Drica Moraes

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Drica Moraes
Born Adriana Moraes Rego Reis
(1969-07-29) July 29, 1969 (age 49)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation Actress
  • Régis Faria
    (m. 1994; div. 2003)

    Raul Schmidt
    (m. 2003; div. 2008)

    Fernando Pitanga (m. 2010)
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Adriana Moraes Rego Reis (born July 29, 1969 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress.

Professional life[edit]

Drica Moraes started doing theater in Andrews College, Zona Sul of Rio de Janeiro with Miguel Falabella. She also studied in Tablado, at the age of 13, and started her first experiences as an actress in theater for children, in Labours of Hercules, adaptation of the book by Monteiro Lobato in 1983. She also took part of the plays Our Town, 1984, and Little Red Riding Hood, written and directed by Maria Clara Machado, in 1985.

Moraes debuted professionally with the show The Secret of Cocachim, as Denise Crispum, in 1989, which earned her the Coca-Cola Award. In television, her first appearance could not have been more discreet. Her debut work took place in Rede Globo in 1986, in the episode O Sequestro de Lauro Corona, in the extinct Teletema, written by Ricardo Linhares. Although she was small, the role played by the actress drew the attention of director Roberto Talma, responsible for the show, which invited her to his first telenovela, Top Model, three years later, where she played the maid Cida.

While working for the author Walcyr Carrasco, she played Machiavellian villains and comic girls. In 1996, she made a special appearance in the drama of Rede Manchete, whereas joining the cast of the novel Xica da Silva, as the terrible and evil Violante, which earned her the APCA award for Best Actress of the year. Four years later, in Rede Globo, she portrayed the selfish Marcela in the telenovela O Cravo e a Rosa. In 2002, she was part of the telenovela Desejos de Mulher.[1] She was also the co-star character as the manicure Márcia in Chocolate com Pimenta. She had also portrayed Olívia in Alma Gêmea.

Prior to becoming an actress, Drica considered to be a designer and participated in the making of a poetry book, creating visual images to illustrate the work.[2] In July 2010, she debuted on the national movie circuit in O Bem Amado, in which she was one of Sisters Cajazeiras. Months later, in January 2011, the film was aired by Rede Globo as a series divided into four chapters.

In 2010, the actress had acute myeloid leukemia and underwent a bone marrow treatment. She acted in Ti Ti Ti as the physical therapist Teresa Batalha, in a cameo role character in the last chapters of the plot. In the same year she had a special appearance in an episode of A Grande Família.[3]

In 2012, she was in the miniseries Dercy de Verdade, playing Clô Prado.[4][5] In the same year, she returned into telenovelas in the remake of Guerra dos Sexos.[6]

In 2014, enters the cast of Doce de Mãe, playing Rosalinda.[7] Still in 2014, Moraes, played the great villain Cora, in Império, being praised for its interpretation. The actress had to leave the soap opera for health problems, being replaced by Marjorie Estiano, who played the same character in the first phase of the plot.[8][9][10] In 2015, was confirmed like protagonist of Verdades Secretas, novel of the 23h, written by Walcyr Carrasco, replacing Deborah Secco.[11][12]

In 2016, she was in the Justice miniseries, where she played Vânia Ferraz, an unbalanced and emotionally fragile woman, acting with Antônio Calloni and Cauã Reymond.[13] Drica was praised by web surfers.b In 2017 is escalated like protagonist next to Fábio Assunção of the miniseries A Fórmula. The miniseries had negative repercussion, and low hearing, being discarded a second season.[14]

Personal life[edit]

In 1994, when recording a show on TV, Drica met director Régis Faria. In the same year they married. In 1998 Drica discovered to be pregnant, for your happiness, but in a few months suffered a miscarriage, getting severely depressed and not wanting to get pregnant again. In 2003, the couple was not getting along, and decided to divorce.[15]

In 2003 Drica met and married the cultural producer Raul Schmidt. In 2009 Drica became a mother, which was her greatest dream: Why not want to get pregnant again for fear of having another miscarriage, she adopt a baby 1 month old, whom she named Mateus. She says she does not want the child to hide the fact that he intends to foster and adopt another baby after Mateus is greater. In 2008, for marital disagreements, Drica and Raul divorced. In early 2009 began a new relationship with the homeopathic physician Fernando Pitanga.[16]


In February 2010, after doing many tests, and over one year feeling very bad, with fainting and body aches, Moraes was admitted to the Samaritan Hospital to see what had, until there was a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia. Drica began to start chemotherapy.[17] His friends and relatives mobilized a major campaign for blood donation.[18][19][20] In July 2010, underwent a bone marrow transplant. Once retrieved, Drica gave an interview on Fantástico. During the interview, she said, "Your life will improve a lot if you do not die." She will make intensive care for another year and will be followed for life, to prevent the disease returning.

In 2014, Drica was removed from the Império novel for a week.[21][22] She was diagnosed with pharyngitis and was later permanently removed from the Império, where her character is one of the most prominent in the plot, for being a villain. At the time, it was considered among the public that the cancer would have returned, which was denied by the own actress and team of the novel. Pharyngitis, caused by the fragility of her health and being overworked, hurt her voice and made her hoarse, and she could not act in those conditions. According to the author of the novel, Aguinaldo Silva, reveals that he had to catch light with Drica Moraes since the beginning of the novel of the nine of the Globo, in July. The actress maintains special health care because of a cancer she faced in 2010. "Every time I wrote a strong scene I could not help but think that I was doing an enormous harm to Drica's health."[23][24] Then Aguinaldo Silva again called Marjorie Estiano to replace Drica Moraes, the actress had played the younger Cora in the first phase.



Year Title Role Notes
1986 Teletema Episode: "O Sequestro de Lauro Corona"
1988 Grupo Escolacho Special
1989 Top Model Maria Aparecida (Cida)
1990 Lua Cheia de Amor Isabela Souto Maia
1994 Confissões de Adolescente Patrícia Episodes: "Barbara Vai a Luta" / A Lei de Paulo
Quatro por Quatro Denise
1996 Xica da Silva Violante Cabral
1997 A Comédia da Vida Privada Cláudia Episode: "A Voz do Coração"
1998 Era uma Vez... Madalena Giunquetti
1999 Você Decide Episode: "Faça a Coisa Certa"
Mulher Zilda Episode: "Maternidade, Mães de Família"
2000 Você Decide Laurinda Episode: "Ídolos de Barro"
Garotas do Programa Various characters
O Cravo e a Rosa Marcela de Almeida Leal (Muriel)
2001 Brava Gente Catiti Episode: "Lira Paulistana"
Os Normais Bete Episode: "Todos São Normais"
Retrato Falado Sirleide Lima Episode: "Joserlane"[25]
2002 Desejos de Mulher Gilda
A Grande Família Sheila Episode: "Nenê, Esposa Carinhosa"
Episode: "A Mulher Que Botou Chifre"
Os Normais Episode: "Tudo Normal Até Que..."
2003 Rejane Episode: "Nosso Já Famoso Episódio Infame"
Chocolate com Pimenta Márcia Mariano da Silva
2004 Os Aspones Moira
2005 Alma Gêmea Olívia Médici
2006 Pé na Jaca Pietra Episodes: ""November 20–December 18, 2006"
2008 Queridos Amigos Vânia
2009 Decamerão - A Comédia do Sexo Tessa
Norma Regiane Episode: "October 11, 2009"
2011 O Bem Amado Judicéia Cajazeira
Ti Ti Ti Teresa Batalha Special participation
A Grande Família Margareth Episode: "Aqui se faz, aqui se paga"
2012 Dercy de Verdade Clô Prado
A Grande Família Silvia Episode: "A Rosa Púrpura do Bairro"
Guerra dos Sexos Antonieta Carneiro (Nieta)
2014 Doce de Mãe Rosalinda
Império Cora dos Anjos
2015 Verdades Secretas Carolina Brito
2016 Justiça Vânia Ferraz
2017 Valentins Dra. Patricia Special participation
A Fórmula Angélica


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Vaidade Short film
1992 Manôushe
1995 O Mandarim
As Meninas Lia
1998 Traição Wife
2000 Bossa Nova Nadine
2001 Amores Possíveis Carol
2004 Onde Anda Você Paloma
2009 Os Normais 2 Silvinha
2010 O Bem Amado Judicéia Cajazeira
2011 Bruna Surfistinha Larissa
2014 Getúlio Alzira Vargas


Year Title
1983 Os Doze Trabalhos de Hércules
1984 Nossa Cidade
1985 Chapeuzinho Vermelho
1989 O Segredo de Cocachim
1990 A Bao A Qu
1992 A Morta
1993 Só Eles o Sabem
1999 O Crime de Dr. Alvarenga
2000 O Rei da Vela
2001 Vítor ou Vitória
2002 Mamãe Não Pode Saber
2004 Noticias Cariocas
2008 A Ordem do Mundo
2012 À Primeira Vista


  1. ^ "Drica Moraes completa 41 anos!" (in Portuguese). Caras. July 29, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2012.
  2. ^ "Biografia". Archived from the original on June 11, 2009. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  3. ^ "Lineu esquece de fazer aposta e gera crise". Globo.com. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
  4. ^ Redação Rede Globo (January 2, 2012). "Dercy de Verdade: Drica Moraes volta à TV para viver amiga da humorista". Globo.com. Retrieved January 2, 2012.
  5. ^ "Veja fotos dos bastidores de Dercy de Verdade, que tem Drica Moraes e Guilherme Gonzalez no elenco". Contigo!. Abril.com. December 20, 2011. Archived from the original on July 7, 2012. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
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  9. ^ "Drica Moraes é cotada para ser a grande vilã de novela das 21h".
  10. ^ "Drica Moraes vai infernizar a vida da irmã na próxima novela das nove".
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  14. ^ "Conheça o elenco e a história da nova série da Globo, A Fórmula!".
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  20. ^ "Atriz Drica Moraes é diagnosticada com leucemia". Folha.com. UOL. February 12, 2010. Retrieved December 27, 2011.
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  22. ^ Patrícia Carla Bittencourt (November 28, 2014). "Drica Moraes é afastada de 'Império' devido a labirintite". Extras - Império. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  23. ^ "Drica Moraes não volta mais como Cora à novela "Império"". UOL Rio. December 8, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  24. ^ "Autor de Império diz que teve de poupar Drica Moraes desde o início". Notícias da TV. UOL. December 9, 2014. Retrieved December 9, 2014.
  25. ^ "Drica Moraes participa de Retrato Falado". Babado. IG.com.br. October 3, 2001. Retrieved March 26, 2018.

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