Fernanda Paulo was born in 1984 in Caldas da Rainha (Portugal). She holds a degree in Communication Sciences from the New University of Lisbon and a Master in Theater – Performing Arts (Theater / Music) from the School of Theater and Cinema. She also attended the Master in Theater Studies at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Her career grew around two artistic poles, theater and music, which constantly interact with each other in her projects.
She made her professional debut with Pedro Ribeiro’s play “Lata”, presented at the Cinearte – Barraca space in 2001. Since then she has participated in several theatrical and musical plays, including: “Wojtyla” with staging by Matilde Trocado at the Tivoli Theater; “Fragments of a Farewell” staged by Claudio Hochman at Teatro del Abasto (Argentina); “Midsummer Night’s Dream” and “Shakespeare Tales”, staged by Claudio Hochman at the Dona Maria II National Theater; “Saltimbancos” directed by Gabriel Villela at the Campo Alegre Theater; “A Vidraça” and “Fungágá” staged by Claudio Hochman at the Trindade Theater; “What’s Missing” and “Fungágá MP3” with staging by Claudio Hochman at Teatro Villaret; “The Bourgeois Hidalgo” staged by Claudio Hochman at the Beau-Séjour Palace, among others.
Besides theater, she did some television and film work, including her roles in João Mário Grilo’s film “A Failure” (2002) and short films “Check-Out” (2010) and “Lisbon Assassin” (2012) by Frederico Weinholtz.
Fernanda began singing at children’s festivals, attended singing courses at the National Conservatory School of Music and, more recently, developed some musical projects related to fado, singing in various shows and fado houses. She introduces you to the genre and takes you immediately abroad. She is not afraid to incorporate influences from Latin America and often collaborates with Brazilian musicians, as it is not only the language but also the music that unites them. Her various musical enterprises brought her to New York, Buenos Aires, Macau, Prague, Montevideo and so on.