She is an only child.
Wanted to be a Journalist.
Her mother worked in a movie theater in Lisbon, from her childhood to her teenage years. She often says her story is very similar to Cinema Paradiso (1988).
Winner, "Prix d'interpretation Janine Bazin" (Best Actress), at the Festival International Du Film Belfort, for her portrayal of the title role in the feature film, Two Drifters (2005).
Her father worked for the Portuguese Radio.