Joana Isabel de Alvim Ribeiro
Alvim Ribeiro at the 2018 Cannes Festival
Born (1992-03-25) 25 March 1992 (age 29)
OccupationActress and model

Joana Isabel de Alvim Rodrigo Pereira Ribeiro (born 25 March 1992 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese actress.


Joana Ribeiro was born on 25 March 1992 in Lisbon, Portugal to an engineer father and veterinarian mother. She studied first at the Luís Madureiro School in Alfragide, and then completed secondary studies in Lisbon.[1] Ribeiro initially studied architecture, but changed her focus to acting. She signed with an agency, Lisbon Elite, and played in the short film Herança do Silêncio (Silent Inheritance).

Ribeiro's breakout role was as Mariana Côrte-Real in the telenovela Dancin' Days for the SIC.[when?][1] Her next role was in another SIC telenovela, Sol de Inv erno (Winter Sun).[2] She was cast as Susan Delgado in Amazon Prime Video's cancelled 2020 The Dark Tower series.[3]

Internationally, she's acted in The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (2018) by Terry Gilliam, Fatima (2020) by Marco Pontecorvo (in which she played Our Lady of Fátima), and Infinite by Antoine Fuqua.

She was one of the 10 Shooting Stars at the Berlin Film Festival in 2020.


  1. ^ a b ""Em Nova Iorque percebi que só seria feliz a representar"". Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). Retrieved 22 June 2012.
  2. ^ "Joana Ribeiro contratada pela TVI após seis anos na SIC". Correio da Manhã (in Portuguese). Retrieved 30 August 2018.
  3. ^ Corcoran, Nina. "Amazon Studios cancels The Dark Tower series". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 11 March 2020.