Juliana Paes

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Juliana Paes
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Television and film actress, Juliana Paes.
Born Juliana Couto Paes
(1979-03-26) March 26, 1979 (age 39)
Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nationality Brazilian
Spouse(s) Carlos Eduardo Baptista (2008–present)
Children Pedro Paes Baptista
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)[1]
Hair color Brown
Eye color Brown
Website www.julianapaes.com.br

Juliana Couto Paes (born March 26, 1979) is a Brazilian actress, television presenter, and former model. She became nationally known in telenovelas and modelling. She also starred a local version of the musical The Producers, as Ulla.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Juliana as Maya Meetha, the protagonist of Caminho das Índias.

Paes was born Rio Bonito, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. According to her, she is of Arab, African, Portuguese, Spanish, and Native Brazilian descent.[3] She is the oldest child of Regina and Carlos Henrique Paes. She has three siblings: Mariana, Rosana, and Carlos Henrique Jr.

An actress, model and with a university degree, Paes became nationally known for her performances in "soap operas" of Rede Globo and for her looks. She was on the cover of Playboy magazine in May 2004.

In 2006, Paes was voted one of the sexiest one hundred people in the world by People Magazine. After that international projection, she hired an agent, showing interest in starting an acting career in the US.

Paes starred in many commercial campaigns, such as Colorama's and Hope's. Currently, she is the face of Arezzo for the second time and replaces the top model Gisele Bündchen as the star of the campaign for the jewelry brand Vivara.

On September 9, 2008, Paes married businessman Carlos Eduardo Baptista, at the Itanhangá Golf Club. Her debut as protagonist was the character Maya Meetha in the Brazilian telenovela Caminho das Índias.



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Malhação Featured
2000 Laços de Família Ritinha
2001 Brava Gente Rosinha
O Clone Karla
2002 Sítio do Picapau Amarelo Jurema
2003 A Casa das Sete Mulheres Princess Teiniaguá TV miniseries
Celebridade Jacqueline Joy
Os Normais Marialva
2005 América Creusa
Levando a Vida Grace
2006 Pé na Jaca Gui (Guinevere Ataliba dos Santos)
2007 Toma Lá, Dá Cá Suellen
Dicas de um Sedutor Vera Lúcia
2008 Duas Caras Herself 1 episode
A Favorita Maíra Carvalho
2009 Caminho das Índias Maya Meetha Lead role
2011 O Astro Nina
2012 Gabriela[4] Gabriela Lead role
As Brasileiras Janaína Episode: "A Justiceira de Olinda"
Meu Pedacinho de Chão Catarina Lead role
2015 Totalmente Demais Carolina Lead role
2017 Dois Irmãos Zana 2 episodes
A Força do Querer Fabiana Duarte Feitosa (Bibi Perigosa) Lead role


Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Result
2009 Prêmio Arte Qualidade Brasil Best Actress Won
2009 Revista Istoé Gente Personality of the Year Won
2010 Revista Quem Destaque do ano Won
2010 Troféu Internet Best Actress Won
2014 Festival de Gramado Best Actress [5] Won
Prêmio F5 Best Co-star Actress[6] Nominated


  1. ^ "Juliana Paes: "Chorei ao ver o vídeo da Susan Boyle"". Rede Globo - Domingão do Faustão. Retrieved May 26, 2011. 
  2. ^ "A Desinibida do Andaraí". O Mossoroense. September 4, 2003. Retrieved February 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ Juliana Paes comentou que tem descendência árabe, negra e de índio
  4. ^ "Juliana Paes viverá Gabriela em remake, na Globo". Patricía Kogut (in Portuguese). Quem Online. Retrieved December 1, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Juliana Paes ganha o Kikito de melhor atriz no festival de Gramado" (in Portuguese). Caras. Retrieved 15 September 2014. 
  6. ^ "Prêmio F5 - Atriz Coadjuvante do Ano (novela)". 

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