I saw this recently on FamilySearch – Brazilian Telenovela Star Thaís Pacholek Gets Real at RootsTech 2022: https://www.familysearch.org/en/newsroom/tha%C3%ADs-pacholek-rootstech-2022. Longer article.
Thaís Pacholek isn’t a real villain, but she does (occasionally) play one on TV. That’s to be expected from an actress who has become one of Brazil’s leading telenovela (soap opera) stars. But in real life, Thaís is a refreshingly down-to-earth mother and wife, who cherishes family, children, and a “cozy” home. Delighted at the chance to represent her native Brazil to a worldwide online audience, Thaís will share her story at RootsTech 2022 (March 3–5, 2022). Registration is free and open to anyone at RootsTech.org.
Thaís first took to the stage at age 9 in her native Curitiba, in the south of Brazil. At 18 she relocated to Brazil’s film capital of Rio de Janeiro. A graduate of theater arts and journalism, Thaís’s acting talent was widely recognized a few years later when she accepted her first of many telenovela roles at age 23. In a country generally recognized as the pioneer in the genre, breaking into Brazil’s telenovela scene was a rare accomplishment.
But Thaís isn’t a 1-dimensional talent. She was voted Miss Curitiba in 2005, and has starred in 15 live theater productions, 3 movies, and 5 television shows, in addition to the 8 telenovelas in which she has played a prominent role. She credits her family for her professional success.
THE ROLE OF FAMILY IN THAÍS PACHOLEK’S SUCCESS