|Date of Birth||August 22, 1975 (age 38)|
|Working for||Movies, TV Shows|
|Spouse||Amina Warsuma (Wife)|
|Net Worth(s)||$245 million|
|Name on Birth||Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro|
|Weight||83 kg (approx)|
Brazilian actor Rodrigo Santoro was born on 22 August 1975, in Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. His full name is Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro. He was born to Maria José Junqueira dos Reis, an artist, and Francesco Santoro, an engineer. His father is Italian.
While Santoro was studying Journalism at PUC-Rio in 1993, he entered the Actor's Workshop of Rede Globo. Santoro went on to play parts in many of Globo's projects, such as Olho no Olho (1993), Pátria Minha (1994), Explode Coração (1995), O Amor Está no Ar (1997), Suave Veneno (1999) and Mulheres Apaixonadas (2003). He as well as played in the role of a priest in miniseries Hilda Furacão (1998). Santoro also provided the voice for the main character in Stuart little and its sequel in the Brazilian dubbed copies.
His first major role in a movie production came in 2001, with Bicho de Sete Cabeças (Brainstorm) by Brazilian director Laís Bodansky. He received a standing ovation from the audience by the end of the film. He also won the festival's best actor trophy. He was cast as the lead male character in Abril Despedaçado (Behind the Sun). The movie was one of the nominees for best foreign film in the 2002 Golden Globe Awards. He had another performance in the 2003 Hector Babenco film Carandiru. Soon after he finished shooting for Mrs. Stone, he received an offer from Columbia Pictures for a part in the blockbuster Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle. His performance in Charlie's Angels boosted his career in Hollywood.
He also started working in the advertising business as he appeared in a commercial campaign with Gisele Bündchen in 2002. He also played the male lead in No. 5 the Film, the 3-minute-long commercial for Chanel. In 2006, Santoro joined the cast of Lost as survivor of Oceanic Flight 815, Paulo. His first appearance was in episode "Further Instructions". His character was killed in the episode "Exposé". He also voices his character Paulo in the Portuguese dub for Brazil. Santoro was cast as Persian emperor Xerxes in the movie 300. For his role on 300, Santoro became the first Brazilian actor nominated to the MTV Movie Awards in the category of Best Villain. He plays the late footballer Heleno de Freitas in the 2012 film Heleno. Santoro also co-starred alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 2013 film The Last Stand. He plays Gárriga in the upcoming Will Smith’s comedy film Focus.
Rodrigo has won a total of eight Best Actor awards, including the first ever award for Best Actor from the Brazilian Academy of Arts and Film, for his portrayal of a young man forced into a mental institution by his parents in “Brainstorm.”
Brazilian by nationality and of mixed ethnicity, this actor has an estimated net worth of $245 million. He stands significantly tall with a height of six feet and two inches. His pictures are found elsewhere and he has gone shirtless on many occasions. He has been very successful in his acting career and if he keeps up the hard work and dedication towards the acting industry, he will surely be able to create a high net worth. He has already been listed on the highest paid actors in the Hollywood industry. We wish him all the very best to continue his bright career in the future.