dani-ortelas

Dani
Ornellas

Actress

At age 17, Dani Ornellas visited Tablado (theater acting) it was enough to change her life. The moment she came across art and met Maria Clara Machado was born the desire to turn that passion into a way of life. “. “I was immediately taken by a wish that was stronger than me. I couldn’t think of anything else, but to become an actress. I knew I could do other things but happiness would be incomplete”, she recalls. In spite of the difficulties and the little family support – due to job instability – she rolled up her sleeves and moved forward.

She was keen to study, improve herself and that is what she has been doing until today. “The more I learn, the more I see that I have a lot to learn,” she says. Her debut was a success.  It came up through a setting of Opera do Malandro, under the supervision of Maria Clara Machado. From there, more theater plays, awards in the movies and television work have been fulfilling the dream of this “carioca”.

Eager for knowledge, she also graduated in Tourism and attended free courses in the field of gastronomy.
In the movies, she was awarded for her performance in her first job: Cruz e Souza, o poeta do Desterro. It earned Dani Ornellas the award for the best actress in “Festival de Cinema Negro” in São Paulo, in 2005. Her participation in Filhas do Vento, by Joel Zito, was also responsible for the prizes at Festival Negro in Sao Paulo and Festival de Cinema in Macapá , both in 2005

In this last job, she took part of the movies Cidade de Deus. According to the actress, she had never seen a movie formed mostly by a black cast of actors. Through it, she ended up being known by the audience. “It was my second experience in films and my first contact with Paulo Lins. I did a test for a character, but I ended up playing another one. The truth is that thanks to this change of character, I played the scenes that I loved the most”, she said.

On television, her first job was in a soap opera called A Padroeira. Afterwards, she participated in shows such as Força Tarefa, Cidade dos Homens and Tecendo o Saber.  It is also included the hit of soap operas: Duas Cara,s by Aguinaldo Silva, and also the co-production Brazil-Portugal Paixões Proibidas. On Futura channel, she presented the program Nota Dez – A Cor da Cultura and the series  A família Imperial.  Thanks to her  participation in  a  famous  Brazilian series called Suburbia she eventually became known by the general public and  she was taken to the level of the most beautiful black actresses these days. “It was the greatest and best opportunity to show my work as an actress. I Consider Suburbia as a launch,” she added.
Among his most recent works, the character Deodora, in I Love Paraisópolis, in 2015, of TV Globo, and as the mother of Saint Simone de Oxum, in Malhação, in 2018.

Experience and Skills

Began in Tablado with “Opera do Malandro” supervising Maria Clara Machado”

 

Best Actress, Film Festival Macapa/BR- 2005, “Daughters of the Wind”.

For her performance in the Movies: ““Filhas do Vento”, “Cruz e Sousa, and “O poeta do Desterro” (International Black Film Festival of São Paulo/BR- 2005).

2019 – OS HOMENS SÃO DE MARTE E É PRA LÁ QUE EU VOU – GNT

TV Series
4ª temporada
Director: Susana Garcia
Character: Emergency medical

 

2018 – SOB PRESSÃO – Globo TV

TV Series
Episode: 208
Production: Conspiração Filmes
Author: Jorge Furtado
Writer: Lucas Paraizo
Director: Andrucha Waddington and Mini Kerti
Character: Dayse

 

2018 – MALHAÇÃO/ VIDAS BRASILEIRAS – Globo TV

Writer: Patrícia Moretzsohn
Director: Natália Grimberg
Character: Simone

 

2018 – ASSÉDIO – Globo TV

Writer: Maria Camargo
Director: Amora Mautner
Character: Naiara Flores

 

2017 – VOCÊ DECIDE – Globo TV

Interactive TV Show
Director: José Eduardo Belmonte
Episode: Vamos Falar Sobre Morte?
Character: Doctor

 

2017 – CONSELHO TUTELAR – Record TV

Writer: Marco Borges
Director: Rude Lagemann
Character: Baby-Sitter

 

2017 – ESCOLA DE GÊNIOS – Gloob TV

Writers: Ângela Fabri and Ludmila Naves
Directors: João Daniel Tikhomiroff, Marcelo Cordeiro and Jeferson De
Character: Viola and Violeta

 

2016 – LIBERDADE, LIBERDADE – Globo TV

Writer: Márcia Prates
Director: Vinicius Coimbra
Character: Jacinta

 

2015 – I LOVE PARAISÓPOLIS – Globo TV

Writers: Alcides Nogueira and Mário Teixeira
Director: Wolf Maya
Character: Deodora

 

2015 – QUESTÃO DE FAMÍLIA – GNT

Writer: Rodrigo Lages
Director: Sergio Rezende
Character: Rose

 

2014 – MEU PEDACINHO DE CHÃO – Globo TV

Writer: Benedito Ruy Barbosa
Director: Luis Fernando Carvalho
Character: Amância

 

2012 – SÉRIE FAMÍLIA IMPERIAL – Globo TV

Director: Cao Hamburguer

 

2012 – SUBURBIA – Globo TV

Writers: Luis Fernando Carvalho and Paulo Lins
Director: Luis Fernando Carvalho
Character: Vera

 

2009 – FORÇA TAREFA – Globo TV

Director: José Alvarenga

 

2008 – DUAS CARAS – Globo TV

Director: Wolf Maya

 

2004 – CIDADE DOS HOMENS – Globo TV

Director: Regina Casé

 

2001 – A PADROEIRA – Globo TV

Director: Roberto Talma

 

2007 – PAIXÕES PROIBIDAS – Band TV

Director: Inácio Coqueiro

2019 – MODO AVIÃO

Director: Bruno Garotti
Character: Antonia

 

2019 – MINHA MÃE É UMA PEÇA 3

Director: André Pellenz
Character: Doctor of Ultrasound

 

2019 – MEDIDA PROVISÓRIA

Director: Lázaro Ramos
Character: Fugitive mother

 

2019 – PRISIONEIRO DA LIBERDADE

Director: Jeferson De
Character: Maria Julia

 

2018 – MONTANHA RUSSA

Director: Vinicius Reis
Character: Paula

 

2016 – SIMONAL

Director: Leonardo Domingues
Character: Maria

 

2008 – O INVENTOR DE SONHOS

Director: Ricardo Nauemberg

 

2008 – CORES E BOTA

Director: Juliana Vicente

 

2007 – METEORO

Director: Diego de La Teixeira

 

2006 – MÃOS NEGRAS

Director: Daniel Caetano

 

2005 – FILHAS DO VENTO

Director: Joel Zito

 

2005 – QUASE DA FAMÍLIA

Director: Adriano Lírio

 

2005 – ALGUÉM FALOU EM RACISMO

Director: Claudius Cecon

 

2003 – O CHEIRO DA FEIJOADA

Director: Iléa Ferraz

 

2002 – CIDADE DE DEUS

Director: Fernando Meirelles

 

2002 – CRUZ E SOUZA, O POETA DO DESTERRO

Director: Sylvio Back

2018 – A MENINA EDITH E A VELHA SENTADA

Writer: Elísio Lopes Junior
Director: Lázaro Ramos
Character: Língua Regina, Dona Elenita e Velha

 

2017 – VIL

Writer: Livre Dramaturgia a partir da peça homônima de Rodrigo de Roure
Director: Renato Carrera
Character: Woman

 

2016 – VIL

Writer: Livre Dramaturgia a partir da peça homônima de Rodrigo de Roure
Director: Renato Carrera
Character: Viola and Delegada

 

2015 – PORTO DE MEMÓRIAS – O TRIUNFO DE LEOLPODINA

Writer: Alexei Waichenberg, Maria Nattari e Regina Miranda
Director: Regina Miranda
Character: Monumento Escravo

 

2014 – VESTIDO DE NOIVA

Writer: Nelson Rodrigues
Director: Renato Carrera
Character: Mulher inatual, Carpideira e Mãe

 

2013 – A PROPÓSITO DE SENHORITA JULIA

Writer: Strindberg. Adaptação de José Almino and Walter Lima Jr.
Director: Walter Lima Jr
Character: Cristiane

 

2013 – HISTÓRIAS DE JILÚ

Writer: Rodrigo de Roure
Director: Renato Carrera
Character: Jilú

 

2009/2010 – MORTE SOBRE A LAMA

Director: Ricardo Torres

 

2003 – NUNCA PENSEI QUE IA VER ESSE DIA

Director: Luiz Antônio Pilar

 

2001 – MITOLOGIA DOS DEUSES AFRICANOS

Director:  Aduni Benton

 

1997 – TUTY

Director: Cirano Rosale,

 

1996 – A ÓPERA DO MALANDRO

Director: Thais Balloni

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