Glória Perez

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Glória Perez
Glória Perez.jpg
Perez in 2008.
Born Glória Maria Rebelo Ferrante
(1948-07-25) July 25, 1948 (age 69)
Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil
Occupation Telenovela writer
Years active 1983–present
Spouse(s) Luiz Carlos Saupiquet Perez (1969-1984)
Children Daniella Perez

Glória Maria Rebelo Ferrante Perez (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈɡlɔɾja ˈpɛɾis]; born September 25, 1948) is a Brazilian Emmy-winning telenovela writer born in Rio Branco, Acre.


Glória Perez born Glória Maria Rebelo Ferrante in Rio Branco, Acre. His father was the lawyer Miguel Jeronimo Ferrante, son of Italian parents, and his mother, Maria Augusta Rebelo Ferrante. Both were born and lived in Rio Branco, Acre, where the daughter returned shortly after his birth and where he remained until 16 years. Then moved with his family to Brasilia, then to São Paulo and finally to Rio de Janeiro, where he married. He studied law and philosophy at the University of Brasilia and graduated in history at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

She began her writing career in Rede Globo in 1979, where she wrote a synopsis for an episode of the series Malu Mulher. The episode was never recorded but, years later, drew the attention of legendary TV writer Janete Clair, whose popularity and body of work is celebrated to this day. Clair invited Perez to work as her assistant in the telenovela Eu Prometo (1983). Starred by Francisco Cuoco in the role Deputy Lucas Cantomaia, the telenovela addressed the backstage of Brazilian politics. Clair was to die of cancer that same year, leaving the show unfinished, so Perez was then tasked with writing its remainder, under the supervision of Clair's widow, writer Dias Gomes. Mauro Ferreira & Cleodon Coelho. «Nossa Senhora das Oito: Janete Clair e a evolução da telenovela no Brasil».

The following year, she shared writing credits with Aguinaldo Silva in Partido Alto (1984). Set in Rio de Janeiro, the show revolved around two female characters living in the south and suburbs of Rio. Before the end of the telenovela, Perez finished alone write the plot, which had cast with Claudio Marzo, Raul Cortez, Elizabeth Savalla, Betty Faria, among others.

Contracted by TV Manchete in 1987, she wrote the telenovela Carmem, another work whose plot was set in Rio de Janeiro. Starring Lucélia Santos, Paulo Betti, among others.

Back to Globo, Perez wrote his first miniseries, Desejo (1990), which told the story of Anna de Assis and the love triangle who starred with her husband, the writer Euclides da Cunha, and the young Dilermando of Assisi. The cast were Vera Fischer, Tarcisio Meira and Guilherme Fontes, among others. Then, still in 1990, she wrote her first telenovela alone, Barriga de Aluguel (1990).[1] The plot presented the story of the couple Ana and Zeca, played by Cassia Kis Magro and Victor Fasano, who can not have children and propose an unusual partnership to young Clara, played by Claudia Abreu: she rent her womb for pregnancy, helping them to realize their dream.

With the good effect that both the miniseries as the telenovela obtained, Gloria Perez was asked to write alone, two years later, his first telenovela in prime time: De Corpo e Alma (1992). Despite the success that also obtained the telenovela was marked by a tragic event, the murder of the daughter of the author, Daniela Perez, who was part of the cast in the role of Yasmin.[2]

His work was then Explode Coração (1995), the story deals with the habits and customs of the Romani people, with a starry cast Edson Celulari, Teresa Seiblitz, among others. Explode Coração also presented an important public service campaign on behalf of missing children. Throughout the novel, they were shown photographs of children who had disappeared of fact. In the end, 64 children were found by their parents. This initiative to promote social and educational activities in their plots became a mark on the work of the author.[3]

In 1998, she wrote the miniseries Hilda Furacão (1998), based on the novel by Roberto Drummond, with Ana Paula Arósio in the lead role.[4] Also in 1998, she wrote a few episodes of the series Mulher (1998), which depicted the daily lives of two doctors, played by Patricia Pillar and Eva Wilma, a clinic specializing in gynecology and obstetrics.[5] Later that year, Gloria Perez returned to work with a text Janete Clair, accounting for the second version of Pecado Capital, starring Francisco Cuoco, Carolina Ferraz and Eduardo Moscovis.[6] First displayed in 1975, the plot of Pecado Capital had as main axis the story of the taxi driver Carlão, and the ethical dilemma by passing to find a bag of money, from an assault, forgotten in his car.

The best-known work of Perez, probably is O Clone, a telenovela aired in 2001 by Rede Globo.[7] Starring Murilo Benicio and Giovanna Antonelli, among others, the plot addressed issues related to cloning, Islam and addiction, Perez was honored by the Brazilian Alcoholism and Drug Association (Abrad) and received the Personality of the Year award 2002 granted by the State Council Anti-Drug of Rio de Janeiro. In 2003, along with Jayme Monjardim, she was awarded the major US agencies to combat drug trafficking, the FBI and the Drug Enforcement Administration (Dea).[8] O Clone was a big hit, being aired in several countries all around the world. It was dubbed in several languages, with the Spanish version airing in the United States by Telemundo. This remake is a production of Globo and Telemundo and it was titled El Clon.[9][10]

His next work was América in 2005. Starring Deborah Secco and Murilo Benicio. The telenovela focused on the life of an illegal immigrant to the United States and the lives of those she left behind in Brazil.[11]

In 2007, Amazônia – De Galvez a Chico Mendes was the third miniseries written by her, and was based on the works Terra Caída by José Potyguara, and O Seringal by Miguel Ferrante, to tell the conquest of Acre.

In 2009, she debuted his ninth telenovela, Caminho das Índias, with acclimatised centers in India and Brazil. Starring Juliana Paes, Rodrigo Lombardi, Letícia Sabatella, among others, and directed by Marcos Schechtman, "Caminho das Índias" was the first Brazilian telenovela to win the International Emmy Award.[12]

In 2012, Perez wrote his tenth telenovela, Salve Jorge. The script had the backdrop of Brazil and Turkey, and addressed the international trafficking of women and created a socio-educational action to combat trafficking in persons related to sex, domestic work and illegal adoption. Starring Nanda Costa, Giovanna Antonelli, Claudia Raia, among others, directed by Marcos Schechtman. The following year, she signed the text supervision of the miniseries in four chapters O Canto da Sereia, based on the novel by Nelson Motta.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1998 São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards Television: Best Drama Hilda Furacão Won
2002 Troféu Imprensa Best Telenovela O Clone Won
2009 37th International Emmy Awards Best Telenovela Caminho das Índias Won


  1. ^ "Há 25 anos, Glória Perez tratava de polêmica em "Barriga de aluguel"". Correio de Uberlândia Online. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  2. ^ "Assassinato de Daniella Perez mudou o rumo da novela "De Corpo e Alma"". 28 December 2012. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "20 anos de "Explode Coração", a primeira novela inteiramente gravada no Projac". Canal Viva. 5 November 2015. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Gloria Perez quer Ana Paula Arósio na TV". Diário de S. Paulo. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  5. ^ Glória Perez - Associação de Roteiristas
  6. ^ "Começa o remake de "Pecado Capital'". Folha de S. Paulo. 19 July 1999. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  7. ^ "La verdadera madre de "El clon"". La Nacion. 25 October 2002. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  8. ^ "Você sabia?: Gloria Perez ganhou um prêmio do FBI por causa de O Clone". Rede Globo. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Globo e Telemundo comemoram lançamento da versão de O Clone". 7 October 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Novela deixa TV hispânica em 1º nos EUA". Folha de S. Paulo. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  11. ^ "Glória Perez assume comando e muda 'América'". Folha de S. Paulo. 14 April 2005. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 
  12. ^ "'Caminho das Índias' leva Emmy Internacional de melhor telenovela". G1. 24 November 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2016. 

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