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Alice Braga

Brazilian born actress Alice Braga has been receiving critical acclaim and international recognition ever since her stirring performance in City of God helped catapult the film to multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nominations. Appearing in nearly a dozen films in just five years, Braga, already a fixture of Brazilian cinema, has captured Hollywood's attention with a host of promising projects on the horizon.

In December 2007, Braga starred opposite Will Smith in I Am Legend, the story of the last survivor of a man-made plague that has mutated humans into vampires. Based on the novel by Richard Matheson, this Warner Bros. release is directed by Francis Lawrence with a screenplay adapted by Akiva Goldsman and Mark Protosevich.

In Wayne Kramer's upcoming film, Crossing Over, Braga joins an ensemble cast, including Harrison Ford and Sean Penn, in a film about the lives of immigrants living in Los Angeles and their efforts to achieve US citizenship.

Braga is currently filming Blindness, based on a novel by Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago. Directed by Fernando Meirelles, the film tells the story of a doctor's wife who becomes the only person with the ability to see after an entire town is struck with a mysterious case of sudden blindness. The film also stars Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Danny Glover and Gael Garcia Bernal.

Braga's past credits include: her portrayal of a carefree art student opposite Diego Luna, in Sólo Dios Sabe (God Only Knows) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; A Journey to the End of the Night, an independent film set against the backdrop of the Brazilian sex trade industry with Mos Def and Brendan Fraser; and the offbeat comedy Cheiro do Ralo, O (Drained).

For her performance in the riveting drama about the dangers of a love triangle, Cidade Baixa (Lower City), Braga won nine prominent film awards including the Grand Jury Prize from the Miami International Film Festival as well as honors from the Brazilian Academy of Cinema and the Verona Film Festival.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.

Alice Braga Facts

BirthdayApril 15, 1983 (36)
BirthplaceSao Paulo, Brazil
Height5' 4" (1m63)  How tall is Alice Braga compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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