|Born||Daniela Barbosa de Carneiro
14 December 1974
|Spouse(s)||Sir Ben Kingsley (m. 2007)|
Daniela Lavender, Lady Kingsley (born 14 December 1974, former name Daniela Barbosa de Carneiro) is a Brazilian actress, appearing on Brazilian television, and English-language television, film and stage, including touring with the British Shakespeare Company.
Born in Bahia, Brazil, Lavender is part of a close knit 30-strong family. At the age of eight, Lavender began training in ballet, jazz and contemporary dance. Lavender studied Flamenco dancing under Roberto Amaral and Yolanda Arroyo in Los Angeles. Lavender received a journalism degree from Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro and studied drama at Dirceu de Mattos school in Rio de Janeiro, studied English for a year and traveled to London. She auditioned for the London International School of Performing Arts, playing ‘Queen Anne’ from Shakespeare's Richard III, and passed the audition in spite of the language barrier. On 3 September 2007, she married Ben Kingsley.
Lavender appeared in the low budget independent film Emotional Backgammon (2003), and was awarded "Best Actress" at the Denver Film Festival. Lavender appeared in Ali G Indahouse and the BBC series Longitude, EastEnders, and Casualty. Lavender toured with the British Shakespeare Company production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in 2009, playing Hippolyta and Titania.
Lavender made her theatre debut at London's Tabard Theatre in March 2011 in A Woman Alone. The play was produced by Jason Greer with its preview hosted by Emmanuel Ray.
Lavender has supported Action for Brazil's Children Trust (ABC) as an ambassador, to raise awareness and funding to assist the disadvantaged.
Film and television
|2001||Down to Earth|
|2002||Ali G Indahouse|
|2009||Midsummer Night's Dream|
|2013||A Birder's Guide to Everything|
|2011||A Woman Alone||Tabard Theatre|
|The Beelzebub Sonata||Gate Theatre|
|Steel Magnolias||The Troubadour|
|Sexual Perversity In Chicago||The Troubadour|
|A Voice Screaming to Heaven||The Troubadour|
|Viva O Povo Brasileiro||Shanty Towns|
|Lanterna De Fogo||Princesa Isabel|
|Mulheres De Areia|
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