Brazilian born actress ALICE BRAGA (Frey) received critical acclaim and international recognition for her stirring performance in 2002's City of God which helped catapult the film to multiple Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.
Braga was last seen in the film adaptation of Jack Kerouac's On the Road directed by Walter Salles starring alongside Kristen Stewart, Kirsten Dunst, Amy Adams, and Garrett Hedlund. In 2011, she starred in the Warner Bros. thriller The Rite opposite Anthony Hopkins as a reporter attempting to uncover the secrets behind exorcism.
Braga also starred opposite Will Smith in the Warner Bros. record-breaking box office hit I Am Legend, directed by Francis Lawrence. In 2008, Braga reteamed with City of God director Fernando Meirelles in Blindness, opposite Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo. Braga was also seen opposite Emily Mortimer in David Mamet's Redbelt, chronicling the life of a Jiu-jitsu master, played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. Following Redbelt, Braga joined an ensemble cast including Sean Penn and Harrison Ford in Wayne Kramer's film Crossing Over, which focused on the lives of immigrants in Los Angeles and their efforts to achieve US citizenship. In 2010, Braga starred opposite Jude Law and Forest Whitaker in the hit thriller, Repo Men. That same year, Braga appeared opposite Adrien Brody in Nimrod Antal's science fiction film, Predators.
Braga's past credits include her portrayal of a carefree art student opposite Diego Luna, in Solo Dios Sabe (God Only Knows) which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival; A Journey to the End of the Night, an independent film set against the backdrop of the Brazilian sex trade industry with Mos Def and Brendan Fraser; Cidade Baixa (Lower City) the riveting drama about the dangers of a love triangle, in which A.O. Scott of the New York Times hailed Braga as "one of the most forthrightly and powerfully sexual screen actresses in the world," and the offbeat comedy Cheiro do Ralo, O (Drained).
Braga is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English.
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