Marco Nanini

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Marco Nanini
Born Marco Antônio Barroso Nanini
(1948-05-31) May 31, 1948 (age 70)
Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
Occupation Actor, Person
Years active 1973-presents

Marco Antônio Barroso Nanini (born 1948, Recife, Pernambuco) is a Brazilian theater, film[1] and TV actor of Portuguese and Italian descent. Most of his activities have been in comedy. He is in the permanent casting of Rede Globo.

Nanini achieved national sensation through his participation in the theatre piece "O Mistério de Irma Vap", together with fellow actor and friend Ney Latorraca. It was one of the biggest box office successes in Brazil, staying for 11 consecutive years with the same casting (a Guinness World Record). It was also filmed under the direction of Carla Camurati, premiering in 2006.

In 2011, Nanini spoke at the first time about his sexuality to a Brazilian magazine, addressing questions on the subject: "Oh, it's going well, sometimes a young man appears, sometimes not, but I'm okay." declared the actor, who lives alone with his little puppy in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.



  • O Mistério de Irma Vap



  • Indication for best actor to the Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil, for his acting in Amor & Cia.
  • Best Actor Award at the Festival de Cinema Brasileiro de Miami.


  1. ^ Orosco, Dolores (28 April 2010). "Marco Nanini e José Wilker renovam clássicos de 'O bem amado'". G1 Cinema (in Portuguese). Retrieved 12 March 2011.