Birth Name: Catarina Cardoso Garcia da Fonseca Furtado
Place of Birth: Lisbon, Portugal
Date of Birth: 25 August, 1972
Ethnicity: Portuguese, as well as 1/8 Indian [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. Catarina has stated in an interview that one of her great-grandfathers was from Goa, India. Her parents are pictured here. She is married to actor João Reis, with whom she has two children.
Her maternal great-uncle (grandmother’s brother) was engineer and professor Edgar Cardoso.
Catarina’s paternal grandparents were António Furtado and Lucinda.
Catarina’s maternal grandparents were João Garcia da Fonseca and 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
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