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Portuguese actress (born 1997)

Alba Baptista
Born (1997-07-10) 10 July 1997 (age 25)

Lisbon, Portugal
Occupation Actress
Years active 2012–present

Alba Baptista (born 10 July 1997) is a Portuguese actress She began her career in her native Portugal with the series Jardins Proibidos (2014–2015) She then starred in multiple Portuguese series and films such as A Impostora, Filha da Lei, A Criação, and Jogo Duplo

Since 2020, she has starred in the Netflix series Warrior Nun, which marked her English-language debut

Early life

Baptista was born in Lisbon, Portugal Her Portuguese mother met her father, a Brazilian engineer from Rio de Janeiro, when she worked as a translator in Brazil She attended a German school in Portugal Around age 15, she decided to become an actor She’s cited The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996 film) as her favorite movie growing up

In addition to her native Portuguese, Baptista speaks English, Spanish, French, and German

Career

At age 16, Alba Baptista started her career as the main character in Simão Cayatte’s short film Miami For her performance, she received the Best Actress Award at the Festival Ibérico de Ciné She furthered her career with appearing in Portuguese series A Criação and the telenovelas A Impostora and Jogo Duplo During the following years, Alba developed a strong cinema career in Portugal, as well as starring in roles on three popular Portuguese series Her film work includes: Caminhos Magnétykos by Edgar Pêra, in which she played the role of “Catarina”; and Equinócio by Ivo Ferreira In 2019 she appeared in the film Patrick, the directorial debut of Gonçalo Waddington, and which was in competition at San Sebastián International Film Festival, where it premiered She appeared in the 2020 feature film Fatima opposite Harvey Keitel, Sônia Braga, and Joana Ribeiro, which is directed by Marco Pontecorvo

Alba’s first English-language role came as the lead role of Ava in Netflix’s series Warrior Nun, which was released 2 July 2020 The second season was released on November 10, 2022

In 2022, she played Natasha, a 1950s Dior muse in Mrs Harris Goes to Paris

As of July 2022, according to W Magazine, she has wrapped up filming a “mysterious high-profile film”, which is produced by a “noted actor/producer”

She is represented by UTA Talents in the United States, Subtitle Talent in the UK, and Elite Lisbon in Portugal

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Amanhã é um Novo Dia Short film
2014 Miami Raquel
2018 Flutuar
Leviano Carolina Paixão
Equinócio Short film
Linhas de Sangue Elsa Schneider
Caminhos Magnétykos Catarina
Summerfest Laura Short film
Nero Clara
2019 Imagens Proibidas Catarina
Patrick Marta
2020 Fatima Senhora Lopes Daughter
2022 Mrs Harris Goes to Paris Natasha

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2014–2015 Jardins Proibidos Inês Correia Main role
2016–2017 A Impostora Beatriz Varela
2017 Filha da Lei Sara
Madre Paula Ana Recurring role
A Criação Ratinha Main role
Sim, Chef! Sónia 1 episode
2018 País Irmão Mulher Divinal
2017–2018 Jogo Duplo Leonor Neves Main role
2020–present Warrior Nun Ava Silva

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