Wagner Moura is a talented Brazilian actor who is most renowned for several roles in the Hollywood movie industry. Wagner Moura gained even wider fame for his portrayal of the dreaded Colombian real-life drug cartel boss Pablo Escobar in the super hit Netflix series ‘Narcos’ (2015).
Besides being a renowned actor in movies, Wagner Moura is also recognized as a talented TV and stage artist too.
Owing to his impressive acting talents, Wagner Moura has won numerous prestigious awards and has had several award nominations as well.
Although Wagner Moura graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the Federal University of Bahia (Brazil) he soon decided to become an actor and got his big break in Hollywood in the movie ‘Woman on Top’ (2000).
About Wagner Moura
|Real Name||Wagner Manicoba de Moura|
|Date of Birth||27th June 1976|
|Age (as of November 2018)||42 years|
|Place of Birth||Rodelas (Bahia, Brazil)|
|Education||Graduated with Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from Federal University of Bahia (Brazil)|
|Height||5 ft 10"|
(180 cm) approximately
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Family & Relationships
|Father||Jose Moura |
(ex-Sergeant - Brazilian Air Force)
|Sister||Lediane Moura (Younger)|
|Wife||Sandra Delgado Moura|
|Net Worth||INR 72,00,00,000|
(USD 10 Million)
|Famous for||MOVIES -|
Woman on Top (2000), Behind the Sun (2001), The Three Marias (2002), The Man of the Year (2003), Nina (2004), Lower City (2005), Elite Squad (2007), Romance, Blackout (2008), Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010), Elysium (2013), Trash (2014)
Sexo Fragil (2003-2004), Carga Pesada (2003), Programo Novo (2004), A Lua Me Disse (2005), JK (2006), Paraiso Tropical (2007), Narcos (2015-2017)
|First Movie||Woman on Top (2000)|
|Hobbies||Singing and traveling|
Wagner Moura is one of the few South American actors who have made it big in the Hollywood movie industry, besides being a renowned TV and movie artist in his country, Brazil.
Wagner Moura’s age is around 42 years as Wagner Moura was born on the 27th of June, 1976 in Rodela, Bahia (Brazil). Wagner Moura’s height is around 5 ft 10 inches (180 cm) while Wagner Moura’s weight is around 75 kg (165 lbs). In his spare time, Wagner Moura loves to sing and has a passion for traveling, as part of his hobbies.
Wagner Moura’s father is Jose Moura, a retired Sergeant from the Brazilian Air Force while Wagner Moura’s mother is Alderiva Manicoba Moura. Although Wagner Moura does not have any brothers, Wagner Moura’s younger sister in Lediane Moura. Wagner Moura’s wife is Brazilian photographer and journalist, Sandra Delgado Moura, with whom he has been married since 2001. Wagner Moura and his wife Sandra Delgado Moura have three sons – Bem Moura, Salvador Moura and Jose Moura.
Owing to his immense success as an established actor in the Brazilian and North American movie, TV and stage industry, Wagner Moura’s net worth is estimated around INR 72 crores (USD 10 Million).
As for the recognition for his talent as an actor, Wagner Moura has won numerous prestigious acting awards and also had several award nominations to his credit as well.
Wagner Moura’s television award-wins include winning the Trofeu APCA’s Best Actor of Television award, the Premio Quem de Televisao’s Best Actor award, the Melhores de Ano’s Best Actor award, the Trofeu Imprensa’s Best Actor award, the Trofeu Internet’s Best Actor award and the Premio Contigo! de TV’s Best Actor award, for his impressive role in the super hit Brazilian TV series ‘Paraiso Tropical’ (2007). Besides having won these 7 awards Wagner Moura has had 5 award nominations for his TV roles also.
Wagner Moura’s movie awards include winning the Cine Ceara’s Best Actor award for his role in ‘The Three Marias’ (2002), the Cartagena Film Festival’s Best Actor award for his role in ‘The Middle of the World’ (2003), the Cartagena Film Festival’s Best Supporting Cast award for ‘Carandiru’ (2004), the Trofeu APCA’s Best Actor award for his performance in ‘God is Brazilian’ (2004), the Festival de Cine Iberoamericano de Huelva’s Best Actor award for his role in ‘Lower City’ (2005), the Premio Qualidade Brasil’s Best Actor award and the Grande Premio do Cinema Brasileiro’s Best Actor award for his role in the Hollywood movie ‘Elite Squad’ (2007), the Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival’s Best Actor award and the Brazilian Film Festival of Miami’s Best Actor award for his performance in ‘VIPs’ (2010), the Premio Contigo! de Cinema Nacional’s Best Actor (Public’s Choice) award along with the Grande Premio do Cinema Brasileiro’s Best Actor award and the Trofeu APCA’s Best Actor award as well as the CinePort’s Best Actor award for his role in the sequel of the Hollywood super hit ‘Elite Squad: The Enemy Within’ (2011).
Later on, Wagner Moura won the Gramado Film Festival’s 2013 Trofeu Cidade de Gramado, the Los Angeles Brazilian Film Festival’s Best Actor award for ‘Father’s Chair’ (2013) and the Grande Premio do Cinema Brasileiro’s Best Supporting Actor award for ‘Serra Pelada’ (2014).
Besides having won these awards, Wagner Moura has had 1 Golden Globe Awards’ Best Actor – Television Series Drama award nomination for his impressive portrayal in ‘Narcos’ (2016). Apart from this, Wagner Moura has also had 15 award nominations to his name till date.
Interesting Facts About Wagner Moura
- Although it is not known if Wagner Moura smokes we do know that Wagner Moura does not drink alcohol.
- Before starring in his first feature film in 2000, Wagner Moura appeared in a short film titled ‘Pop Killer’ (1998).
- Apart from being a talented actor, Wagner Moura is also a talented singer, with his own band called ‘Sua Mae’ (Your Mum).
- Wagner Moura was appointed as the goodwill ambassador by the United Nations and is vocal against fighting modern slavery and child labor all over the world.
- Wagner Moura’s most iconic role as Pablo Escobar required him to not only learn Spanish and the modern history that Pablo had with Colombia, he also put on 40 lbs (20 kg) to portray the drug lord to perfection.