Alice Braga will star as Teresa Mendoza in the upcoming series Queen of the South, the story of one woman's escape from a Mexican cartel, and her subsequent rise to become a drug queenpin in America. Fans of action movies may already be familiar with her amazing work, but here are eight fun facts about Alice so everyone can get to know her before Queen of the South premieres this month on USA Network.
She’s Brazilian. Alice was born in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and has appeared in many Brazilian film and television roles.
Acting is in her blood. Alice’s mother, Ana Braga, and her aunt, Sonia Braga, are actresses, and Alice often went with them to their film sets growing up.
She’s trilingual. Alice is fluent in Portuguese, English, and Spanish, and has appeared in roles using all three languages.
Philanthropy is a big part of her life. Alice often posts photos to her Instagram account showing her support of #GlobalGoals, which is a movement to end poverty, inequality, and climate change.
A lot of her film credits include action movies, and Alice has talked in interviews about how she does a lot of her own stunts!
Her 33rd birthday was April 15, which makes her an Aries.
Alice’s big break in the U.S. came in the 2002 film City of God. You may also remember her from I Am Legend, Elysium, and Predators.
Her first onscreen role was in a yogurt commercial in Brazil when she was only eight years old!