Sunday, September 29, 2013

Maria de Medeiros

Maria de Medeiros (b.1965) is a Portuguese actress, director, and singer.

Maria de Medeiros , the eldest daughter of the first marriage of Maestro Antonio Vitorino d' Almeida , is one of the most popular Portuguese actress, with most of her career built abroad, especially in France, and consolidated , in different periods , with two American films : " Henry and June" (1990 ), by Philip Kaufman, where she stars with Fred Ward and Uma Thurman, and "Pulp Fiction" by Quentin Tarantino, with Bruce Willis , John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson.

Despite a careful musical education (she learned piano, flute and cello), Maria de Medeiros was more interested in painting and in the study of philosophy. Studying in Paris, she decided to join a Theater school and only after knowing that she was accepted she announced to the family her decision to follow an artistic career.

The first film in which she participated, aged 15, was "Silvestre" by Joao Cesar Monteiro. In Paris, with Brigitte Jacques, Maria definitely started her acting career, firstly on the theater stages and after on movies.

Maria speaks five languages fluently, "Mas a minha pátria é a minha língua” (But my homeland is my language).

She is married and has a daughter, Julia, born in 1997.


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