Joana de Verona is Portuguese and Brazilian. She was born in São Luiz do Maranhão in the northeastern region of Brazil.  Since her parents are Portuguese, she shared all life between the two countries, specially due to her professional career. In her resumé, there is an enviable list of European and Brazilian feature films, as well as numerous plays staged in Portugal. As a result, she received awards as the best actress at major film festivals of Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon.

Joana started persuing her dreams at an early age. At the age of eight, she had already made up her mind about her future: she wanted to be an actress or a dancer. Since then, Joana has never stopped studying. "I'm addicted to learning and I don’t regret starting it so early. I’ve done theater since very young, and this dedication to dramatic art studies paid off." She claims

In addition to numerous interpretation courses, Joana studied dance, but as an adult, she was also delighted with the movie direction. "At the age of 22, I moved to Paris to study direction of documentaries at Ateliers Varan (France). It's something I want to dedicate myself more and consequently learn more "she adds.

Joana has got a lot of experience. She has already performed in about 20 movies and dozens of theater plays. "I do authorial cinema in Europe. Besides it, I have been working in recent years with a theater company in Portugal (Monica Calle), with work on the performance, physical endurance and scenic unpredictability. To me, it is important to work with talented and demanding people with whom we can learn and enrich artistically. "

In Brazil, Joana participated in a miniseries on TV Globo, such as Presença de Anita  and some feature films, where she worked with award-winning directors such as Sergio Oliveira ( the 2016 Rio Film Festival best director ), Lucia Murat, among others.
Joana was considered as "one of the beauties of European cinema", along with the French actress Léa Seydoux.  She also lived in Berlin, where she performed in German movies.

Joana speaks five languages (Portuguese, French, Spanish, English and Italian). In her spare time, she likes shooting and traveling. "I've always traveled a lot because of my family and work. Even on my vocation, I enjoy packing and traveling again" she says.

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Joana de Verona

Resumé

QUALIFICATIONS:

National Conservatory - Lisbon

Theatre and Film School - Graduation, Lisbon, 2011

Creation Workshop and Performance
Movement Workshop - by Norman Taylor (Jacques Lecoq disciple)

LANGUAGES

Portuguese
English
French
Spanish
Italian

 

PRIZES

2012 - O GLOBO

Considered one of the "European Cinema Beauties"

2011 - GLOBO DE OURO (Portugal) and CinePort (Brazil)

Best actress
Film: "How to Draw a Perfect Circle"

2011 - GLOBOS DE OURO (Portugal)

Nominated Best Actress
Film: "Mysteries of Lisbon"

2010 - LISBOA & ESTORIL FILM FESTIVAL (Lisboa - Portugal)

Best  Actress
Film: "Mistérios de Lisboa" Raúl Ruiz

2010 - FILM FESTIVAL (Rio de Janeiro - Brazil)

Best  Actress
Film: "How to Draw a Perfect Circle"

 

TELEVISION:

2016 - FAMÍLIA VENTURA – RTP

Serie
Writer: Nuno Bernardo e Patrícia Brásia
Director: Miguel Guerreiro
Character: Hélia
Portugal

2016 - OURO VERDE – TVI

Soap Opera
Writer: Maria João Costa
Director: Hugo de Souza
Character: Bia Ferreira da Fonseca
Portugal

2016 - MATA HARI

TV Series
Director: Julius Berg and Dennis Berry
Character: Tilda
Russia

2014 - A ÚNICA MULHER – TVI

Soap Opera
Writer: Maria João Mira
Director: Antônio Borges Correia and Nuno Franco
Character: Sara Sacramento
Portugal

2014 - FILHOS DO ROCK – RTP1

Stop Line Filmes
TV Series
Director: Pedro Varela
Character: Quica

Portugal

2013 - DEPOIS DO ADEUS – RTP1

SP Televisão
TV Series
Director: Sérgio Graciano and Patrícia Sequeira
Character: Luisa Cardoso
Portugal

2013 - DANCING DAYS – RTP1

SP Televisão
TV Series
Director: Manuel Amaro da Costa , Carlos Dante and Hugo Xavier
Character:  Patrícia
Portugal

2013 - BEM VINDOS A BEIRAIS – RTP1

TV Series
Director: Manuel Amaro da Costa , Miguel Guerreiro, Paulo Rodrigues and Nuno Vieira
Portugal

2011 - MYSTERIES OF LISBON – FB ARTE

TV Series
Direction: Manuel Amaro da Costa , Miguel Guerreiro, Paulo Rodrigues e Nuno Vieira
Character: Eugênia
France  -  Germany

2009 - LIBERDADE 21 – RTP1

SP Televisão
TV Series
Director: Manuel Amaro da Costa , Miguel Guerreiro, Paulo Rodrigues and Nuno Vieira
Character:  Cristina Figueiredo
Portugal

2006/2007 - MORANGOS COM AÇUCAR – TVI

TV Series (Sitcom)
Director: Hugo de Sousa, Jorge Cardoso, Paulo Frazão, Gonçalo Mourão, Telma Meira, Carlos Neves,  Atílio Riccó, Miguel Guerreiro, Iva Areias, Jorge Humberto, João Quaresma, Afonso Pimentel, Paulo Brito, Paulo Rosa, Antonio Borges Correia e Luís Justo.
Character:  Adriana Reis
Portugal

2001 - PRESENÇA DE ANITA – TV GLOBO

TV Series
Director: Ricardo Waddington and Alexandre Avancini
Brazil

 

MOVIE

2017 - PEDRO E INÊS

Persona Non Grata Pictures (Portugal), MPM Film (France), Refinaria Filmes (Brazil)
Director: António Ferreira
Character: Inês de Castro
Portugal, France e Brazil

2017 - SUMMER SATURN

Short Film
Director: Mônica Lima,
Portugal/Germany

2016 - ÁFRICA DA SORTE

Director: Renata Belo Pinheiro and Sérgio Oliveira
Character: Narcisa
Brazil

2016 - PRAÇA PARIS

Director: Lúcia Murat
Character: Camila
Brazil

2015 - 1001 NOITES

Director: Miguel Gomes
Portugal

2015 - BULL

Director:  Larissa Figueiredo
Portugal

2014 - GOODNIGHT CINDERELLA

Short Film
Director: Carlos Conceição  

* Critics Week Cannes International 

02 nominated: Sony CineAlta  and  Short Film Award
Portugal

2014 - O SONHO EUROPEU

Director:  Pierre-Édouard Dumora
France

2013 - UNTITLED EUROPE

Director: Lucas Elliot Zaden Ebert
France

2013 - PLUTÃO

Director:  Jorge Jacome
Portugal

2012 - LINHAS DE WELLINGTON

Director:  Valeria Sarmiento
Portugal

2012 - SEGUNDA MÃO

Director:  Catarina Ruivo
Portugal

2012 - RAFA

Director: João Salaviza
*Berlin International Film Festival  and Golden Bear for Best Short Film
Portugal

2011 - SOMBRAS

Director:  João Trabulo
Portugal

2011 - A MORTE DE CARLOS GARDEL

Director: Solveig Nordlund
Character: Leonor
Portugal

2010 - MISTÉRIOS DE LISBOA

Director: Raul Ruiz
Character: Eugênia
Portugal

2010 - U-MYA

Director: Miguel Clara Vasconcelos
Portugal

2009 - COMO DESENHAR UM CÍRCULO PERFEITO

Director:  Marco Martins
Portugal

2009 - ESTRANHOS NA NOITE

Short Film
Director: Dinis Costa
Portugal

2009 - EDEN

Director: David Bonneville
Character: Eve
Portugal

2008 - VERDADEIRO E MACIO É O NORTE

Director: João Botelho
Portugal

2008 - CORPO DE ÁGUA

Director: Marcos Albuquerque
Portugal

2006 - O SILÊNCIO ENTRE DUAS CANÇÕES

Director: Monica Lima
Portugal

2006 - FOGO

Director: Jorge Flores
Portugal

 

THEATER

2017 - ENSAIO PARA UMA CARTOGRAFIA

Director: Mônica Calle
Portugal

2016 - ENSAIO PARA UMA CARTOGRAFIA

Director: Mônica Calle
Portugal

2013 - ROSENCRANTZ E GUILDENSTERN MORREU

Writer: Tom Stoppard
Director: Marco Martins
Portugal

2012 - BANG BANG

Writer: Duras Margaritte
Director: Monica Garnel
Portugal

2011 - CACATUA VERDE

Writer:Arthur Schnitzler
Director: Luis Miguel Cintra
Portugal

2011 - MUSIC AROUND CIRCLES

Director: Marco Martins
Portugal

2011 - INFERNO

Writer: Agosto Stringberg
Director: Monica Calle
Portugal

2011 - ESTA NOITE IMPROVISO

Writer: Luige Pirandello
Director: Monica Calle
Portugal

2011 - INDIE BY NIGHT

Director: Monica Calle
Portugal

2011 - QUANTOS ANOS JÁ PASSARAM...

Writer: Rui Pina Coelho
Director: Gonçalo Amorim
Portugal

2011 - MENINA JÚLIA

Writer: Agosto Stringberg
Director: Bruno Bravo
Portugal

2011 - AURORA DA MINHA VIDA

Director: Maria Lucia Priolli
Brazil

2011 - O QUE É O QUÊ?

Teatro da Tijuca Rio de Janeiro
Brazil

2011 - O JOGADOR

Writer:Fyodor Dostoevsky
Director: Gonçalo Amorim
Portugal

2011 - SANTA JOANA DOS MATADOUROS

Writer: Bertolt Brecht
Director: Bernard SOBEL
Portugal

2009 - SEXOS

Writer: Dorothy Parker
Director: Pedro Caeiro  and Joana De Verona
Portugal

2008 - DOM CARLOS

Autor: Teixeira  de  Pascoaes
Director: Carlos Avilez
Portugal

2007 - SONHAR COM CONTOS DE FADAS

Director: Bruno Schiappa
Portugal

2006 - ESTADO DE CITY REVISITADO

Director: Bruno Schiappa
Portugall

2004 - ROMEU E JULIETA

Direction: Associação Conversas de Rua
Portugal

2001 - BRINCANDO DE ROCK N'ROLL NOS ANOS 50

Director: Andreia Avancini
Brazil

1998 - TRIBUNAL ÉTICA E MORAL

Almodovar  Theater

Portugal