|Born||Juliana Riva Baroni
April 18, 1978
Limeira, São Paulo, Brazil
|Occupation||Actress, dancer and singer|
Juliana Riva Baroni (born April 18, 1978) is a Brazilian actress, dancer and singer. She is best known for being a paquita (Xuxa's stage assistant) for five years and for her leading role on the Rede Bandeirantes telenovela Dance, Dance, Dance.
Baroni started her television career on February 1990 as a stage assistant (paquita) to Xuxa on Rede Globo's children's television series Xou da Xuxa. She was a paquita for five years. During that time, she recorded an album with the other paquitas, besides being a backing vocal on Xuxa's records. She left the program in 1995 when Xuxa replaced all of her Paquitas with new ones.
After her departure from the show, she started her acting career, starring on the Globo telenovelas Cara e Coroa, Salsa e Merengue, Malhação, Uga-Uga, A Lua Me Disse and O Profeta. She also starred on the Portuguese telenovela A Senhora das Águas, aired on RTP.
On 2006, she remembered the time she was a paquita on a special program aired on Globo to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Xuxa's career. On the same year, she acted on the film Polaróides Urbanas, directed by Miguel Falabella. On the following year, she gained her first leading role on Rede Bandeirantes' telenovela Dance, Dance, Dance.
Juliana Baroni replaced Juliana Paes in the role of Ulla in the musical play The Producers, adapted by Falabella. The playwright compared her beauty to Scarlett Johansson's. Baroni also portrays Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva, First Lady of Brazil, in the propaganda film Lula, o filho do Brasil.
- 2007: Dance, Dance, Dance soundtrack
- 2007: "Dance, Dance, Dance"
- 2008: Lula, o filho do Brasil as Dona Marisa Letícia
- 2006: Polaróides Urbanas as Vanessa
- 2002: Xuxa e os Duendes 2 - No Caminho das Fadas as Kin
- 1991: Gaúcho Negro
- 1990: Lua de Cristal
- 1990: Sonho de Verão
- 2010: Ribeirão do Tempo as Karina Santos
- 2009: Cilada as Mulher Chiclete
- 2008: Toma Lá, Dá Cá as Louquinha Albuquerque
- 2007: Dance, Dance, Dance as Sofia Ivanitch
- 2006: O Profeta as Miriam
- 2006: A Grande Família as Daniela
- 2005: A Lua me Disse as Soraya
- 2003: Celebridade as Sônia
- 2000: Uga-Uga as Sheeva Maria
- 2001: A Senhora das Águas as Cláudia Cardoso Lobo
- 1998: Malhação as Cacau
- 1997: Você Decide as Bárbara
- 1996: Salsa e Merengue as Inês
- 1995: Cara e Coroa as Júlia
- 1995: Xuxa Park as Catuxa
- 1990: Xou da Xuxa as Jujuba