Duarte Barrilaro Ruas

Duarte Barrilaro Ruas



Duarte Barrilaro Ruas is a Brazilian actor and television presenter. He was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 11, 1975. He is best known for his roles in the Rede Globo television series Doce de Mãe (Mother's Sweetness) and the telenovela O Profeta (The Prophet).

Duarte began his career as a child actor in 1992. He made appearances in television series such as Malhação and Laços de Família. He gained fame in 2002 when he was cast in the telenovela O Profeta as the lead character, João Lucas. His performance was critically acclaimed and he won the Best Actor Award at the 2003 Festival de Teatro e Cinema in Rio de Janeiro.

After his success in O Profeta, Duarte was cast in other television series and films. He starred in the comedy series O Contador de Histórias (The Storyteller) and the drama series Doce de Mãe. He also appeared in the films Estação Carandiru and O Quatrilho, for which he won the Best Supporting Actor Award at the 1996 Festival de Cinema Brasileiro in Rio de Janeiro.

In addition to acting, Duarte also works as a television presenter. He has presented the TV Globo talk show Mais Você since 2005. He also hosted the reality show Fama from 2011 to 2012.

Duarte is an outspoken advocate for LGBT rights and has been a vocal supporter of same-sex marriage in Brazil. He is also an advocate for the rights of the indigenous people of Brazil, and has campaigned for greater protection of their land and cultures.

Duarte is married to Brazilian actress Thalita Carauta, and the couple have two sons. He and his family currently live in Rio de Janeiro.

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