Taís Araújo

Taís Araújo

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<p>Ta&#237;s Bianca Gama de Ara&#250;jo (born on November 25, 1978 in Rio de Janeiro) is a Brazilian actress. She was the first black Brazilian actress to be a protagonist in a Brazilian telenovela, Xica da Silva (1996), in Rede Manchete. She was also a protagonist on another telenovela, Da Cor do Pecado (2004) in Rede Globo channel. Ara&#250;jo became the first black actress to be a protagonist of a telenovela in prime time of the largest Brazilian television network, Rede Globo. She is the main actress of the soap Viver a Vida. She said this is very important, saying: "When I was little, I did not have anything that looked like me! Now a black girl can have references on TV, including as a standard of beauty."</p>

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