At age 17, Dani Ornellas visited "Tablado" (theater acting) it was enough to change her life . The moment she came across art and met Maria Clara Machado was born the desire to turn that passion into a way of life. ". "I was immediately taken by a wish that was stronger than me. I couldn't think of anything else ,but to become an actress.

I knew I could do other things but happiness would be incomplete, "she recalls. In spite of the difficulties  and the little family support - due to job instability - she rolled up her sleeves and moved forward.

She was keen to study, improve herself and that is what she has been doing until today. "The more I learn, the more I see that I have a lot to learn," she says. Her debut was a success.  It came up through a setting of "Opera do Malandro", under the supervision of Maria Clara Machado. From there, more theater plays, awards in the movies and television work have been fulfilling the dream of this "carioca".

Eager for knowledge, she also graduated in Tourism and attended free courses in the field of gastronomy.

In the movies, she was awarded for her performance in her first job: "Cruz e Souza, o poeta do Desterro ". It earned Dani Ornellas the award for the best actress in "Festival de Cinema Negro" in São Paulo, in 2005. Her participation in "Filhas do Vento" by Joel Zito, was also responsible for the prizes at " Festival Negro" in Sao Paulo and "Festival de Cinema" in Macapá , both in 2005

In this last job, she took part of the movies "Cidade de Deus". According to the actress, she had never seen a movie formed mostly by a black cast of actors. Through it, she ended up being known by the audience.  "It was my second experience in films and my first contact with Paulo Lins . I did a test for a character, but I ended up playing another one. The truth is that thanks to this change of character, I played the scenes that I loved the most", she said.

On television, her first job was in a soap opera called "A Padroeira". Afterwards, she participated in shows such as "Força Tarefa", "Cidade dos Homens" and "Tecendo o Saber".  It is also included the hit of soap operas: "Duas Caras" by Aguinaldo Silva and also the co-production Brazil-Portugal "Paixões Proibidas"". On Futura channel,  she presented the program " Nota Dez . A Cor da Cultura" and the series  "A família Imperial".   Thanks to her  participation in  a  famous  Brazilian series called "Suburbia"  she eventually became known by the general public and  she was taken to the level of the most beautiful black actresses these days. "It was the greatest and best opportunity to show my work as an actress. I Consider "Suburbia" as a launch," she added.

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Resumé

QUALIFICATIONS

Began in Tablado with "Opera do Malandro" supervising Maria Clara Machado "

AWARDS

Best Actress, Film Festival Macapa/BR- 2005, "Daughters of the Wind" .

The Best Performance in the Moveis:
For his performance in the Movies: "“Filhas do Vento” and " e “Cruz e Sousa, o poeta do Desterro”(International Black Film Festival of São Paulo/BR- 2005)

TELEVISION

2016 - LIBERDADE, LIBERDADE

Writers: Márcia Prates and Mário Teixeira
Director: Vinicius Coimbra
Character: Jacinta

2015 - I LOVE PARAISÓPOLIS - Globo TV

Writers: Alcides Nogueira and Mário Teixeira
Director: Wolf Maya
Character: Deodora

2015 - QUESTÃO DE FAMÍLIA - GNT

Writer: Rodrigo Lages
Director: Sergio Rezende
Character: Rose

2014 – MEU PEDACINHO DE CHÃO – Globo TV

Writer: Benedito Ruy Barbosa
Director: Luis Fernando Carvalho
Character: Amância

2012 - SÉRIE FAMÍLIA IMPERIAL – Globo TV

Director: Cao Hamburguer

2012 – SUBURBIA – Globo TV

Director: Luis Fernando Carvalho

2009 – FORÇA TAREFA – Globo TV

Director: José Alvarenga

2008 – DUAS CARAS – Globo TV

Director: Wolf Maya

2004 – CIDADE DOS HOMENS – Globo TV

Director: Regina Casé

2001 – A PADROEIRA – Globo TV

Director: Roberto Talma

2007 – PAIXÕES PROIBIDAS – Band TV

Director: Inácio Coqueiro

 

THEATRE

2016 - VIL

Writer: Livre Dramaturgia a partir da peça homônima de Rodrigo de Roure

Director: Renato Carrera

Character: Viola e Delegada

2015 – PORTO DE MEMÓRIAS - O TRIUNFO DE LEOLPODINA

Writers: Alexei Waichenberg, Maria Nattari e Regina Miranda
Director: Regina Miranda
Character: Monumento Escravo

2014 – VESTIDO DE NOIVA

Writer: Nelson Rodrigues
Director: Renato Carrera
Character: Mulher inatual, Carpideirda e Mãe

2013 - A PROPÓSITO DE SENHORITA JULIA

Writer: Strindberg. Adaptação de José Almino e Walter Lima Jr.
Director: Walter Lima Jr
Character: Cristiane

2013 – HISTÓRIAS DE JILÚ

Writer: Rodrigo de Roure
Director: Renato Carrera
Character: Jilú

2009/2010 – MORTE SOBRE A LAMA

Director: Ricardo Torres

2003 – NUNCA PENSEI QUE IA VER ESSE DIA

Director: Luiz Antônio Pilar

2001 – MITOLOGIA DOS DEUSES AFRICANOS

Director: Aduni Benton

1997 - TUTY

Director: Cirano Rosale,

1996 - A ÓPERA DO MALANDRO

Director: Thais Balloni

 

MOVIES

2016 - SIMONAL

Director: Leonardo Domingues
Character: Maria

2008 - O INVENTOR DE SONHOS

Director: Ricardo Nauemberg

2008 – CORES E BOTA

Director: Juliana Vicente

2007 - METEORO

Director: Diego de La Teixeira

2006 - MÃOS NEGRAS

Director: Daniel Caetano

2005 – FILHAS DO VENTO

Director: Joel Zito

2005 – QUASE DA FAMÍLIA

Director: Adriano Lírio

2005 - ALGUÉM FALOU EM RACISMO

Director: Claudius Cecon

2003 - O CHEIRO DA FEIJOADA

Director: Iléa Ferraz

2002 - CIDADE DE DEUS

Director: Fernando Meirelles

2002 – CRUZ E SOUZA, O POETA DO DESTERRO

Director: Sylvio Back