Tatá Werneck

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Tatá Werneck
Werneck at the Bahian Carnival in 2014
Talita Werneck Arguelhes

(1983-08-11) 11 August 1983 (age 35)
OccupationActress, presenter, comedian, musician
Years active1992–present (actress)
2012–present (musician)

Talita Werneck Arguelhes (born August 11, 1983), best known as Tatá Werneck, is a Brazilian actress, comedian, presenter, reporter, musician and former-VJ.


She began her acting studies at the age of 9 and subsequently appeared in her first theatrical performance at 11. Her debut in a televised program occurred in 2008, when she joined the cast of Dilemas de Irene. Two years later, she joined the team of Quinta Categoria, formerly MTV Brasil, and participated in several other station's programs between 2010 and 2012.

Tatá only found nationwide fame in 2013, after landing the role of a comedic hoochie Valdirene who longed to marry a rich man in the soap opera Amor à Vida, broadcast by Rede Globo, Brazil’s main television station. Its performance achieved huge success and consecrated it as the revelation of the year almost unanimously in the press. Since then, the comedian starred in programs on Multishow, including the successful Vai Que Cola and the comedy Tudo pela Audiência, which she co-host with the comedian Fábio Porchat. Werneck featured in the television series I Love Paraisópolis, starring opposite model and actress Bruna Marquezine. Currently, Werneck plays Fedora Abdalla in Haja Coração.

In terms of performance, Tatá stands out for her skillful improvisation and is considered one of the most well known comedic performers in Brazil. In 2010, the actress was voted the funniest comedian in the country by readers of website Universo Online. In 2013, she received the nickname "Queen of Improvisation" by iG and in 2014, she won the title of "Best Breakthrough" in a poll conducted by Folha de S.Paulo with Rede Globo viewers. In addition, she was named "Woman of the Year" by the Brazilian edition of men's magazine GQ and became the first comedian to star in a cosmetic advert when appearing for L'Oréal. In May 2016, magazine Capricho named her the "Queen of Comedy".

Besides acting, Tatá is the lead singer of a musical group called "Renatinho", since 2012, and actively participates in animal protection and welfare campaigns, as well as the inclusion of disabled participants in theatre. She was one of the founders of the first theatre group to produce affordable pieces to disabled people, called Os Inclusos e os Sisos – Mobilisation Theatre for Diversity.

Professional life[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2004 Tatá started, with her university classmates, a theatre group called "Os Inclusos e os sisos"- Theatre Mobilisation for Diversity, which was the first Brazilian group to create a totally accessible play for handicapped people.

MTV and national recognition[edit]

Tatá was also a comedian on MTV, where she began to build experience. Apart from that, Tatá acted in some cinematic productions, such as the film "Teste de Elenco".

In February 2013, Talita eventually signed her first contract with Rede Globo to act in a soap opera.


Year Title Role Original network
2013 Amor à Vida[1] Valdirene do Espírito Santo[2] Rede Globo
2015 I Love Paraisópolis Pandora Balbino (Danda)
2016 Totalmente Demais Fedora Abdala Varella (Fefê)
Haja Coração
Year Title Original network
1992 Clube da Criança
Rede Manchete
1994 Xuxa Park
Rede Globo
2008 Dilemas de Irene
2010 Quinta Categoría
2010 Comédia MTV
2012 Comédia MTV Ao Vivo[3]
2012 Trolalá
2013 Tá Quente
2014 Tudo pela Audiência
2014 Vai que cola
Year Title Role
2011 Teste de Elenco N/A
2011 Podía Ser Pior N/A
2012 De Pernas pro Ar 2 Juliana Tavares
2015 Loucas Pra Casar Maria
2017 Neurotic Quest for Serenity Kika K

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Title of Work Result Ref.
2013 Prêmio Extra de Televisão Best Female Revelation Amor à Vida Won
Meus Prêmios Nick Favorite Actress Nominated
Prêmio Quem de Televisão Revelation Won
Melhores do Ano Best Female Revelation Won
Capricho Awards Best Actress Won
APCA Awards Best Actress Nominated
UOL Best Male/Female Revelation Won
2014 Troféu Imprensa Revelation of Year Won
Troféu Internet Revelation of Year Won
Prêmio Contigo! de TV Revelation Won


  1. ^ "Walcyr Carrasco promete polêmica em próxima novela". Notícias BR (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 7 April 2013.
  2. ^ Neymar deve ser vítima do "golpe da barriga" de Tatá Werneck em novela. F5. Folha.com. Página visitada el 16 de febrero de 2013.
  3. ^ Comédia MTV ao Vivo

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