Birth Name: Catarina Cardoso Garcia da Fonseca Furtado
Place of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal
Date of Birth: 25 August, 1972
Ethnicity: Portuguese, as well as one eighth Konkani Goan
Catarina Furtado is a Portuguese television presenter, actress, and UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador.
Catarina was born in Lisbon, Portugal, to Maria Helena Cardoso Garcia da Fonseca, a teacher, and Joaquim da Silva Furtado, a journalist, reporter, television anchor, and documentary film director. Catarina has stated in an interview that one of her great-grandfathers was from Goa, India. Her parents are pictured here. Her maternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother) was engineer and professor Edgar Cardoso.
She is married to actor João Reis, with whom she has two children.
Catarina’s paternal grandfather was named António Furtado.
Catarina’s paternal grandmother was named Lucinda.
Catarina’s maternal grandfather is named João Garcia da Fonseca.
Catarina’s maternal grandmother is Maria Amélia de Mesquita Cardoso (the daughter of Francisco Vitor Cardoso and Amélia Teixeira de Mesquita). Francisco was from Goa.
Sources: O que vejo e não esqueço – Ser voluntário: uma escolha de vida, by Catarina Furtado, 2015
Genealogy of Catarina Furtado (focusing on her mother’s side) – http://geneall.net