Birth Name: Wagner Moura
Birth Place: Rodelas, Bahi, , BR
Moura grew up in the capital of Bahia, a populous state on Brazil's eastern side. His father Jose served in the Brazilian Air Force, while his mother Alderiva owned and operated a photo restoration company. Initially drawn to acting as a way to impress girls, Moura acted in local plays with friends until he enrolled as a journalism student at the Federal University of Bahia. When the trio reunited in a local production of "The Machine," Moura ditched a life of reporting crime for a life of portraying it. After minor roles in the short film "Radio Gogo" and the sex comedy "Woman on Top," Moura was cast as a petty thief in the brutal "Carandiru." Based on the real-life events that led the infa...
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