Hoji Fortuna Plus

Brooklyn, New York

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I am an actor, philosopher, father, brother, husband, uncle, lover, dreamer and many other things. The order is random. But my most important definition is merely that of a human being.

Here's my short story:

I was born and raised in war-torn Angola (southwest Africa) and moved to New York in 2008 to develop a career in acting. I have been working both in film, TV and theatre in the US and abroad.

Among my achievements as an actor is an African-Oscar (AMAA) for a performance as César in Congolese crime-drama Viva Riva! (Best African Film - 2011 MTV Movie Awards) - official selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and 2011 Berlin International Film Festival.

My acting career started by "accident". I never knew I wanted to be an actor until I was 28 years-old. And I didn't get a conventional acting training. Life is my best acting teacher so far and what most actors create using imagination, I have actually experienced in real life. That, a huge curiosity about the human condition and a profound sense of honor are my best assets as an actor. Ah, I hate auditions, so if you're thinking on collaborating with me on a project, the best strategy is invite me for tea and talk about the nuances of life!

In addition to Viva Riva! I performed in "Meanhwile" by acclaimed director Hal Hartley, ABC series "Pan Am", Sundance and Berlinale selection "Afronauts" by director Frances Bodomo, and "In The Morning" (Audience Award Winner Best Film - 2014 UrbanWorld Film Festival), director Nefertite Nguvu's feature debut. I nurture a desire to work with Jim Jarmusch, one of my favorite directors, but in the meantime I'll be working with other amazing directors.

You probably noticed by now that I like to talk. I do. But I'm also a great listener and the older I get, the less I have the need to talk. I am also multilingual - fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, English (of course), French and learning Croatian - and from a diverse and unique cultural background. I'm fascinated by the Russian language and the Argentinian accent. Don't ask me why, I just love the musicality of it. And speaking of musicality, I love music, traveling, poetry (even though I'm unable to create it... for now).

I think I must stop here. You already know a lot about me. I want to know about you as well. As you know, in life nothing is for free.

With Love,

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