been married to Yanê Montenegro since March 12, 2004.

2. Alcione

Soundtrack | Aquarius

Alcione was born on November 21, 1947 in São Luís, Maranhão, Brazil as Alcione Nazaré.

3. Anna Muylaert

Writer | Que Horas Ela Volta?

Anna Muylaert was born on April 21, 1964 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil. She is known for her work on The Second Mother (2015), Smoke Gets in Your Eyes (2009) and Don't Call Me Son (2016).

4. Arnaldo Antunes

Soundtrack | Fast Five

Arnaldo Antunes was born on September 2, 1960 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Arnaldo Augusto Nora Antunes Filho. He has been married to Zaba Moraeu since 1988. They have four children. He was previously married to Go.

5. Bemvindo Sequeira

Actor | Sobrevivente Urbano

Bemvindo Sequeira was born in Carangola, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Bemvindo Pereira de Sequeira. He is an actor, known for Sobrevivente Urbano (2014), Mandacaru (1997) and Possible Loves (2001). He is married to Doia.

6. Bete Mendes

Actress | Beto Rockfeller

Bete Mendes was born on May 11, 1949 in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil. She is an actress, known for Beto Rockfeller (1968), Simplesmente Maria (1970) and O Rebu (1974).

7. Beth Carvalho

Soundtrack | Cheias de Charme

Beth Carvalho was born on May 5, 1946 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Elizabeth Santos Leal de Carvalho. She was married to Edson de Souza Barbosa. She died on April 30, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro.

8. Camila Pitanga

Actress | Paraíso Tropical

Camila Pitanga was born on June 12, 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Camila Manhães Sampaio. She is an actress, known for Tropical Paradise (2007), I'd Receive the Worst News from Your Beautiful Lips (2011) and Old River (2016). She was previously married to Claudio Amaral Peixoto.

9. Chico Buarque

Soundtrack | The Foreigner

Chico Buarque was born on June 19, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Francisco Buarque de Hollanda. He is known for his work on The Foreigner (2017), The Machine (2005) and Joanna Francesa (1973). He was previously married to Marieta Severo.

10. Chico César

Soundtrack | Central do Brasil

Chico César was born on January 26, 1964 in Catolé do Rocha, Paraíba, Brazil as Francisco César Gonçalves.

11. Chico Díaz

Actor | Corisco & Dadá

Chico Díaz was born in Mexico, but due to his Paraguayan father's diplomatic career, spent his childhood in Peru and went to Brazil in 1969, where he has remained ever since. He was a young stage actor when he was cast in his first movie.

12. Cleo

Actress | América

Cleo Pires had her television debut at the age of eleven in a role in "Memorial de Maria Moura" (1994) (Maria Moura's Memorial). In the miniseries, she portrayed the protagonist Maria Moura as a child. The character in adulthood was played by her mother, Gloria Pires. Nine years later, she met ...

13. Cristina Pereira

Actress | Pega Pega

Cristina Pereira was born on August 9, 1949 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil as Maria Cristina Teixeira Pereira. She is an actress, known for The Big Catch (2017), The Law and the Crime (2009) and Guerra dos Sexos (1983). She was previously married to Rafael Ponzi.

14. Dira Paes

Actress | Corisco & Dadá

Dira Paes is one of the most awarded actresses in Brazilian Cinema and her curriculum has more than 35 feature films. She started her career in the overproduction of Embassy Pictures "The Emerald Forest" (Cannes film Festival), of the diretor John Boorman. At the cinema we can highlight movies such...

15. Francisco Milani

Actor | Zorra Total

Francisco Milani was born on November 19, 1936 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Francisco Ferreira Milani. He was an actor and director, known for Zorra Total (1999), Viva o Gordo (1981) and Chico Anysio Show (1982). He was married to Joana Fomm. He died on August 13, 2005 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio ...

R.I.P.

16. Gilberto Gil

Soundtrack | Whip It

Gilberto Gil was born on June 26, 1942 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil as Gilberto Passos Gil Moreira. He has been married to Flora Gil since 1980. They have three children. He was previously married to Sandra Gadelha, Nana Caymmi and Belina de Aguiar.

17. Gregório Duvivier

Actor | Louco por Elas

Brazilian actor and poet born in Rio de Janeiro. Son of singer Olivia Byington and musician Edgar Duvivier. At 9 years old began acting in theater through the drama class Tablado. At 17, he formed the group responsible for the play Z.É., Zenas Emprovisadas. Over the period studied drama in which he...

18. Jorge Furtado

Writer | O Homem Que Copiava

Jorge Furtado was born on June 9, 1959 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He is a writer and director, known for The Man Who Copied (2003), Two Summers (2002) and Meu Tio Matou um Cara (2004).

19. José de Abreu

Actor | Avenida Brasil

José de Abreu was born on May 24, 1946 in Santa Rita do Passa Quatro, São Paulo, Brazil as José Pereira de Abreu Júnior. He is an actor and director, known for Brazil Avenue (2012), The Intruder (1979) and Antes Que Eu Me Esqueça (2018).

20. Kleber Mendonça Filho

Director | Bacurau

Kleber Mendonça Filho was born in 1968 in Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil. He is a director and writer, known for Bacurau (2019), Aquarius (2016) and Neighboring Sounds (2012). He is married to Emilie Lesclaux. They have two children.

21. Laerte Coutinho

Actress | Feras

Laerte Coutinho is an actress and writer, known for Feras (2019), Love Is All (2011) and Penas (2012).

22. Leci Brandão

Soundtrack | Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro

Leci Brandão was born on September 12, 1944 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

23. Leoni

Composer | Intimidade Entre Estranhos

Leoni was born in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

24. Letícia Sabatella

Actress | O Dono do Mundo

Letícia Sabatella was born on March 8, 1972 in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. She is an actress, known for O Dono do Mundo (1991), The Clone (2001) and India: A Love Story (2009). She has been married to Fernando Alves Pinto since December 16, 2013. She was previously married to Ângelo ...

25. Luis Fernando Verissimo

Writer | Estúdio A... Gildo

Luis Fernando Verissimo was born on September 26, 1936 in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. He is a writer and actor, known for Estúdio A... Gildo (1982), O Clube dos Anjos and A Comedy of Private Lives (1995). He has been married to Lúcia Helena Massa since 1964. They have three ...

26. Marcos Winter

Actor | Vida Nova

Marcos Winter was born on August 31, 1966 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil as Marcos César Simarelli Winter. He is an actor, known for Vida Nova (1988), Felicidade (1991) and Pantanal (1990). He was previously married to Paloma Duarte.

27. Mário Lago

Actor | Nina

Mario Lago was an ardent communist who was imprisoned by the Brazilian government 6 times between 1964 and 1986. The Andrew Sisters popularized his song "Aurora" in the 1941 film HOLD THAT GHOST.

R.I.P.

28. Osmar Prado

Actor | Olga

Osmar Prado was born on August 18, 1947 in São Paulo, SP, Brazil as Osmar do Amaral Barbosa. He is an actor, known for Olga (2004), Ciranda de Pedra (2008) and 10 Segundos para Vencer (2018). He is married to Vânia Pacheco. They have one child. He was previously married to Elizabeth Barbosa.

29. Paloma Duarte

Actress | 2 Filhos de Francisco: A História de Zezé di Camargo & Luciano

Paloma Duarte was born on May 21, 1977 in São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil as Paloma Marcos Sanchez Silva. She is an actress, known for Two Sons of Francisco (2005), Leo e Bia (2010) and Soulbound (2011). She was previously married to Marcos Winter and Renato Lui.

30. Paulo Betti

Actor | Cafundó

Paulo Betti is one of the most well-known and respected actors in Brazil today. Having earned a "Distinguished Fulbright Fellowship", Paulo began his theatrical career in 1969 with "Zé do Burro", which earned him first acting award. He was the leading man in more than 13 films, including "Lamarca" ...

31. Pedro Cardoso

Actor | A Grande Família

Pedro Cardoso was born on December 31, 1962 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Pedro Cardoso Martins Moreira. He is an actor and writer, known for Big Family (2001), Four Days in September (1997) and Lisbela and the Prisoner (2003).

32. Sérgio Mamberti

Actor | Vale Tudo

Sérgio Mamberti was born on April 22, 1939 in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil. He is an actor, known for Vale Tudo (1988), 3% (2016) and Made in Brazil (1985). He was previously married to Vivien Mahr.

33. Sílvia Buarque

Actress | Reza a Lenda

Sílvia Buarque was born on March 28, 1969 in Rome, Lazio, Italy as Sílvia Severo Buarque de Hollanda. She is an actress and producer, known for Reza a Lenda (2016), Louise's Wedding (2001) and Mistério no Colégio Brasil (1988). She is married to Chico Díaz. They have one child. She ...

34. Tássia Camargo

Actress | O Dono do Mundo

Tássia Camargo was born on January 29, 1961 in Guarulhos, São Paulo, Brazil. She is an actress, known for O Dono do Mundo (1991), Os Adolescentes (1981) and Opposite Lives (2006). She was previously married to Marinho Boffa.

35. Tereza Seiblitz

Actress | Querido Estranho

Tereza Seiblitz was born on June 29, 1964 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Ana Teresa Milanez de Lossio e Seiblitz. She is an actress, known for Darling Stranger (2002), Donas de Casa Desesperadas (2007) and Explode Coração (1995). She is married to Kiko Horta. They have ...

36. Tico Santa Cruz

Soundtrack | Um Show de Verão

Tico Santa Cruz was born on September 30, 1977 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Luis Guilherme Brunetta Fontenelle de Araújo.

37. Tonico Pereira

Actor | A Força do Querer

Tonico Pereira was born on June 22, 1948 in Campos dos Goitacases, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Antônio Carlos de Souza Pereira. He is an actor and director, known for Edge of Desire (2017), The Blind Man Who Shouted Light (1997) and Colors (2012). He is married to Marina Salomão. They have two ...

38. Wagner Moura

Actor | Tropa de Elite

Moura was born in Salvador, a city located in Northeast Region of Brazil, but grew up in the small town of Rodelas, Bahia. His mother, Alderiva, was a housewife, and his father, José Moura, was a Sergeant in the Brazilian Air Force. At the age of 13, he moved with his family to Salvador, Bahia.

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39. Wagner Tiso

Composer | Os Desafinados

Wagner Tiso was born on December 12, 1945 in Três Pontas, Minas Gerais, Brazil as Wagner Tiso Veiga. He is a composer, known for Os Desafinados (2008), Jango (1984) and Vida de Menina (2003).

40. Zezé Polessa

Actress | Porto dos Milagres

Zezé Polessa was born on September 22, 1953 in Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil as Maria José de Castro Polessa. She is an actress, known for Port of Miracles (2001), Achados e Perdidos (2007) and Once in a Blue Moon (2005).



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