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Maria
João Bastos

Actress

Maria João Bastos has never doubted that she wanted to be an actress. At age 12, she took part of amateur theater groups. At 17, her hobby turned to be a goal, and she left the countryside of Portugal, where she lived and moved to Lisbon in order to run for her professional life on TV. Soon, she made her debut and never stopped. At the same time, Maria João didn’t leave the university. She graduated in Communication Sciences, however she has never  practiced it. “It was my plan B, but it was good anyway, because I love studying,” she jokes.

Nowadays, 27 years after the beginning, Maria João collects awards such as “Golden Globe Awards” for the best actress in the film “Mistérios de Lisboa”, which she won the international recognition. As a result, Maria João  performed in 25 soap operas  and 10 movies  and  her career grew by leaps and bounds following by enumerous jobs and always full of enthusiasm. In Portugal, she played a successful role and gave the singer Liliane Marise to life in the soap opera “Destinos Cruzados” – the character became the protagonist of the plot and gained a real life. Believe it or not, Liliane, the character lived by the actress, recorded cds, earned the first place on Top Music of Portugal, and made a show for 72.000 people at “Pavilhão Atlântica” – The largest place for concerts in the country which receives top notch celebrities such as Beyoncé and Madonna. However Maria João doesn’t claim to be a singer. That’s just an evidence of her incontestable charisma.

In Brazil,  she has become known since her participation in the soap operas “O Clone”, “Sabor da Paixão “ and also through the highly successful children’s television programme “Sítio do Picapau Amarelo “ for her lovely Portuguese accent. Recently, she returned to Brazil in high style performing the character Diana in the soap opera “Boogie Oogie”. Three years later, he lent the Portuguese accent to live the botany Leticia in New World. His plan is to continue on the Rio-Lisbon bridge and to settle every more in Brazil.

Experience and Skills

Martha Graham School – New York/USA
Estúdio Corazza – Madrid/ Spain
Theatre, Movies and Television Courses at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute – New York/USA
Portuguese
Spanish
French
English 
2014 – PRÊMIO AUTORES SPA

Best Actress
Movie: O Bairro

Character: Diana

 

2011 – THE VILLAGE VOICE E INDIWIRE

Best Supporting Actress
Movie: Mistérios de Lisboa

Character: Ângela de Lima

 

2011 – GLOBO DE OURO

Best Actress
Movies: Mistérios de Lisboa

Character: Ângela de Lima

2019 – O MECANISMO – NETFLIX

Série
Writer: Vladimir Neto
Director: José Padilha, Felipe Prado and Marcos Prado
Character: Maria Pia

 

2018 – 3 MULHERES – RTP

TV Séries
Director: Fernando Vendrell
Character: Maria Armanda Falcão / Vera Lagoa

 

2017 – PAÍS IRMÃO – RTP

Serie
Writer: Tiago R. santos, Joao Tordo and Hugo Goncalves
Direction: Sérgio graciano
Character: Gabriela and Carlota Joaquina
Portugal

 

2017 – NOVO MUNDO – TV GLOBO

Soap Opera
Writer: Thereza Falcão e Alessandro Marson
Direction: Vinicius Coimbra
Character:  Letícia
Braszil

 

2015/2016 – CORAÇÃO D’OURO – SIC

Soap Opera 
Writer: Pedro Lopes 
Direction: Sergio Graciano 
Character: Beatriz Castro de Aguiar 
Portugal

 

2014 – BOOGIE OOGIE – GLOBO TV

Soap Opera
Writer: Rui Vilhena
Direction: Ricardo Waddington e Gustavo Fernandez
Character: Diana Brazil

 

2012/2013 – DESTINOS CRUZADOS – TVI

Soap Opera
Writer: Antonio Barreira
Character: Margarida Isabel Cabreira das Caldas (Liliane Marise)
Portugal

 

2012 – BAIRRO ESTRELA POLAR – TVI

Series
Writer: Francisco Moita Flores
Character: Diana
Portugal

 

2012 – AS LINHAS DE TORRES – RTP1

Mini Series
Direction: Valéria Sarmiento
Character: Maria de Jesus Almeida
Portugal

 

2011 – INTRIGA FATAL – TVI

Television film
Writer: Rui Vilhena and João Sequeira
Character: Bárbara
Portugal

 

2010/2011 – SEDUÇÃO – TVI

Soap Opera
Writer: Rui Vilhena
Direction: Attílio Riccó, Nuno Franco and Paula Mourão
Character: Ester Vasconcelos
Portugal

 

2009 – FLOR DO MAR – TVI

Soap Opera
Writer: Antônio Barreira and André Ramalho
Director: Antônio Moura Mattos
Character: Gabriela
Portugal

 

2009 – EQUADOR – TVI

Series
Based on the literary work of Miguel Sousa Tavares
Writer: Rui Vilhena
Director: André Cerqueira
Character: Ann Jamerson
Portugal

 

2008 – CASOS DA VIDA – TVI

Mini Series
1st Season : AS NOIVAS DE MAIO
Character: Vitória
Portugal

 

2008 – CASOS DA VIDA – TVI

Mini Series
1st Season: O CASAL DO ANO
Character: Suzana
Portugal

 

2006/2007 – TEMPO DE VIVER – TVI

Soap Opera
Writer: Rui Vilhena
Character: Raquel Mendes
Portugal

 

2005/2006 – MUNDO MEU – TVI

Soap Opera
Writer: Casa da Criação
Character: Sofia Salgado
Portugal

 

2005 – INSPETOR MAX – TVI

Series
Character: Mariana
Portugal

 

2004/2005 – NO COMANDO – GNT

Talk Show
Leading Actress
Brazil

 

2004 – O SEGREDO – TVI

Mini-Series
Direction: Leonel Vieira, Paulo Nascimento and Patrícia Sequeira
Co- Production: Stopline Filmes, Accorde Filmes and RTP
Character: Suzana
Portugal

 

2004 – SÓ GOSTO DE TI – TVI

Series
Production: Endemol
Character: Rita
Portugal

 

2004 – SÍTIO DO PICA-PAU AMARELO – TV GLOBO

Animated Series
Character: Isabel
Brazil

 

2003 – SABOR DA PAIXÃO – TV GLOBO

Soap Opera
Writer: Ana Maria Moretzsohn
Director: Denise Saraceni
Character: Rita Coimbra
Brazil

 

2002 – O CLONE – TV GLOBO

Soap Opera
Writer: Glória Peres
Director: Jayme Monjardim
Character: Amália
Brazil

 

2001 – GANÂNCIA – SIC

Soap Opera
Writer: Marilúcia Abreu e Francisco Nicholson
Character: Joana
Portugal

 

2001 – A MINHA FAMÍLIA É UMA ANIMAÇÃO – SIC

Series
Episode: Oferta de Lua de Mel
Portugal

 

2000 – QUERIDO PROFESSOR – SIC

Series
Character: Catarina
Portugal

 

2000 – ALTA FIDELIDADE – SIC

Television Film
Director: Tiago Guedes e Frederico Serra
Character: Carla
Portugal

 

1999/2000 – TODO O TEMPO DO MUNDO – TVI

Soap Opera
Writer: Tozé Martinho
Character: Marta Campos
Portugal

 

1997 – MÉDICO DE FAMÍLIA – SIC

Series
Character: Vitória
Portugal

 

1996/1997 – DESAFIOS – TVI

Weekly Television
Programme Presenter
Portugal

 

1992 – CINZAS – RTP1

Soap Opera
Direction: Régis Cardoso
Character: Maria João
Portugal

2016 – A PONTE NA CALIFÓRNIA

Short Film
Director : Pedro Amorim
Character: Carla
Portugal

 

2013 – THE CASANOVA VARIATIONS

Director: Michael Sturminger
Character: Lady Doctor
Austria

 

2012 – A MORAL CONJUGAL

Director: Arthur Serra Araújo
Character: Bárbara
Portugal

 

2012 – AS LINHAS DE WELLINGTON

Director: Valéria Sarmiento
Character: Maria de Jesus Almeida
France/Portugal

 

2012 – O BAIRRO

Director: Jorge Cardos, Lourenço Mello, José Manuel Fernandes and Ricardo Inácio
Character: Diana
Portugal

 

2011 – EM CÂMERA LENTA

Director: Fernando Lopes
Character: Ma Vie
Portugal

2011 – CATARINA E OS OUTROS

Director: André Badalo
Character: Woman 1
Portugal

 

2010 – JE M’APPELLE BERNARDETTE

Director: Jean Sagols
Character: Sophie Pailhasson
France

 

2010 – SHOOT ME

Director: André Badalo
Character: Teresa
Portugal

 

2009/2010 – MISTÉRIOS DE LISBOA

Director: Raul Ruíz
Character: Ângela de Lima
Portugal/France

 

2007 – O ÚLTIMO À CONDENADO

Director: Francisco Manso
Character: Adelaide
Portugal

 

2005 – O INIMIGO SEM ROSTO

Director: José Farinha
Characater: Nina
Portugal

 

2005 – O ELEVADOR

Director: Patrícia Sequeira
Character: A Grávida
Portugal

 

2004 – VENENO DA MADRUGADA

Director: Ruy Guerra
Character: Rebeca Assis
Portugal

2005 – O MÉTODO DE GRONHOLM

Writer: Jordir Galcerán
Director: Virgilio Castelo
Casa do Artista
Portugal

 

2005 – GIRL GONE

Writer: Jacquelyn Reingold
Character: Tish
Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute
New York – USA

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