Saturday, December 20, 2014

Lovely Latinas: Move over Cote, Alice is also in the house

Meet Alice Braga Moraes.  From Santiago, Chile, Alice is a Brazilian actress.

Alice Braga Moraes  (Alice Braga)

April 15, 1983 (age 31)
São Paulo, Brazil

Alice Braga Moraes[1] (born April 15, 1983) is a Brazilian actress. She has appeared in several Brazilian films, most notably as Angélica in 2002's highly acclaimed City of God and as Karina in 2005's Lower City. She has also starred in many Hollywood movies such as I Am Legend (2007), Repo Men, Predators (both 2010), The Rite (2011) and most recently Elysium (2013).

Alice Braga Moraes was born in São Paulo, Brazil. She was raised in a Catholic family.[2] Her exposure to the world of acting came at an early age. Both her mother, Ana Braga, and aunt, Sônia Braga,[3] are actresses, and Braga often accompanied them to film sets. She began her career by appearing in school plays and commercials. Her first commercial was for yoghurt when she was eight years old. As a teenager she began pursuing roles in television and movies. She speaks fluent Portuguese, Spanish and English.

In 1998, Braga debuted in a Portuguese-language short called Trampolim, and then returned to her schooling. Her big break came in 2002 when she was cast as Angélica in the critically acclaimed film City of God, for which she received a Best Supporting Actress nomination from the Cinema Brazil Grand Prize. She took more time off and attended university while appearing in a pair of well-regarded South American films—2005’s Lower City and 2006’s Only God Knows—and in the popular Brazilian television program Carandiru, Outras Historias. Braga made her English-language debut in 2006 with a starring role with Brendan Fraser, Mos Def, and Catalina Sandino Moreno in Journey to the End of Night, which premiered at the 5th Annual Tribeca Film Festival. In 2007, Braga was cast in the Will Smith blockbuster I Am Legend and the drama Crossing Over, which stars Harrison Ford, Ray Liotta, and Ashley Judd.[4] She also appeared in the 2008 David Mamet film Redbelt alongside Chiwetel Ejiofor.[5] Braga portrayed Beth in the science-fiction film Repo Men.[6] She starred as Isabelle in Antal Nimrod's Predators,[7] which was shot and produced by Troublemaker Studios and Robert Rodriguez.[8] In 2013, Braga appeared as Frey Santiago in Neill Blomkamp's Elysium.[9]

Braga is set to star in the drama series Queen of the South, produced by USA Network, an adaptation of Arturo Perez-Reverte's best-selling novel La Reina del Sur. This marks Braga's first big U.S. television role. Her previous small-screen credits were two parts in a non-English series.[10]

Cote de Pablo

María José de Pablo Fernández, better known as Cote de Pablo, is a Chilean-American actress and recording artist. Born in Santiago, Chile, she moved to the United States at the age of ten, where she studied acting.

Born: Nov 12, 1979 (age 35) · Santiago, Chile
Height: 5' 7" (1.70 m)

Cote de Pablo is primarily known for her portrayal of Ziva David, an Israeli Mossad officer turned NCIS agent, in the police procedural drama NCIS. She had sent in a videotape audition while waiting for The Mambo Kings to move forward and was asked to fly to Los Angeles for a screen test two days after it was cancelled.[5][11] Network executives arranged for her to act alongside series regular Michael Weatherly to test for chemistry during her second audition; he went offscript by brushing her hair back and commenting, "You remind me of Salma Hayek." De Pablo's response to Weatherly was to stay in character, and she "dismissed him completely." Afterwards, producer Donald Bellisario met with her as she was waiting for a cab to take her back to the airport, telling her she had landed the part.[11][12]

De Pablo described the character as "someone completely different from anyone else on the show because she's been around men all her life; she's used to men of authority. She's not afraid of men."[13]

Both Beautiful----both talented actresses.