Rodrigo Junqueira Santoro, a Brazilian actor was born on August 22, 1975, Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Rodrigo Santoro is a native of Brazil. His father Francesco Santoro who is an engineer is an Italian and his mother, Maria Jose Junqueira, an artist, is a Brazilian. His grandfather gave him his favorite present of all time, a horse when he was just four years old.
Education and Career
In 1993, he started studying Journalism at PUC-Rio and he entered the Actor's Workshop of Rede Globo. During the time he played many telenovelas like Olho no Olho and the miniseries Hilda Furacao. In 2001, his first major role came in cinema production with Bicho de Sete Cabeças (Brainstorm) by Brazilian director Laís Bodansky. For this, he received a standing ovation from the audience. He was cast as the male lead in Abril Despedaçado (Behind the Sun), one of the nominees for best foreign film in the 2002 Golden Globe Awards.
He has not only established himself in Brazilian cinema but also on the Hollywood as well as with movies like Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle as character Randy Emmers and Love Actually in 2003. He had another performance in the 2003 Hector Babenco film Carandiru, where he played a transexual prisoner known as "Lady Di". In the animated movie, Rio he has also voiced as Soccer Announcer. In 2015, he is seen in the movie The 33, which was based on a real-life event happened in Chile, when a gold and copper mine collapsed trapping 33 miners underground for 69 days, as character Laurence Golbourn.
Rodrigo Santoro has got a good body structure with a height of 6' 2½" (1.89 m). His birth sign is Virgo and he is 42 years old. His eyebrows were kept intact, however, covered over with prosthetics and drawn in rather than being shaved. He has been in relationship with many women in the cinema sector. Both in Brazil and America, he has a long dating history. In 1994 he got into a relationship with actress Cassia linhares. After 3, years relationship they broke up in 1997. Immediately after break up, he began dating Luana Piovani and stayed in the relationship for 3 years. There were strong rumors about his and Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen affairs which were later denied by both parties.
In 2001 he began dating Fernanda Lima but they broke up soon after. He then began dating model Ellen Jabour in 2003 and broke up after a four-year long relationship. Currently, he is in relation with Mel Fronckowiak and they were seen frequently in public.He is going to become a father, his girlfriend Mel Fronckowiak is expecting their first child. He has never been married and divorced.
He has been ranked as the 2004 People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful list, 2006’s 12th Sexiest Man Alive, and 2008 E!’s 16th Sexiest man of the world.
His net worth is said to be around $10 million.
Awards and Achievements
He has won many awards. He has won 17 awards and has 11 nominations. He has many female fans. He has won awards as best actor in Brazilian 90s soap operas, series, and international movies. Rodrigo Santoro has won a total of eight Best awards, including the first ever award for Best Actor from the Brazilian Academy of Arts and Film. Rodrigo has earned 9 awards for Best Actor for Bicho de Sete Cabecas.
For his role on 300, Santoro became the first Brazilian actor nominated for the MTV Movie Awards in the category of Best Villain. He did not win, however, and the award went to Jack Nicholson for The Departed.
Filmography and Television series
Depois do Escuro, Como Ser Solteiro, O Trapalhão e a Luz Azul, Stuart Little, Bicho de Sete Cabeças, Abril Despedaçado, Stuart Little 2, The Roman Spring of Mrs. Stone, Carandiru,Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Love Actually, A Dona da História, 300, Não por Acaso, Live, Love, Laugh, But..., Os Desafinados, Redbelt, Leonera, Che,I Love You Phillip Morris,Post Grad, Manual Para Se Defender de Alienígenas, Zumbis e NinjasThere Be Dragons,Meu País, Rio, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Heleno, What To Expect When You're Expecting, Reis e Ratos, The Last Stand, Rio 2096: A Story of Love and Fury, 300: Rise of an Empire, Rio 2, Rio, I Love You, Focus, The 33, Jane Got a Gun, BenHur, Dominion, Pelé: Birth of a Legend
Social network sites
Social Network Sites used by Rodrigo Santoro are Facebook and Instagram.