Birth Name: Fernando Ferreira Meirelles
Place of Birth: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil
Date of Birth: November 9, 1955
Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese/Azorean]
Fernando Meirelles is a Brazilian film director, producer, and screenwriter.
Fernando is the son of Sônia Junqueira Ferreira and José de Souza Meirelles Filho.
His Portuguese roots include Azorean Portuguese, from Angústias, Horta, Faial Island, and from Vila do Porto, Santa Maria Island.
Fernando’s paternal grandfather was José de Souza Meirelles (the son of Manoel de Souza Meirelles and Maria Isabel de Rezende). Manoel was the son of Manoel de Souza Meirelles and Blandina Graciana Villela. Maria Isabel was the daughter of Manoel/Manuel Felicíssimo dos Reis Rezende and Maria Elidia/Ilydia de Souza Meirelles.
Fernando’s paternal grandmother was Ana Villela (the daughter of Azarias de Andrade Villela and Maria José de Azevedo). Ana was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Azarias was born in Minas Gerais, the son of Alexandra Antonio Villela/Vilela and Barbara Delminda Botelho de Andrade. Maria José was the daughter of Antonio Gabriel de Sousa Pinto and Ana Antonia de Azevedo.
Fernando’s maternal grandfather was named Waldemar Meirelles Ferreira.
Fernando’s maternal grandmother was Justa F. Junqueira (the daughter of Antônio Fachardo Junqueira and Sabina de Faria). Antonio was born in Minas Gerais, Brazil, the son of João Cândido da Costa Junqueira and Olimpia Guilhermina Pereira Nogueira. Sabina was born in São Paulo, Brazil.