Maria de Medeiros (born August 19, 1965 in Lisbon) is a Portuguese actress, director and singer who has been involved in both European and American film productions. Maria de Medeiros was born into a family of intellectuals. Her mother is a journalist, her father a pianist, composer, conductor and music historian. She spent her childhood in Vienna, in Austria, and then followed her parents to Lisbon, after the “Carnation Revolution” in 1974. Both in Austria and in Portugal she went to the French School.