Tatá Werneck

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Tatá Werneck
Tatá Werneck 2014.jpg
Born Talita Werneck Arguelhes
(1983-08-11) 11 August 1983 (age 34)
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Occupation Actress, presenter, comedian, musician
Years active 1992–present (actress)
2012–present (musician)

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


Talita Werneck Arguelhes was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is of Spanish and German descent.


She began her acting studies with the age of 9, 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, the former MTV Brasil, and participated in several other station's programs between 2010 and 2012.

Tatá was only raised to fame in 2013, after obtaining the role of a comedic hoochie Valdirene who longed to marry a rich man in the soap opera Amor à Vida, transmitted by Rede Globo, the main television station from the country. Its performance achieved huge success and consecrated it as the revelation of the year almost unanimously in the press. Since then, the comedian starred channel programs Multishow, including the success of Vai Que Cola and the comedy Tudo pela Audiência, which she co-host with the comedian Fábio Porchat, as well as the television series I Love Paraisópolis, starring opposite to 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 main representatives of comedy in Brazil. In 2010, the actress was voted the funniest comedian in the country by readers of site Universo Online. In 2013, she received the nickname "Queen of Improvisation" portal iG and in 2014, she won the title of "Best Breakthrough" in a poll conducted by Folha de S.Paulo with viewers Rede Globo. 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 company advertising L'Oréal. In May 2016, the magazine Capricho named her the "Queen of Comedy".

Besides actress, Tatá is the lead singer of a musical group called "Renatinho", since 2012, and actively participates in defense of animal protection and inclusion of disabled, and was one of the founders of the first theater group to produce affordable pieces to those called Os Inclusos e os Sisos – Mobilization Theatre for Diversity.

Professional life[edit]

Early career[edit]

In 2004 Tatá started, with her college classmates, a theater group called "Os Inclusos e os sisos"- Theatre Mobilization 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 in the broadcaster MTV, where she began to gain her knowledge. Apart from that, Tatá acted in some great cinema productions, such as the movie "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
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


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