Taís Bianca Gama de Araújo (Portuguese pronunciation: [taˈiʒ biˈɐ̃kɐ ˈɡɐ̃mɐ dʒi aɾaˈuʒu]; born 25 November 1978) is a Brazilian actress, TV host and model.

Taís Araújo
Taís Araújo, 2013.jpg
Araújo, 2013
Taís Bianca Gama de Araújo

(1978-11-25) 25 November 1978 (age 41)
Alma materEstácio de Sá University
  • Actress
  • model
  • television host
Years active1995—present
Lázaro Ramos (m. 2006)

Her first prominent role on television was in 1996 as protagonist of the Brazilian telenovela Xica da Silva by Walcyr Carrasco, in the Rede Manchete. In 2004, she portrayed Preta in Da Cor do Pecado created by João Emanuel Carneiro and she played Ellen, comic antagonist in the telenovela Cobras & Lagartos in 2006. In 2009, she received her first protagonist in primetime of Globo, one of the Helenas created by Manoel Carlos in the telenovela Viver a Vida—making her the first black woman to star in a prime time telenovela.[1][2]

In 2012, she played Maria da Penha in the telenovela Cheias de Charme, the fourth lead role in her career. Her sixth leading role was playing the journalist Verônica Monteiro in technology oriented television series Geração Brasil, as part of the main trio of the plot, alongside Cláudia Abreu and Murilo Benício.

As of 2015, she protagonizes the musical comedy television series Mister Brau opposite her husband Lázaro Ramos.[3] Taís is still touring the country with the play O Topo da Montanha, which debuted in São Paulo in 2015 and earned her a nomination for the Shell Award for Best Actress.[4] As a television host takes part in the program Saia Justa aired at the GNT network.

In 2016, an opinion poll (Pesquisa Qualibest) pointed out Taís Araújo as the woman most admired by young people between the ages of 13 and 20,[5] the fifth most influential artist in television and internet in the country, according to the newspaper Meio & Message in partnership with Instituto Datafolha in 2016,[6] and the fourth most influential in 2017.[7]

In 2017 she was elected one of the 100 most influential personalities of the world under 40 years of age by MIPAD, and for this reason she participated in a debate at Columbia University in New York.[8] In 2015, in the matter of the English newspaper The Guardian on the series Mister Brau, the pair Taís Araújo and Lázaro Ramos was quoted like featured in the Brazilian television.[9] Also was chosen one of the most warlike and stylish women by the American magazine Vogue.[10] She and her husband Lázaro Ramos wer shortlisted out as the most powerful of the national showbizz, in the cover of Veja magazine published in March 2017.[11] In 3 July 2017, she was appointed as the Defender of Rights of Black Women by UN Women Brazil, a United Nations entity for gender equality and women's empowerment.[12]

In her personal life, she and her husband Lázaro Ramos have two children.

Life and careerEdit

Taís Araújo was born in Rio de Janeiro on 25 November 1978 as a premature birth of seven months.[13] She is of African, Austrian and Portuguese descent. She is daughter to Ademir de Araújo, an economist and Mercedes de Araújo, an educationist.[14] Araújo is the second daughter of her parents and her sister, Cláudia Araújo—a doctor—seven years older than her. She is also cousin to actor and singer Marcello Melo Jr.[15] During her childhood, she lived with her family in Méier, neighbourhood in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. Until the age of 8, Araújo mainly studied in private institutions. From her younger years through her large extent of her adolescence and youth she lived in Barra da Tijuca. She studied journalism in Estácio S.A.[16] On 18 June 2011, she gave birth to her first son João Vicente de Araújo Ramos,[17] a fruit of her marriage to Lázaro Ramos.[18] On 7 August 2014, Araújo announced that she was with child-a girl.[19][20][21]

Her first character in telenovelas was in Tocaia Grande in 1995, directed by Walter Avancini. A few months later, Walter Avancini was set to direct the telenovela Xica da Silva, of 1996, and chose Araújo to be the lead, in Rede Manchete.[22] The telenovela was exported to a good number of countries. In 2000, she was voted add one of the 50 most beautiful faces in the world by Spanish version of People magazine. In 1997, she moved to Rede Globo to star in Anjo Mau, playing Vivian.[23] That same year he met the director Denise Saraceni, with whom he would return to work other times in his career.[24] In 2004, she received Kikito's Best supporting actress at the Festival de Gramado for her work on The Daughters of the Wind.

In 2004, in the role of Preta, was also the first black protagonist of a telenovela produced by Globo TV in Da Cor do Pecado created by João Emanuel Carneiro

In 2006, she played the comic villain Ellen in Cobras & Lagartos, also created by Carneiro; she had an onscreen romance with then boyfriend Lázaro Ramos. In 2006, she was the first black presenter of the program Superbonita of the channel GNT, where it would remain by three years, until 2009.[25] In 2008, she returned to work with João Emanuel Carneiro, in A Favorita; portraying Alicia, daughter of a corrupt deputy played by Milton Gonçalves, who for the second time, consecutively, was his father in a telenovela, the first one in Cobras & Lagartos. After the end of A Favorita's recordings in January 2009, the actress wrote her first article in the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper in which she reported the inauguration of President Barack Obama.[26] Separated from her husband Lázaro Ramos, she moved to Paris, with an intention to study French. She got an offer from Manoel Carlos, making her the first black actress in Brazilian television history to be the protagonist of a primetime novel—the 8 pm telenovelas that garner a large viewership—a role of Helena that has been portrayed by a number of actresses before.[27] The telenovela Viver a Vida was not as successful, and the role of Helena was marked as the biggest failure in Araújo's career, with the total rejection of the character, being criticized by the media and the viewers. At the time, and she came to think that it would be the end of her blossoming career, going through depression for a period of two years.[28]

In 2012, Araújo played the maid who turns singer, Maria da Penha, in the 7 pm comedy drama telenovela, Cheias de Charme, Created by Filipe Miguez and Izabel de Oliveira.[29] In addition to film and television, she has also performed in the theater. In 2013, she lived the secretary Sheila in the series O Dentista Mascarado, a character of dubious character, owner of many facets, known in the square by various names.

In 2014, portrayed journalist Veronica in the Geração Brasil, working again with the creators Filipe Miguez and Izabel de Oliveira.[30][31][32] Taís was cast to play Michele in the series Mister Brau, with her spouse Lázaro Ramos.[33]. In 2015, alongside Lázaro Ramos, she made her debut in the play the Top of the Mountain that earned her nomination for the contest Shell Prize of Better Actress [4] and took more than 100 thousand people to the theater. In 2016 starred in her seventh film, The Cup Steal, in the role of Dolores inspired by Adele Fatima.[34]

Personal lifeEdit

Taís dated the singer and television host Netinho de Paula, at her time in the group Negritude Júnior in the late 1990s until the early 2000s. After the relationship with Netinho ended, Taís dated and became engaged to the jiu-jitsu fighter Marcio Feitosa, with whom they broke up in 2004. Shortly thereafter, she began dating Lázaro Ramos, whom she married in November 2005. In March 2008, the actors decided to separate amicably. Araújo got into a relationship with Allan Espinosa, son of football coach Valdir Espinosa. Months later rumors began circulating that she and Ramos had reconciled. They announced their reconciliation in April 2009.[35] In 18 June 2011, her first son, João Vicente, was born.[36] In mid 2014, Araújo announced that she was expectant. Her daughter Maria Antônia was born on 23 January 2015, exactly at 8:45 am in the maternity ward of Barra da Tijuca, in the West Zone of Rio; Claudia Araújo—Araújo's sister and obstetrician gynecologist—was one of the doctors who did the surgery.[37][38]

On the night of 31 October 2015, the actress's Facebook page was the subject of racist comments, and she stated in a posting: "I will not be intimidated, I will not lower my head either." The hashtag #SomosTodosTaísAraújo became a trending topic on the morning of 1 November. The same case occurred with the journalist Maria Júlia Coutinho and also the actresses Sheron Menezes and Cris Vianna, victims of cyberbullying. The Office of the Prosecutor for Crimes of Informatics launched an investigation to determine the crime.[39] In 2016, for her fight against racism, she received the honor in the Trip Transformadores Prize, of Trip Magazine.[40]

In 2017 she was invited to participate in a Tedx lecture in São Paulo, telling an audience of about nine thousand people about her experiences in social activism in the struggle for equal rights in society.[41] Also in 2017, she was elected one of the 100 most influential Afro-descendant personalities in the world under the age of 40, and received the award in New York.[8] Also in 2017 received a tribute in the Award Claudia promoted by the Claudia Magazine, of Editora Abril, in São Paulo, in the category hors concours, honor granted to the people that act by the equality of rights in the society.[42]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Pátria Minha Aparecia na abertura
1995 Tocaia Grande Bernarda
1996 Xica da Silva Francisca da Silva de Oliveira (Xica da Silva) Main role
1997 Anjo Mau Vívian
1998 Meu Bem Querer Edivânia
1999 Yo soy Betty, la fea Herself Cameo
Você Decide Episode: "O Dragão e a Borboleta"
2000 Uga-Uga Emilinha
2001 Porto dos Milagres Selminha Aluada
2002 O Quinto dos Infernos Dandara
Brava Gente Beatriz Episode: "Um Capricho"
A Grande Família Maria da Graça Episode: "Vai Pra Casa, Beiçola"
2004 Da Cor do Pecado Preta de Souza Main role
Correndo Atrás Solange
2005 América Nossa Senhora Aparecida Cameo
2006 Cobras & Lagartos Ellen dos Santos Main role
Superbonita Presenter
2007 Casos e Acasos Gabriela
2008–2009 A Favorita Alícia Rosa 130 episodes
2009 Viver a Vida Helena Toledo Main role
2011 Passione Herself Cameo
2012 Cheias de Charme Penha Main role
2013 O Dentista Mascarado Sheila (Shaly)
2014 Geração Brasil Verônica Monteiro Main role
2015–2018 Mister Brau Michelle Brau Main role
2019 Amor de Mãe Vitória Amorim Main role


Yeat Film Role Ref.
1998 Caminho dos Sonhos Ana Cavalcante [43]
1998 Drama Urbano
2003 Garrincha - Estrela Solitária Elza Soares
2005 As Filhas do Vento Cida
2006 O Maior Amor do Mundo Luciana
2006 Nzinga Nzinga [43]
2008 A Guerra dos Rocha Carol [43]
2014 Pixinguinha - Um Homem Carinhoso Esposa de Pixinguinha [44][45][46][47]
2016 Empreguetes Maria da Penha Fragoso Barbosa (Penha) [48]
2019 Spies in Disguise Marcy Keppel (voice)


Year Title Ref
1997 Orfeu da Conceição
2003 Personalíssima Isaurinha Garcia
2005 Liberdade para as Borboletas
2007 Solidores [49]
2007 O Método Gronholm [50][51]
2010 Gimba, o Presidente dos Valentes [52]
2011 Amores, Perdas e Meus Vestidos [53]
2013 Sangue na Caixa de Areia

Awards and nominationsEdit

Awards and nominations
Year Awards Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1997 Troféu Imprensa Revelação do Ano Xica da Silva Won [54]
1999 Festival de Cinema Brasileiro de Miami Best Actress Caminho dos Sonhos Won [55]
2004 Festival de Cinema Brasileiro de Miami Best Actress Garrincha - Estrela Solitária Won
Festival de Gramado Best Supporting Actress As Filhas do Vento Won
Prêmio Contigo! de TV Best Actress Da Cor do Pecado Nominated [citation needed]
Best in Romantic Couple (with Reynaldo Gianecchini) Won
Troféu Raça Negra Best Actress Won
2006 Melhores do Ano Best Actress Cobras & Lagartos Won [56]
2007 Troféu Imprensa Best Actress Nominated [57]
Meus Prêmios Nick Favorite Actress Won [58]
Prêmio Contigo! de TV Best Actress Nominated
Best Romantic Couple(with Lázaro Ramos) Nominated
2012 Prêmio Quem de Televisão Best Actress Cheias de Charme Nominated
Prêmio Extra de Televisão Best Actress Nominated [59]
2014 Prêmio Quem de Televisão Best Actress Geração Brasil Nominated
2015 Prêmio Quem de Televisão Best Actress Mister Brau Pending [60]
Melhores do Ano Best Actress in a Series or Miniseries Nominated [61]
Prêmio F5 Actress of the Year Pending [62]
2016 Prêmio Shell Best Actress O Topo da Montanha Nominated [63]
Prêmio Cenym de Teatro Best Actress Nominated [64]
Prêmio Qualidade Brasil de Teatro Best Actress Drama Nominated [65]
Melhores do Ano Best Actress in a Series or Miniseries Mister Brau Nominated [66]
Prêmio Trip Transformadores Homenagem - Trip Transformadores do Ano Herself Won [67]
Geração Glamour - Glamour Cool woman of the year Herself Won [68]
Man of the Year - GQ Brasil Woman of the year Herself Won [69]
2017 Troféu Internet Best Actress Mister Brau Nominated [70]
Prêmio Claudia - Claudia Homenagem - Ativismo social Herself Won [71]


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