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Famous TV Actors from Brazil

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List of famous TV actors from Brazil, listed alphabetically with photos of the actors when available. Brazil has given birth to a lot of talented television actors who have gone on to star in comedies, dramas, soap operas, reality shows and more. These are some of the funniest and most talented Brazilian TV stars that have ever lived, so if you're an aspiring actor or actress from Brazil this list should contain many of your idols. If you're looking for a particular popular actor or actress from Brazil then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

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This list answers the questions, "Who are the best Brazilian TV actors?" and "Which television actors are from Brazil?"

You can click on the names of these legendary TV stars of Brazil in order to get more information about each one. If you're a TV junkie use this list of talented Brazilian actresses to find some new TV stars that you haven't already heard of.
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Fernanda Paes Leme is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Salve Jorge, Insensato Coração

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Fernanda Paes Leme is a film actress.
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Zózimo Bulbul is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Zózimo Bulbul was a Brazilian actor, filmmaker, and activist. Bulbul was a prominent proponent of Afro-Brazilian culture within Brazilian cinema and society at-large. Bulbul co-founded ...more
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Rodrigo Santoro is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Lost, Mulheres Apaixonadas, Estrela-Guia

Birthplace: Petrópolis, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro (Portuguese pronunciation: [ʁoˈdɾiɡu sɐ̃ˈtoɾu]; born 22 August 1975) is a Brazilian actor. He has appeared in many successful movies, including Brainstorm ...more

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Sônia Braga is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
American Family, As Cariocas, Dancin' Days

Birthplace: Brazil, Maringá

Nationality: Brazil

Sônia Maria Campos Braga (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsõnjɐ ˈbɾaɡɐ]; born June 8, 1950) is a Brazilian-American actress. She is known in the English-speaking world for her Golden ...more
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Adriana Lima is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Pista Dupla

Birthplace: Salvador, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Adriana Lima (Brazilian Portuguese: [adɾiˈãnɐ ˈlimɐ]; born June 12, 1981) is a Brazilian model and actress, best known as a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1999 to 2018. She was their ...more

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Luís Melo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
A Casa das Sete Mulheres

Birthplace: Curitiba, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Luís Melo is a Brazilian actor.
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Morena Baccarin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Firefly, Homeland, Justice League

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nationality: United States of America, Brazil

Morena Baccarin (; Portuguese: [moˈɾenɐ ˈbakaɾĩ]; born June 2, 1979) is a Brazilian-American actress known for portraying Inara Serra in the sci-fi series Firefly and the follow-up film ...more

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Gisele Bündchen is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil

Birthplace: Três de Maio, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Gisele Caroline Bündchen (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʒiˈzɛli ˈbĩtʃẽ], German: [ˈbʏntçn̩]; born 20 July 1980) is a Brazilian model, actress, and environmentalist. Since 2004, ...more

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Alessandra Ambrosio is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Birthplace: Brazil, Erechim

Nationality: Brazil

Alessandra Corine Maria Ambrósio (Portuguese: [aleˈsɐ̃dɾɐ ɐ̃ˈbɾɔzju]; born April 11, 1981) is a Brazilian model and television personality. Ambrosio is known for her work with Victoria's ...more

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Ronaldo is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Malhação, Custe o Que Custar

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Ronaldo is a Portuguese and Spanish equivalent of the name Ronald. Notable people known as Ronaldo include: Ronaldo (Brazilian footballer) (born 1976), Ronaldo Luís Nazário de ...more

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Ivete Sangalo is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Gabriela

Birthplace: Juazeiro, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Ivete Maria Dias de Sangalo Cady (Brazilian Portuguese: [iˈvɛtʃi sɐ̃ˈɡaɫu], born May 27, 1972) is a Brazilian singer, songwriter, and occasional actress and television show host. She is one of ...more
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Jennifer O'Neill is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Bare Essence, Cover Up

Birthplace: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Nationality: United States of America, Brazil

Jennifer O'Neill (born February 20, 1948) is a Brazilian-American actress, model, author and speaker, known for her role in the 1971 film Summer of '42 and modelling for CoverGirl cosmetics ...more
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Anderson Silva is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
The Ultimate Fighter, Spike Guys' Choice Awards

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Anderson da Silva (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈɐ̃deʁsõ ˈsiwvɐ]; born April 14, 1975) is a Brazilian-American professonal mixed martial artist currently signed with the Ultimate Fighting ...more

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Daniel Benzali is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Murder One, The Agency

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nationality: United States of America, Brazil

Daniel Benzali (born January 20, 1950) is a Brazilian-American stage, television and film actor.
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Rita Lee is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Top Model, Celebridade

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Rita Lee (born Rita Lee Jones, December 31, 1947) is a Brazilian rock singer and composer. She is a former member of the Brazilian band Os Mutantes and is a popular figure in Brazilian ...more
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Ronaldinho is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil

Birthplace: Porto Alegre, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Ronaldo de Assis Moreira (born 21 March 1980), commonly known as Ronaldinho Gaúcho (Brazilian Portuguese: [ʁonawˈdʒĩɲu ga'uʃu]) or simply Ronaldinho, is a Brazilian former professional ...more

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Marcos Palmeira is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Mandrake, Torre de Babel, Salsa e Merengue

Birthplace: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Marcos Palmeira de Paula (born August 19, 1963) is a Brazilian actor. He is nephew of the siblings Chico Anysio and Lupe Gigliotti. In 2013, he was nominated for an International Emmy Award for ...more
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Guy Ecker is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Las Vegas, Heridas de Amor, Un Amor de Película

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Nationality: United States of America, Brazil

Guy Frederick Ecker (born February 9, 1959) is a Brazilian American actor better known for his work in telenovelas. Ecker became a household name in Latin America for his portrayal of ...more
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Bruno Campos is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Nip/Tuck, Jesse, Leap Years

Birthplace: Brazil, Rio de Janeiro

Nationality: Brazil

Bruno Campos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈbɾunu ˈkɐ̃pus], born December 3, 1973) is a Brazilian-American actor and lawyer, best known for his roles of Dr. Quentin Costa on the award-winning ...more
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Sérgio Mendes is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil

Birthplace: Niterói, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Sérgio Santos Mendes (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈsɛʁʒju ˈsɐ̃tus ˈmẽdʒis]; born February 11, 1941) is a Brazilian musician. He has over 55 releases, and plays bossa nova heavily crossed with ...more
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Xuxa is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Xuxa, As Brasileiras

Birthplace: Santa Rosa, Brazil

Nationality: Italy, Brazil

Maria da Graça "Xuxa" Meneghel (Portuguese pronunciation: [maˈɾia da ˈgɾasa ˈʃuʃa mẽneˈgɛw]; born 27 March 1963), commonly known as Xuxa (English: SHOO-shə; Portuguese ...more
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Fernando Meirelles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil

Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Fernando Ferreira Meirelles (born November 9, 1955) is a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for co-directing the film City of God, released in 2002 in Brazil ...more
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Izabel Goulart is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil

Birthplace: São Carlos, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Maria Izabel Goulart Dourado (born October 23, 1984) is a Brazilian fashion model. She is best known as having been one of the Victoria's Secret Angels from 2005 to 2008 and for her work with ...more

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Pelé is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil

Birthplace: Três Corações, Brazil

Nationality: Brazil

Edson Arantes do Nascimento, KBE (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈɛtsõ (w)ɐˈɾɐ̃tʃiz du nɐsiˈmẽtu]; born 23 October 1940), known as Pelé ([peˈlɛ]), is a Brazilian retired professional ...more

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Seu Jorge is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous TV Actors from Brazil
Os Normais

Birthplace: Brazil, Belford Roxo, Rio de Janeiro

Nationality: Brazil

Jorge Mário da Silva, more commonly known by his stage name Seu Jorge (born June 8, 1970; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈsew ˈʒɔʁʒi]), is a Brazilian musical artist, songwriter, and actor. ...more