Alice Braga

by ethnic on February 9, 2009

Birth Name: Alice Braga Moraes

Place of Birth: São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: April 15, 1983

Ethnicity: Brazilian

Alice Braga is a Brazilian actress. She is known for her role as Angelica in the 2002 film City of God.

Alice is the daughter of Ana Maria Braga and Nico Moraes. Her aunt is actress Sônia Braga (Sônia Maria Campos Braga).

Alice’s maternal grandparents are Hélio Fernando Ferraz Braga and Maria José “Zeze” Campos.

Alice is said to have Portuguese, African, and Indigenous ancestry.

Her mother is pictured here.

Creative Commons License photo credit: David Shankbone

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stlucas February 8, 2017 at 12:53 pm

Her parents are Ana Maria Braga and Nico Moraes.

Her mother is pictured here:,,43008837,00.jpg

madman April 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm

Also, her roots should be listed as well:
Brazilian (Portuguese, African, Indigenous)

luckystar September 11, 2015 at 7:48 am

She is tri racial as her aunt

Braga was born in Maringá, a town in southern Brazil, on June 8, 1950. Her father was of African and Portuguese heritage, and her mother was a mestizo, of half-European, half Indian ancestry. The family of seven struggled after their father died when Braga was eight. By the time she was 14, she was working in an office as a typist. One day, an employee of a fashion photographer visited the office, and suggested that she model; Braga scoffed at the idea, as she recalled in an interview with Alan Richman for People in 1988. “I was kind of ugly,” she said, describing her teenage self as skinny, with unruly hair and large teeth. A colleague in the office related the tale of this missed opportunity to a film-maker, who then sought Braga out and cast her in a movie that never made it into theaters. Her career eventually was launched with her appearance, at the age of 18, in a São Paulo production of Hair, the popular hippie musical of the era; Braga appeared nude onstage, and the performance—even in freewheeling Brazil—caused a stir, as it did in other productions elsewhere.

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Girll June 6, 2015 at 12:16 pm

looks around 10-15% African and heavily Portuguese.

M June 9, 2015 at 7:00 am

No, she looks multiracial. Indigenous, African, and European.

cwm85 August 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm

I agree with you. Mostly european with native and african admixture.

me February 17, 2012 at 11:06 pm

she is portuguese,african and native,mostly portuguese

geff October 12, 2011 at 2:01 pm

she has a tipically portuguese name, and has not portuguese ehtnicity?

WTF April 3, 2011 at 4:30 am
Mila May 21, 2009 at 9:37 am

i am Brazilian and i consider my self Latina since my family came from LATIN America

luli April 2, 2011 at 9:59 pm

that is pretty awesome i often wondered if brazilians considered themselves latino because you guys are awesome!

Chris October 23, 2011 at 2:16 pm

i think the point was where u came from before brazil thats in question. latino is only a culture. only natives were there from the start. and most of the brazilians are either european or some white/black mix. question is what. and if ure like 4th,5th generation brazilian chances are u dont know. and if u moved to USA from brazil then ure totally clueless about prior origin other than brazil cuz americans usually dont know where the hell they came from after 2,3 generations :).

Anonymous May 12, 2009 at 2:49 pm

Brazilian is not a ethnicity

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