Fernanda Andrade

Fernanda Andrade (born 8 March 1984) is a Brazilian-born American actress, model and singer. She is best known for starring in the 2012 horror film, The Devil Inside as Isabella Rossi, Special Agent Salazar in the 2020 sci-fi action thriller television show Next and for her role in the Marvel Cinematic Universe as Wendy Spector in Moon Knight. [1]

Fernanda Andrade
Born (1984-03-08) 8 March 1984 (age 38)
Occupation(s)Actress, model, singer
Years active2000–present
Spouse
Josh James
(m. 2017)

BiographyEdit

Andrade was born in São José dos Campos, São Paulo state, but raised in Campinas.[2] Her mother is of Italian and Spanish descent, while her father's ancestry is Portuguese, Spanish and Native Brazilian.[2][3]

Her father was an engineer who traveled frequently.[2] She moved with her family to the U.S. state of Florida when she was 11-years old when her father accepted a permanent engineering position.[2][3] The move to the United States proved difficult at first, as her father was the only family member who spoke English at the time.[2]

CareerEdit

Andrade became interested in acting and film during high school.[2] She was cast in her first professional role when she was 15 years old, when she appeared in the 2000 HBO biopic, For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story, which starred Andy García as the Cuban jazz musician, Arturo Sandoval.[2] Andrade played Paloma, Sandoval's daughter-in-law, in the television film.[2]

Andrade moved from Florida to Los Angeles when her agent relocated to Southern California.[2] She appeared in several short films and television series during the 2000s and 2010s, including guest spots on CSI: NY and Law & Order: Los Angeles.[2] In 2006, she starred in the ABC Family miniseries, Fallen.[2]

In 2011, she was cast in a recurring role in season four of Sons of Anarchy.[4]

She remained a relatively unknown actress until the debut of her 2012 horror film, The Devil Inside.[2] The film, which stars Andrade, Simon Quarterman, Evan Helmuth, and Suzan Crowley, was produced on a shoe-string budget, but debuted in January 2012 with $34.5 million to win its opening weekend, beating out Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol for the #1 slot at the box office. The film eventually grossed 101.8 million. [5]

In 2016 she was cast as Christina Santos in the pilot episode of the Marvel's Most Wanted, but the series was not picked up by ABC.[6]

In 2017 she was part of another pilot, this time as Mariana Silva in the USA Network show by Blumhouse Productions called Run For Your Life. [7] Although the pilot was not picked up she stayed busy the next few years with reoccurring roles in shows like Here and Now on HBO starring Tim Robbins and Holly Hunter, the hulu original The First starring Sean Penn and NCIS: Los Angeles as Claudia Diaz.

In 2020, she recurred in season two of Narcos: Mexico and was a lead in the FOX limited series Next opposite John Slattery.

In 2022, she portrayed Wendy Spector in the Disney+ mini series Moon Knight, part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Personal lifeEdit

She is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.

Andrade married musician Josh James from the band Stick to Your Guns in August 2017 in a ceremony in Pala, California and currently resides in Los Angeles.

During the COVID-19 lockdown she started a punk hardcore band called Sorry Fern with her husband. The two recorded an EP at their home where Andrade tracked her vocals in the bathtub. 250 limited cassette tapes were produced and sold with all proceeds going to various Los Angeles mutual aid groups. [8]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Key
  Denotes films that have not yet been released
Year Title Character Notes
2003 La americanita Marisol Short
2007 Kill Quincy Wright Abby Short
2009 Why Am I Doing This? Marianne
2012 The Devil Inside Isabella Rossi
2015 The Beautiful Ones Eva Romano Nomination for Best Actress - Monica Vitti Award, Blow-Up International Arthouse Film Festival[9]
2019 Lying and Stealing Mary Bertring
2023 Assassin[10]   Olivia
TBA Finestkind   Post-production

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Character Notes
2000 For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story Paloma Television movie
2001 The Suitor Carmencita Television movie
2002 CSI: Miami Elena De Soto Episode: "Wet Foot/Dry Foot"
2007 Fallen Vilma Rodriguez Miniseries
Dicas de um Sedutor Episode: "Pilot"
2010 CSI: NY Yvonne Episode: "Tales from the Undercard"
Undercovers Pigtails Episode: "Not Without My Daughter"
2011 Law & Order: Los Angeles Lucia Episode: "Hayden Tract"
The Glades Juliana Amparo Episode: "Swamp Thing"
Sons of Anarchy Elyda 2 episodes: "Booster" and "Out"
The Mentalist Sofia Chavez Episode: "Where in the World is Carmine O'Brien?"
2013 Red Widow Eva Ramos 3 episodes
Franklin & Bash Juliette Morano Episode: "Captain Johnny"
2014 Scorpion Rene Munoz Episode: "Once Bitten, Twice Die"
NCIS Leticia Gomez Episode: "Honor Thy Father"
2016 From Dusk Till Dawn Solaya / Itzpa Episode: "La Llorona"
Rizzoli & Isles Jenny Evans Episode: "Bomb Voyage"
Marvel's Most Wanted Christina Santos[6] Unaired pilot episode, series was not ordered by ABC[6]
2018 Here and Now Carmen Torres 5 episodes
The First Camila Rodriguez 4 episodes
2020 Narcos: Mexico Alejandra 2 episodes
NeXt Shea Salazar Main cast
2022 Moon Knight Wendy Spector Episode: "Asylum"
Let the Right One In Elizabeth Kane Recurring

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Who Played Marc's Mom in Moon Knight Episode 5? - Looper". 27 April 2022.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Tomazzoni, Marco (9 February 2012). "Para Fernanda Andrade, filme "Filha do Mal" é um "conto de fadas"". Internet Group - Último Segundo. Archived from the original on 24 July 2019. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Meet Swirl Girl Icon: Fernanda Andrade". Swirl Girl Army. 9 June 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  4. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (24 May 2011). "Fernanda Andrade Lands Recurring Role on 'Sons of Anarchy'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  5. ^ Smith, Grady (8 January 2012). "Box office report: 'The Devil Inside' summons $34.5 million, lords over 'Mission: Impossible'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  6. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (25 March 2016). "Marvel's 'Most Wanted' ABC Pilot Casts Oded Fehr & Fernanda Andrade". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
  7. ^ "Blumhouse Drama 'Run for Your Life' Lands USA/Syfy Pilot Order". The Hollywood Reporter. 20 November 2017.
  8. ^ "Stick to Your Guns Members Launch New Project Sorry Fern". 6 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Blow-Up film festival annual nominations and awards listing". Chicago. November 2015.
  10. ^ Grobar, Matt (5 May 2022). "Fernanda Andrade Joins Paramount+'s 'Finestkind'; 'The Throwback' Adds Michelle Randolph". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 9 September 2022.

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