Taís Araújo

Taís Araújo (Taís Bianca Gama de Araújo) is a Brazilian actress, born November 25th, 1978. She is the first Black actress to play a starring role in a major telenovela(soap opera) in Brazil. She was born to Mercedes Araújo and
Ademir Araújo in Rio de Janeiro. She is the youngest of two daughters. 

Her first starring role was at the age of 17 in the telenovela Xica da Silva in 1996. In 2004, she acquired a major starring role in Da Cor do Pecado, becoming the first Afro-Brazilian to star in a leading role in a telenovela. 

Taís is the mother of one son João Vicente, born June 18, 2011. She is currently married to Lazaro Ramos.
  
Awards 

Golden Kikito-2004,Best Supporting Actress, Filhas do Vento
Crystal Lens-2004,Best Actress, Garrincha: Lonely Star 
Crystal Lens-1999,Best Actress, Caminho dos Sonhos
Contigo-2007, Best Actress & Best Romantic Couple, Cobras & Lagartos
Contigo-2005,Best Romantic Couple, Da Cor do Pecado 

Filmography

2009-2010 Viver a Vida (TV series) 
2008-2009 A Favorita (TV series) 
2008 A Guerra dos Rocha 
2007 Casos e Acasos (TV series) 
2007 Nzinga 
2006 Cobras & Lagartos (TV series) 
2006 The Greatest Love of All 
2005 América (TV series) 
2004 Da Cor do Pecado (TV series) 
2004 Filhas do Vento 
2003 La vida es una lotería (TV mini-series) 
2003 Garrincha: Lonely Star 
2002 Brava Gente (TV series short) 
2002 A Grande Família (TV series) 
2002 O Quinto dos Infernos (TV mini-series) 
2001 Porto dos Milagres (TV series) 
2000 Uga Uga (TV series) 
1999 Você Decide (TV series) 
– O Dragão e a Borboleta (1999)
1998 Caminho dos Sonhos 
1998 Meu Bem-Querer (TV series) 
1998 Drama Urbano 
1997 Anjo Mau (TV series) 
1996 Xica da Silva (TV series) 
1995 Tocaia Grande (TV series) 
1986 Angel malo (TV series) 
 
Self Role
 
2011 TV Xuxa (TV series) 
2009 Alta Definição (TV series) 
2009-2010 Episódio Especial (TV series) 
2010 Globos de Ouro 2009 (TV movie) 
2010 Fantástico (TV series documentary) 
1999 Yo soy Betty, la fea (TV series) 



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