Alice Braga

Braga in 2008, photo credit: David Shankbone

Birth Name: Alice Braga Moraes

Place of Birth: São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Date of Birth: 15 April, 1983

Ethnicity: Brazilian [Portuguese, some Indigenous and African]

Alice Braga is a Brazilian actress. She is known for her role as Angelica in the 2002 film City of God, and for I Am Legend and Redbelt.

Alice is the daughter of Ana Maria Braga and Nico Moraes. Her aunt, her mother’s sister, is actress Sônia Braga (Sônia Maria Campos Braga). Her mother is said to have Portuguese, as well as Indigenous and African, ancestry.

Her mother is pictured here.

Alice’s maternal grandfather was Hélio Fernando Ferraz Braga (the son of Alonso de Carvalho Braga). Alonso was the mayor of municipality of Tupã, São Paulo. Alonso was the son of Américo Pedroso Braga and Francisca Carvalho.

Alice’s maternal grandmother was Maria Jaci Campos (the daughter of Boaventura Avelar Campos and Ana Maria da Cunha). Ana was born in São Paulo, the daughter of Silvestre José da Cunha and Delfina Maria do Carmo.



Curious about ethnicity

16 Responses

  1. mayra.santana says:

    Nope. Ive seen brazilian girls who look whiter than her get 17% black. Her father is a mulatto/black brazilian. Her mother is Portuguese, slightly African and Indigenous. She is most likely 30% African 60% European and the rest Native American. She doesn”t have any native features other than her eyes.

  2. stlucas says:

    Her parents are Ana Maria Braga and Nico Moraes.

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

  3. madman says:

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

  4. luckystar says:

    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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  5. Girll says:

    looks around 10-15% African and heavily Portuguese.

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