58 Notable alumni of
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro

The Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro is 500th in the world, 13th in Latin America, and 3rd in Brazil by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 58 notable alumni from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Rodrigo Santoro

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    Rodrigo Santoro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro is a Brazilian actor and voice actor. He's most known for his portrayal of Persian King Xerxes in the movie 300 (2006) and its sequel 300: Rise of an Empire (2014). Other famous movies include Brainstorm (2001), Carandiru (2003), Love Actually (2003), Che (2008), I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), and Rio (2011). He also appeared on the television series Lost, portraying the character Paulo, and on HBO's Westworld (2016–2020) as Hector Escaton.

  2. João Dionísio Amoêdo

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    João Dionísio Amoêdo
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    politicianengineer
    Biography

    João Dionisio Filgueira Barreto Amoêdo, also known as João Amoêdo, is a Brazilian banker, engineer and businessman. He is one of the founders of the New Party (NOVO), which he presided from September 2015 to July 2017, and was its candidate in the Brazilian presidential election of 2018.

  3. Marielle Franco

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    Marielle Franco
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1979-2018 (aged 39)
    Enrolled in the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
    Studied sociology
    Occupations
    sociologistfeministhuman rights activistpoliticianparliamentary aide
    Biography

    Marielle Franco was a Brazilian politician, sociologist, feminist, socialist, and human rights activist. After earning a master's degree in public administration from the Fluminense Federal University, she served as a city councillor of the Municipal Chamber of Rio de Janeiro for the Socialism and Liberty Party (PSOL) from January 2017 until her death.

  4. Tatá Werneck

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    Tatá Werneck
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actorcomediantelevision presenter
    Biography

    Talita Werneck Arguelhes, best known as Tatá Werneck, is a Brazilian actress, television presenter, comedian, musician, and former VJ.

  5. Iza

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    Iza
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    singersongwriterdancer
    Biography

    Isabela Cristina Correia de Lima Lima, known by her stage name IZA, is a Brazilian singer, songwriter and dancer, who rose to fame recording cover songs of artists such as Beyoncé, Rihanna, and Sam Smith on her self-titled YouTube channel. She has also featured her songs on Spotify and SoundCloud. In May 2016 she signed a contract with Warner Music Brasil. Her debut album, Dona de Mim, was released in 2018 and was nominated for a Latin Grammy Award for Best Portuguese Language Contemporary Pop Album.

  6. Bianca Comparato

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    Bianca Comparato
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    actorfilm actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Bianca de Souza Mendes Comparato is a Brazilian actress. She is known for starring in critically acclaimed productions such as Como Esquecer in 2010, as well as A Menina sem Qualidades and Somos tão Jovens, both in 2013, the latter for which she won the Grande Prêmio do Cinema Brasileiro as Best Supporting Actress for her role of Carmem Teresa. In 2016, she starred in the Netflix-exclusive series 3%, gaining international attention and acclaim for her portrayal of the series' protagonist, Michele.

  7. Glória Maria

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    Glória Maria
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1949-.. (age 72)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    Glória Maria Matta da Silva is a Brazilian journalist, reporter and television host.

  8. Paula Toller

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    Paula Toller
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1962-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    singer
    Biography

    Paula Toller is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. Toller is most known as the lead singer of Kid Abelha. In 1998, she released her self-titled first solo album, which was very well received. Her second solo album, titled SóNós, was released in 2007.

  9. Cláudia Abreu

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    Cláudia Abreu
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1970-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Cláudia Abreu Fonseca is a Brazilian actress. She is married to the Brazilian filmmaker José Henrique Fonseca.

  10. Rodrigo Amarante

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    Rodrigo Amarante
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    singerguitaristsongwriter
    Biography

    Rodrigo Amarante de Castro Neves is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. He is part of the bands Los Hermanos, Orquestra Imperial, and Little Joy, and released his first solo record, Cavalo, in Brazil in late 2013 and worldwide in May 2014. He also wrote and performed the (bolero style) narcocorrido "Tuyo", the theme song for the Netflix Original Series Narcos (2015) and Narcos: Mexico (2018), and wrote the score for the film "7 Days In Entebbe" (2018).

  11. Renata Vasconcellos

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    Renata Vasconcellos
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1972-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    journalistnews presenter
    Biography

    Renata Fernandes Vasconcellos is a Brazilian newscaster and journalist.

  12. Gregório Duvivier

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    Gregório Duvivier
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1986-.. (age 35)
    Occupations
    actorwriterpoetcomedianscreenwriter
    Biography

    Gregorio Byington Duvivier is a Brazilian actor, comedian and poet. He is known by his works in film and theater, being one of the members of the comedian troupe Porta dos Fundos.

  13. Maria Ribeiro

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    Maria Ribeiro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1975-.. (age 46)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Maria do Amaral Ribeiro is a Brazilian actress.

  14. Paulo Autuori

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    Paulo Autuori
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    association football managerassociation football player
    Biography

    Paulo Autuori de Mello, known as Paulo Autuori, is a Brazilian football manager. He is the current director of Athletico Paranaense.

  15. Eduardo Paes

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    Eduardo Paes
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1969-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Eduardo da Costa Paes is a Brazilian politician who was the mayor of the city of Rio de Janeiro from 2009 to 2012 and re-elected for a second term from 2013 to 2016. He is currently the 13th mayor of Rio de Janeiro. On 12 August 2012, at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony, Paes received the Olympic Flag, via Jacques Rogge, from London Mayor Boris Johnson.

  16. Gabriel, o Pensador

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    Gabriel, o Pensador
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1974-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    rapperwritersinger
    Biography

    Gabriel Contino, better known as Gabriel o Pensador is a Brazilian rapper, writer, and composer known for his conscious lyrics which speak of activism, and issues of race, politics, social problems, and the Catholic church. Gabriel began his music career when he launched a demo tape containing the song "Tô Feliz (Matei o Presidente)" I'm Happy (I killed the President) landing him a contract with Sony Music. Since then he has released eight albums: Ainda É Só o Começo, Quebra-Cabeça, Nádegas a Declarar, Gabriel o Pensador, Seja Você Mesmo (mas não Seja sempre o Mesmo), MTV ao Vivo, Cavaleiro Andante and Sem Crise (this last one was released independently). Gabriel has also written three books: "Diário Noturno", "Um Garoto Chamado Rorbeto" and "Meu Pequeno Rubro-Negro". "Um Garoto Chamado Rorbeto" won the "Prêmio Jabuti", for best Children's literature.

  17. Arnaldo Antunes

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    Arnaldo Antunes
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1960-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    poetsingerartivistwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Arnaldo Antunes is a Brazilian musician, writer, and composer. He was a member of the rock band Titãs, which he co-founded in 1982 and left ten years later. After 1992, he embarked on a solo career. He has published poetry and had his first book published in 1983. He has worked with Marisa Monte, Tribalistas, and Carlinhos Brown.

  18. Walter Salles

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    Walter Salles
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm directorfilm producerracing automobile driver
    Biography

    Walter Moreira Salles Jr. is a Brazilian filmmaker and film producer of international prominence.

  19. Marcelo Camelo

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    Marcelo Camelo
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Occupations
    singercomposerguitaristsongwriter
    Biography

    Marcelo de Souza Camelo is a Brazilian composer, singer, guitarist, and poet. He is best known as composer and lead guitarist of the Brazilian band Los Hermanos. Since the end of the band, he continues composing for many interpreters, mainly Maria Rita and Ivete Sangalo. In 2008, was released his first solo CD, Sou.

  20. Gustavo Franco

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    Gustavo Franco
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1956-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    economistbanker
    Biography

    Gustavo Henrique de Barroso Franco is a Brazilian economist. Former Governor of the Brazilian Central Bank, is best known for being one of the "fathers" of the Real Plan, the 1994 monetary reform that ended hyperinflation in Brazil. He teaches economics at the Catholic University in Rio de Janeiro since 1986. He is also a businessman, consultant and has served on many boards. He founded Rio Bravo Investimentos where he works as Senior Advisor. He has written several books, academic papers and contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines.

  21. Fernanda Abreu

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    Fernanda Abreu
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1961-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    singerwriterrecording artist
    Biography

    Fernanda Abreu is a Brazilian singer.

  22. Moreira Franco

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    Moreira Franco
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1944-.. (age 77)
    Occupations
    politiciansociologist
    Biography

    Wellington Moreira Franco is a Brazilian politician who served as the 54th Governor of Rio de Janeiro from 1987 to 1991 and Minister of Mines and Energy in 2018. He is a member of the Brazilian Democratic Movement (MDB).

  23. Jaques Wagner

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    Jaques Wagner
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Jaques Wagner is a Brazilian politician who was Governor of Bahia from 2007 to 2015 and Minister of Defence in 2015.

  24. Marcelo Gleiser

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    Marcelo Gleiser
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1959-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    physicistastronomerjournalistastrophysicist
    Biography

    Marcelo Gleiser is a Brazilian physicist and astronomer. He is currently Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Dartmouth College and a winner of Templeton Prize.

  25. Alessandro Molon

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    Alessandro Molon
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1971-.. (age 50)
    Occupations
    politicianteacher
    Biography

    Alessandro Lucciola Molon is a Brazilian teacher and politician, member of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB) and current Leader of the Opposition in the Chamber of Deputies. He was the rapporteur to Brazil's Bill of Rights for the Internet (Marco Civil da Internet), ensuring net neutrality, privacy protection and freedom of expression online. He is also one of the leading figures of the fight against corruption - in 2018, he was recognized by Prêmio Congresso em Foco as the congressman who best fights corruption and organized crime. In 2017 and 2019, he was chosen by the jury of the award and by journalists, respectively, as the best federal deputy in Brazil.

  26. Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez

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    Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez
    Born in
    Colombia Flag Colombia
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    teacherwriterphilosopher
    Biography

    Ricardo Vélez Rodríguez is a Colombian-Brazilian philosopher and former Minister of Education of Brazil.

  27. Pedro Malan

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    Pedro Malan
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1943-.. (age 78)
    Occupations
    economistengineer
    Biography

    Pedro Sampaio Malan is a Brazilian economist and former Minister of Finance of Brazil. He is the father of journalist and correspondent Cecília Malan.

  28. Gustavo Bebianno

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    Gustavo Bebianno
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1964-2020 (aged 56)
    Occupations
    lawyerpolitician
    Biography

    Gustavo Bebianno Rocha was a Brazilian lawyer and advisor to President Jair Bolsonaro (PSL). Bebianno became Acting President of the Social Liberal Party in March 2018 after Luciano Bivar registered to run for federal deputy in the 2018 elections.

  29. Rodrigo Constantino

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    Rodrigo Constantino
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Rodrigo Constantino dos Santos is a neoconservative, Brazilian writer, columnist, and political commentator.

  30. Arminio Fraga

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    Arminio Fraga
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    economistbanker
    Biography

    Armínio Fraga Neto is a Brazilian economist who was president of the Central Bank of Brazil from 1999 to 2003. From 1993 until his appointment to the Central Bank, he was Managing Director of Soros Fund Management in New York. Since 2001, he has been a member of the influential Washington-based financial advisory body, the Group of Thirty.

  31. Conceição Evaristo

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    Conceição Evaristo
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1946-.. (age 75)
    Enrolled in the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
    Graduated with Brazilian literature
    Occupations
    writerpoet
    Biography

    Maria da Conceição Evaristo de Brito is a Brazilian writer. Her work is marked by her life experiences as an Afro-Brazilian woman, which she calls escrevivência—a portmanteau of escrita (writing) and vivência (life experience). She was born into a humble family and is the second oldest of 9 siblings, being the first in her household to earn a university degree. She helped her mother and aunt with washing clothes and deliveries, while studying.

  32. Vinícius de Oliveira

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    Vinícius de Oliveira
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1985-.. (age 36)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Vinícius de Oliveira is a Brazilian actor.

  33. Ilan Goldfajn

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    Ilan Goldfajn
    Born in
    Israel Flag Israel
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    politicianeconomist
    Biography

    Ilan Goldfajn is an Israeli-born Brazilian economist and former President of the Central Bank of Brazil.

  34. Lélia Gonzalez

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    Lélia Gonzalez
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1935-1994 (aged 59)
    Occupations
    anthropologistprofessorpolitician
    Biography

    Lélia Gonzalez was a Brazilian intellectual, politician, professor, anthropologist and a woman human rights defender.

  35. Arnaldo Jabor

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    Arnaldo Jabor
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1940-.. (age 81)
    Occupations
    film directorjournalistwriterscreenwriterfilm producer
    Biography

    Arnaldo Jabor is a Brazilian film director, screenwriter and producer of Lebanese descent. He directed nine films between 1965 and 1990. His 1973 film Toda Nudez Será Castigada won the Silver Bear at the 23rd Berlin International Film Festival. Jabor identifies as an atheist.

  36. Eduardo Viveiros de Castro

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    Eduardo Viveiros de Castro
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1951-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    anthropologistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Eduardo Batalha Viveiros de Castro is a Brazilian anthropologist and a professor at the National Museum of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.

  37. Eduardo Spohr

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    Eduardo Spohr
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1976-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    journalistwriterscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Eduardo Spohr is a Brazilian journalist, teacher, blogger, podcaster and fantasy and historical fiction writer. He is the author of A Batalha do Apocalipse (The Battle of the Apocalypse in free translation), one of the best selling fiction books of all time in Brazil. Spohr is also widely known as a regular contributor to the popular Brazilian podcast Nerdcast, created by the entertainment website Jovem Nerd.

  38. Nélida Piñon

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    Nélida Piñon
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1937-.. (age 84)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
    Biography

    Nélida Piñon is a Brazilian author and professor. Piñon "is considered among the foremost writers in Brazil today".

  39. Alice Caymmi

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    Alice Caymmi
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1990-.. (age 31)
    Occupations
    singercomposer
    Biography

    Alice Caymmi is a Brazilian singer and composer. She is the granddaughter of Dorival Caymmi, daughter of Danilo and Simone Caymmi and niece of Nana and Dori Caymmi.

  40. Daniele Suzuki

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    Daniele Suzuki
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1977-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    film actortelevision actor
    Biography

    Daniele Suzuki is a Brazilian actress, filmmaker, and television host.

  41. Ciro Nogueira Lima Filho

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    Ciro Nogueira Lima Filho
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    politicianlawyer
    Biography

    Ciro Nogueira Lima Filho is a Brazilian lawyer and politician. He has represented Piauí in the Federal Senate since 2011. Previously, he was a Deputy from Piauí from 1995 to 2011. He is a member of Progressistas.

  42. Aldemir Bendine

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    Aldemir Bendine
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1963-.. (age 58)
    Occupations
    business executivebanker
    Biography

    Aldemir Bendine was the chief executive officer (CEO) of Petrobras.

  43. Fausto Fawcett

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    Fausto Fawcett
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1957-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    journalistnovelistscreenwriterscience fiction writer
    Biography

    Fausto Borel Cardoso, better known by his stage name Fausto Fawcett, is a Brazilian singer-songwriter, rhythm guitarist, lyricist, novelist, short story writer, playwright, journalist, actor and screenwriter, famous for his frequent collaborations with fellow musician Laufer and for being a major exponent of rap rock and cyberpunk literature in Brazil. His best known compositions are the 1987 hit "Kátia Flávia, a Godiva do Irajá" and "Rio 40°", recorded by Fernanda Abreu in 1992.

  44. João Clemente Baena Soares

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    João Clemente Baena Soares
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1931-.. (age 90)
    Occupations
    diplomatpolitician
    Biography

    João Clemente Baena Soares is a Brazilian diplomat.

  45. Carlos Alberto Menezes Direito

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    Carlos Alberto Menezes Direito
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1942-2009 (aged 67)
    Occupations
    judge
    Biography

    Carlos Alberto Menezes Direito was a Brazilian judge who sat on the Supreme Federal Court, the highest court of law in Brazil, from his appointment in 2007 until his death in 2009.

  46. Adriana Ferreyr

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    Adriana Ferreyr
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1983-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Adriana Ferreyr is a Brazilian film, television, stage actress and entrepreneur.

  47. Wilson Martins

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    Wilson Martins
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1953-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Wilson Nunes Martins is a Brazilian politician and member of the Brazilian Socialist Party (PSB). He served as Governor of Piauí from April 1, 2010 to April 2, 2014.

  48. José Maurício Bustani

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    José Maurício Bustani
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1945-.. (age 76)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    José Maurício de Figueiredo Bustani is a Brazilian diplomat who was the first director-general of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons until he was ousted after pressure from the US government in April 2002 over disagreements about how to address Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction.

  49. Antônio Carlos Konder Reis

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    Antônio Carlos Konder Reis
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1924-2018 (aged 94)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Antônio Carlos Konder Reis was a Brazilian politician.

  50. Tatiana Salem Levy

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    Tatiana Salem Levy
    Born in
    Portugal Flag Portugal
    Years
    1979-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    writernovelist
    Biography

    Tatiana Salem Levy is a Brazilian writer and translator.

  51. Pedro Corrêa do Lago

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    Pedro Corrêa do Lago
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    writereconomistphotographerart historian
    Biography

    Pedro Corrêa do Lago is a Brazilian art historian and curator who has formed the largest private collection of autograph letters and manuscripts in the world today. He is the author of over twenty books on manuscripts and Brazilian art and was president of Brazil's National Library from 2003 to 2005. In 2002, partnering with his wife Bia Corrêa do Lago, he founded Capivara, an art publishing house specialized in catalogues raisonnés of artists active in Brazil. Since 2012 he has been a columnist for the monthly magazine Piaui.

  52. Mariana Brochado

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    Mariana Brochado
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1984-.. (age 37)
    Occupations
    swimmer
    Biography

    Mariana Nery Brochado is a freestyle swimmer from Brazil. She won the bronze medal in the women's 200-metre freestyle at the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. A member of Clube de Regatas do Flamengo swimming team, she also represented her native country at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.

  53. Carola Saavedra

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    Carola Saavedra
    Born in
    Chile Flag Chile
    Years
    1973-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    authorwriter
    Biography

    Carola Saavedra is a Chilean-born Brazilian writer.

  54. Bernardo Sorj

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    Bernardo Sorj
    Born in
    Uruguay Flag Uruguay
    Years
    1948-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    sociologistwriter
    Biography

    Bernardo Sorj is a Brazilian social scientist, retired professor of Sociology at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. He is Director of The Edelstein Center for Social Research and of the Plataforma Democrática Project. He has published 30 books and more than 100 articles, on Latin American political development, international relations, the social impact of new technologies, social theory and Judaism.

  55. Luize Valente

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    Luize Valente
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1966-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    writerjournalistnovelist
    Biography

    Luize Valente, born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, of Portuguese and German origins, is a writer and documentary filmmaker, author of historical novels and awarded documentaries, and a journalist.

  56. Roberta Lucca

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    Roberta Lucca
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1978-.. (age 43)
    Enrolled in the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
    Studied computer science
    Occupations
    marketer
    Biography

    Roberta Lucca is a British-Brazilian entrepreneur co-founder and marketer-in-chief of the game developer Bossa Studios. The company has won a BAFTA and raised $11.4 million in 2017.

  57. Itaiguara Brandão

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    Itaiguara Brandão
    Years
    1968-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    guitarist
    Biography

    Itaiguara Mariano Brandão is a New York City-based recording artist and bassist. A native of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Brandão has toured internationally and recorded extensively with a wide range of Latin and World Music artists such as: Dianne Reeves, Ivan Lins, Marcos Valle, Toquinho, Carlos Lyra, Roberto Menescal, Leny Andrade, Joyce (singer), Paulo Braga, Randy Brecker, Dom Salvador, Paquito D'Rivera, Claudio Roditi, Robin Eubanks, Jovino Santos-Neto, Emílio Santiago, Elba Ramalho, Guilherme Arantes, Romero Lubambo, Léo Gandelman among many others. He has recorded on major labels such as Sony BMG as well as on numerous independent labels. Brandão has been one of the most sought-after Brazilian bassists in the Northeast and freelance musicians in the United States, having completed nearly 6,500 performances in the past 25 years.

  58. Carlos Laufer

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    Carlos Laufer
    Born in
    Brazil Flag Brazil
    Years
    1958-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    musiciancomposer
    Biography

    Carlos Laufer, better known mononymously as Laufer, is a Brazilian musician, songwriter and record producer.