From recording her Brazilian film industry break with the 2002 movie titled City of God, to taking Hollywood and the entire world by storm with I Am Legend, Alice Braga has established herself as one of the leading Brazilian actresses. Her other notable credits include Lower City (2005) Predators (2010), The Rite (2011) and Elysium (2013). The trilingual (Portuguese, Spanish and English) actress has been garnering more fans for herself since 2016, thanks to her main role as Teresa Mendoza in the USA Network crime drama-thriller series Queen of the South which has remained on-air since it premiered in June 2016.
Quick Facts About Alice Braga
Highlights Of Her Acting Career
Alice Braga was born on April 15, 1983, into a show biz family in São Paulo, Brazil. Both her mother, Ana Braga; aunt, Sônia Braga and even her siblings have active entertainment careers. Thus, Alice grew up watching her aunt and mother act on set and it wasn’t long before she herself developed a passion for acting. At the age of 8, she made her acting debut in a yogurt commercial.
As a teenager, Braga began working towards her entry into the movie industry by going for auditions for film and television roles. She eventually landed her debut film role in the 1998 Portuguese short film entitled Trampolim. However, her passion for acting did not prevent her from getting an education. Shortly after her film debut, she returned to school to complete her education and when she returned to filming in 2002, it was with a bang. Braga announced her presence with an outstanding performance in City of God (2002), playing the role of Angelica. Her role earned her a Cinema Brazil Grand Prize nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
Alice Braga went on another hiatus for academic purposes. This time, she continued taking up acting roles and with another outstanding performance in Lower City (2005), she established herself as a movie star. The film earned her a whopping 8 Awards including the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival for Best Actress.
The actress made her English-language film debut in the 2006 film Journey to the End of Night. In the same year, she also starred in the Mexican-Brazilian movie, Only God Knows, and appeared as a waitress in Drained. She then got the biggest break of her career a year later, starring alongside Will Smith in the blockbuster film I Am Legend. The following year, Alice starred as Sondra Terry in the American martial arts film Redbelt and as Woman with Dark Glasses in the English-language thriller film, Blindness.
In 2009, Braga starred alongside Harrison Ford and Ashley Judd in the drama film Crossing Over. She was also cast in starring roles in the 2010 movies Repo Men and Predators and served as host of the GNT television program, Superbonita. The year 2011 saw her appearing as Angelina Vargas in the supernatural horror film, The Rite and thereafter, she played the role of Terry in the movie On the Road in 2012. In the same year, the actress featured in the documentary City of God – 10 Years Later and guest-starred in the Brazilian television series titled The Brazilians.
Afterward, Alice Braga was cast in the main role as Frey Santiago in the 2013 American film Elysium. From 2014 through 2017, she appeared in the films Latitudes, The Ardor, Kill Me Three Times, The Duel, Entre Idas E Vindas, and The Shack. She has also been playing the lead role of Teresa Mendoza in Queen of South from 2016 to date, which is her first major U.S TV role.
Not planning on slowing down any time soon, Alice is set to appear in the upcoming 2020 movies Eduardo & Mônica and The New Mutants as Monica and Cecilia Reyes respectively. She is also currently filming The Suicide Squad, slated to be released in 2021.
How Much Is The Actress Worth?
Braga is arguably on her way to becoming one of the highest-paid women in Hollywood. She has enjoyed an enviable rise to stardom and with appearances in more than a handful of blockbuster films, she has earned quite a substantial amount of money doing what she loves. As of 2017, her net worth was estimated at $4 million. Although this figure must have definitely gone up over the years, the exact amount of her current net worth is unknown.
Is She Married? Alice Braga’s Relationship Status Explained
Braga remains private when it comes to her personal life. However, in a 2008 interview with Latina, she talked about her first love back when she was 20 years old. She insinuated that the young man had wanted them to get married but she was too young for marriage. She eventually gave up on him for reasons she did not disclose but as she grew older, she realized that she should not have given up on him. Speaking further about the kind of man she would like, Braga said she wants to find a boy that rocks her world. Someone who gives her butterflies, in that way of being sweet.
Reports have it that Alice Braga was in a short-lived relationship with Mexican actor Diego Luna from 2004 to 2005. Luna later married Mexican singer, Camila Sodi in 2008 but the marriage lasted only till 2013. Also in 2013, Luna starred with Alice in Elysium and appeared together with her on the red carpet, sparking rumors that they might be back together. However, it remained only a rumor.
Gay Relationship With Bianca Comparato
In early 2019, there were speculations that Alice was in a relationship with Brazilian actress, Bianca Comparato, but none of them confirmed the rumor until January 2020 when the former, through her advisory, disclosed that she has been dating the latter for the past three years. Up until now, the duo has continued to carry on with their romance discreetly and far away from both the media and the public.
The actresses met in 2015 through some mutual friends and at that time, Alice, who resides in the US, was single while Bianca, who lives in Brazil, was involved with a producer. However, the actresses began dating the following year and have managed to remain together despite living far apart from each other. According to the Extra newspaper, the couple was together in Salvador, Bahia, on the 31t of December 2019, they attended the funkeira Anitta show and took photographs with a fan at Praia da Barra, Farol, which happens to be among the city’s most famous tourist centers. To keep a low profile, both of the ladies took pictures separately.
Although Alice Braga and Bianca Comparato are keeping their relationship under wraps, the couple is often seen attending close events sometimes. One of these events is the protest that took place during the 2018 election season, which the duo participated in but avoided being seen as an item.