Regina Casé - Biography

Few Brazilian artists leave such a rich, fun and coherent path, in the television, opening space for so many characters, places and mores, like Regina Casé. Winner of the Moliére Award as best theater actress at the age of 23, Regina carries a history of success throughout Brazil, in the theater, cinema and TV, opting to visit every corner of the country with the intention of enriching its culture and people.

In the movies in 2015, Regina stars in the prizewinning movie by Anna Muylaerts, "The Second Mother" ("Que Horas Ela Volta?"). Inspired by the traditional relationship between employees and employers, the movie is a Brazilian production that was exhibited last year in the Carte Blanche session of the Locarno International Film Festival, in Switzerland. This year, it won as Best Fiction Film in Panorama Audience Award, a category of Berlin International Film Festival. The lead actresses Regina and Camila Márdila also conquered the award of Best Actress in the Sundance Film Festival, in the United States, and Regina Casé was equally renowned with the prize for female interpretation in the Valenciennes Film Festival, in France. Acting as Val, a woman from Pernambuco State, she shows in the Brazilian drama the reality of the northeastern home keepers that try to make a living in São Paulo.

Besides the cinema, Regina dedicates part of her time to "Esquenta!", a Sunday TV program displayed by Rede Globo, the biggest TV broadcaster in Brazilian television. The attraction celebrates the differences and looks for similarities between distinct social groups. The space is used to portray the cultures of several Brazilian regions, in addition to enabling the relationship between different social classes and knowing the opinion of these people about various subjects. The confirmation of the program in the broadcaster's grid was an important conquest for the presenter's career.

It's also worth to highlight her performance as presenter of the Globo channel programs "Brasil legal", "Muvuca", "Central da periferia" and Futura channel program "Um pé de que?". As an actress, she was highly recognized by the character Tina Pepper, of the soap opera "Cambalacho", and by her roles in movies like "Chuvas de verão", by Cacá Diegues; "Made in China", by Estevão Ciavatta, and "Eu, tu, eles" (2000), by Andrucha Waddington - in this last one, Regina was Darlene, a northeastern character who touched thousands of spectators in a performance praised by "The New York Times": the American newspaper compared Regina to the Italian actress Anna Magnani. The movie was acclaimed in the show "Um Certo Olhar", in Cannes Film Festival, and conquered the Cristal Globe of best film in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, of the Czech Republic. The same festival awarded Regina as best actress.