Grazi Massafera

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Grazi Massafera
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Massafera in 2016
Grazielli Soares Massafera

(1982-06-28) 28 June 1982 (age 38)
Years active2005–present
(m. 2007; div. 2013)

Grazielli "Grazi" Soares Massafera (born June 28, 1982) is a Brazilian actress, model and a former beauty pageant titleholder.

In 2004, Massafera won the Miss Paraná Beauty pageant contest, and represented the state in that year's Miss Brasil contest. She finished third, which earned her the title of "Miss Brasil Internacional", and gave her entry into the Miss International contest, held annually in the China. In the international pageant, Grazi (as she is commonly known) did not reach the semi-finals. In 2016, she was nominated for the International Emmy Award for Best Actress for her role in the telenovela Verdades Secretas.

Early life[edit]

Big Brother[edit]

In 2005, she took part in the fifth season of the Brazilian version of the reality show Big Brother, known as Big Brother Brasil (BBB). The season was the most-watched season ever. Grazi ended in second, with 40% of the votes.

After BBB[edit]

Grazi became the second Big Brother contestant to become a celebrity (the first one being Sabrina Sato). After the show, she ended up on covers of magazines, had several commercial deals and appeared in events. Commercial deals and magazine cover pictures continued, even after the next Big Brother started.

Right after the show, Grazi signed a 1-year contract with Globo, Brazil's most powerful television channel. To take advantage of her popularity with the audience, she was given a slot as a reporter on Caldeirão do Huck and plans were made for her to become a children's show host on the style of Xuxa.

She also posed nude for Brazilian Playboy in the August 2005 issue. Grazi was one of their highest-paid stars to pose in Playboy. The issue sold twice what a typical edition would sell and was the best-selling cover of 2005.[1]


She started acting classes at Globo acting department. Her first starring role was in a Renato Aragão 2005 movie: Didi, o Caçador de Tesouros.

At the beginning of 2006 it was revealed that Massafera would get a part in Manoel Carlos next soap, which was an important deal since his soaps are usually the most-watched shows in the country. Initially, she only had a small role on the Rede Globo soap opera, Páginas da Vida, which during its airing was the No. 1 show on Brazilian television, achieving record ratings. However, due to her popularity, her part was expanded, and eventually became one of the main characters of the soap. Her acting was acclaimed by the press and the public alike and she became one of the biggest celebrities in the country. For her acting, she received a Prêmio Contigo as best newcomer and a Prêmio de Imprensa as personality of the year.

Her May 2007 cover of Boa Forma magazine was her 134th cover since 2005.

She participated in the parade of one of the most prestigious Samba schools in Rio Carnival in the 2007 carnival. In Easter she played Maria in the theatrical version of "The Passion of Christ". Soon after, Massafera visited Portugal where she was also very popular because of her role in Páginas da Vida and shot commercials.

From 2007 to 2008 Massafera starred in the soap Desejo Proibido. In 2008 she was crowned queen of the Copacabana Palace carnival. In 2008 she was given her first starring main role in a soap, Negócio da China.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Big Brother Brasil 5 Participant
2006 Páginas da Vida Thelma Ribeiro[2]
2007 Desejo Proibido Florinda Palhares[3] Supporting
2008 Casos e Acasos Graziela[4] Episode: "O Presente, a Sociedade e a Tentação"
Negócio da China Lívia Noronha[5] Protagonist
2010 As Cariocas Michelle[6] Episode: "A Desinibida do Grajaú"
Tempos Modernos Deodora Madureira[7]
2011 Passione Herself[8] Special participation
Aquele Beijo Lucena Zambelli[9]
2013 Flor do Caribe Ester Schneider Albuquerque[10]
2014 Geração Brasil Jéssica Malta[11]
A Grande Família Rose Happy Hour [12]
2015 Verdades Secretas Larissa Ramos[13]
Verdades Secretas.doc Herself[14]
Mister Brau Herself[15] Special participation
2016 A Lei do Amor Luciane Almeida de Sousa Leitão[16]
2017–18 O Outro Lado do Paraíso Lívia Monserrat de Aguiar[17]
2019–present Bom Sucesso Paloma


  • Didi, o caçador de tesouros (2005) – Ana
  • Shark Bait (2006) (Brazilian voice dubbing) – Brazilian version
  • Billi Pig (2012) – Marivalda

Awards & Nominations[edit]

Year Organisation Category Work Result
2007 Melhores do Ano Best Female Revelation
Páginas da Vida
Prêmio Contigo! de TV Best Female Revelation Won
Prêmio Qualidade Brasil Best Female Revelation Won
Troféu Imprensa Revelation of Year Won
Troféu Internet Revelation of Year Won
2008 Prêmio Contigo! de TV Best Supporting Actress
Desejo Proibido
2009 Prêmio Extra de Televisão Best Supporting Actress Nominated
Best Actress
Negócio da China
Prêmio Contigo! de TV Best Actress Nominated
2012 Prêmio Contigo! de Cinema Best Actress
Billi Pig
Prêmio Quem Best Actress Won
2013 Troféu Internet Best Actress
Flor do Caribe
2015 Prêmio Extra de Televisão Best Supporting Actress
Verdades Secretas
Troféu APCA Best Actress Won
Melhores do Ano Best Supporting Actress Won
Prêmio Quem Best Actress of TV Nominated
2016 Troféu Imprensa Best Actress Won
Troféu Internet Best Actress Won
International Emmy Best Actress Nominated
2017 Prêmio Quem de Televisão Best Supporting Actress
A Lei do Amor
Troféu Internet Best Actress Won
Troféu Imprensa Best Actress Nominated
Prêmio Extra de Televisão Best Supporting Actress Nominated


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  2. ^ TV Globo (2006). "Thelma – Grazi Massafera". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  3. ^ TV Globo (2007). "Florinda". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  4. ^ Canal Viva (21 November 2012). "Grazi Massafera e Tato Gabus participam de Casos e Acasos". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  5. ^ Globo Comunicações. "Lívia (Grazi Massafera)". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  6. ^ TV Globo. "Grazi Massafera é a desinibida de Grajaú". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  7. ^ Uol. "Conheça os personagens de Tempos Modernos". Retrieved 15 June 2013.
  8. ^ "Reta final: Grazi Massafera e Taís Araújo entregam prêmio a Clô – Passione". Passione. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  9. ^ "Giovanna Antonelli volta à TV na novela 'Aquele Beijo'" (in Portuguese). Redação O Dia. 9 October 2011. Retrieved 10 October 2011.[permanent dead link]
  10. ^ Rede Globo (7 March 2013). "Flor do Caribe: Grazi Massafera e Henri Castelli vivem Ester e Cassiano". Rede Globo > flor do caribe. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Linda e loira! Grazi Massafera faz participação sensual em Geração Brasil – Geração Brasil". Geração Brasil. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  12. ^ "F5 – televisão – Grazi Massafera faz participação em 'A Grande Família' como dançarina de boate; veja – April 16, 2014". Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  13. ^ Revista Extra. "Grazi Massafera será uma prostituta drogada em Verdades Secretas". Retrieved 18 March 2015.
  14. ^ "Novela Verdades Secretas em Seriado". Walcyr Carrasco. WC. 20 December 2015. Archived from the original on 9 May 2016. Retrieved 9 May 2016.
  15. ^ "Grazi Massafera aparece sensual ao lado de Brau em sonho". Mister Brau. Retrieved 8 December 2015.
  16. ^ "Grazi Massafera surge poderosíssima em gravações de 'A Lei do Amor'" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 5 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Grazi Massafera será vilã da novela 'O outro lado do paraíso', mas nega pedido para pintar cabelo de preto" (in Portuguese). Retrieved 9 October 2017.

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