Who is Daniel Boaventura?
Brazilian actor and singer Daniel do Rego Boaventura, was born in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, on 19 May 1970 under the zodiac sign of Taurus. He’s appeared in more than 30 movies and TV series, and is perhaps still best known for his playing of Solon in the romantic comedy series “Cat’s Cradle”, created by Thelma Guedes and Duca Rachid, and which starred Marcos Palmeira, Camila Pitanga and Paolla Oliveira. It follows the life of an 18 years old single mother, the series aired in 2009 and 2010, and was nominated for 16 awards.
Education and early life
Daniel and his older brother Pedro Augusto Rego Boaventura were raised in Salvador by their father Edivaldo M. Boaventura and mother Solange Boaventura; Edivaldo and Solange were both high school teachers. Daniel’s brother Pedro passed away on 24 December 2002.
He grew up being interested in music, especially in classical and Musica Popular Brasileira (MPB), and began taking singing and dancing lessons while still attending a local elementary school. Daniel was 15 when he bought his first album of the British rock ‘n’ roll band Dire Straits, and instantly became their fan; he then formed two bands with his peers, called Os Tocaveis and Horas Vagas. Daniel wasn’t considering pursuing a career in music until Horas Vagas was invited to perform at the musical event Cinema Cantado.
Daniel matriculated in 1988 and then went on to pursue a career in music.
Daniel sang on Broadway for the first time in 1991, and was noticed by radio personality and music producer Fernando Guerreiro, who then cast him to star in his musical “Zas Tras”.
He went on to sing in his own show “Pop n’ Jazz”, and for his performance won a Caymmi Trophy for Cover; Daniel then acted, played the saxophone and sang in the 1992 short play “A Respectable Wedding” (original “Die Kleinbürgerhochzeit”). He’s since appeared in around 10 theatre plays, with some of the most popular amongst these having been the 2004 “Chicago”, the 2006 “My Fair Lady” and the 2012 “The Addams Family”.
Daniel’s also released several albums: his debut album “Songs 4 U” was released in 2009, and was followed by “Italiano” in 2010, “Ao Vivo” in 2012 and “One More Kiss” in 2014; most recently, in 2019, he released “From Russia With Love (En Vivo en Moscu)”.
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Roles in movies
Daniel’s debut film appearance was in the 1996 drama “A Starry Sky”, and some of his following roles were in the 2001 comedy drama “3 Historias de Bahia”, the 2002 drama “Lost Zweig” and the 2005 comedy “Coisa de Mulher”.
In 2006, he portrayed Roberto in the family drama “Papai Noel Existe”, and his following movie role came in 2013, when cast to play the lead character Heitor in the romantic comedy “Odeio o Dia dos Namorados”, directed by Roberto Santucci, and which also starred Heloisa Perisse and Marcelo Saback. It follows a businesswoman who’s been involved in a car accident, and has now begun thinking about her life.
Daniel’s since had roles in only three movies: he voiced Big Wig in the 2013 animated family adventure “Worms”, played Cristian in the 2018 comedy “Mulheres Alteradas”, and Silvio Santos in the 2019 biographical drama “Hebe: The Brazilian Star”.
He’s currently shooting for the upcoming musical “Who it’s Gardel”.
Roles in TV series
Daniel’s debut TV series appearance was in a 1998 episode of the romantic comedy drama “Hilda Hurricane”, and the following years saw him appear in an episode or two of the drama “Woman”, the thriller “Voce Decide”, and the comedy “O Belo e as Feras”.
He gained recognition in 2000, when cast to play Alex in the romantic drama “Family Ties”; it starred Paulo Caruso, Reynaldo Gianecchini and Vera Fischer, and follows a mother and her daughter who’ve both fallen in love with the same man; the series won 12 of its 15 award nominations.
In 2001 and 2002, Daniel starred as Jose Maria Cortes in all the 110 episodes of the romantic drama “Amor E Odio”, and he then played Johnny in 85 episodes of the adventure comedy drama “Kubanacan” in 2003 and 2004.
The year 2005 saw him portray Ferreira Pinto in the romantic drama “These Women”, which starred Christine Fernandes, Carla Regina and Miriam Freeland, and follows three women who experienced ‘forbidden love’, and have suffered consequences because of it; the series was nominated for three awards. The remainder of the decade saw Daniel play supporting characters in the comedy “Dicas de um Sedutor”, the musical comedy drama “Malhacao”, and the comedy “Take It, Give It”.
In 2016, Daniel played Carvalho Rocha in the historical romantic mini-series “Nothing Remains the Same”, which starred Murilo Benicio, Debora Falabella and Bruna Marquezine, and follows a successful actress and a film producer who’ve fallen in love.
Daniel’s since appeared in only a single TV series: he played Silvio Santos in a 2019 episode of the biographical drama “Hebe”.
Daniel’s sung songs in six movies and TV series, including the song “I’m in the Mood for Love” in the 2009 romantic adventure series “Caminho das Indias”, “O Que e, o Que e?” in the 2010 musical video “Hebe: Mulher e Amigos” and “Besame Mucho” in the 2016 series “The Good Side of Life!”
He’s made a guest appearance in talk-shows “Love & Sex”, “Encontro con Fatima Bernardes” and “The Noite com Danilo Gentili”, amongst many others.
Awards and nominations
Daniel was nominated for a 2010 Extra Television Award for Melhor Actor Coadjuvante (Best Supporting Actor), for his performance in “Cama de Gato”.
Love life and wife
Although not keen on sharing the details of his love life with the public, it’s known that Daniel was once married, and that he’s today a father of two.
He exchanged vows with non-celebrity Brazilian Juliana Serbeto in 1998, and while neither has spoken about how and when they met, it’s believed that they were together for three years prior to marrying. Juliana gave birth to their daughter Joana in June 2003, and their second daughter Isabela followed in May 2009, but Juliana and Daniel divorced in 2011.
It’s believed that Daniel’s since dated Brazilian actress Mariana Ximenes and Brazilian singer-songwriter Paul Fernandes, but this hasn’t been confirmed by Daniel.
He seems to be single as of October 2022, was once married to Juliana Serbeto, and has two daughters with her.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Famous American songwriter Diane Warren wrote the song “Catch my Breath” specifically for Daniel.
He’s quite active on Instagram, having posted over 2,500 pictures and videos onto the social media network, while there are today over 160,000 people following him.
Daniel’s sung all around the world, and his favorite city for vacationing is Paris, France.
He’s a fashionista, and it’s believed that Daniel owns more than 100 suits.
He loves to drink red wine, and his favorite dish is spaghetti marinara.
Daniel’s a fan of Hollywood actors Eddie Redmayne and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, and some of his favorite movies include “The Danish Girl”, “The Theory of Everything” and “Jupiter Ascending”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Daniel’s age is 52. His hair and eyes are brown, he’s 5ft 11ins (1.8m) tall and weighs around 185lbs (84kgs).
Daniel’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1.5 million, as of October 2022.