Marina Souza Ruy Barbosa Negrão was born on June 30, 1995. She is a Brazilian actress who started her career as a child actress. Her first big role was within the telenovela, Começar de Novo. In the year 2006, the actress portrayed Silvio de Abreu’s Belíssima. After that,  she appeared in Morde & Assopra (2011), Escrito nas Estrelas (2010), Sete Pecados (2007), and Amor à Vida. There she interpreted Nicole, a young orphan.

In her grownup career, Barbosa earned amazingly good prominence because of the telenovela Império, with the role of the nymphet Maria Isis. For that, she won the Contigo Television Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 2015, Marina starred in Totalmente Demais, which is a show which earned an International Emmy for the best telenovela.

Barbosa is constantly chosen in the lists of the most elegant girls in Brazil. Her red hair is her trademark.

She is in massive demand for advertising campaigns, especially in the fashion segments.

Barbosa’s social media following is massive, especially on Instagram, where she has over 30 million followers.

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Early Life

Barbosa was born in Gávea, which is a southern zone neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, on 30 June 1995. Marina is an only child. Also, she is a great-great-great-granddaughter of the jurist, writer, and politician Ruy Barbosa. Despite the similarity of their names, the actress is not related to the screenwriter Benedito Ruy Barbosa.

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Career Beginnings

She made her first big role in the movie Xuxa e o Tesouro da Cidade Perdida. There she played the character Mylla, a young princess from a tribe of Vikings, that lived in a misplaced city interior a forest. Before that movie, she took many Swedish language classes, because all her lines in the movie have been in that language.

After that, Marina auditioned for Começar de Novo, where she played the role of Ana. Ana is the guardian angel of Miguel (Marcos Paulo). She had paranormal powers, with a strong spirituality, and she received messages from heaven.

She debuted in children’s theater as the protagonist of the play called Chapeuzinho Vermelho – O Musical in the Teatro dos Grandes Atores, in Barra da Tijuca, and in Teatro do Leblon in Leblon on 5 March 2005.

Her work in Começar de Novo brought her an invite to attend the tests for the character “Sabina” in Belíssima. When she finished that, she went through crowded auditions, the screenwriter Silvio de Abreu and the director Denise Saraceni chose her to play the role. Sabina was an essential character in the telenovela plot.

The character, Sabina, lived in Greece with her parents. Marina had to take lessons on dance, Greek language and culture, and also spent a month in Greece so that she could play the role better.

In late 2007, she took part in the first edition of the competition Dança das Crianças, which was shown on Domingão do Faustão. However, she was the first one to be eliminated.

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Marina Ruy Barbosa Net Worth 2024

According to People With Money, Marina Ruy Barbosa’s net worth is around $46 million. Most of her income is from her successful career as an actress.

She is currently married to Alexandre Sarnes Negrão since 7 October 2017.