Taís Araújo

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Taís Araújo
Taís Araújo, 2013.jpg
Araújo.
Born Taís Bianca Gama de Araújo
(1978-11-25) November 25, 1978 (age 37)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation Actress
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Lázaro Ramos (2006–present)
Children 2

Taís Bianca Gama de Araújo (Portuguese pronunciation: [taˈiʒ biˈɐ̃kɐ ˈɡɐ̃mɐ dʒi aɾaˈuʒu] or simply [taˈiz aɾaˈuʒu], born on November 25, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress. She was the first Black Brazilian actress to be a protagonist in a Brazilian telenovela, Xica da Silva (1996), in Rede Manchete.[1] She was also a protagonist on another telenovela, Da Cor do Pecado (2004) in Rede Globo channel.

Araújo, who is of mixed African, Austrian and Portuguese descent, said that the skin color variation found in her family never called her attention, even though she claimed that she used to be the only Black girl at her upper-class school and that the people who looked like her there were only the ones "who cleaned the floor, the servants".[2][3]

Araújo became the first Black actress to be a protagonist of a telenovela in prime time of the largest Brazilian television network, Rede Globo. She is the main actress of the telenovela Viver a Vida. She said this is very important, saying: "When I was little, I did not have anything that looked like me! Now a Black girl can have references on TV, including as a standard of beauty."[4]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1994 Pátria Minha Aparecia na abertura
1995 Tocaia Grande Bernarda
1996 Xica da Silva Francisca da Silva de Oliveira (Xica da Silva) Main role
1997 Anjo Mau Vívian
1998 Meu Bem Querer Edivânia
1999 Betty la fea Herself
Você Decide Episode: "O Dragão e a Borboleta"
2000 Uga-Uga Emilinha
2001 Porto dos Milagres Selminha Aluada
2002 O Quinto dos Infernos' Dandara
Brava Gente Beatriz Episode: "Um Capricho"
A Grande Família Maria da Graça Episode: "Vai Pra Casa, Beiçola"
2004 Da Cor do Pecado Preta de Souza Main role
Episode: Correndo Atrás Solange
2005 América Nossa Senhora Aparecida
2006 Cobras & Lagartos' Ellen dos Santos Main role
Superbonita Presenter
2007 Casos e Acasos' Gabriela
2008 A Favorita' Alícia Rosa Cameo
2009 Viver a Vida Helena Toledo Main role
2011 Passione Herself Cameo
2012 Cheias de Charme Penha
2013 O Dentista Mascarado Sheila (Shaly)
2014 Geração Brasil Verônica Monteiro
2015 Mister Brau Michelle Brau

Films[edit]

Singles by Empreguetes[edit]

Awards[edit]

  • 2006 - Prêmio Contigo: Couple of the Year (with Lázaro Ramos in Cobras e Lagartos)
  • 2006 - Melhores do Ano: Best Actress by Cobras e Lagartos
  • 2005 - Festival de Gramado: Best Supporting Actress by Filhos do Vento
  • 2005 - Prêmio Contigo: Couple of the Year (with Reynaldo Gianecchini in Da Cor do Pecado)
  • 2004 - 8º Festival de Cinema Brasileiro de Miami: Best Actress for Garrincha- Estrela Solitária
  • 1997 - Troféu Imprensa: Best New Actress for Xica da Silva

References[edit]

  1. ^ A estonteante Taís Araújo é a primeira protagonista negra em novela contemporânea [1]
  2. ^ [Mulata Cor do Brasil http://www1.folha.uol.com.br/revista/reportag/inde0501.htm]
  3. ^ Mais velha e ocupada, a atriz fala sobre crescimento e transformação http://revistatpm.uol.com.br/revista/116/perfil/tais-araujo.html
  4. ^ First Black protagonist in the prime time of Brazilian television

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