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Lucia Moniz

Lucia Moniz was born in 1976 in Lisbon and has lived there all her life. Coming from a family of musicians, her musical career began a long time ago in 1991 at the Music Academy de Santa Cecilia, Lisbon.

In 1996, she came in sixth in the Eurovision Song Contest with Portugal's entry O Meu Coração Não Tem Cor, after winning the Festival RTP da Canção earlier that year. She then went on to host the Portuguese national final in 1998.

After her Eurovision entry, Lucia's career has diverged into two areas. A singer/songwriter with a gold album to her name, she has also become a well-known actress in Portugal through her performances in the theatre and in several television series.

Her first album, Magnólia (1999), was a very successful platform for her follow-up and latest release, 67, which was recorded in Boston. It was made with her longtime producer and collaborator Nuno Bettencourt and released by EMI (Portugal) in 2002. This album matched her debut by also going gold in her home country.

In addition to her work in Love Actually, she has recently filmed a lead role in a Portuguese short film.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

Lucia Moniz Facts

OccupationActress, Musician
BirthplaceLisbon, Portugal

Selected Filmography

Love Actually (2003) as Aurelia
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