Alba Baptista

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Alba Baptista
Alba Baptista, 2018
Born (1997-07-10) 10 July 1997 (age 23)
Lisbon, Portugal
Years active2015–present

Alba Baptista (born 10 July 1997) is a Portuguese-Brazilian actress.[1][2] She began her career in Portugal with the telenovela Jardins Proibidos (2014–2015). She then starred in multiple Portuguese telenovelas and series like A Impostora, Filha da Lei, A Criação, and Jogo Duplo.

Since 2020, she has been part of the Netflix series Warrior Nun, which marks her English-language debut.[3]

Early life[edit]

Baptista was born in Lisbon, Portugal. Her Portuguese mother was working as translator in Brazil, where she met a Brazilian engineer from Rio de Janeiro.[2] In addition to her native Portuguese, she speaks English, Spanish, French and German fluently.[2]


At age 16, Alba Baptista started her career as the main character in Simão Cayatte's short film Miami.[4] For her performance, she received the Best Actress Award at the Festival Ibérico de Ciné. During the following years, Alba developed a strong cinema career in Portugal, as well as starring in roles on three popular Portuguese series. Her film work includes: Caminhos Magnétykos by Edgar Pêra, in which she played the role of "Catarina"; and Equinócio by Ivo Ferreira. She can soon be seen in the feature film Fatima opposite Harvey Keitel, Sônia Braga, and Joana Ribeiro, which is directed by Marco Pontecorvo. In 2019 she appeared in the film Patrick, the directorial debut of Gonçalo Waddington, and which was in competition at San Sebastián International Film Festival, where it premiered. Alba starred as lead role of "Ava" in Netflix's series Warrior Nun, which was released 2 July 2020.[1] She is represented by UTA Talents in the United States, Subtitle Talent in the UK, and Elite Lisbon in Portugal.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Amanhã é um Novo Dia Short film
2014 Miami Raquel
2018 Flutuar
Leviano Carolina Paixão
Equinócio Short film
Linhas de Sangue Elsa Schneider
Caminhos Magnétykos Catarina
Summerfest Laura Short film
Nero Clara
2019 Imagens Proibidas Catarina
Patrick Marta
2020 Fatima Mrs. Lopez Daughter


Year Title Role Notes
2014-2015 Jardins Proibidos Inês Correia Main role
2016-2017 A Impostora Beatriz Varela
2017 Filha da Lei Sara
Madre Paula Ana Recurring role
A Criação Ratinha Main role
Sim, Chef! Sónia 1 episode
2018 País Irmão Mulher Divinal
2017-2018 Jogo Duplo Leonor Neves Main role
2020-present Warrior Nun Ava Silva


  1. ^ a b "Subtitle Talent". SUBTITLE TALENT.
  2. ^ a b c Beatriz Amendola (15 July 2020). "Alba Baptista, de 'Warrior Nun', é filha de brasileiro e fala cinco línguas" [Alba Baptista, from 'Warrior Nun', is the daughter of a Brazilian and speaks five languages]. (in Portuguese). Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  3. ^ a b Wiseman, Andreas (4 March 2020). "UTA Signs Alba Baptista, Star Of Netflix's Upcoming Fantasy Series 'Warrior Nun'". Deadline Hollywood.
  4. ^ Sara Andrade (25 March 2020). "Alba Baptista: "Chegar acaba por ser mais fácil do que permanecer."" [Alba Baptista: "Getting there turns out to be easier than staying."]. (in Portuguese).

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