Bruna Reis Maia, known professionally as Bruna Marquezine, is a Brazilian actress. She debuted on television in 2000 as one of the children interviewers for the children’s program Gente Inocente. She has already been part of the cast of several telenovelas, including Mulheres Apaixonadas, América, Salve Jorge, I Love Paraisópolis and Deus Salve o Rei.
Throughout her career Marquezine has been awarded the Troféu Imprensa, Contigo Award! 2004, Young Brazilian Award, among many others. She had to play Jenny in the upcoming DC Extended Universe film Blue Beetle.
Bruna began her television career in 2000 as one of the children interviewers for the children’s program Gente Inocente. at the time, presented by Márcio Garcia. However, her first work as an actress had been in a commercial for the Military Police of São Paulo that talked about suicide and suicide prevention, when Bruna was still only five years old. This material reached Manoel Carlos and Ricardo Waddington, who later invited her to do a soap opera. Her debut in telenovelas came in 2003, in Mulheres Apaixonadas, by Manoel Carlos, where Bruna became nationally known for playing the character Salete. In the same year, she participated in the film Xuxa Abracadabra as the character Maria.
In 2008, she was promoted to the rank of teenage actress and gave life to her first protagonist, the martial arts fighter Flor de Lys in Negócio da China. In 2010, she participated in the telenovela Araguaia, as the orphan Terezinha. In 2011, she joined the cast of Quero Beijo, playing the co-protagonist Belezinha, a beauty queen.
In January 2020, she did not have her contract renewed with TV Globo after 17 years, since the station was adopting a new model of contracting by work, keeping only a few names in the fixed cast, most of them veterans. In addition, she recorded an appearance in the series Conquest, produced by Keanu Reeves for Netflix. In September, she presented MTV Miaw with her friend Manu Gavassi, and shortly after, she announced a YouTube channel to share the backstage of her projects.
On November 23, 2020, Marquezine was announced by Netflix as the streaming service’s new hire. The following week, the company announced that the actress would play the character Liz in the series Maldivas alongside artists such as Manu Gavassi, Sheron Menezzes, Klebber Toledo, among others.
Her birth name is Bruna Reis Maia, having adopted the surname Marquezine as a tribute to her grandmother. The artist was born in Duque de Caxias in the Baixada Fluminense, where she lived until the age of 13, when she moved with her family to Barra da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro. In 2019, the actress bought a mansion, also in Barra da Tijuca.
In February 2013, she publicly assumed her relationship with football player Neymar, together they maintained an on–off relationship for almost 5 years, but they ended definitively at the end of 2018. She had a brief relationship with model Marlon Teixeira between November 2014 and May 2015.
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