Rodrigo Santoro Married Life With Wife | Family Details
Dubbed as 'the Brazilian Tom Cruise,' Rodrigo Santoro is one of the most popular actors from Brazil. He is best known for his portrayal of the Persian King Xerxes in the 2006 movie 300. The role even earned him a nomination for Best Villain at the MTV Movie Awards in 2006.
Most recently, Rodrigo has gained massive recognition for his role as Hector Escaton in the HBO hit Sci-Fi series, Westworld.
Rodrigo Santoro Married Life With Wife
Rodrigo Santoro is a happily married man. He tied the knot with opera singer Mel Fronchokwiak in 2016. The couple had been dating since 2013 and made it official after three years together.
Further on 22nd May 2017, they had their first child together- a baby girl named Nina.
Rodrigo Santoro with his wife Mel Fronchokwiak in May 2019 (Photo: Rodrigo Santoro's Instagram)
As of now, Rodrigo and Mel are stronger than ever. Further, both of them do not shy from showing their love for each other through their social media.
Rodrigo's Family Details
Rodrigo was born as Rodrigo Junqueira dos Reis Santoro on 22nd August 1975 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is the son of artist Maria José Junqueira, while his father Francesco Santoro is an engineer. The actor has derived mixed ethnicity from his parents: Italian ancestry from his father and Brazillian heritage from his mother
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Apart from his parents, he also has a sister in his family named Flávia Junqueira dos Reis Santoro - who works as an architect.
Career/ Net Worth
Rodrigo started acting at a very young age. Later, as an 18-year-old, he joined the actor's workshop and even appeared in minor roles in many Brazillian telenovelas.
His big break in 2001 came from Brazilian director Laís Bodansky’s directorial movie, Bicho de Sete Cabeças. After that, the Brazilian actor has appeared in many movies and TV shows, including Post Grad (2009), Heleno (2012), The Last Stand (2013), Rio, I Love You (2014), Dominion (2016), and Pele: Birth of a Legend (2016), to name a few.
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Throughout his career, Rodrigo has been awarded many awards and accolades. He has won the Brazilia Festival of Brazilian Cinema Awards, Cannes Film Festival Chopard Trophy, Cinema Brazil Grand Prize, Best Actor at the Havana Film Festival, and many other honors.
His remarkable works in the Brazillian and international entertainment industry have rendered him a whooping net worth of $10 million.
Some Other Facts
- Rodrigo Santoro boasts a slender body that extends 6 feet 2 and a half inches (1.89 m) in height, with a complimenting weight of 192 lbs (87 kgs).
- The Love Actually actor was listed in People magazine's Most Beautiful People list in 2004.
- He dubbed the Brazillian voice in the Brazillian version of Stuart Little (2000) and Stuart Little 2 (2002).
- He is a big fan of actors Al Pacino and Robert De Niro.