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actress, producer, director and partner of Grupo 3 de Teatro.




Daughter of actor and theater director Rogério Falabella, she discovered her vocation for acting early and, at the age of 12, was already participating in amateur theater plays in her native Belo Horizonte.  Besides her father, the actress watched her mother sing on stage, in operas, since she was little. The way of expressing herself in the world through art was a language she got to know while learning to speak, walk and grow. Seeing expressiveness beyond everyday speech and looking at art as a communicative and transforming agent are definitive aspects of her training. “Being an actress is having a voice, it's the way I found to be heard in the world where I live.”


In each layer of maturation of the child into a woman there is also a layer of maturation of the artist. “We live many lives, being an actress is always meeting someone who is not you, that completes and expands my existence”.




Looking at the other is part of her trajectory, which she sees in artistic exchange, listening and the sum of her powers as a great source of creation. Every time Débora encounters a character, she also encounters a dramaturgy, new and old artistic partners, and uses all these encounters to build her new work. Some partners are distant, such as actress and director Yara de Novaes and director and producer Gabriel Fontes Paiva, alongside whom she is part of Grupo 3 de Teatro, launched in 2005.


At the beginning of her career, she moved to Rio de Janeiro and became known to the general public by acting in soap operas such as O Clone (2001), Senhora do Destino (2004), Avenida Brasil (2012) and A Força do Querer (2017). , all from Rede Globo. She also dedicated herself to tv series such as JK (2006), Dupla Identidade (2014), Nada Será Como Antes (2016), Seu Eu Fechar Meus Olhos Agora (2018) and Aruanas (2019 - 2021).

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Nina, on Avenida Brasil

TV Globo, 2012

In cinema, she made her debut in the short film Françoise (2000), by Rafael Conde, a work that won her the award for best actress at the Gramado Festival and the Brasília Festival. Still on the big screen, she starred in José Joffily's feature Dois Perdidos Numa Noite Suja (2002; Best Actress Award at the Festival de Brasília); Lisbela e o prisioneiro (2003), by Guel Arraes; A Dona da História (2004), by Daniel Filho; Cazuza - O tempo não para (2004), by Sandra Werneck and Walter Carvalho; Primo Basílio (2007), by Daniel Filho; Meu País (2011), by Andre Ristum; O Filho Eterno (2016), by Paulo Machline; O Beijo no Asfalto (2017), by Murilo Benício; Depois a Louca Sou Eu (2019), by Júlia Rezende, for which she competes in the category of best actress at the Brazilian Cinema Grand Prix in 2022; and Bem-Vinda Violeta (a production between Brazil and Argentina, spoken in Spanish),

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Ana, in Bem-vinda Violeta,


In addition to her career in audiovisual, the actress has always maintained an active life on stage. In 2004, she starred in the play Noites Brancas, which won her the USIMINAS/SINPARC trophy and the SATED-MG Award for best actress. And with Grupo 3 de Teatro, she starred in other successful shows: A Serpente (2005); O Continente Negro (2007); Amor e Outros Estranhos Rumores (2010); Contrações (2013), for which she received the APCA, APTR and Aplauso Brasil awards for best actress; Love, Love Love (2017), winner of the Aplauso Brasil Award for best cast and for which she was nominated for the Botequim and Cesgranrio awards for best actress; and In Neste Mundo Louco, Nesta Noite Brilhante (2019).

“I feel that my theater company has changed along with my country and the world. More and more, we feel the need to talk about everything that happens in contemporary times without losing poetry. We use art and daydreaming as threads to generate discussions about reality and, who knows, drive transformations.”


Photograph João Caldas

Amor e outros estranhos rumores, 2010. Directed by Yara de Novaes

Still on stage, she also acted in Mantenha Fora do Alcance do Bebê (2015), and, in online projects, she starred in Cara Palavra (2020), Se Eu Estivesse Aqui (2020) and Pílulas de a Louca Sou Eu (2020). Along with her sister, Cynthia Falabella, she also directed the children's shows A Minicostureira (2018) and O Rei e a Coroa Enfeitiçada (2016), for which she won the FEMSA award for best director.

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A look to the future, from now on

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Dear word, 2020

“I chose art to reach people, to research the world, to invert logics and question paradigms. Time counts differently for those who work with art, because our trajectory is built by beginnings, new universes and creations. I hope this site is always fueled by new projects and challenges, and this path extends and forks into other poetic worlds.” 

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