Alba Baptista Wiki, Age, Boyfriend, Family, Biography & More

Alba Baptista

Alba Baptista is an established Portuguese-Brazilian actress. Alba began her acting career in 2014, at the age of 16, with the short film ‘Miami.’ In the same year, she also made her debut on Portuguese TV with a soap opera ‘Jardins Proibidos.’ Afterwards, she appeared in several Portuguese television series as well as movies. Alba gained the recognition from international casting directors at the European film festival, ‘Subtitle,’ in Ireland. She won the title of ‘Revelation actress.’ She struck international stardom in 2020, after portraying the lead role of ‘Ava’ in the Netflix series ‘Warrior Nun.’

Wiki/Biography

Alba Baptista was born on Thursday, 10 July 1997 (age 23 years; as in 2020), in Lisbon, Portugal. During her childhood, Alba travelled a lot along with her family, and she spent most of her childhood in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal.

Physical Appearance

Height (approx.): 5′ 4″

Hair Color: Medium Blonde

Eye Color: Black

Family & Ethnicity

Alba is the daughter of a Brazilian father and a Portuguese mother. [1]UOL

Parents & Siblings 

In an interview, Alba revealed that her mother, a translator, went to Rio de Janeiro for work when she met the actress’s father, a mechanical engineer. Because of her father’s profession, Alba and her family travelled a lot, but she has spent most of her childhood in Lisbon, Portugal. She is the youngest of three siblings.

Alba Baptista with her siblings

Alba Baptista with her siblings

Relationships, Husband & Children

It’s rumoured that Alba Baptista has an ongoing relationship with the director Justin Amorim. The couple started dating while working together on the Portuguese film ‘Leviano.’ [2]YouTube

Alba Baptista with Justin Amorim

Alba Baptista with Justin Amorim

Career

Television

In 2014, she made her debut on Portuguese TV with a soap opera ‘Jardins Proibidos,’ playing the lead role of ‘Inês Correia.’

Later, she starred in several other Portuguese television series, such as A Impostora (2015), Filha da Lei (2017), Madre Paula (2017), A Criação (2017), Sim, Chef (2017), País Irmão (2018), and Jogo Duplo (2018). In 2020, she starred in a Netflix series, ‘Warrior Nun,’ which made her an international star. It is her first English language role.

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Alba Baptista as ‘Ava’ in Warrior Nun’

Films

Alba began her acting career in films in 2014, at the age of 16, with the short film ‘Miami,’ by Simão Cayette. For her performance, she received the Best Actress Award at the Festival Ibérico de Ciné.

Alba Baptista in the film Miami

Alba Baptista in the film Miami

Later, she featured in various Portuguese films, such as Leviano (2014), Caminhos Magnétykos (2018), Summerfest (2018), Nero (2018), and ‘Linhas de Sangue (2018).’

Alba Baptista in Linhas de Sangue

Alba Baptista in Linhas de Sangue

Thereafter, she also appeared in Imagens Proibidas (2019), Patrick (2019), and Fatima (2020).

Awards/Honours

  • 2018 – Angela Award Revelation ‘Newcomer,’ at Subtitle European Film Festival

  • 2019 – Nomination Globo de Ouro “Year Revelation”
  • 2019 – Award NICO Actress Revelation – by Academia Portuguesa de Cinema

  • 2019 – Nomination Award CineEuphoria “Best Supporting Actress”, film “Leviano”

Favourite Things

  • Portuguese dish: Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato (Clams with lemon and garlic)
  • American dish: A warm apple pie
  • Celebrity: Johnny Depp Marlon Brando Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart
  • Movies: Leon, The Professional and The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • Book: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Salary & Net Worth

Alba Baptista’s net worth is around $1 million. [3]Republic World

Facts/Trivia

  • Alba Baptista is an occasional smoker and drinker.

    Alba Baptista enjoying a drink while smoking

    Alba Baptista enjoying a drink while smoking

  • Alba speaks five languages ​​fluently: Portuguese, English, French, German, and Spanish.
  • The Lisbon native, Alba Baptista, considered moving to London at one point, to study acting. She was also offered a scholarship, but she dropped the plan and continued to work. She was of the opinion that acting cannot be taught in schools. In an interview, she said,

My technique is my instinct and I don’t think you can teach that; there’s no mathematical formula to teach that.’

  • Alba has got a tattoo inked on the back of her neck.
    Alba Baptista

 

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