Wagner Moura in 2012
|Born||Wagner Maniçoba de Moura
June 27, 1976
Rodelas, Bahia, Brazil
|Alma mater||Federal University of Bahia|
Wagner Maniçoba de Moura (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈvaɡneɾ ˈmowɾɐ]; born June 27, 1976) is a Brazilian film, television and stage actor. Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, he has achieved widespread international fame for his portrayal of Captain (later Colonel) Roberto Nascimento, protagonist of the highly successful 2007 film Elite Squad and its sequel, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. He also gained recognition globally playing "Spider" in the 2013 sci-fi film Elysium.
Life and career
Moura was born in Rodelas, in the state of Bahia, in the North-East region of Brazil. His mother, Alderiva Moura, is a housewife, and his father, José Moura, is a Sergeant of the Brazilian Air Force. At the age of 13 years-old he moved with his family to Salvador, Bahia. He graduated in journalism at Federal University of Bahia but decided to become an actor. Besides his acting career, Wagner Moura is also a lyricist and the vocalist of a band named Sua Mãe ("Your Mother").
In 1996 he starred in his first play, called Cuida bem de mim. After this he did some commercials and other plays. He started in the cinema in 1999, with the short film Pop Killer and the movie Rádio Gogó. In the next year, he did a participation in the film Woman on Top starring Penélope Cruz.
Later he moved to Rio de Janeiro, already married with the photographer Sandra Delgado. There he auditioned to some TV productions, and made his debut at the Brazilian television with television series like, Carga Pesada and Sexo Frágil. He became a known TV and cinema actor in Brazil, but in 2007 he participated in his most acclaimed work in the movies as Captain Nascimento, protagonist of the Golden Bear winner in the 2008 Berlin Film Festival, Elite Squad.
|2013||Serra Pelada||Lindo Rico|
|2011||O Homem do Futuro||João (Zero)|
|Elite Squad: The Enemy Within||Lieutenant Colonel Roberto Nascimento||Tropa de Elite 2|
|2009||They Killed Sister Dorothy||Narrator (Brazilian version)||Mataram Irmã Dorothy|
|2007||Elite Squad||Captain Roberto Nascimento|
|Ó Paí, Ó||Boca|
|2005||A Máquina||TV Host|
|Lower City||Naldinho||Cidade Baixa|
|2003||Caminho das Nuvens||Romão|
|O Homem do Ano||Suel|
|God is Brazilian||Taoca||Deus é Brasileiro|
|2002||The Three Marias||Jesuíno Cruz||As Três Marias|
|2001||Behind the Sun||Matheus||Abril Despedaçado|
|2000||Woman on Top||Rafi||Sabor da Paixão|
|1999||Rádio Gogó||(short film)|
|1998||Pop Killer||(short film)|
|2013||A Menina Sem Qualidades||Alex's Father||Mini-series|
|2006||JK||Juscelino Kubitschek (ages 18–43)||Mini-series|
|2005||A Lua me Disse||Gustavo Bogari||TV-series|
|2005||O que diz Molero?|
|2005||Dilúvio em Tempos de Seca|
|1999||Abismo de Rosas|
|1996||A casa de Eros|
|1996||Cuida bem de mim|
- "Biography of Wagner Moura at "Gente Babado"" (in Portuguese). IG. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
- Wagner Moura é eleito o homem de cinema do ano por revista
- Biography for Wagner Moura at the Internet Movie Database
- "Article about Wagner Moura in Hamlet and as vocalist of Sua Mãe (in Portuguese)". O Dia. 2009-03-21. Retrieved 2009-04-05.