Dira Paes

Dira Paes

actress, producer, manager

Dira Paes was born on Jun 30, 1968 in Brazil. Dira Paes's big-screen debut came with The Emerald Forest directed by John Boorman in 1985. Dira Paes is known for Pantanal directed by Gustavo Fernández, Dira Paes stars as Filomena Aparecida and Marcos Palmeira as José Leôncio. Dira Paes has got 32 awards and 21 nominations so far. The most recent award Dira Paes achieved is Cinema Brazil Grand Prize. The upcoming new movie Dira Paes plays is Pureza which will be released on May 19, 2022.

Dira Paes is one of the most awarded actresses in Brazilian Cinema and her curriculum has more than 35 feature films. She started her career in the overproduction of Embassy Pictures "The Emerald Forest" (Cannes film Festival), of the diretor John Boorman. At the cinema we can highlight movies such as "Baixio das Bestas" of Claudio Assis (Tiger Award-Rotterdan International Film Festival), "A Festa da Menina Morta" of Matheus Natchergale (Cannes Film Festival-Un Certain Regard) and one of the most seen brazilian movies "Two sons of Francisco" from Breno Silveira.In total, Dira has 7 tv series, 7 novels and 37 feature films. Her career is based in a successful image and popularity in the main stream of Brazilian teledramaturgy even as in independent and authoral cinema.Recently Dira played the protagonist of director Gabriel Mascaro new film. At beginings of 2018 she will start filming "Veneza", the first long of Miguel Falabella where she will act with Carmen Maura.Dira is also know as one of the founders of the NGO Human Rights Movement (MHuD), which has developed a series of activities for peace and human rights. It looks specifically at the problems of slave labor, abuse of children and adolescents, issues of quilombolas, the environment and indigenous peoples.

  • Birthday

    Jun 30, 1968
  • Place of Birth

    Abaetetuba, Pará, Brazil

Known For


32 wins & 21 nominations

Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Best Actress (Melhor Atriz)
Winner - Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Veneza (2019)
Best Actress (Melhor Atriz)
Winner - Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
À Beira do Caminho (2012)
Best Supporting Actress (Melhor Atriz Coadjuvante)
Winner - Cinema Brazil Grand Prize
Sudoeste (2011)
Festival de Cinema de Jaraguá do Sul
Best Actress
Winner - Trophy
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