Maria De Medeiros


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Birth Name: Maria De Medeiros
Born: 08/19/1965
Birth Place: Portugal

De Medeiros made her big screen debut in "Silvestre" (1980) and her French screen debut in the Chantal Akerman segment of "Paris Seen By . . . 20 Years Later" (1984). Supporting roles in other French films followed: the historical drama "Le Moine et la Sorciere" (1987), "La Lectrice" (1988) and the multi-national drama "L'Air de Rein" (1989). She approached stardom in 1990 when she was chosen over scores of other hopefuls to play Anais Nin in the erotic literary biopic "Henry & June", her first US production.

Critical reaction to "Henry & June" was mixed and box office slow, partly because the film received an 'NC-17' rating. De Medeiros opted to return to Europe for better roles, rather... Continue Bio >>


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