Mariana Rios

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Mariana Rios
Mariana Rios.jpg
Born Mariana Rios Botelho
(1985-07-05) July 5, 1985 (age 31)
Araxá, Minas Gerais, Brazil
Occupation Actress and singer
Years active 2007-present

Mariana Rios Botelho (born July 5, 1985) is a Brazilian actress and singer.[1][2]


Rios began singing at age seven. To begin her career, she moved to Uberaba, where she played several gigs with local bar bands. She participated in music festivals and was hired by a studio to sing jingles. At 15 she moved to Rio de Janeiro and graduated in Casa de Arte das Laranjeiras.[3] Before joining the cast of the telenovela Malhação, she participated in two musicals with Oswaldo Montenegro.

In 2008, she joined the cast of the telenovela Malhação as Yasmin, a 17-year-old girl whose parents are often absent and try to compensate this by buying her expensive gifts. Due to the success of Yasmin, Rios made the cover of the August 2008 magazine Capricho (1051 edition). Mariana lives alone in Rio de Janeiro since she turned 18 years old[4] She has a relationship with the vocalist of the band NX Zero, Di Ferrero.[5] She played the character Nancy in the 2010 Rede Globo telenovela Araguaia.

In 2015, Rios will play Elphaba in the Brazilian production of Wicked.[citation needed]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Totalmente Inocentes Gildinha


Year Title Role Notes
2008–2009 Malhação Yasmin Fontes Lead antagonist
2010–2011 Araguaia Nancy Main cast
2012 Salve Jorge Drica Main cast


Studio Album[edit]

  • 2009: Mariana Rios


Year Album Certification Sales
2009 Mariana Rios - - 12,000


Year Single Charts Album
BRA Hot 100 BRA Year End
2008 "Amar é Assim Mesmo" 32 - Malhação 2008
2009 "Incendeia" 27 - Malhação 2009
"Insônia" 86 - Mariana Rios
2015 "Reach Me" - - Second studio album

Awards & nominations[edit]

Year Award Nomination Result
2008 Prêmio Extra de TV[6] Best newcomer actress Nominated
Best of the year: Domingão do Faustão[7] Best newcomer actress Won
2009 Capricho Awards Best Brazilian actress Won


  1. ^ "Mariana Rios faz aniversário dia 5 de julho" (in Portuguese). UOL. July 22, 2010. Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  2. ^ EGO. "Mariana Rios" (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bravo, Zean (September 5, 2009). "Sucesso em Malhação, Mariana Rios realiza o sonho de infância: lançar seu primeiro CD" (in Portuguese). Rede Globo. Retrieved May 29, 2010. 
  4. ^ Contigo!. "Entrevista com Mariana Rios" (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mariana Rios comemora aniversário com festa no Rio" (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Extra Online. "Katiuscia Canoro e Thiago Mendonça brilharam em 2008" (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ Domingão do Faustão. "Mariana Rios é feliz por natureza!" (in Portuguese). Retrieved October 10, 2011. 

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