• Portuguese actress, producer and director Alba Baptista was born in Lisbon, Portugal in 1997.
• Fluent in Portuguese, English, German, French and Spanish.
• Appeared in nearly 30 movies and TV series, best known for her role in the action fantasy series “Warrior Nun”.
• In a relationship with Canadian screenwriter, producer and director Justin Amorim.
• Net worth estimated at over $1.5 million.
Who is Alba Baptista?
Portuguese actress, producer and director Alba Baptista was born in Lisbon, Portugal, on 10 July 1997, making her zodiac sign Cancer. She’s had roles in nearly 30 movies and TV series, and is perhaps best known for her playing of the lead character Ava in the action fantasy series “Warrior Nun”, created by Simon Barry, and which also stars Toya Turner and Kristina Tonteri-Young. It follows a teenager who’s just awoken in a morgue, and has learned that she has superpowers which are to help her fight demons; the series has been airing since 2020, and has won five of its 11 award nominations.
Education and early life
Alba was raised alongside her two siblings in Lisbon, by their Brazilian father who’s originally from Rio de Janeiro and is an engineer, and their Portuguese mother who’s a translator; Alba’s parents met while her mother was working in Brazil.
She grew up being interested in learning languages, and is today fluent in Portuguese, English, German, French and Spanish. Alba became interested in acting after appearing in a school play at the age of 12, and continued acting upon enrolling at a local high school in 2011. It was in 2012 at the age of 15, that she made her debut film appearance in the short drama “Amanhã é um Novo Dia”, and in 2014, Alba portrayed the lead character Raquel in the short crime movie “Miami”; it follows a teenage girl who wants to become famous.
Alba matriculated in 2015, and then chose to pursue acting rather than enrolling at college.
Roles in TV series
Alba’s debut TV series role was her portrayal of the lead character Ines Correia in all 310 episodes of the romantic comedy drama “Jardins Proibidos”, created by Jose Eduardo Muniz, and which also starred Vera Kolodzig, Pedro Granger and Diogo Amaral. It follows the lives of cousins Vasco and Teresa who are in love, the series aired in 2014 and 2015, and won one of its four award nominations.
Alba could then have been seen playing supporting characters in several series, including the mystery crime drama “Filha da Lei”, the historical romantic drama “Madre Paula”, and the comedy “A Criacao”.
In 2016 and 2017, she played Beatriz Varela in all 340 episodes of the romantic comedy drama “A Impostora”; it starred Dalila Carmo, Diogo Infante and Fernanda Serrano, and follows Veronica who wants to have her revenge on those who have wronged her and her twin sister. The series won six of its 20 award nominations.
Estreia hoje a nova novela da TVI, Jogo Duplo ! João Catarré protagoniza a novela, ao lado de Alba Baptista, Filipe Matos, Fernando Pires e Sandra Santos <3
In 2017 and 2018, she starred as Leonor Neves in all the 268 episodes of the comedy drama “Jogo Duplo”, which is also her most recent TV series role (besides in “Warrior Nun”). The series also starred Joao Catarre and Sara Prata, and follows twin brothers who are both in love with the same girl. Concurrently, 2017 saw Alba as Sonia in the episode “A Cereja no Topo do Bolo” of the comedy “Sim, Chef!”, then in 2018 Mulher Divinal in an episode of the comedy “Pais Irmao”.
Roles in movies
Alba’s first role in a feature film was her portrayal of Carolina Paixao in the 2018 mystery crime drama “Leviano”, written and directed by Justin Amorim, and in which she starred alongside Diana Marques Guerra and Anabela Teixeira. It follows three sisters and their mother, who committed a crime in Portugal, and the film won one of its 21 award nominations.
Alba could then have been seen appearing in the short drama “Equinocio”, the action thriller comedy “Linhas de Sangue” and the drama “Magnetick Pathways”, all released in 2018.
The year 2018 also saw her play Catarina in the romantic drama “Imagens Proibidas”, written and directed by Hugo Diogo, and which starred Elmano Sancho, Diana Costa e Silva and Maria Leite. The film follows David who’s trying to make two women fall in love with one another, only by having them see each other’s Polaroid photos – it was nominated for three awards.
Alba’s also known for her playing of Marta Rodrigues in the 2019 drama movie “Patrick”, written and directed by Goncalo Waddington, and which starred Hugo Fernandes, Teresa Sobral and Carla Maciel. It tells the story of a teenager who’s returned home after having been abducted as a child, and the movie won seven of its 32 award nominations.
Alba’s three most recent film roles have been in the drama “Nothing Ever Happened”, the comedy drama “Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris”, and the drama “Campo de Sangue”, all released in 2022; she’s currently shooting for the upcoming movies “Dulcineia”, “Borderline” and “Bodyhackers”.
Alba produced and directed the 2020 short drama movie “Change”.
She’s made a guest appearance in talk-shows “Maluco Beleza”, “Be More Super the Podcast” and “The IMDb Show”, amongst others.
Awards and nominations
Alba’s won five of her 14 award nominations. She won a 2019 Portuguese Film Academy Premios Nico Award, and a 2019 Fantastic Premios Revelation Award both for her performance in “Leviano”.
Alba also won an EFP Shooting Star Award at the 2021 Berlin International Film Festival, and two Fantastic Premios Awards in 2021, one for Melhor Actriz Secundária (Best Supporting Actress) for “Patrick”, and the other for Melhor Actriz em Streaming (Best Actress in Streaming) for “Warrior Nun”.
Love life and boyfriend
Although Alba’s quite secretive when it comes to sharing the details of her love life with the public, it’s widely known that she’s today in a relationship with Canadian screenwriter, producer and director Justin Amorim. The two met in 2017 while working on the movie “Leviano”, and they’ve since been together; Justin has nearly 30 producing credits, and is perhaps known best for having produced the 2020 short film “Change”, the 2021 adventure comedy movie “5Starz”, and the 2022 comedy film “Fragil”.
Some people on the internet have claimed that Alba and Justin have recently become engaged, but they are yet to confirm this.
Alba hasn’t mentioned other men whom she’s dated; she’s in a relationship with Justin Amorim as of October 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Alba’s an Instagram star, as there are today over 400,000 people following her on the social media network, while she’s posted nearly 150 pictures and videos.
Shopping is one of her hobbies, and one can say that she’s a bit of a shopaholic; Alba often shows off her new clothes in her Instagram pictures.
She works out at the gym nearly every day, and also enjoys dancing, playing tennis and swimming.
Alba’s a huge lover of animals, with small birds being her favorites.
She’s a fan of tattoos, and has one inked onto her upper back.
Alba enjoys spending her spare time in nature, especially at the beach, which is probably why her favorite season is summer.
Her favorite actresses are Jessica Chastain and Brie Larson, and some of her favorite movies include “The 355”, “The Eyes of Tammy Faye”, and “Woman Walks Ahead”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Alba’s age is 25. Her eyes are blue, she has ginger hair, weighs around 110lbs (50kgs) and is 5ft 3ins (1.6m) tall.
Alba’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of October 2022.